Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee), Geneva, NY – August 20, 2014
Pros: one one on one consumer
Cons: you are in control of finding a consumer yourself, they don't do it for you.
CDR is horrible if you dont know what youre getting yourself into. They offer no training as they rely on the supervisors in the consumers homes to do it. They also dont necessarily terminate you if you lose your consumer for any reason so you dont get your vacation/sick pay once you are unemployed. I will say that they are friendly if I've ever needed – more... anything, as far as paper work goes. The pay isn't really all that great either. – less
Great mission. Extremely poor executive leadership.
Manager (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – August 6, 2014
Pros: focus on civil rights
Cons: toxic, vindicitive work enviorment
The CEO is parnaoid and vindicitve which affects all departments and their ability to complete the mission. The CEO's mother works there and is mean to staff and eveyone is afraid of her. This is a Ma and Pa shop that grew past the leadership abilites of their CEO. If you do not want to constantly have to look behind your back don't work there, especailly – more... if you are middle management. – less
Aide (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – May 30, 2014
Pros: they involve aides as well as their clients. saved the community 2 million dollars (not any more)
Cons: i can't work there anymore. :(
I loved working with this organization. They brought a philosophy that most companies just say blah, blah, blah. But, this organization believes what it says, they do things to teach people that are disabled to stand up or rather, sit up and speak out when things aren't right. They treated us well, once a year bonus, sick days, vacation days, and even – more... a 401(k) and medical benefits !! For many people that are single parents, it's a great deal !! I felt I could make a difference with spreading the message that certain entrances aren't great and why keep out people in wheelchairs and those with canes? – less
Transition Life Coach (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – June 28, 2013
• Provide one-on-one transition coaching services to consumers. • Assist consumers in maintaining their independence. • Assist in developing and implementation of action plan that moves consumer towards their goals and independence. • Developed a collaborative and trusting relationship in order to assist my consumers in identifying their individual – more... values and goals. – less
Personal Care Assistant (Former Employee), Painted Post, NY – June 27, 2013
.I worked as a home care aide for a child with autism. I helped him with all his morning routines and evening routines. I also took him to all his appointments and was involved in his school activities.
Personal care aide (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – June 25, 2013
I enjoyed working for Center for disability rights. I was able to work, go to school full time and take care of both my children while being pregnant. I enjoyed getting to know my client and taking care of her as I would want some one to care for one of my family members.
Supervisor (Current Employee), Geneva, NY – February 12, 2013
Pros: 72 hour work week optional
Cons: health benefits are icky
CDR is a great place to work if you like working with people and the supervisor staff is great. Being a PCA I help those who cant do everything on there own stay independent and out of nursing facilities. Being a D.R i have learned case management skills and how to more effectively advocate for my clients and their needs.
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Geneva, NY – February 5, 2013
Pros: it was in her house so it made her comfortable and me to.
Cons: that my services were no longer needed and not being able to care for her anymore.
A typical day at work was getting my client ready for the day. What i learned was how a person can interact with one another without being able to talk. Management was wonderful and very understanding. Hardest part of the job was having to leave and not seeing her everyday when my services weren't needewd any more. The most enjoyable part of my job – more... was interacting with her and making sure she was well takin care of. – less
CDR (Current Employee), Rochester, NY – January 22, 2013
Pros: paid vacation and sick time
Taking out the consumers into the community where they would like to go. I learn about the consumers over all goals that they want to accomplish. If there is anything that I need to do to make the consumers feel good about themselves and to help them succeed I will do so my part to see that the consumer is happy and thriving. I don't see that anything – more... is hard, yes a challenge, but nothing to difficult do i see. The most enjoyable part is to see the consumer happy with my performance and to see that they are progressing and happy. – less
Home Health Aide (Former Employee), Rochester, NY – October 26, 2012
First job I had where I didn't have to be in a facility. It was a home environment and I had to care for one person and it was good because my individual wanted to be active and go places and I was ok with that