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Hope Network

Rehab Technician

August 2019 • East Lansing, MI

What I liked

I like the flexibility because I was originally an on-call worker where I decided when I worked weekly

What I wish was different

I wish I got even more extensive training to accommodate any situation since the patients change regularly

Advice

Get healthcare experience, here or elsewhere!
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Rehabilitation technician

July 2020 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the experience building relationships with the consumers we served.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more COVID-19 support for the residents. It became emotionally taxing on staff when consumers were experiencing mental health issues as a result of being quarantined for months longer than the rest of the state.

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone and take shifts at different houses. That way you learn how to do care routines for more people.
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Direct Support Personel

May 2019 • Holland, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the experiences I had interacting with residents. I learned how to run group therapy sessions as well as how to pass medications.

What I wish was different

I don't have anything that I would have done differently.

Advice

Be open to listening and learning from your fellow co workers and residents.
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Rehab Technician

January 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked the ability to experience different aspects of health care while at the same time improving my own skills as a future health care provider. I got to assist people on their rehab journey and I saw some amazing miracles take place for those who defied the odds and overcame life-changing challenges.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a more concrete schedule so I didn't have to struggle to get hours by picking up shifts. Although I was thankful for the ability to do so and pay bills, I struggled to establish a solid sleep schedule and conduct stem cell research with a Dr. Geenen of the GVSU PA program.

Advice

Be open to any new experiences life may offer you. Just because it may not be the most popular path doesn't mean that you cannot receive amazing benefits from it!
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Direct Support Professional

June - October 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked giving support to people who need it most

What I wish was different

I wish my coworkers were nicer

Advice

Really research your position before you accept it
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Rehabilitation technician

May - October 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Loved the consumers there

What I wish was different

Wish I was able work more first shifts

Advice

If you are going into the healthcare field, work a job like this to figure out if you are meant to be in a direct care role
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Rehabilitation Technician

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working with people and assisting them along their rehabilitation journey.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Behavior Technician

May 2019 • Holland, MI

What I liked

It’s a super rewarding job! The kids are so sweet and fun to work with, though it is really challenging.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always keep the intentions of others first. When you get tired, frustrated, or annoyed, remember you are there to help someone other than yourself.
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rehabilitation Tec

May 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The experience in the field that I am majoring in.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been full-time for the summer.

Advice

I enjoy the work environment. The experience allows me to gain more knowledge about healthcare.
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Rehabilitation Technician

March 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Unique opportunity to work in behavioral health and establish relationships with the patients in adult foster care.

What I wish was different

Better management, more motivated and competent direct care staff, more state funding, higher pay for direct care workers.

Advice

You are doing a difficult job that is taxing both physically and emotionally but it's a job that needs to be done regardless. To serve the most vulnerable among us in any capacity is serving all of mankind.
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Direct Support Professional

February 2018 • Nunica, MI

What I liked

Working with the population

What I wish was different

Better staff conection

Advice

Focus on the mission, and what you are doing. Not the drama.
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Neuro-Rehab Technician

December 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Helping and meeting people, good on resume, paid health training

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Good way to gain life experience
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