Direct Staff (Former Employee), Nazareth, PA – January 13, 2015
Pros: clints bday parties, company paties
Greeting clients, assist in ADLs, driving clients to assigned that they program or doctors appointments. What you learn depends on the given day. Management was very good because the manager is hands on and caring of the staff. completed task a with co-worker as a team. Hardest part of the job is when a client has a bad day because are clients with mental disabilities. Most enjoyable part of the job is during community activities with clients.
RHD was a good place to work for. I enjoyed working with the clients and their families.
Residential Counselor (Former Employee), Trumbull, CT – December 30, 2014
Pros: had to travel, got lots of good job training, staff working together as a team, good working with the family members of each clients.
Cons: healthcare insurance could have been better, management and staff relationship could have had better communication.
I enjoyed my job when I was working I helped people who could not or had trouble taking care of themselves who had some kind of disabilities. I enjoyed shopping for them and taking them out in the community. There were some who were on medication and I made sure that they received them. Until I injured my back I had no problems. However I can no longer do this job and so I now need to change my career. I have had two back operations which has limit me in my movements. I took classes in medical claims and coding to obtain employment that I can do at home. I would like to do some cut and paste or the insurance claims. I have a computer and I have access to the internet. I would like if possible to be able to do this work from wherever I am at as long as I can get on the internet.
Residential Advisor (Former Employee), Wissahickon Ave – December 16, 2014
My experience at Resources for Human Development was a great one. It was family oriented with the best clients i have ever came across. My only problem was the pay and wanted to find a position with a course i completed.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee), Nashville Tennessee – December 10, 2014
Pros: the joy of helping the individuals we serve
Cons: pay is not really well
RHD is an ok place to work. I enjoy my job when working with the clients we serve and helping them achieve their goals. The hardest part of the job is not having enough support from management. The most enjoyable part is knowing that I am helping someone in need.
Residential Support Staff (Current Employee), Bethlehem,PA – November 27, 2014
Pros: yes, we prepare meals and eat together as a family.
My day at work depends on the shift, This is an open policy company. It is very difficult to single out the Director from other employees. The Director sits together with other supervisors in the same open office. Employees are friendly and assist one another as need may arise. The hardest part of the job is when I want pass a message to a consumer but realize that the consumer is not verbal. I just feel that I am not worth working around.
I love working with young and difficult consumers because they believe that I understand their problems because of my age.
Lehigh Valley Act , RHD (Former Employee), Bethlehem, PA – November 2, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: high stress, burnout, lousy management, unrealistic goals for clients and case managers
Job is not bad at first. Continues to get more difficult and corporate is unrealistic in expectations of what can be done with a severely mentally ill client. Decent pay, great coworkers, lousy management.promises made about raises that never came to fruition.high turnover.
Residential Advisor (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2014
Pros: no prior training needed, several schedules to choose from
Cons: unprofessional leadership
Having been in corporate for quite some time, I've grown accustomed to a certain level of professionalism. Since being employed I've noticed a lot of laid back behaviors. It's just my opinion but I do think that management focus on the wrong things. When there are all staff meetings, I can't tell if I'm at work or if I've stepped back in time to middle school. Supervisors often play and joke in the most inappropriate times. When someone is attempting to be professional and address employees, they do it as though they are talking to a group of adolescences and teens. Then to top it all of cell phones are rarely on vibrate...It's just unprofessional all around.
Pros: autonomy, no nursing leadership to report to
Cons: no break, no time off, little pay for hours you are expected to work, poor team leadership
Recently worked at this location for several months. The persons in charge of the team is intrusive, condescending, refuses your request for time off and expects around the clock participation. Was asked to overlook good nursing practice and bend the rules to meet current demand. Stay away if you want to maintain skills and license.
Registered Nurse/ Case Manager (Current Employee), Dover, DE – August 8, 2014
A great place to work if you don't want to keep your nursing skills up dated. Greta working hours and the people there are great. The population we served behavioral health visiting people in their homes or community and delivering medications.
Great place to work with opportunity for advancement
Case Manager Trainee (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – August 7, 2014
Pros: company culture
Cons: contractual work
A typical day at work consisted of being a life coach to welfare recipients. In addition to providing said recipients with job placement and development, we also taught and developed job skills workshops.
Resources for human development has a unique company culture that encouraged my leadership style. During my tenure at RHD, I learned the value of hard work and perseverance. Within the span of six – more... months, I was promoted from an administrative assistant to a Case Manager Trainee. I also learned that I find immense gratification in helping others better themselves whether it be finding a job they really want or accomplishing their goals in life. Being a part of the success of others is the greatest gift.
The managers in RHD were very supportive and growth-oriented and valued their employees enough to provide them with opportunities for advancements and bonuses.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who had the "welfare mentality" These individuals didn't know any other way to provide for their families and finding ways to change their outlook on life was the most challenging, but exhilarating aspect of my Case Manager Trainee position. As for the most enjoyable part of the job, I would have to say it is being a part of the solution and helping people achieve goals they thought they would never achieve. Additionally, I found researching solutions to individual's problems to be a very exciting aspect of this job. – less