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Money over People
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSAugust 25, 2017
It's all about money and not about the people we were supposed to serve. And if you didn't fit into their clique you had no job security. Most likely you would end up being someones scape goat.
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Good for some work on the side poor leadership
Disabled Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Yucaipa, CA 92399August 21, 2017
This company is good for part time work on the side. I would not recommend this job if you are planning to progress within the company.The management is poor.
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Excellent at allowing work life balance
Sr. Project Manager & Grant Writer (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KSJune 21, 2017
I love Community Living Opportunities. They provide essential and cost effective services to the Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled. They strive to be on the cutting edge of technology and are consistently looking at improving their programs to fit the needs of the populations they serve.
Pros
Very flexible
Cons
Non-profits always need money and donors
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Fun place get to work with lot of people with disabilties and learn new things.
Personal Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSMay 31, 2017
Arrive at work either on first, second, or third shift and get a load down on what the day was like for the client or clients. DO rounds cook meal, clean rooms, dishes, wash clothes also teaching the clients to do much of this if they can. It is a fun place they can teach you a lot about how to care for someone who needs cared for and just needs someone to help. Hardest part was seeing a client not having a good day. Best part taking them places to be part of a community. Such as zoo, fishing, movies, bars, to help them learn to live their life to the fullest.
Pros
Family like
Cons
sometimes you have to say goodbye to the old ones.
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Fun watch and read to clients. spending quality time with their love ones.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSMay 30, 2017
I had a blast watch and growing together with my clients and their love one. they always tried their hardest and do their best to become an successful individual. It was a great experience to look, care and treat them with respect they deserves.
Pros
Fun, walk in the park, grocery shopping, cooking, free lunch
Cons
no team works from team members.
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Great service
Instructor, Early Childhood Autism Project (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSMay 13, 2017
This is a great place to learn about the field of ABA and get to help tons of kids in the community through in home care and services at the center. A great place to work or volunteer.
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Lovely Clients
Direct Suppoort Staff (Former Employee) –  Overland Park, KSApril 17, 2017
Some staff can be alittle over the top but, this company really great about working with people when they can or cannot make it.Overall the clients are great!!
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Loved the people I was working with
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSFebruary 5, 2017
A typical day at work consisted mainly that of a normal persons day. For the most part! Assisting an individual with daily needs, making meals, etc. I learned alot of patients on the job.
Upper Management was a joke! There was very little communication, something changed in the company everyone was expected to know it and accommodate on a whim. You work in these individuals homes and when upper management would want you to do something for them, you were forced to completely disregard your clients needs/wants.
The hardest part of the job was maintaining dignified relationship with upper management.
The best part of the job, was working with the clients. You learn so much about how you should be just by spending just a little while with them.
Pros
Spending time with a person with disibilites
Cons
upper management
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Great environment and people
Direct Support Professional (teacher) (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSJanuary 24, 2017
I loved working here. They let you pick your own schedule by posting the open shifts. They allow time off when requested. They are very understanding.
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Too many hours/no home life
CLO (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KS 66285December 6, 2016
The agency wants to basically own you. They work you extra overtime hours,but them criticize you for it. When you are a family teaching couple they expect you to be avaliable to work seven days a week. There is no home life at times. They force you to go on vacation,but that is interrupted peridocally and often.
Pros
CLO wouuld never provide those
Cons
They do not care if we are healthy or not..we work anyway
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Wonderful Family Environment
Home Coach (QDDP) (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSDecember 6, 2016
This is a wonderful place to work! The entire company is willing to help when needed and they all go out of their way to help all the time. It is a great place to work! I would return to this company and work for them again.
Pros
Family Envinronment
Cons
No health insurance
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great learning opportunity
Teacher/Counselor (Current Employee) –  Iola, KSNovember 8, 2016
I think this is a great opportunity if you are interested in special needs. You get to spend alot of time getting to know your consumers and your co-workers this is an overall great experience
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Enjoyed providing independent living options to clients
Property Support Manager (Former Employee) –  Lenexa, KSMay 16, 2016
Typical day managing the needs of clients, learned how the little thing in life can make a positive difference, co-workers were great, enjoyed working with support agencies and contractors.
Pros
Making site visits
Cons
Minimal of social service funding and in-kind donations.
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Great envirement to work with everyday.
Teacher/Counselor (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSDecember 21, 2015
The consumer's were wonderful, wonderful HR department. Great place to work for very exciting place to be everyday. Wonderful co workers to spend long days with. The extra programs were also very wonderful
Pros
Wonderful schedule and activities
Cons
Laid off due to budget cuts
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Exciting people/clients to work with
Family Teaching Couple (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSNovember 4, 2015
Hired and trained staff for our houses that we managed. Most enjoyable part of job was working with the clients and being a part of thier lives. Getting to teach them skills and watch them succeed.
Pros
Friendships created with clients as they accomplished goals everyday
Cons
Unreliable hours, moved without much notice to new houses to work
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Great company
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Lenexa, KSNovember 3, 2015
Nice place to work.. very friendly people. Management really listens to the employees and always ready to assist. I have some of the best co- workers and the team work is marvelous. This job is full of adventure and we get to do a lot of fun stuff like movies, picnics and road trips.
Pros
free meals
Cons
n/a
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productive work place
Direct Support Teacher (Former Employee) –  kansasMay 20, 2015
productive work place, good communication. learned how to train new employees. teach new skills for the mentally challenge individual. hardest part of the job is when team member does not do their job.
Pros
nothing
Cons
healthcare
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Rewarding
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSMay 5, 2015
Getting to know the special needs environment is challenging and rewarding. Learning to respect these individuals always reminded me never to underestimate a special needs individual. Some of them have more life skills than others, but you would be amazed at what they can accomplish or overcome.
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Assistant supervisor (Current Employee) –  Lenexa, KSFebruary 2, 2015
Great place to work although the pay is not as competitive as other companies in close related fields.
management is nice.
All employees work in a good team spirit.
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tough job, not for faint at heart
House Manager for developmentally disabled clients (Former Employee) –  Shawnee, KSDecember 1, 2014
Not a lot of training and bad support. Medical environment and challenging situations abound. Co-workers are shown to be quick to turn you in for anything, Not a whole lot of support for the house managers, and staffing is hit or miss.

Company stands for something very good and some are trying to make a difference. But for too many it is just a paycheck.
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours and hazardous environment
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