Care Giver in Independence, MO
Not the best
They do not pay their employees close to enough for what they expect from them. They do not appreciate everything their employees sacrifice to work the long hours for them either.
Direct Care Worker in New York, NY
Employee Safety and Well-being Is Not A Concern Of Management
In the year plus I worked at Community Access Inc I have had my life threatened, been the victim of advances by consumers of the agency, and witnessed employee assaults by consumers. The management of this organization takes almost not precautions to protect their employees. They underpay, overwork, and disrespect employee concerns on a regular basis. Enter COVID-19 when the organization failed to provide PPE to employees for over a month. Employees had to fight for the ability to work remotely (which they were only granted a few days per week). At the time that direct service staff were forced to risk their lives and work from the sites, upper management was able to safely work from home. Upper management actually increased the work loads of support staff at least by ten times the responsibilities. Support staff at various sites were pitted against each other to keep morale down and to ensure that despite support staff risking their health and their lives, they feared for their jobs. Human Resources is atrocious they take no action on formal complaints filed and ignore issues raised to them. To add insult to injury the organization began "morale boosting" activities that no one working in direct service had the time or ability to participate in. The organization prides itself on hiring individuals with lived experience in the mental health and substance use world, however the work environments and lack of care for employee work life balance and safety lend themselves to contributing to employee breakdowns. It's rare to find anyone who lasts longer than a year with the company. Property management allows their buildings to crumble which leaves the impression that Community Access is not only a bad employer but also a slumlord. My time with Community Access caused great emotional distress and contributed to medical and mental health issues. If you're considering a position with this organization my only advice is keep walking, your life is worth more than this company could ever pay you.
Support worker part time in Elizabeth, NJ
Great company to work for Very organizedClients are happy to be members of CAUStakeholders will do everything possible to see CAU succeedCAU is very progressive in the goal of Developing housing for individual with disabilities.
It is a group home setting, emphasis on HOME. Clients are good to work with and staff very attentive and work together.
We have two medical houses. Staff includes nursing (LPN/RN) and HTS 24/7. Upon arrival, I receive report, check on clients, count medications, and make preparation for the day. Each client has individual needs and we work accordingly, personalizing care, and monitoring for changes continuously. As with any medical facility / home, we have a general routine, but things can change in a moment. So being prepared to adapt quickly is a MUST. Just as a reminder to myself and our staff - These are our clients. We are in their home, working with them, and assisting them in their daily lives. They live one day at a time and we are there to make each day count.
HTS/MAT in 1104se 36th street 73501
It is a loving job you get to know how and why the clients are how they are
Being able to be around people with intellectual disabilities but seeing they are really smart in their own unique ways. There is alot of overtime you can get.