Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – September 27, 2016
It was years ago, so don't remember much but it was an alright place to work for some time and not have a very boring summer. Anyways, I was mostly like a helper or a second hand to review, organize, upload documents.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – East Meadow, NY – August 19, 2016
If you are working in direct support in Long Island it is the place to go. The compensation is competitive and the benefits are really good. Your work environment is totally dependent on the residence you choose, and you can usually transfer if you aren't comfortable. I really loved the guys, so I put up with the nonsense and drama so I could see them but it could get very stressful because someone could make a false allegation and you could be labeled as an abusive person and essentially not be able to work in the field again.
Free food, fun free recs, close bonding with the individuals
no job security, being mandated to work for extreme hours
House Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 23, 2016
Dr. Phillip is without question, the most knowledgeable, and painstakingly precise doctors I have ever been to for any procedure. he listened to to his clients , understood there concerns, and wound give then th best treatment
Productive and helpful in helping people with epilepsy as well as their family
FREELANCE WRITER & EDITOR (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 14, 2015
The Epilepsy Foundation continues to offer me work in area of freelance. Throughout the years that I have done projects for the the foundation, they have complimented me on my work and continue to offer me the opportunity to earn honest money and gain experience.
CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant (Former Employee) – Belleville, IL – July 15, 2015
I found that a typical day would be ensuring that all clients needs are meet. Once they came home we were to assist them with their program books. Assist them in any meal prepping, cleaning, bathing, and medication management.
Independent Living Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 14, 2015
A typical day was working with people with traumatic brain injury to teach them how to maintain there independence in the home and community. I learned to meet challenges through the diversity of the individuals that I met. The hardest part was not getting paid when the clients cancelled and traveling all over Rochester and other counties. The most enjoyable was all the people that I met and the countless resources that I used to assist people who have had a traumatic brain injury.
Bad management, poor scheduling, and an unrealistic amount of work to accomplish
Driver (Former Employee) – Wilmington, MA – March 1, 2014
Scheduling would sometimes change throughout the week without you being informed. During the last few months I was there, we were expected to do about 80-90 stops a day. Which would be fine if every stop weren't 5 to 10 minutes away from each other and you weren't handling any furniture. Drivers would sometimes arrive at a store to unload at 8 or 9pm and staff would be unwilling to unload the truck. Overall management didn't care for employee safety or any issues that may have been brought up.
Fickle - depends on where, when, Board, Executive Director
Devoted Multi-Position Employee (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 12, 2013
Employees happily dedicate their lives to organization, dramatically improving its position, volunteer involvement, social work and overall awareness a thousand percent only to be caught up in B.O.D. & Executive Director decisions that summarily eliminate long held positions and departments to accomodate the whims of the inexperienced & ill informed BOD - which will even create fictitious covers to ease their collective consciences for their maneuvers.
Love of doing work to improve the lives of others & increasing awareness of disorder.
No personal life, no loyalty to long term dedicated personnel, poor funding & poor management
Assist consumers (Current Employee) – Garden City, NY – July 24, 2013
EPIC Long Island which it is now called was an ok place to work if you don't mind staying in your position. When openings are available EPIC's Human resources team is slow in giving you th postion when you inquire. In order to move to my current position I waited about 2 months and I was already an employee. Even getting an interview when I first started took nearly 6 months even though they had a lot of postions available. The job itself is pretty decent when you don's pay attention to the extra things going on. There is a lot of team work but if you let yourself get caught up there is a lot of gossip going on and favortism. Its not what you know but who you know.
Office Manager to Vice President, Development (Former Employee) – Landover, MD – February 14, 2015
The Customer Service was the best part, while getting to know your donors and the people you served was extremely satisfying. Knowing you were there to help someone who was going through a difficult time dealing with having epilepsy and all of the issues that comes with it. The stigma they faced and just having someone there to talk about it and give them much needed information to help them was such a joy knowing you could do this was very beneficial in my everyday life. My co-workers were so understanding and had such great attitudes towards each other and always played as team players. The hardest part of the job was not taking yourself so seriously all the time, you have to keep upbeat because this type of job could really get to you if you take it too personal. The most enjoyable part was when an individual either phones you or write a letter thanking you for all of your help.
The opportunity to work in a Christian School was wonderful. The environment challenged me to push myself in numerous areas.
Gym teacher, volunteer aid, sub (Former Employee) – Norwich, CT – December 23, 2012
I started my day reviewing the planned curriculum for the week. I would fix recess and gym equipment. I would rearrange activities if special needs or student circumstances showed cause. Adaptation to the games or activities to allow fullest participation possible by all students.
I learned to be flexible with activities. I also learned documentation, procedures, and medication administration.
The management of the school was excellent.
my co-workers were wonderful.
The hardest part was probably the board of the school.
The most enjoyable part of the school was seeing growth in students.
a job that allowed me to work where my children went to school.
Community Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 26, 2012
I liked EF because it allowed me to advance to a different department. But when I transfer over to the new department I loss a lot of hours and no one did anything about when I complain. I would've stayed there if I could have gotten the hours that was promised to me.
Advocate/Case Manager-Intern (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – November 22, 2013
This organization is motivated to provide a better quality of life for the client population. Everyone works hard to make the agency known in the community so it can better effect change. It is a great organizations that should be funded more by the local community. With more funds it could touch more lives.