It requires you to be tough and somewhat hard-faced. Prepare for confrontation as you ask for residents to be helped. Activities Coordinators are very much looked down upon by carers.
The way the manager cuts the amount of staff down when we have a few empty rooms.. leaving 2 staff to do the work of 3 (senior sits in office most of the time doing care plans so doesn’t really help with the hands on tasks)
Being left to run a floor of 30 residents alone on more than one occasion.
It's a very fast paced, ever changing environment - as with all care homes.
Pressure and short staffed. Work load ridiculous