A typical working day at Harmony involved various shifts doing one to one work with a 31 year old man with learning difficulties. This would involve assisting him to shower twice a day, and helping him to get dressed. I would assist with meal preparation, financial management (paying bills etc), supporting him to various social events, day center sessions, and also supporting him on family outings/meetings.
Support from management was reasonable at best, and on occasion i felt that it left a lot to be desired - Trying to get hold if management via telephone for help didn`t always materialize.
My co-workers (there was a small team of three including myself) were very helpful & supportive - we could always rely on each other for advice and assistance.
The hardest part of the job was that at times, communicating with the man we supported could prove difficult due to the level of his learning disabilities.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing how much of a difference that i could make to the overall quality of his daily life.