Support Worker (Female, Age 48) in St Catharines, ON
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Job Title||Support Worker|
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Location||St Catharines, ON|
|Years Experience||2.5 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|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.
a non profit organization supporting disabled adults in a residential setting
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
taking care of all personal, emotional and spiritual needs of handicapped adults
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I have to work with others and I like it somewhat but some people are total backstabbers and weasels.
Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?
Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?
Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
In a residential setting – it’s a brand new huge top of the line house – very nice
Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 7
The Actual Work: 3
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||bath clients
|8am to 9am||serve breakfast
personal grooming of clients
|9am to 10am||take clients to scheduled daily activities|
|10am to 11am||clients to scheduled activities or recreational pursuits|
|11am to 12pm||prepare and serve lunch
clean up after lunch
|12pm to 1pm||clients go to recreation, work or other activities
take clients out for drive
|1pm to 2pm||finish laundry
|2pm to 3pm||end of day paperwork
shift change report
any unfinished tasks
|3pm to 4pm||go home|
|4pm to 5pm|
|5pm to 6pm|
|6pm to 7pm|
|7pm to 8pm|
|8pm to 9pm|
|9pm to 10pm|
|10pm to 11pm|
|11pm to 12am|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
referral from friend
What was the application process?
send application on line
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes, initial interview was with potential manager.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
Too long ago
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes, all our training is kept up to date.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I was trained on the job by coworkers along with additional on the job training as required.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
I am in school presently to enhance my career potential.
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?
Go and get your developmental support worker certificate at college
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
lots of patience and medical knowledge
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Make sure you are fully emotionally and physically prepared
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
I am trying to escape their nasty grip. Too many backstabbers at work.
What are your current career goals?
Finish my degree and get a new job
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
I find my employer hard to work for.
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1||office worker||2 years||20000||arrange and plan events for a festival
|Prior Job 2||retail clerk||3 years||22000||working in a retail setting at a cash register
providing tourism information
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:77
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
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