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Learned to assess quickly while working with women in crisis on the telphone
Crisis counselor-volunteer (Former Employee), Minneapolis, MNApril 23, 2014
Everyday was different making the volunteer position a learning and a rewarding environment.
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Cool place to work
Personal Care Assistant (PCA) (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVApril 17, 2014
A great place to work. Co-workers were awesome along with some of the individuals whom I helped in everyday functions.
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Okay job for a student
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee), Provo, UTApril 16, 2014
Work place was dirty and co-workers/management were often difficult to work with. There was little room for growth and no incentive to push oneself.
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If you like being on call 24/7 for part time work......
Staff (Former Employee), Price, UTMarch 14, 2014
Pros: some of the clients will steal your heart.
Cons: you are promised lots of activites to keep the clients busy, but the clients have to have "funds" and they never do.
Your hours vary greatly with this job. The company will classify you as part time but you will usually work full time with overtime (even though they say "no overtime"). You have to work 2 months straight with full time hours to be classified full time and to get the benefits. What usually happens though is you will have FT+ for about 4-6 weeks then – more... you will get 15-30hrs for 2-4 weeks then your 2 months have to start again.

You will also have many "surprise" meetings that you are expected to attend even if you have plans. Your schedule changes constantly so expect to have it changed with no more than 24hrs notice. So good luck on trying to make any plans with your life. – less
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Fun workplace with a rather lighthearted atmosphere.
Direct Professional Support Staff (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVMarch 7, 2014
Pros: very fun and non-limiting.
Cons: lack of hours.
No drama here generally, you do what your expected and everyone has a good time. They generally do not give a lot of full time positions however.
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Making a difference daily.
Direct Support Staff (Current Employee), Reno, NVMarch 4, 2014
Every day you have the ability to make a difference in individuals we support lives. Mentally, physically, and emotionally we are there for these individuals with mental disabilities. You work one on one and gain rapport with individuals to help maintain positive behavior.
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Very rewarding job.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Provo, UTFebruary 20, 2014
This job was a very rewarding job. I learned a lot from the individuals I worked with. What this company sets out to do is wonderful!
A typical day I would go in and get ready for my individuals to come home from their day programs. We would go over their days, do any paper work needs, an activity, meal preparation, and medications. Then it would be – more... time for them to get ready for bed. I learned to have compassion for others. That no matter the disability someone has, they are human and deserve love and respect.
The hardest part of the job is when one of out individuals would pass on. You grow to care for these people as your own family and losing them is very hard.
The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the individuals grow and learn. – less
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Good Job for students
Direct Staff (Current Employee), Cedar City, UTFebruary 12, 2014
This is a great place to be employed while in school because the chill atmosphere gives you time to do your homework. You also get to meet some awesome individuals with mental disabilities.
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this company
Caregiver (Current Employee), West Jordan, UTFebruary 2, 2014
Pros: company takes care of employees
takes care of employees, but you have to deal with alot of stress
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I had a lot of great experiences working at Chrysalis
Manager (Former Employee), Cedar City, UTFebruary 1, 2014
Pros: the team work, time off, i felt safe even though there was danger. the people i worked with.
Cons: being called during time off, the volatile dangerous situations, parents if individuals could be hard to deal with at times.
I worked with people with disabilities. It was a fun, challenging, and rewarding experience. I made sure that employees were taught how to work with the people were served, what was expected and I made sure all of the individuals needs were met. Made sure they were properly fed, clothed and was involved with activities. There were times it was a volatile – more... place to work, as many of our individuals would lose control and we'd have to intervene. I worked with a great group of people as far as staffing. We were a true team, you don't know what team work is until you are united with a team that will step in to keep you safe and you do the same for them. As a manager, I was on call 24/7 and was called even though I was on vacation when things got volatile. I enjoyed seeing the successes that our individuals achieve as they grow. – less
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A tough job
Direct Care Staff (Former Employee), North Las Vegas, NVJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: getting paid to hangout while others slept
Cons: no flexability
different daily
new developments daily
detail orientated
multi tasking a must
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There is a high turn over rate for a reason
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee), UtahDecember 19, 2013
Pros: rewarding work
Cons: low pay, ever changing management
The job itself is extremely rewarding, supporting the individuals the company serves is fun and challenging. The pay is very very low for the type of work being done, and there are few full-time positions. Management changes frequently, and seems to be indifferent to their employees. Overall it was a very fun and rewarding job, but unsustainable.
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Chrysalis Domestic Violence Agency
Receptionist (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 31, 2013
Pros: life changing clients
Cons: somtimes overly worked
I love working at this company. The company does amazing things to help women and men succeed after traumatic events. the clients I have meet changed my life. The hardest part of the job is working in nonprofit you will often end up doing jobs that aren't your job title and sometimes your overly worked. Management is calm, and will actually sit down – more... with you and explain how you need to improve (by giving REAL/ACTUAL events that they have noticed happening instead of general statements) In the end amazing company that changes lives and you get to work great fundraisers too! – less
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Really Inspiring
Employment Specialist (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CASeptember 11, 2013
The motto at Chrysalis is Changing Lives and everyday that is what we did. Working right along skid-row the number one homeless population in America, we specialized in giving people second chances. Working along side those with criminal backgrounds, substance abuse issues, mental health issue and people who were homeless living on the streets. We helped – more... them stabilize their situations and worked with each individual one on one and helped them find work. – less
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Worked to much
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Clearfield, UtahAugust 25, 2013
I worked to much. I have a daughter that I hardly ever got to see. I had to work 14 hour shifts by myself with no breaks. I hated working here.
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Productive and fun work wit a xbox 360
Life Skills instructor (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTAugust 20, 2013
Pros: relaxed job a lot of down time
Cons: no breaks, getting hurt
A typical day work played xbox with clients, prepared breakfast lunch and dinner depending what shift worked. paper work at the end of each shift.
I learned a lot from this job field such as patients, how to care for a individual that cant do it them selves.
Management was perfect and as well great co workers
there wasn't anything to hard about the – more... job besides having to restrain a client.
most enjoyable believe it or nor it wasn't playing video game it was actually seeing the smiles from the clients from making a difference in there lives – less
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Assisted People with High Functioning Mental Disabilities
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee), Provo, UTAugust 16, 2013
Everyday we helped teach these people the ability to live as independently as there conditions allowed them, by teaching them, hygiene, work ethic, and social skills My direct manager was great, very personable and perfect at handling the business of our house. Some co-workers could be difficult, often having different ideas of how to handle situations – more... but we worked it out. The hardest part of the job was watching these people struggle with these problems and not being able to do much to really help their problems. The most enjoyable part was seeing the progress over time that some of these people make. – less
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they teach you many different skills on the job
sweeper (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAJune 3, 2013
this is suppose to be a temporary transitional job so they focus on getting you in and out
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Keep the house clean and help with anything needed
Caregiver (Former Employee), Carson City, NVApril 28, 2013
Pros: not having any co-workers and working on my own
I would work from 11pm to 7am. I made sure the house remained clean and sanitized. Three men lived at this house who all had different disabilities. I was there in case they needed assistance with any task, like making food or taking a shower. I was not allowed to sleep on this job. I made sure I was awake from 11pm to 7am no matter what. I really enjoyed – more... this job because I had things in common with each guy that lived there and I became friends with them. The hardest part would either be trying to get some of the guys to take their medication when they didn't want to. The most enjoyable part was being able to make food after I cleaned everything. – less
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Fun and rewarding job.
Direct Support Staff (Current Employee), Cedar City, UTApril 11, 2013
Fun job where you get to interact with great people.
A typical day involves "hanging out" with clients helping them with meals, medication, and positive social interactions.