Personal Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Machias, ME – March 10, 2015
I love helping others, because I know at the end of the day I have helped someone and made their life easier. Its hard because I believe this does not have job security as MAS is always losing residents and gaining so its hard to tell how long you will be with that client.
Behavioral Health Technician (Former Employee) – Machias, ME – October 23, 2013
I worked at MAS Home Care of Maine for 9 months, during which time I had 9 paychecks that were messed up and they fixed it but it took a long time to get it fixed. If I had an issue I was unable to get a hold of my supervisor, the supervisors talk about employees behind their backs in the office, the people are downright rude and the trainings are not given when promised.
LNA (Former Employee) – Manchester, NH – January 28, 2015
Seems that many things you are asked to do are illegal and out if scope if practice. Pushed to pick up as many shifts as possible and if you can't do the shift you get a wicked attitude from the schedulers. Don't seem to care about their employees or clients just making money hand over fist.
some sweet clients
attitudes of schedulers and management, shady business practices
Child services coordinator (Former Employee) – Westbrook & Lewiston ME – December 3, 2013
The work at MAS was personally gratifying in that each day I had the opportunity to influence the lives of special needs children and their families. I was able to partner with an outstanding cast of other providers in the area all working as a team toward the common goal of family and client care.
An environment that encourages worker independence.
Behavioral Health Professional (Current Employee) – Bangor, ME – August 22, 2013
A typical day at on the job finds me working one-on-one with a child in his home and in the community. It has taught me to be self-efficient and self-reliant. I am supervised 1-2 times per month and must rely on my knowledge of procedures and protocols. I work with other professionals who are very supportive and though we do not always work together they are empathetic to my trials and triumphs. The hardest part of my job is dealing with the frustration of things that do not go the way I expect them too. But the most enjoyable and rewarding part of my job is when the child I am working with makes any kind of improvement.
Limited hours, no benefits, lack of supervision, poor management, inconsistent policies
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Westbrook, ME – July 18, 2013
They send cna, rn and pss in to elder homes for care and companionship. They also do nursing home facilities and worked in child services. I answered a multiple phone lines. Greeted employes. made copies and faxed. Helped in the hr department. Helped with scheduling and payroll. I set up all meetings and orientations of new employes. Also did all of the office cleaning.
BHP-RC (Former Employee) – Maine – November 9, 2013
Like many healthcare agencies in the country MAS is a decent enough company to work for if you are new to this field and you want to get your feet wet. The hours are understandably up and down but I did not expect the support from management to be a consistent down. It is normal for employees 'in the field' to work evening hours and it is also normal to not be able to contact your supervisor after the office closes at 4pm. Even if it is an emergency! The higher ups are not very supportive of the field staff, the company often has a 'closed door' feel about it and the training's are often made long and tedious by the trainers. If you are just trying to gain some experience than MAS is as good a start as any other agency, but if it's a good job with supportive management and benefits that you are looking for than you should apply elsewhere.
Paid meetings and trainings
Low pay, no benefits, supervisors unavailable and not supportive, employees treated coldly, training staff has no personality, no field support