All This Work For Next to Nothing
Therapuetic support staff (Current Employee) – Uniontown, PA – February 18, 2016
I was supposed to get about 36 hours a week but thanks to management not knowing a schedule, that never happened. I am now working at around 20 hours. DO NOT let them convince you that you will get full time hours. You will NOT.
Even at 13.50 an hour, the pay is bad and that's not considering what else you do in addition to Therapuetic Support Staff: you become a home aid, a teacher, and in some cases, a parent (figuratively speaking). Like the title says: all of this work for next to nothing. In addition to regular pay, there is compensation such as travel...but it is TERRIBLE. In short, you are better off not even worrying about tracking travel time. Also, you are not compwnsated by miles, but by time spent traveling. This is a place where I have actually lost money working at.
Moreover, the company makes use of an ipad for ALL documentation and the app LOVES to stop working quite frequently. So if it goes down while you are working, you don't get paid and the company gets free labor.
In all seriousness, FBR is good if you need a second job, but do not make it your sole income. But be prepared for awful management and expect to do alot of work and be paid very little for it.
The work itself is very rewarding but for all that one has to put up with, it isn't worth it.
Working with the kids is VERY rewarding
Terrible pay, lack of hours, lack of compensation, bad management, lack of communication