Direct Care Staff 

(Female, Age 37) from Red Bluff, NY

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Current Job

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Job Title Direct Care Staff
Salary $24,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 40
Company Size (not answered)
Location Red Bluff, NY
Years Experience 10 years

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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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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 off
11am to 12pm off
12pm to 1pm
1pm to 2pm off
2pm to 3pm off
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 home
10pm to 11pm home
11pm to 12am home

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