Residential Tech (Female, Age 28) in Terre Haute, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Residential Tech
Salary $19,500
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Terre Haute, NY
Years Experience 10 years

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
Fulfilment Rating 0 / 10

Table of Contents

Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
Hamilton Center is a regional behavioral health organization. It is a medium sized company but has been in business for quit some time. It offered mental health services for people who suffer from severe mental illness, addictions problems, and to children with mental illnesses and behavioral problems.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I supervise adults with severe mental illness in a group home setting. I supervise them in taking their medications, cooking their meals, and cleaning their home. I am also required to assist in completing these tasks as needed and provide two hours of group based instructions on some sort of daily living skill.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
2 week paid vacation/sick days (they are all calculated into one catagory), medical, dental, eye insurance and tuition reembersment.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
I feel given the time I have spent here I am grossly under compensated for my job

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I am required to work with ten residents daily. I enjoy working with them but it can be stressful at times given their mental illness.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Yes

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a group home where 10 mentally ill adult men work. I like the home like atmosphere and it is really layed back and relaxed place to work.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 5
Supervisors: 6
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 4

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
referral from a friend

What was the application process?
all of their applacations are on line

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
Absolutely. It doesn’t pay much but it is very rewarding in other ways. The main goal of the residents is to move out on their own so when you get someone to that point it makes you feel good.

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Patience, patience and more patience. A lot of good social skills and computer skills. The residents can be trying at times and you have to be able to step back and remind yourself at times that they do have problems. You also have to have good social skills in communicating with the residents and coworkers. All of the charting is done on the computer.

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
not really but my job does require a high school diploma or GED

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Try it out for longer than a coupkle of weeks. This is one of those jobs that will grow on you.

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