Q: What is it like working as a Personal Support Worker (PSW)?
Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Sheffield:
Pros: The service users I work with are lovely.
The hours are reasonable.
Made some good friends.
Get to go out and about with service users.
Cons: Pay is rubbish for what we have to do and put up with.
Get treated like rubbish.
Holiday allowance is not good.
No pay for sick days until 6 month probation period is over.
They don't communicate with you, so you often have no idea what is going on,
They put you down to work on your days off without asking you first.
Work bank holidays, including christmas day.
Personal Support Worker (PSW) in Southampton:
"Can Be Rewarding."
Pros: Knowing that I'm helping others with learning difficulties.
Cons: Seeing the residents get frustrated and upset.