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great place
Program Coordinator (Current Employee), Santa Rosa, CAOctober 15, 2014
this is a great place to work . I began from the bottom and had the opportunity to move up as a program coordinator.
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great starting job
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Hammond, INOctober 13, 2014
Pros: building your schedule to accomodate your life
Cons: sometimes there isn't work available, but they hire people anyway.
typical day consist of preparations of meds, preparation of 3 meals a day, traveling to workshops for the clients, and household cleaning along with loging everything that took place within the day.
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Good company that helps people.
Program Manager (Current Employee), Mendota Heights, MNOctober 8, 2014
Pros: helping people
Cons: looking for something a little different
There isn't a typical day at work. I am a program manager of two houses and in charge of about 20 employees and extra flex staff. I enjoy this job and the people that I help. I like my co-workers.

The hardest part was coming from a different state and learning all the laws, and reg's for adult foster care. But everyone's been so helpful that I am able – more... to learn quickly.

I enjoy multitasking, helping people and knowing that no matter what their disability is they can still lead an enriched life. – less
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Community Support Specialist (Former Employee), La Crosse, WIOctober 7, 2014
Pros: the clinets are great. you cant pretty much take them anywere and doing anything with them.
Cons: everything else
They don't care about employes, they are behind on everything, they guilt you in to doing what ever well at least they try.
They are always behind on paperwork and getting what needs to be done that week.
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overalla godd company to work for.
Staff nurse (Former Employee), Grants, NMAugust 24, 2014
Had wonderful staff. and a great boss. Easy to work for. The clients are amazing.
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A company that does not care about employees
PC (Former Employee), Bloomington/Richfield, MNAugust 14, 2014
Pros: individuals served
Cons: everything else
I was hired to work 3 shifts a week. The supervisor that I was assigned to was leaving, so she did nothing to help me get me hours. I pushed (called resentlessly) for days and weeks before I finaly got trained at only two of the homes that I was supposed to be working in. (This was a month after my new hire training.) The supervisor that replaced her – more... did less (if that is possible) for me, though I was training at a third house at that time. I ended up working one night a week at a house that I really loved (the third house). The unfortunite part was that all of the people that were on shift before me had an adversion to do the things that they were hired to do along with caring for individuals (ie: washing dishes, cleaning floors, laundry, restocking, making lunches for the next day, ect.) Many nights I would be doing these things while a staff that I started at that house at the same time would follow me around for 30 mins-1 hour ranting about things at the house and in her personal life. The kicker came when I called in 10 hours early to my shift and was told that calling in when I was sick was 'not acceptable'. I told my supervisor that I quit and then she spoke to me about getting more hours. It has been a short time that I have been working for them (10 weeks) but I no longer wanted to work for a company that wouldn't or couldn't give me what they said they would and a company that dosen't understand that people get sick sometimes. I shouldn't have had to quit before there was talk about more hours. – less
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Not a very good company
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Portage, INAugust 8, 2014
Cons: no good supervision
Taking care of people with disabilities
i learned that this job is not for all
managment does not get really involved to help with problems
Co- workers have to much defiance with eachother
the hardest part of the job was having to report mistreatment from other co workers
The clients are so loveable
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Horrible Place to Work
DSP (Current Employee), South Bend, IndianaJuly 23, 2014
Pros: few benefits
Cons: long hours, no breaks, lazy coworkers, other employees often late or dont show up, find your own coverage for pto
Direct care employees are constantly left understaffed. It is not uncommon to be forced to work 24 hours straight. By forced I mean that when you are on an evening shift and overnight shift calls off or doesn't show up, you cannot leave or it would be neglect and its unlikely that coverage will be found. The company routinely requires you to work 6 – more... hour shifts during the week and expects you to work 16 hour shifts on the weekend. The scheduling is done with no regard for the workers. The company has many incentives for employees to refer others. I feel I would not refer an enemy to this company. Also many employees choose not to engage in the level of care necessary. – less
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Great benefits and pay
Program Counselor-PC (Former Employee), Valporaiso, INJune 30, 2014
Pros: great benefits, good pay, good long hours.
Cons: childish management, most of the co-workers were chidlish, management at this site very unprofessinal as well as most co-workers.
Benefits and pay were good and hours weren't bad. The job itself at times was rewarding. There were more downfalls then anything especially with management within the site I worked at and same with other co-workers it was a very childish place to work at the site I worked at. I definitely learned to work very hard and always keep doing the right thing – more... and good things will come to you. It was hard taking care of the individuals since they have high behaviors, but they were great to take care of at the same time. Overall the Company itself isn't that bad. It was just the site I worked at that wasn't so good, but something great came out of working at this company and site I can definitely say that for a fact. – less
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This was an intersting place to work.
Nursing Assistant (Former Employee), Mendota Heights, MNMay 30, 2014
There was a lot of changes in daily routine for this job. Sometimes l took the residents to work, other times to movies and shopping, help the resident with activities of daily living. The co-workers were good and fun to work with. The hard part of the job was that sometimes l was made to drive to long distant places where resident go to visit family – more... members. This job was so much fun because it felt like home. – less
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Teamwork centered environment that encourages rehabilitation through learning.
Program Counselor (Former Employee), South Bend, INMay 14, 2014
Pros: it's a diverse learning environment that will provide many skills.
Cons: some co-workers become complacent and cut corners that should not be cut.
It is a great company with good values. I've learned a plethora of skills from working there for two years. The Directors are not onsite to encourage leadership and responsibility in the employees and clients. They are on call and readily available if needed. Our clients gave back to the community and all of our shifts were spent doing activities that – more... would teach the clients various life skills. – less
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Dungarvin Nevada
Program Coordinator (Current Employee), Las Vegas, NVMay 1, 2014
Working with four individuals with developmental disabilities. We run there daily habilitation programs, manage doctor appointments and medications. Assiting them in weekly needs and any additional activities for daily living.
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Relaxing enviornment to work in and good team work.
Program Counselor (Former Employee), Mendota Heights, MNFebruary 10, 2014
Pros: always hours open
Cons: few workers willing to really work
When I would get to work I would take out dinner. Go down to the laundry room and get indviduals laundry and place each persons laundry in their room. After doing laundry I would get one of my individuals shower things together and put it in the bathroom. My clients start arriving home a hour after I get to work. I would go out and get them off the – more... transportation van or bus. My first client I would bring in the house and pass 4pm medication. After passing medication to all clients I would cook dinner. When dinner is done I would pass medication again only to one client. Then after dinner we began to do evening activities and prepare for evening cares. Evening care are giving shower and completing oral care. After evening cares I would pass medication again for the night. Once eveyone is in bed I began to clean up for the overnight staff. I would start a load of laundry for overnight staff. I learned to work with people with disability and also become CPR and First Aid certified as well as Medication Administration certified. My management was very has on they completed cares as well as staff. I worked with a great team of co-workers. We split our jobs each shitf so that one staff don't feel overwhelmed with work. When I first started the hardest part was clean up bowel movements when taking a client to the bathroom. What I enjoyed most about a days work is at the end of my shift I know that my clients are safe and unharmed. The hours we spent together was spent doing things to increase their independancy. – less
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The WORST
Program Counselor (Former Employee), IndianaFebruary 9, 2014
Pros: helping people with disabilities, quitting
Cons: management, long hours, low pay, bad benefits
Terrible company to work. Pay is low, after a certain amount of years they "freeze" raises meaning you no longer get them. Sites are always understaffed. Since they are understaffed, this can put you at risk for not being able to care for clients properly. Terrible about assisting with time off. You have to find your own coverage for everything. Which, – more... when understaffed can be quite a problem. If you want to be underpaid and under appreciated but get calls in the middle of the night to come into work, this job is for you. – less
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Serving People
Program Counselor (Current Employee), Osseo, MNDecember 14, 2013
Helping to make peoples live better is fun.
Taking care of service users and helping with daily living activities.
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Clients are great/Management bad
Program Counselor (Former Employee), Las Vegas, NVNovember 4, 2013
Pros: rewarding type of work
Cons: company doesn't care about it's employees
Clients are wonderful to work with but management is not very good.
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lots of fun time with cunsumers
Residential Counselor (Former Employee), Mendota Heights, MNJuly 30, 2013
Pros: making difference in the lives of those we served
Cons: during emergecies, one person shift can be tough and challenging
Diverse group of co-workers, Different experience with each consumer
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I am glad there are companies like Dungarvin to provide these services
Host Home Provider (Former Employee), Colorado Springs, COJuly 27, 2013
As a Host Home Provider, one is faced with many challenges, but also rewards. There is 24/7 support for crises management and a whole team to help you and the client along the way.
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very nice place to work for.
Program Counselor (Former Employee), south bend inJuly 10, 2013
Pros: helping others
Cons: none of the group homes were close to where i lived.
I cared for adults and children with many different disabilities. I also cooked, did al the grocery shopping for my group home. passed meds, took patients to dr's appt and etc.
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Rewarding job that brings new and exciting challenges.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee), Saint Cloud, MNJune 26, 2013
Pros: free lunch, great management, scheduled raises, full time opportunity
Cons: no breaks, some but not many opportunities to advance in company
I once read an article that stated, if a stay-at-home mother were to get paid for all the trades and jobs she had to do in one day, she would make around $115,000 annually. Although this amount has no relevance to my current position, the tasks at hand have quite a few similarities.
I do not take care of children, but the main focus of this position – more... is to provide adequate and direct care. In one typical day, I pass many different types of medications, help with daily living activities such as showers, dressing, hygiene, and meals. I also provide one on one interaction and emotional support to the individuals that live at my place of work. All of these tasks are constantly balanced with the other tasks needed around the home such as filing paperwork, arranging appointments, attending appointments with individuals, cooking, fixing things around the home, being a personal shopper for individuals living at the home, cleaning, updating personal files, doing financial paperwork, making follow up phone calls, and always brainstorming with my problem solving skills to make every part of the home better and more efficient running, etc.
This job has remarkably sharpened my eye for detail orientation and the ability to do things as efficiently as I can. Since I personally assist with all paperwork, I have learned so much about how an office is proficiently ran and kept on schedule at all times. It has taught me so many problem solving skills and what to do in emergency situations.
I am thankful for the management Dungarvin provides. I have never had any problems with my current supervisor. She has always addressed my needs and does an amazingly thorough job. Dungarvin's management provides to all new employees an extremely detailed and extensive training program which I think is necessary for Direct Care positions. I also have no problems getting along with and working well with any of my co-workers. We work efficiently as a team.
The hardest part of my job, is not any of the tasks that I have to do, but balancing my emotions and feelings towards working with highly verbally and physically aggressive individuals with medical needs. This job requires a strong person who can keep their calm in stressful situations such as verbal and physical aggression. I need to constantly assess the situation at hand to respond professionally so I can avoid agitating individuals behaviors and remember to not take things to heart because often times the individual cannot help it and never meant to hurt your feelings. At the end of the day, the people I work with, are still people. They have good days and bad days just like anyone. It is extremely rewarding to know I have made a difference in someone's life by helping them live theirs. – less

About Dungarvin

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