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Direct Support Professional

May 2020 • Alexandria, MN

What I liked

I liked my daytime shifts and the summer recreational activities we could do with the individuals.

What I wish was different

I wish my coworkers would have adhered to the schedule better. The supervisors were frequently scrambling to fill shifts that people bailed on.

Advice

Always be patient and kind. This job requires you work with varying abilities and guide individuals through skills and activities at their own pace.
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Direct Support Professional

July 2017 - September 2019 • Modesto, CA

What I liked

Helping others

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Rewarding work
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Direct support professional

February 2018 • Marshall, MN

What I liked

The job entailed teamwork and my clients are nice to work with

What I wish was different

I wish I picked up a lot more shifts during the summer, but had to travel

Advice

Every client is different, so what works for one might not work for others.
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Direct Support Professional

September 2019 • Marshall, MN

What I liked

Building relationships with the people I serve!

What I wish was different

I wish houses were more organized at times.

Advice

It can be frustrating or confusing, but using PBS is a good strategy in the homes and in other areas of your life.
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Care giver

June 2019 • Moreno Valley, CA

What I liked

Getting to know so many people and the opportunity to take care of people and show them how to be independent

What I wish was different

I wish I could have changed a few more people’s lives by being able to be with them longer than a few months

Advice

Seeing how other people look at those with disabilities is horrible. So helping people understand it goes a long way for everyone
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