Certified Nursing Assistant and Restorative Aid (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 13, 2017
The facility was always understaffed and it made it difficult to give the care needed to each resident. Poor management. A typical started with the unknown. You could have 12/13 residents per day to provide ADL's. Overnight shifts often only had 1 or two CNA's for three wings. Just not enough hours in the day. Start time was either 6 or 7 am. They didn't want you to take a lunch break until 2:30 or 3 and then you would leave at 6:30 or 7:30 Even then they were asking you to work doubles or stay overnight.
Working with the Seniors
Overworked, Underpaid, Stressful, Not Enough Hours in the Day
Residential Aide (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 21, 2017
Typical day at work was dealing with homeless men and making sure their safety is number one. I have learned that dealing with homeless men can be stressful but the outcome is awesome watching how they start from nothing and then gain so much. The culture was really diverse. The best part of work was watching the homeless do daily proactive things trying to better their situation and the worst part was dealing with a crises with the homeless men who have behavioral outburst.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – April 11, 2017
Each grade school is governed by that particular parish. So depending on the involvement of the community the school can be wonderful or terrible. The school I worked at tried very hard but there was little to no community support. Therefore it translates into funding issues as well as infrastructure issues.
Lead Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 30, 2015
All of these companies have enable me to be the best at the kind of work I can do today. On any given day work may require advance training in copying skill and the ability to listen with a level of high important. The hardest part of this kind of work could be leaving .The most rewording is watching a family grow often little steps open huge doors for the families I have worked with
Assistant Facilities Manager (Former Employee) – Huntingdon Valley, PA – July 19, 2015
Moving heavy furniture, painting walls, and doing an in-depth cleaning of the school building for the upcoming academic year. I learned how to strip and wax floors, and general maintenance of a large grade school property.
Fast paced environment, which is fun and challenging.
Head Cook (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 13, 2015
Prepped breakfast & dinner, daily. I learned the importance of managing food temperatures according to state & city regulations. Management and co-workers are supportive. The hardest part is working 12.5 hrs, daily and the most enjoyable is when the residents and staff members verbally praise me for going above and beyond the call of duty.
Pre-K Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 27, 2015
The most enjoyable part of the job was the morning time watching the children faces, so happy . A typical day at work was filled with leaning about the newest of school Learning are ABC's , numbers and making new friends. My co-workers were the best. I made friends that will last a life time. The hardest part of the job was leaving and moving.