I loved working with developmentally disable clients. There was great teamwork at the Association for Community Living and the staff was first class.
Pros: i love to cook and both the clients and staff loved my food.
Cons: some time we would be so short staffed.
A typical day at work I would arrive at work 15 minutes early and read the flow sheet. Then I wound do my rounds to physically check the conditions of the clients. Then I wound prepare breakfast, count medicine, or wash and dress the clients for their daily activities.
I learn how to chart medicine, count medicine, pass medicine, and G-Tube care.Management was very good at keeping the clients first and explaining procedures. My co-workers were great at teamwork. The hardest part of the job was sometimes we were short staffed and had double the workload.The most enjoyable part of the job was the clients.