Organized and efficient workplace
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) – Singapore, S00 – October 20, 2013
A typical day at work involved supporting the children in our care. through their activities for the day. The students were moderately to severely autistic.The maintenance of a smooth routine ensured that the students did not face undue stress in their activities.
I learned how deeply loving relationships become possible even without words or seemingly difficult communication with autistic children. The qualities in my co-workers, especially their ability to keep smiling and be patient under enormously stressful situations taught me that job satisfaction is not a function of money and position. It is in being able to feel that you make a difference to someone, even if it is that one child who depends on you.
The hardest part of the job was when the parents came with such love for their child, hoping that he had overcome at least one of the many difficulties in his life through our training.
The most enjoyable part of the job was when a breakthrough occurred, as when a child spoke spontaneously for the first time.