Start New Job Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Special Education' started by cutNglue, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. cutNglue

    cutNglue Magnifico

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    I am excited but nervous! I feel like the first day of school. I have an outfit picked out, my lunch ready, doing last minute errands, wrote half my introduction letter so far, and I have an ice breaker ready for the first staff meeting (that isn't set up yet).

    I find all kinds of resources for first time managers. What I can't seem to find is good resources for adults with developmental delays, vocational training support for mod/severe special needs, or geriatric information. (The last one is more available than the other ones mentioned).

    I know I will first be going through basic training (first aid, etc) and be given some special regulations I have to memorize, but beyond that...I'm not sure what to do next. My plan is the following:

    -Ask for email addresses for myself and those on my team.
    -Ask where organization mailboxes are (in house and outgoing).
    -Ask for job descriptions of those on my team and possibly resume/applications.
    -Find out who the scheduler is and set up a staff meeting and individual meetings.
    -Ask what support is needed to oversee the move to the new building.
    -Start asking tons of questions so I can learn the organization, the jobs on my teams, and think through any preliminary plans.

    Any other suggestions?

    I made it easy for the first day lunch. It may not be the healthiest but it is a pack and go--guacamole/pick de gallo with chips. I will have to learn how to brown bag it. I only have a 30 minute lunch but unlike school, I won't have a cafeteria.

    Rule for tomorrow--fake it until I make it and don't over chatter. ;)
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Jul 15, 2013

    So excited for you!:thumb:
     
  4. Upsadaisy

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    You will be great!

    Do you know what the communication system is like for the organization? What about documentation requirements and system?

    If you have access to a microwave, there are tons of easy lunches, especially if you like leftovers. Just don't heat up fish and anger your coworkers.
     
  5. cutNglue

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    The communication system and documentation system are both tied into an online server program they use. I played around with it yeaterday to become more familiar with it. I know there are individual plans to be made for each program participant but I don't exactly know my own documentation needs yet.

    In the meantime, I have a desk in a corner of a hall with a partition wall around me until they can move someone and present me with an office. My first two weeks is mostly training. I have been issued a laptop until my new computer arrives. I did check out incoming/outgoing mail procedures.

    I've been given a roster and a link to start studying regulations.

    My new position title is: Director of Day Services

    My goal today is to introduce myself to the retirement staff, read a few regulations, attend 2 trainings, fill out a supply request, sign some paperwork, and get an introduction letter completed and ready to send out.
     

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