Community Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY 14623 – December 18, 2017
They weren't upfront about my salary, and I was compensated much less upon hire and after completing their week of training than I was promised as a professional in the direct care field for six years. People were kind and nice to speak with, but I ultimately could not work or such low wage.
Assistant Director (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 8, 2017
Agency served those with ID/and physical disabilities they are doing amazing things for the community. Staff are dedicated and provide a high level of service to those coming in for various services within the agency.
Caregiver (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 17, 2017
CP Rochester has the potential to be a good agency to work for but it needs MAJOR improvement. First I should have knew something was wrong with this agency when I got hired on the spot. The consumers are wonderful and I will never regret forming relationships with them. However, the hostile work environment and unrealistic expectations makes this place unbearable to work at. CP Rochester Day Hab will continue to be a revolving door if it does not make the proper adjustments for the consumers and employees.
Relationships with the consumers
Pay, Constantly understaffed, Incompetent co-workers, Hostile work environment
Cp is not a good place to work for due to the fact of lack of staff
Residential Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Perinton, NY – January 10, 2017
Management is horrible. They are always short staffed. They pay is not good. Alot of people leave some dont even make it a year there. They ask for to much and do not give out alot in return.U can always get over time if u want too due to the facts theres always open hours. Its a small agency. Some houses are a walk in the park while others are heavy and hard. Management doesnt always work with you they are just worried bout filling thr house with enough staff to make minimums
Aide/ Caregiver (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 4, 2017
My management team was ok their were some that I feel shouldn't have been given the position due to lack of knowledge and their poor attitude. I did pretty well with 90% of my co workers their were that10% that i could careless fore but do to the fact that we were on a job i had to keep it professional. Th hardest part of my job was loosing clients and not being able to help them with a problem that they may be having personally a lot of clients would ask for personal advice or for me to discuss issues with them on levels that my agency would not allow me to this was very hard because the clients trusted me and felt as though the could talk to me if not anyone else. the most enjoyable time of my day was engaging with my clients laughing and joking with them seeing them happy.
my boss and supervisor were great individuals to work for always went the extra mime for everyone
some of the tasks that i had to do over the yrs were tedious
Habilitator (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – March 22, 2015
Job gives overall great experience with the individuals. However CP Rochester cares more about the business aspect and following protocol than what is actually good for the individual. Humans are not robots or just a number.
Residential Services Habilitator (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 19, 2014
A typical day at work was making sure breakfast and lunches were made for consumers. Making sure they were washed and dresses properly for the day. Speaking to them when they had a problem.
I learned that just because it was a fairly big company didn't mean they were the best.
I did like working there, but management was not the best could never keep a manager or regular staff. The hardest part about the job was that you never new what was happening. Many, many times I couldn't leave because management would mess up the schedule and you would be stuck until they figured out. There were a few good co-workers who worked well with others, but then there were some that never clicked and because management was poor it was over looked until it become a really big problem. What I did love was the consumers. They were the best part about the job, because you really got to know them and get use to them.
Loved working with the wide variety of clientele from adults to children.
Occupational Therapist (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 2, 2014
CP Rochester is definately a very flexible facility in terms of life and work balance. I feel that the facility is really understanding and family orientated about time off and the ability to flex your time. I have had several continuing education courses paid for by the facility to increase my knowledge base but since it is a non-for profit facility, I needed to pick and choose what classes would be best benefical. The caseload varies from client to client but the majority of clients present with deveopmental disabilities, TBI,and CVA. All the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. The clinic itself has been ungergoing a major transition in the last six months, hopefully for the better. I gained an incredible amount of skills working with this population that can be transitioned to many other facilities and populations. I am not leaving by choice, but my husband is relocating to a different state and we are moving. The most difficult aspect of working in this facility is two-fold: There is a lot of discord with communication - verbally and electronically. In the clinic, the three therapies treat in different rooms/clinics and only if there is issues with a client do the disciplines talk either in person, on the phone, or via email. I think across the board, wherever you go there will be communication break down and issues. It is important to be aware of this and to strive to continue to improve this day in and day out. During the clinic transition, there were key staff let go. This did create difficulties but everyone helped one another and came out better for it.
Friendly co-workers, flexible schedules, great clientele
Multi-disiciplinary approach is non-existant at this point in time.
Residential Habilitator (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – October 9, 2013
My typical day at work will be to come in and read the Med communication log. I will see who I was assigned to and inform them that they had me for the night. Staff o myself would cook dinner, pass meds, or do kitchen clean up depending on who has what. After dinner shower would be done, meds are passed and then the residents will go to bed whenever they want with out staff assistant. When everyone is in bed staff including myself would do some of the cleaning so that the overnight would not be left to do everything.
What I have learned working here were how to handle communicating to people who had disabilities such as mild intellectual disability and Cerebral Palsy.
Management here at CP Rochester were okay. They where not that easy to communicate with and it was just a different feeling.
My Co-workers were good working co-workers. They came there to do their jobs and that was it. They were not very sociable and were not really able to get along with. It was a lot of drama and separations between the staff members, but due to the type of person I am I got along with everyone. I didn't like that everyone didn't get along with everyone else.
The hardest par of my job was actually the hours. I applied and was assigned to a certain shift and I was fine with it. After a few months things have changed and i was assigned to a shift that did not fit. So basically I going from one shift to the next shift and did not have any say in it, but either accept it or get a new job.
The most enjoyable part of the job are the residents. The were the highlight of my day. You weremore... easy to get to know, to communicate with and they loved to be out doors doing any activity that you can think of.less
Free lunch, going to different things with the residents such as Diseny on Ice and getting paid for it, loving memories.
Direct Care Giver (Current Employee) – Residential – March 24, 2013
This is my second time working here. They have new management that listens to us and cares about the consumers. The most enjoyable part is the consumers. You can make a difference here and that is promoted.
people i work with, the consumers, new management that is good
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 29, 2013
I worked there 3 years and thought it was a good enough job. I met some very good friends there. It's always a tough job though when you have to go out in the weather every day to run appts or push w/c that are too big for you to handle. Only thing was their healthcare, I thought was expensive.
Residential Habilitator (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 20, 2013
A typical day consist of maintaining the home environmemnt. Outings with the consumers are promoted. There is meal preparation as well as cleaning required. Management is interactive with support staff. The hardest part of the job would be the emotional outburst by many of the consumers. The pure love and affection by the consumers.
Residence Manager (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – December 19, 2012
A typical day was very busy but consumers had a great sense of humor and made the work load easier. Many of them were extrememly independent and offered as much help as possible. Job was very fulfilling and I felt like I accomplished something when I went home each day. I had an amazing supervisor that assisted me whenever I needed support. Rest of the team was very hard working and dedicated to the consumers they worked with.
fantastic and supportive supervisors, agency appreciation
long days, little agency support to some of the staff at other homes, medical and dental coverage was not very good, on-call system was a mess for residential.
Residential Habilitation (Current Employee) – Rochester – December 8, 2012
I love working with consumers who are wonderful. That part is rewarding. The staff at my house are great and we are a good team. Some other houses have clicks but not mine. Most of the management is new and seam to care and listen to us. My benefits are free and that helps.
Residential Habilitator (Current Employee) – Residential – October 16, 2012
The consumers are wonderful and working with them is an amazing opportunity its management and staff who are terrible. I have worked for this company for about a year or so and as soon as you walk in your ignored by staff and treated like dirt. Management does nothing to secure your job or make you feel safe at work. Staff threaten others they don't like and make up stories to get them fired if they don't like them. HR and QSS also don't care. When you report abuse of consumers or see the things staff do to the individuals everyone sweeps it under the rug because they don't want anyone to think they are a bad agency because everyone leaves. It is proof enough that they are a horrible agency as one of their homes just got taken away. If you love working with individuals and want to make sure individuals are safe DON'T WORK HERE. They have been reported to the state.