Maintenance l/Client Care Worker (Current Employee), Bronx, NY – May 3, 2013
Pros: near my house/10 minuets away
Cons: client outbursts.
Volunteers of america Next Step program is a fast pace enviorment wich requires a lot of patience and dedication. This program consist of clients with mental health issues,chemical abusers. I provide services daily for all clients in this program. The hardest part of this job is to deal with clients with Mental/Chemical issues. The most enjoyable part – more... of this job can be when clients issues are met and solved in a timely fashion. – less
Direct Support Profressional (Former Employee), Andalusia, AL – April 30, 2013
My day at work started off getting the clients up in the morning assisting with baths and grooming,cooking,cleaning rooms,washing clothes, and daily living activites. My co-workers were easy to get along with. The hardest part of my job was dealing with my boss due to some odd behavior she had and things she enforced that were not company policy. She – more... is no longer the supervisor if that kind of sums that part up for you. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the clients. They were very sweet and enjoyable. – less
Counselor (Current Employee), Staten Island, NY – April 20, 2013
Pros: i love working as a team
Cons: if there is a person who is not a team player
A typical day on my job is making sure that my client are safe and living well in the community. Every day during team meeting, we meet and discuss each client in detail. After each meeting if there are any concerns that we need to address as a team, we take top priority to handle that client first. My co-workers. It is a joy to go to work in the morning. – more... My co-worker and I work as a team. if you have any question are don't understand something, someone from the team will help assist you. The hardest part of my job is knowing that you can't help every one. Most of the client you can give them the tools to mover forward and educate them but they continue to not listen to you and they start to decline. The most enjoyable part of my job is my co-worker. We work as a team. – less
Monitored & recorded all traffic of individuals entering and leaving the building in a hourly log daily.
Peer Coordinator (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – April 12, 2013
Cons: horrible communication between management with employees
Monitored hourly smoke break, and room checks of individuals in halfway house. Prepared and cooked lunch and dinner for all 14 residents. Monitored & recorded all traffic of individuals entering and leaving the building. Supervised self-medication process of residents at scheduled times. Provided transportation to and from the gym, community events, – more... and movies. – less
Internship (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – April 4, 2013
Typical day included data entry for new residents entering into the program and sitting in on meetings with differnet residents and staff members. Working here improved my skills with microsoft word and excel. The hardest part of the job was time management since the place seemed understaffed. Most enjoyable part was friendly coworkers and time went – more... by fast since there was always something going on. – less
Wonderful job helping unemployed veterans get back on their feet. Lots of travel and meeting new people.
Veteran Advocate/Employment/Outreach Specialist (Current Employee), Lansing, MI – April 1, 2013
Pros: freedom of expression and service
Cons: management blocks and hold-ups
I loved the opportunity to meet veterans and help them out. I learned valuable counseling skills, motivation skills and organization skills. I was responsible for outreach and job development in 8-9 counties. Becoming familiar with all social service agencies in the county and the resources available to the public was a great educational experience.
Volunteers of America is a great organization, with a great concept, b ut the employees make you not want to work there.
Direct Service Provide (Former Employee), 600 Azalea Blvd. Mobile, Al.36608 – March 27, 2013
Pros: great concept, and they help a great deal of people.
Cons: need to take a closer look at the people they have over the group homes.
A typical day depending on your shift could be picking the clients up from or dropping them off at a day program, preparing meals, giving baths, helping the client with their daily activities of life. I learned that every one is differently able. The management was not that great, they bullied more than managed, co-workers were always in fear of loosing – more... their jobs so it was not a nice environment to work in. The hardest part of my job was getting too attached to the clients. The most enjoyable part was seeing someone achieve something that you didn't think was possible for that individual. – less
Truck driver? (Former Employee), Brookpark, Ohio – March 23, 2013
Cons: management misleads you
I got hired as a truck driver which I accepted the job based on getting benefits and working full time. After I started I was told I was part time and that it would take 90-120 days before I went full time, and I would get a raise at that time since they only pay $10.00 an hour. Im not sure how they expect to keep employees with that rate of pay and – more... the hours they give you. Pay is every two weeks and I averaged 45 hours for two weeks. Any ways I dont work there anymore. – less