Needed Therapy After Leaving
Respite Care Specialist (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 23 September 2018
AdaptAbilities is a good opportunity if you want to go into Social Services or Education. Those of you going into Social Work at MacEwan or UofC should work here at least for a few months. However, BE WARNED: many of the participants that I worked with were very toxic and physically abusive, and there was NOTHING that I could do about it but to tough it out.
That said, I don't believe AdaptAbilities has the resources to provide the support that a lot of their participants require. I've seen a couple participants develop behaviours based on trauma they endured in their time there.
If anything, work their summer camps. Do not stick around after that. You're better off washing dishes.
Opportunity to form meaningful relationships with participants, Entry-level position that looks great on a resume for social services and education, Management are supportive and will debrief with you when an incident happens, Health care plan includes dental as well as COUNSELLING which you will need.
YOU. WILL. GET. HURT. Toxic participants are very physically abusive, and AdaptAbilities simply does NOT have the resources to fully support many of its participants.