Decent pay and decent actual work, everything else is poor
Lead Independent Living Instructor (Current Employee), East Lansing, MI – June 5, 2014
Decent pay for direct care work, although there is zero room for advancement. Cutthroat environment even for low level employees. Management is not upfront and disorganized, feels as if you cannot trust your supervisor. Very little care given to employees
Program Instructor (Former Employee), 36th Street and Division – June 3, 2014
Pros: training to help you excel
Cons: compensation and benefits need to be more
A typical say at Hope Network is filled with helping those who are disabled to enter the work force. Management are there to help the company run smoothly. The hardest part is sometimes balancing. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping those accomplish their goals.
Independent Living Instructor (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – May 16, 2014
I assist the residents who live here with personal care, transporting them to appointments and outings, administering medication, and cleaning. It is very rewarding to see these residents reach their highest level of independance on a daily basis.
Recovery Advocate (Current Employee), Grand Haven, MI – May 12, 2014
Hope Network: Riverview works with indivudals to help them transition into society. The most rewarding part of my job is helping someone have a good day, and felt like I helped someone through a difficult time.
Good place to start your career in Human Service or Social Work to gain ecperience
Recovery Advocate (Current Employee), Grand Haven, MI – May 9, 2014
Pros: you get to see individuals learn to better themselves
Cons: lousy pay
This is an excellant place to gain experience in this field. I advocate for clients that are transitioning from a different facility. I teach them life skills they need to live on their own or transition into a less confined environment. My manager is easy to work with and a person that is always willing to work with her employees. Many coworkers are – more... willing to assist younin covering your shift if needed, The hardest part of the job is the stress level. Some of our consumers can exhibit many different behaviors and can become very stressful at times. Seeing the individuals learn how to bette themselves is always the most rewarding. – less
STARTED OFF GREAT! ENDED IN DISASTER(Not on my part)
Independent Living Instructor (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MI – April 9, 2014
former employee as Independent Instructor Grand Rapids Facility. working there started off great, after over many years dedicating myself to the company i was tossed out like used trash there is NO support from Management they often scheme to get you out of a Job. Consumers have all the rights you have none. Some of the Consumers really want to get – more... better and some are treated as if they don't matter by Staff as well as Management. Staff can be very lazy and have a bad attitudes some of the Co Workers actually care and will give you the utmost respect. Management at that campus will Not respect your input but rather bark out there orders for you to follow without even considering the team. The most enjoyable part of the job in the many years I worked there is to see the consumers bounce back from a traumatic Brain Injury. My guess is if they filter out the entire Management Team and replace it with truly loving ,caring, God fearing people, increase the pay, and get better benefits the place will get better. – less
Residential Instructor (Current Employee), Bay City, MI – April 1, 2014
Pros: breaks more often then other jobs.
Cons: the downtime you have sometimes
I work in a Adult Fost Care home. My typical day at work is passing medications to residents and assisting them with all their daily living situations. I've learned to be more patient with people and listen to them, not one person is the same and everyone has different ways of communicating. The management is really great along with my co-workers. We – more... all communicate and we are all on the same page as what needs to be done around the work place. The hardest part of the job would be learning new medications and what they are being used for. The most enjoyable part of the job is the outcome at the end of the day what you accomplished for your residents. – less
Hope Network allowed me to learn about working with the metally ill population
Clinical Case Manager (Former Employee), Flint, MI – March 25, 2014
Pros: helping at-risk people
Cons: getting laid off
I worked with mentally ill adults, providing them with case management services to improve their quality of life. I learned to work with electronic medical records and Medicaid. My supervisors were very positive people that provided me with constructive criticism to improve my quality of work. The hardest part of the job was when there was nothing I – more... could do to help a client. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I helped a client improve their life. – less
Not the best company for advancement, poor compensation for expected work load, extensive travel and unsupported management.
Supported Employment (Former Employee), Michigan – March 6, 2014
Pros: team work from co-workers. love working with individuals in care, very rewarding work.
Cons: poor management, no room for growth, training is greatly lacking.
Wonderful working with individuals in care, co-workers are great and work with a team oriented style. Very demanding work loads with expectations that are at times very unrealistic to obtain. Extensive travel and cost with mileage and having caps on reimbursement with expectations of continuity of care at employee cost with personal vehicle use. Management – more... unstable and lacks support and direction. No room to grow or advance. – less