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Catholic Community Services Employer Reviews

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Program Aide (Former Employee), Yuma, AZJune 19, 2014
Pros: helping people
Cons: being only part time and low wages
Prepare meals for residence up to 65 people including children, update records for clients with the daily interaction.
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overworked, loved fellow staff
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee), Salem, ORJune 3, 2014
Pros: awesome nurse manager
Cons: not very good pay rate.
typically had too much opportunity for overtime. I learned how to work well with different cultures. Our nurse manager was a real sweet heart, willing to work with us and our personal life. Most of my co workers had work ethic; however, the turnover rate was high making it difficult to get used to people. a lot of people had no caregiving experience – more... whatsoever. best part- not dreading to go to work. worst- seeing my patients sick a lot. – less
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Upper management has lost tough with reality
Employee (Current Employee), Salem, ORMay 3, 2014
Pros: working with developmentally disabled adults
Cons: the list is tooo long.
Sanctuary is a joke, total lack of support for all employees unless you work at the main office. Sanctuary is more important than proper training to work with developmentally disabled adults. No support for direct care staff.
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Learning a new set of skills
Home Care Assistant (Former Employee), Kent, WAMarch 18, 2014
I worked for this employer 3 or 4 different times in a 5 year span of my work history. I gained extensive knowledge of the home care assistant trade as I was trained on the job beginning in September 2002. I learned to work one on one with various clients, from the elderly to the mildly disabled who needed assistance to complete domestic chores, personal – more... care, and needed to be driven to appointments or who needed me to help make out a grocery list and then go shopping for them.

I worked with 4 or more different supervisors at this organization, all of whom were patient and helpful and very informative when I had questions or concerns.

I had little contact with coworkers, except during training sessions. It was easy to get along with these fine folks.

I found it very difficult to work with severally disabled clients as I am not very good at lifting people to get them from one place to another. I was injured doing this on a different job, so always requested highly functional clients. – less
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Ok
Family Therapist (Former Employee), portlandJanuary 14, 2014
The company doesn't have chairs for staff meetings, and completely incompetent supervisors.
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Productive, fun, empowring
Job Developer (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTDecember 30, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
Cons: everything was great.
rewarding and positive experience. The organization takes care of their staff well.
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Great place, great management, high stress work.
Chemical Dependency Counselor (Former Employee), Bellingham, WANovember 18, 2013
This was a wonderful place to work. The manager was incredible and created a sort of family-like work environment. Very interesting work, but also very high stress work. Overall, a wonderful workplace. Benefits were great, pay was okay -- not great but not bad.
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Great work environment as they served the community
Staff Accountant (Former Employee), Tacoma WAOctober 15, 2013
Pros: everything
I learned a lot regarding non profit accounting. My supervisor was the best and always patient willing to explain. Co Workers good to work with and it was a team environment.
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Provided much needed services to developmentally disabled individuals
Program Manager (Former Employee), Tucson, AZAugust 30, 2013
Pros: personally rewarding, residents were like family to me
Cons: sometimes ineffective management
Typical day ~ provided direct care to residents, and support to staff and management

What I learned ~ management skills

Co-workers ~ varied, was physically demanding so would sometimes have high turn-over with direct care staff, the ones who stayed were very caring and compassionate

Hardest part ~ physically lifting, moving, re-positioning of non-ambulatory – more... residents

Most enjoyable ~ creating home-like environment for consumers who would have otherwise been institutionalized – less
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We are provided food for Tuesday staffings and can bring our dogs to the office
Family and Adolescent Therapist (Current Employee), Portland OregonJuly 16, 2013
CCS is an energetic environment, they even let the therapist's dogs come to work. My daily work schedule consists of case management at the office starting in the mornings and then I see client's in the afternoon. one of the job perks is that you make your own schedule which is great. I enjoy the people that I work with and find the overall work environment – more... supportive and fun. being on call is the most difficult aspect of this job but it is manageable with the right balance and boundaries. – less
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believe in making a difference in peoples lives
Volunteer (Current Employee), Everett,WA.June 17, 2013
Working with addicts in group settings. Incredible amount workload for each case worker. Co-workers are great have an up-beat attitude and like working there. The hardest part of the job is when you see how many people are out there and you cannot help them all. For me the greatest part of my job is the success stories of the clients that make it back – more... into productive society and change their lives. – less
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Only will recommend if you don't want good benefits
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Lakewood, WAJune 1, 2013
NO HOURS at all!!!! You have to hustle to make your money. Would not recommend to work if your not serious about working. Great for a part time job.
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job ok
Caregiver (Former Employee), Longview, WAJune 1, 2013
IT was ok job it just asnt ran right
I like working with elderly. This what I like to do.
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Most positions were tied promoting self suffiency of clients and their family.
Care Coordinator (Former Employee), Tacoma, WAMay 30, 2013
Pros: flexible work schedule, helping families find strenghts in their family.
Cons: 24/7 crisis availability to a client's home or er
I would begin my paperwork at home, then go work with clients; in the community, homes or schools as dictated by the needs of the child. What all of my positions have taught me was the importance of attention to detail. Whether it is scheduling meetings, creating or filing paperwork; without proper documentation the client's needs are lost. The co-workers – more... I enjoy are those who can constructively improve issues in the work place. I enjoy having fun while there, but the priority is the job. The hardest part of any job for me is working in a very loud and bright environment. Not being able to have a few minutes everyday to organize before starting the day. The most enjoyable part is getting any task completed to a high standard. Accomplishing the task as a team is also very important! – less
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comfortable work environment, friendly people
Contracts Compliance Coordinator (Current Employee), Seattle, WAApril 25, 2013
I enjoy the people I work with and the opportunities to work on different types of projects.
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You get to meet and help a lot of different and friendly people!
Home Care Assistant (Current Employee), Everett, WAApril 16, 2013
Pros: friendly people, friendly supervisors, paid vacation days, paid milage, above minimum wage pay, flexible hours, rewarding feeling, state certified training
Cons: inconsistent full-time hours, mentally and physically exhausting, entering sometimes very unclean houses, lots of errand running
A typical day of work consists of cleaning my client's house, making him/her meals, helping the client with personal hygiene and bathing. Client tasks vary from person to person.
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This was a job related to my finishing my studies in college at the time.
Community Support Specialist/Case Manager (Former Employee), Tacoma, WAApril 2, 2013
I was given a child or children to visit, spend time with them one on one or in a group setting. Took them out to gain an understanding of what they may or may not need to helped with regarding behavior issues (mental, emotional, or physical). Co-workers were wonderful people to work with. I enjoyed it very much and grew very much from the experience. – more... I hardest part was the income, didn't make a lot of money to support myself or family. Had to get a second job. – less
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Placement Coach - Catholic Community Services
Placement Coach (Former Employee), Union City, NJMarch 27, 2013
Coach adults in job search preparation. Assist clients with electronic searches, schedule interviews and job fairs. Helping to enhance their best skills to reach their labor goal. Follow –up and evaluate client’s progress.
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Contract Work
C# / ASP.NET Developer (Current Employee), Ogden, UTFebruary 18, 2013
Pros: flexible
I am merely the project manager and senior developer of a software team building an inventory management system using C#, ASP.NET, and MS SQL.
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Catholic Community Services provides the means for the Elderly / Severely disabeled to stay in their own homes.
Home Health Care Aide (Current Employee), Everett, WAFebruary 7, 2013
Pros: flexible schedule, great insurance benefits
Cons: low pay
Amazing staff- work with your schedule. Excellent about pairing you up with great clients. Fun and rewarding work. Excellent on going continuing education.- A typical day includes assisting clients out of bed, bathing and assisting in grooming them. Managing medications and assisting with Dr's appointments. Light housework, and laundry are also required. – more... Sanitization of medical equiptment is also very important. I learned that I enjoy the medical field. Management is knowledgable and able to assist and answer questions if needed. The hardest part of the job is to keep emotionally separated enough, because loss (death of a client) is the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing at the end of the day- you really made a difference in someones life. – less