I worked as a parent support worker with this agency.
First of all, you struggle with advancement. They always claim there is opportunity for growth. But they would rather hire someone from outside the agency than people working from within.
There is too much driving involved. I got a flat tire while driving out of town and was told to call ama in the middle of no where.
I was sick and unable to do my duties. Even with a doctors note, I was not given modified duties. I was forced to go on short term disability which was denied. With no income coming in i was very stressed. Luckily i applied for sick leave through e.i and got some money in.
On the other hand they had lots of opportunities for learning.
Overall i had a bad experience with the family centre as a parental support worker and felt undervalued.
Employees care for each other and management is dedicated and cares for employee development. I wish I could get a permanent role here. I had an excellent experience here and made great friends. It' an organization in social services. They are there for enhancing work in community and they live by their values. All employees are amazing.