ACCOUNTANT (Former Employee) – Falls Church, VA – July 30, 2014
Makes one to realize that he is putting some smile on clients faces. Lutheran's policy allow its staff to make decisions by themselves insofar as they are within the framework of the organization's philosophy.
Motivational, caring and concerned.
Employees are lowly compensated due to the nature of the institution itself.
Nursing Secretary (Former Employee) – York, PA – September 29, 2016
Scheduled employees hours and overtime as well as their vacation. Worked in Kronos to do payroll. Working for a Non-Profit does not offer high wages. Hardest part of the job was bonding with the Residents and then they pass away.
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – York, PA – September 9, 2016
This was the first real job i have had and weis is a great place to work while taking classes. The work was easy and a learned alot about customer service. mostly worked by myself, management for the most part was easy going.
Family Services Worker (Former Employee) – Dallas, TX – August 2, 2016
•Case Manager for up to 25 foster children and 13 foster families •Conducted monthly home visits with foster children and foster parents •Developed and implemented monthly child service plans. •Worked in collaboration with CPS to establish conservatorship for the child •Responsible for on-call incidents twice per month. •Conducted home evaluation reports for the safety of foster children.
No support from administration. No concern for children.
Teacher- Autism (Former Employee) – Wytheville Va – July 29, 2016
Working at LFSVA as an Autism Teacher was one of the worst experiences of my life. The children were amazing and I met some amazing service providers during my three years there. Helping the children through big and small victories is amazing. However, administration offers no support or feedback, no criteria for success or failure. There is no training at all for staff members who are hired in with no qualifications at all. The requirements for assistant teachers and aids are a high school diploma or GED and that's it. So when they are brought to you with no experience or training it makes an already stressful job even more so. This company is just poorly organized, staffed and barely run as an actual company. To be honest it resembles a circus to outsiders and insiders, both. My advice is to stay away. This job will bring you down and probably not last long.
Children are amazing to work with.
No breaks. No training. No set goals for advancement or success. Poorly ran company
Receptionist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – July 18, 2016
Working with Lutheran Social Services was fairly easy. The environment was very mellow and easy going. I had very nice co-workers who praised me for my ability to use Microsoft Office and make spreadsheets.
Community Living Specialist/Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Eau Claire, WI – July 1, 2016
I learned how to run a house hold working in group homes, how to cook, etc. I also enjoyed taking clients out into the community. One manager I did not get a long, but was able to transfer to a different home which worked out better. The hardest part of the job was cleaning up clients after they soiled themselves and dealing with difficult behavior,.
Assisting residents (Former Employee) – Falconer, NY – June 12, 2016
Management tended to play favorites in my opinion. Typical day consisted of meetings going to your assigned job I stayed to my self for the most part Most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the residents Hardest part of the job was having to deal with the different smells in the beginning
Teacher's Aide (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – April 13, 2016
Very private business, unhappy workers and the business workers, are not pleasant only with the customers. Its a pilates that you can workout for free, and be able to do because, it's part of your job.
Adoption (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – March 31, 2016
going through tow adoptions was the most stressful yet emotional part of my life. I can say I actually know what it feels like to do this. One of our babies had a cleft pallet so we also understand the part of multiple surgeries and many doctors appointments. I feel this is where I need to go in life. I feel it is my place to help people just like myself. I can sympathize and comfort them yet guide them to be strong. I have some unique experiences that would make me perfect for this job.
having two healthy children to spend the rest of my life with.
Coordinator (Former Employee) – Des Moines, IA – March 28, 2016
My concern with this organization is that the mission was not the top priority. The people who served were very committed to their role. However, the overall goals were not connected to the mission of the company. There has been changes since my time there. However, at the time, I found it very difficult. There was a unique culture at the time and although I adore the work that is produced through LSI, it was not a good opportunity for all involved.
the worst place in the world to work! Staff is passive aggressive and talk about you behind your back. The shelter in Lancaster Ohio ran by LSS is filled with bed bugs and roaches. You never move up and you never get weekends off! No health insurance and pay is 9.00 a hour! Not worth it!