Direct Care Staff
(Female, Age 37) from Red Bluff, NY
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|Direct Care Staff
|Red Bluff, NY
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work in a residential care facility for adults with developmental disabilities. I have worked there for 10 years. I arrive at the facility every morning at 6am and help the residents get ready for their day.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
I assist these people with becoming as independent as they can. I prepare meals, assist with medications, transport and plan activities for them.
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
3 weeks annual vacations
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Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
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A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am
|6am to 7am
|7am to 8am
|Assisting the residents with breakfast and medications.
|8am to 9am
|Assist residents on leaving to their day programs for the day. Clean up after breakfast, load the dishwasher
|9am to 10am
|Off until I return at 3pm
|10am to 11am
|11am to 12pm
|12pm to 1pm
|1pm to 2pm
|2pm to 3pm
|3pm to 4pm
|Prepare and put snack on table for when residents return from work. Assist with daily meds, prepare for dinner
|4pm to 5pm
|Help overnight staff get dinner made, or do an activity with a resident or two.
|5pm to 6pm
|Dinner time, with the staff and residents. Discuss how the day went
|6pm to 7pm
|Clean up after dinner, and get ready to assist with meds.
|7pm to 8pm
|Put evening snack on table and assist with evening meds. Visit with residents after they are finished
|8pm to 9pm
|Go home for the day
|9pm to 10pm
|10pm to 11pm
|11pm to 12am
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