First, I should say I work 3rd shift at a residential treatment facility and work currently with 11 behaviorally challenged preteen and teenage girls. (The home I work in holds up to 12 girls). I have been working at this organization in different roles since 2001 and can handle most situations without help, but will ask if needed. This home is located next door to another home that holds 12 behaviorally challenged teenage boys, which currently only has 6 clients in it. Because these 2 homes has such a high population in them we have an individual who is suppose to go between the 2 homes and help as needed per state law.
I came in tonight for my shift and it was chaos (nothing unusual about this). It was about 11pm before all got settled down and almost 1 am before day staff finished paperwork and could leave. I asked for the float person to come over from the boys home so I could get caught up with my paperwork and have them do the 15 minute bed checks so I can hurry up with the paperwork and start laundry. The float not only texted me back basically seeing if was an emergency but also texted the day staff to see as well. This annoyed me. It's been 2 1/2 hours since I last responded to her saying that I just needed to get a little help to get caught up and still haven't seen or heard from the float. This has officially gotten me upset and had to fight the urge to be immature and text them back a very nasty text.
I asked her the previous night to come over so I could clean the toilet, because someone left bodily fluids on the seat, in the staff bathroom (because I can't the alarm system very well in there and have clients who will AWOL) at 1 am and didn't hear from the float until 5 am. By this time I had cleaned it. The float came over to tell me that they are moving to day shift and this was their last week on nights. Then started complaining about another home at the organization we work at and made some comments I took as being racists about some of the clients (I will not post them to avoid drama or someone thinking this is the way I believe) there and how she would quit if she didn't get assigned to the home with just 6 clients.
I know I need to email our supervisor about these incidents to my supervisor because I know these will cause some bigger issues on days when you have a fast pace, around the clients more, and increased negative behaviors from them. I just don't want to start drama especially because I haven't spoken to this individual and am not able to in a professional manner currently.
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