The company is clearly committed to providing support to its clients and to do that, they really try their best to ensure that the staff is happy and cared for. Management is very devoted and they are doing a good job with training enployees.
Everyone is friendly and willing to help oneanother.
Will be very sad to leave to go back to school!
I enjoy working for them. They are open to new ideas and there supporting system is very good. They assisted you and listen to you when needed. They have a good training program to support there staffs
Complex Needs Specialist (Employé actuel) - Calgary, AB - 7 mars 2020
When you work here nobody troubles you provided you are doing your job right. Usually, the company provide you adequate training on regular basis, and often more than ready to support their staff where needed.
This is a terrible place to work. It is highly disorganized and chaotic in the group homes. The pay is horrible for the amount of stress you deal with. I constantly felt unsafe and quit mainly because of that. Much of the staff is unfriendly, unprofessional and unsupportive. This place is a joke.
The most enjoyable part of the day is interacting with the various visitors and clients.
Workplace culture is relaxed and enjoyable, with opportunities to walk outside and enjoy the weather.
I learned workplace safety, getting along professionally and speaking kindly
Complex Need Specialist (Ancien employé) - Calgary, AB - 28 juillet 2019
Very unprofessional place to work. Team leaders hire their friends and family members and management doesn’t care at all. Many staff have no experience in the field at all but still they get job and they don’t hire experienced external applicants. This place is a joke!!
came in for an interview and was told they take money off our pay checks to pay for toilet paper or other items staff may use while working. I was not impressed by how silly that was.
Hiring manager was very rude upon being hired and disrespectful.
Management doesn’t community well with staff and you are often left without support and making decisions that managers should be making. Work environment feels unsafe.
Pay isn’t good and there is a lot of work but I found it exhausting
I worked here for a year and the job culture was ridiculous! So much gossip (including the supervisor gossiping about staff). The clients were nevwe first priority abd training was minimal. Would not recommend. Do not feel safe here.
Food, good coworkers
long hours, dishonest, unprofessional management, underpaid
The whole experience of working there was chaotic. There are a lot of middle management type positions which seemed to lend itself to a lack of accountability. No one really seemed to know what their role was. They provide such a diverse range of services they seem incapable of excelling in any one area.
Room to advance
Low wages, even within management positions. Stressful.
OK place to work. Pros include: job security and work-life balance. Best part about working here is the clients we support. Working in the office is OK- lots of office politics at play. Get friendly with the right people and you'll have opportunities for career advancement.
Job Security, Work-Life Balance
Lack of Career Advancement, Lack of diversity in Management
At work am able to support my clients in a respectful and secured manner in attending to their daily need.
I have learnt to enjoy and participate fully in supporting my clients in their set out routine that promotes their daily living.
The Management is wonderful being client orientated taking care of the health and safety of both clients and staff.
My co-workers are good team players, helping each other to achieve and reach the goal of the client and company.
The hardest part of the job is having to miss a day not being there to support my clients.
The enjoyable part of my job is to see my clients smiling and fulfilled at the end of each day.
A typical day at work was in a residential setting in a group home. We would sit with the three girls and usually watch a movie, go for a walk to the park, or some type of community activity. At lunch time we would eat together and then do a counselling session between the girls to talk about any concerns/comments they had regarding the house. Family visits usually happened at night time where the girls would either bring their family over for a supervised visit, or they would go their and a social worker would go with them to monitor the home visit. I learned a lot at this job. I found working with the victims of the situation was a lot harder for me than working with the offenders. I also learned a lot about how much impact something happening at such a young age can really affect the child for the rest of their life. Management at this workplace I felt were never really around. They worked in head office and never stopped by the homes to check on the children or the staff members. The coworkers were amazing at Supported Lifestyles. All the girls working in the home with me ended up becoming very good friends of mine. We were a very supportive, happy team and we always tried to support each other in our decisions. It was a wonderful place to work. The hardest part of my job was hearing all that these innocent children had had done to them at such a young age. Also, some parents never were able to change and overcome the obstacles that would help them get their children back. It was very hard to see that some children we'd had in our custody from aged 1 right up until 18 - plus...
free lunches/dinner, some kids who were there for a long time you really do grow close to, watching them grow, having them reunite with their family
very long hours, some weeks i did 120 hours for overtime, having children never be taken back by their parents