Great experience for those interested in working with disabilities
House Manager/Support Mentor (Former Employee) – Winnipeg, Manitoba – 18 August 2013
I've been employed with this agency for almost five years and although there has been some major overhaul, it's been a great experience. I have gained a lot of knowledge of 'Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder', mental illness, staff relationships, and was managing my own house and resident which was a positive experience. Although I am relocating to Halifax, Nova Scotia, I will miss all the residents and staff at my agency!
A typical day would include inventory of cash, medications, and sharp/locked up materials (i.e - knives). Plan shift activity with resident, cook meals, clean/general maintenance to residence, participate in activity with resident in the community, administer medication, handle any crisis that may present itself in the moment/future, re-inventory of materials, wait for next staff to begin shift and debrief them about shift.
If you were a House Manager like I was, you would be responsible for managing staff's daily activities, month end cash in/cash out, attend any medical/family/legal meetings with resident, document house needs, and resident's requests.
Great pay, benefits, room for advancement, flexible hours, experience with disabilities
High risk of burn out, scheduling mix ups, must have your own vehicle