Community Living Instructor (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 6, 2013
I would get to the customers house and then plan where to take the customer such as to the park,zoo, movies, out to dinner. I learned from this place how to communicate with people that have different mental disabilities. The hardest part of the job was trying to calm down customers that would become upset. The most enjoyable part was watching the customers smile when they where able to interact and enjoy the community.
The most rewarding experience I have ever had in my teaching career
Liberty ISD Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Liberty, TX – June 29, 2017
The most rewarding experience I have ever had in my teaching career. I was unsure about it at first and then I fell in love. It takes patience and understanding, a willingness to learn.While your teaching them, they are teaching you as well. My experience with the families has been rewarding and heartwarming.
Job coach (Current Employee) – Santa Monica, CA – May 10, 2017
I love working with people so everything comes natural I enjoying helping people get housed and get into wellness recovery seeing someone that was once homeless get in to they own place is the best and most amazing feeling in the world
Developmental Assistant (Former Employee) – Webster, MA – December 15, 2016
It was a great place to work and working with individuals that not just care for themselves but to advocate over all on their human rights to achieve and be successful in their community. Very creative staff when it came down to teaching important topics.Some co workers that I worked with years back were the best.However the best one's were the clients that I worked for they made my day on why I did the work that I still do, and that is helping others no matter where, who and what they been through I still treat them with respect and dignity.
Good place to work if you want to help people with substance use and mental health problems
Mobile Therapist (Current Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – October 2, 2016
I have worked at Life Skills for nearly 9 years. I think Life Skills has good benefits and job security. The company has numerous employees that enjoy their jobs. I enjoy my job as a therapist. The only problem I have had is moving forward in the company. I guess this will happen once I receive my LCSW. Overall Life Skills is a great place to work.
If you like working with people with substance use and mental health problems, Life Skills is the place to be.
I have not moved forward in the company as I would like.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – August 8, 2016
it was very poor. on a normal day there I would come In at 9am and the security guard would grab a chair for me since we sat up in the same area. it was like a little box with all the laptop the kids used through out the day in it . it was very noisy.
Billing CST (Former Employee) – Bowling Green, KY – July 8, 2016
A typical work day at Life Skills was great. Co-workers were family, management was excellent. I billed all day which was great because I love numbers. The hardest or I should say the most stressful part of the job was at the end of the month all billing needed to be submitted, but when you have to wait for a log from a therapist who has not submitted one yet and you are getting down to the wire you are biting your nails hoping the therapist gets the log in on time.
Great if you want to get your feet wet helping people
Community Living Instructor (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – July 22, 2015
A typical day: you will help clients learn different tasks so one day they can live on their own. Its sad because a lot of the people you will work with wont care about the clients. It would be nice if they did a better job screening hires.
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) – Webster, MA – June 29, 2015
This was an overnight bi-vocational position in order to supplement financially my pastoral position during the day. Life Skills provides residential care for emotionally disturbed adults. My responsibilities included but not limited to supervision, direct assistance to individuals in daily routines (especially in the mourning), activity planning, and medicine distribution, personal support, team work with other staff. I never called for a shift in my four years as an employee. A rewarding position but financially limiting.
Between both bi-vocational position, I was working eight hours per week.
Residential Specialist (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – September 2, 2014
A typical day is relaxed at life skills. I have learned to deal with a variety of different people. Management is ok. My coworkers are ok. The hardest part is dealing with all the different tasks that may be required. Seeing a client sucess
Program Supervisor (Current Employee) – St. Louis, MO – December 30, 2013
The consumers always greet you with a smile no matter how their day is going. I have learned patience and respect for people with developmental disabilities. Honesty is the biggest key in management. My co-worker are great and enjoys their job. The hardest part of my job is trusting other people in the community to treat the clients I work with with respect. The most enjoyable part of my job is putting a smile on the clients face.