You are responsible for med administration and treatments, personal care, counseling, mental health and behaviour support, transportation, community activities, documentation and all household tasks such as cleaning, meals, shopping, laundry.
Typical DSP job.
'Part time' is mostly weekends and nights. No matter how many hours you work, you don't qualify for benefits. Even 'full time' postings are just indefinite 'contracts' without benefits or commitment to you. They expect you to be available for them 24/7, especially if you're new.
They're trying to cut corners, not so much on support, but definitely on staff. It's ALWAYS talk about the budget. Watch your pay stubs and make sure you know what's in your contract before you sign on.
Upper management is seriously out of touch. Middle managers are constantly being switched around and don't know what's happening in the programs. You have to rely on your coworkers for info and help. If you're working alone -and you will- you message your coworkers. Most of front line staff are amazing and do a lot for the people they support and the other staff, even off hours.
It's ok for experience until you find something better.
meaningful work, coworkers are mostly very helpful and caring
part timers not valued