Residential facility that provides rehabilitation services
You have been accepted as a student intern at a residential facility that provides rehabilitation services for developmentally disabled adults. The adult population with which you will be working consists of residents with varying degrees of cognitive, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Because many of the residents’ conditions are chronic and long-term, progress is measured fractionally. You witness this progress first-hand. At times, you enjoy your work, while some days you feel discouraged. After completing your internship, the residential facility offers you a full-time position with a reasonable salary.
Address the following in your discussion:
Will you accept the full-time position? Why or why not? What aspects of this job might you like or dislike? Could you work in this setting? Be specific. Give examples.