When heading out the door for an overnight shift in a group home, you don’t want to be thinking about what you forgot. Being prepared is not just for boy scouts; it is for all staff who work in group homes, especially for overnight support staff. Having a bag that is always packed for an overnight shift will make it easier.
Items for an Overnight Bag
When preparing for a shift that requires working through the night it will be necessary to pack a bag. When choosing a bag, keep in mind where the bag will be stored out of reach of the residents. Buying a second toothbrush and other items that stay in the bag will prevent having items forgotten at home or left at the group home. Refillable travel size containers will Continue reading
I will be doing online training presentations for The Work Performance Group. This post contains my notes and the link to my first online training video How to Stay Awake on the Overnight Shift.
There are some of you who are interested in this information because you are new to overnights and others of you are experienced at overnights but looking for some more tips on staying awake. I’m sure there will a little something for everyone in the video. I will be teaching on the following areas:
- Importance of staying awake
- First overnights
- Preparing for overnights
- Tips for staying awake
- The morning after
For those who worked in a group home on the Sunday of the big game you may not have seen all the super commercials last night. The highlights of the game are easy to find but everyone knows the best part of the biggest football game of the season are the commercials!
The residents may not have been interested in the super bowl game or maybe they had staff who needed to tend to other residents in the home so the commercials may have been missed. If the residents or the staff are real fans of the commercials not only can you see the ones from 2013, you can see the ones from the previous games at this website: Adland-41 Years of Super Bowl Commercials