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Good place to work if you like helping people
Caretaker (Current Employee) –  Paradise, CAFebruary 15, 2018
It is a great place to work if you like helping people with daily life and going out and connecting with their community there isn’t much room for pay increases or moving up but it is a great job other than that
Pros
Mostly relaxed days with people in their daily life
Cons
No real breaks and you don’t get overtime until you hit 40+ hours
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Enjoying being with the residents and helping them learn new things.
Team Member/office clerk (Former Employee) –  Wood River, ILJanuary 21, 2018
I enjoyed the time that I was employed by Community Livings Options, Inc. It was very informal. Everyone was on a first name basis. Overall, it was a very fun place to work.
Pros
going to baseall games, and other activities.
Cons
There were a lot of meetings, and there was one all staff meeting once a month, not including the meetings in the individual homes
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boaring teadious demandingpine city
Direct care staff (Former Employee) –  Pine City, MNJanuary 8, 2018
very clickie very petty management was never available in an emergency or would show up to help with a major behavior last,

worked you to death because they can't hire people or pay decent salery

the atmosphere was like being in high school again
Pros
clients
Cons
company management
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Great team work
"Transitional Support Specialist " (Current Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIJanuary 3, 2018
Great team work and team building between coworkers but bad communication from the higher ups. Need to work better at working well with a inclusive environment
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Busy and competitive work environment
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Pine County, MNDecember 31, 2017
It was a good experience and is something I would be really interested in having as a career. People/Staff are helpful and knowledgeable clients/residents are a hoot mostly good people.
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A lot of responsibility for not a lot of compensation
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee) –  Zimmerman, MN 55398December 26, 2017
The knowledge you may need to do work in the house I did includes being fluent in sign language, advanced medication administration, massive conflict avoidance skills, and the ability to lie about every aspect of your life to residents.
Pros
you will learn sign language
Cons
you will need to learn sign language or you will get hit
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DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) –  Zimmerman, MNNovember 13, 2017
They have most high behaviors.. THE STAFF ARE FRIENDLY. Did not get the hours that I was hired for. Long hours on the weekends. I learned how to deal with verbal behaviors. Culture is all different. Hardest of the job was to work with poor management. Enjoyable, caring for the people.
Pros
none
Cons
none
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Good place to work
Program Support Staff (Current Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MINovember 4, 2017
Great place to work. Wished they could pay more and the benefits were better. Clients are great, supervisors are kind and understanding, and good trainings yearly.
Pros
Great Supervisors, good hours
Cons
Pay is low and benefits are over priced
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family friendly
Program Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MINovember 3, 2017
Not a good time to ask me. I am a bit disgruntled at the moment and I don't think I can give an accurate assessment. It has been great to raise a family. They will overwork the good employees and underwork the struggling employees in an attempt to train them, to no avail. Don't overwork the great employees just because you hired losers. Not fair!
Pros
flexible
Cons
benefits
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Love the clients
Personal Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Zimmerman, MNNovember 2, 2017
working with the clients alone is a reward in itself. I miss the stories and conversations everyday with the ladies. Its not only a great paying job in the end, but also a very fulfilling position.
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Great clients
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Pine City, MNOctober 15, 2017
Management sucks but the clients make it worth it most days. There are good days and bad days. There's drama with the staff but focus on the guys and it's great
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Rewarding place to work
TRANSITIONAL SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Kalamazoo, MIOctober 9, 2017
Community living options is a rewarding place to work. Community living options is a great place to work if you love working with people young or old. Day to day the day is never boring.
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Great experience, fun place to work
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Hugo, MNSeptember 9, 2017
CLO is a group home, great experience, fun to work at, great staff! Christmas bonus, alright pay, good place to start , they have home's everywhere, I'm sure there will be one near you.
Pros
Good experience, fun place to work, nice worker's
Cons
Not enough pay
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terrible
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  North Branch, MNSeptember 7, 2017
the management here was awful but it goes further up than that. the whole company is corrupt, there is an insane amount of drug use BY THE CAREGIVERS and management does not care, assuming because they are doing the same
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Terrible management at the time.
Direct Support Person / Cook (Former Employee) –  Wood River, ILAugust 22, 2017
The QIDP of this facility was the most unprofessional and inappropriate candidate for ANY management position. She didn't seem to have any experience needed to fulfill the duties of the specific job.
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Depends on the Managers/ District Coordinators
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) –  Pine City, MNAugust 8, 2017
CLO is a wonderful company to work for, all depending on who your house manager or district coordinator is. The everyday job itself is an amazing experience, the clients teach you so many new things everyday, they get excited to work with you. The clients at CLO are what make the job awesome.
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Communication
Caregiver (Former Employee) –  Paradise, CAAugust 8, 2017
This job was difficult but I love a challenge , the residents where easy to get along with they just wanted someone to be there and support them in there every day life
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Not a well ran organization
Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (Current Employee) –  Springfield, ILAugust 6, 2017
You spend you days running to Galesburg and travelling to meetings and training. Training consists of days of being read to. Then, you are forced overnights and to share rooms with strangers.
Training department is poor at best NO real training but it is a large revenue maker for the company, thus over paid QIDP's that cant make it in a house.
RUN from this company
They cannot keep good help, RED FLAG
Pros
Individuals
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community living options
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) –  Quincy, ILJuly 25, 2017
the day with the residence was great the staff on the other hand were very rude and disrespectful to the residents. I couldnt stay there and watch the (to me) abuse.
Pros
the residents loved me and i loved them
Cons
management and how they treat people that have problems
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time consuming
QMRP (Former Employee) –  Edwardsville, ILJuly 25, 2017
great staff and people but takes a lot of your time. Days are long not enough time in the day to finish work. If you have a family will have to think about take a position like this. It takes a lot of time.
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