I looked into the open position for awake night shifts in residential settings for people with disabilities. It sounded great, but I would need to pass their driving test, and be able to drive the company van if I needed to in the middle of the night. That doesn’t work.
Yes, I have my license, but the way I obtained it did not require me to take driver’s ed or pass any driving test whatsoever. Weird, crazy, not-my-fault story, I swear! I tried to be a good person and fix the city’s mistake, but to no avail. So, I was stuck with my driver’s license without knowing how to even freaking drive. Some would think that was awesome, but it very much still frustrates me.
I need to find a job close by, without the chance of needing to use a register. Math, money, and I don’t play well. Mortal enemies. I know of one place where I could get a job right away because everytime we go in, the store owner asks if I wanna come work for him. But, alas, it’s a mom and pop lunch diner with one main focus: the register. Dum-dum-dum. Nope. Next please!
I have to wait for my son to get into a school before I do anything, so I should really just wait until that time to go job searching.
To be continued…
Months ago, I met a lady at the movie theater who was taking care of three boys with Autism. She was a respite care worker. We got to talking about her work and what it intails. She had said to my mom and me that it’s really not that tough of a job, and people are needed. She said we should look into it as PT work. She said working overnight is even better.
Well, I completely forgot about what she said until my mom passed a position available in the paper. A local company is looking for applicants to work overnight awake shifts with people with disabilities in residential settings. No experience necessary, paid training, and opportunity for education and advancement in a growing field. $11.87-$17.27/hr starting. FT and PT available. With a $750 hiring bonus!
Sounds great! I think I’m going to put in an online application this week and see what happens. I have a bit of experience with Autism as a disability with my son, but that’s about it. I am a very caring and tolerant person, with a high level of patience (expecially for people outside my home-bad, I know, but most people know what I mean). I think this would be a good position for me. And who knows, I may just stay in the field if there’s a need. I could still go to school to be a Certified Nursing Assistant too!
Even working just two days a week (my mom’s days off) would help a lot with the household finances.