Independent Living Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 11, 2015
Always starting the day with information from family member or previous staff. Assist, coach, prompt my client in all planned activities. Transport to appointments and other activities. Oversee and assist with all ADL's. Transcribe and document all activities. The hardest part of my job was I was sensitive to insult and out lashes. I learned how to not take anything personally. People who have TBI's are more likely to have extreme emotional bouts to none at all. I learned a lot about neurology, and am still interested in the brain and how it effects us on all levels. The most enjoyable part was doing activities with my client and the feeling of friendship more than work.
Family environment, not a institutional setting, hours flexible
Unpredictable often startling angry outburst.Pay was'nt generous. Not much job security.
This is the most dysfunctional environment I have ever worked in. Poor management of time, money and staff. Very unsafe environment for patients and staff. I hope there is a change soon this could be a great place.
Loved working for and helping the clients. But the Management and other Supervisors don't help you when you have issues. The job has 12 hour shifts, and don't get any hardly shows any appreciation. You don't get raises or bonuses. If you come in for any extra shift or stay late come in when there's a blizzard you get no thank yous from no one except the people that work with you on the floor.There were times when my and fellow co workers would go and bring our concerns about something about a certain situation and nothing would get done about it. I will never work there again!
LNA (Former Employee) – Greenfield, NH – April 11, 2015
Regarding the hospitals: At the time of this review, things are very unstable there. I hesitate to say negative things, because over the course of a couple years I was introduced to a wide variety of positive experiences.
However, there has been a break down. It begins with a tight budget, continues with management directives that are sometimes impossible to manage effectively, and ends with lower staffing and an increased realization that the further you go up the totem pole, the less they care about what goes on at the bottom so long as their paper work is done at the end of the week.
And I want to be very clear. I don't think CMRC has had a nursing supervisor that wasn't completely respectful and on the ball. However, the work that they are asked to undertake is simply exhausting and at times impossible. More than a couple times I have seen nursing supervisors leave on the spot, because they were asked to do something by upper management that jeopardized their reputation and licenses. This is not how things should be... and rarely did I ever see the people giving the orders. It's easy for them to give orders when they don't have to see the consequences of their decisions.
In the end, it all comes down to money, and one of two things is happening with their budget: 1) it's simply degenerating, or 2) someone's wasting it away.
This is from the perspective of someone relatively intelligent who was working at the bottom of that totem pole. CMRC is now having trouble simply hiring people. The senior workers had concerns that no one cared about, so they left.more... The population of the area is not high. They have $500 referral bonuses and can't get people in fast enough. Now, CMRC is so desperate to keep workers that an employee needs to demonstrate an almost appalling amount of incompetence to get fired... and it's making the competent workers leave. Not a good situation at all, and the only way it's going to get fixed is if someone at the top starts caring about the little people... because our happiness is everyone else's.less
assist in the pediatrics unit with 1:1 care. Assist with daily ADL's and school. can be stressful but also fun management is there if you need them co workers may be hard to break through their barriers at first but once you get to know them things get easier hardest part is being stressed out with behaviors of the client the enjoyable part is when clients are having good days without behaviors it can be fun and eventful
The facility provides many different rehab services for patients with TBI, and other disabilities. The facility is very supportive of its patients, providing them with any resource that is possible for patient support.
Residential Counselor II (Current Employee) – Greenfield, NH – June 3, 2013
I was originally given the impression that I would be in something like a mentor role with autistic teens, only it was after school and in a residential setting. I know that happens on the campus but for the house I ended up in it's more about just keeping the students physically safe while dodging the occasional bite, kick, or punch. It's totally worth it for folks that are able to wind down after work instead of going home to three young children of their own, like me, where things are still pretty high-energy. The management is pretty supportive of staff and the philosophy of the campus rocks but it isn't always followed properly because some situations simply require a different response. An example would be if a student is known to cause property destruction. As long as it doesn't lead to a physically harmful situation, beds/televisions/computers can always be replaced - so says the philosophy. In practice, however, after a couple mattresses get ruined and holes get kicked in the walls repeatedly, some maintenance or management start to get a little cranky. The hardest part of the job is probably just shifting your focus to pay one hundred percent attention to your student, who might be trying to communicate with you through non-verbal means. The most enjoyable part, though, is when you catch it and you have a great night and you know the student was able to effectively communicate his or her needs and you just have a great shift together.
dress comfortable, lots of opportunity for overtime and exercise, growth and experience in the field