I worked in a day program with 15 adults with developmental and physical disabilities. I explored how to work with the men and woman with developmental disabilities at Sonshine. I had to feet them, give bath, and so far. I did more than just an assistant; those people need others to help them to meet their needs because they are not able to talk, walk, eat by themselves or to take a bath for example.
More concern about clients
Much considerations just between family members, not for others employees
Unfortunately the environment is not a healthy one. Very individualistic, a lot of talking about other employees instead of encouraging positive growth and learning. Staff are not supportive of each other and often put each other down behind closed doors. Management does not deal with complaints well, or sometimes at all. Instead of fixing issues, staff who speak up are disregarded or “not a good fit”
Hours are flexible for students
Often understaffed, with the same employees doing 12-18 hour shifts to fill in.