Excellent Company, fun job, that truly cares for its clients
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Frederick, MD – December 11, 2017
I would say the most fun part of Community Living is the group activities and involvement with Special Olympics. The hardest part about Community Living is the demanding shifts. But after awhile you get used to them. A typical day consists of a lot of job coaching, followed up by doing fun activities with the clients, and assisting them with grocery shopping, appointments, and other things. I can honestly say that I have never had a more caring and helpful management team at Community Living. They have been very helpful and flexible in my life when hard times came up. My manager was always willing to go above and beyond for not only her clients but also her staff. I learned a lot at Community Living and truly am grateful for my time there. But the biggest thing I have gotten out of Community Living is bringing out the passion I have to pursue a career in the field of direct care because of my love for this community. I learned how to file incident reports on our Carematic system, filing out MAR for medication, how to take blood pressure, and noticing changes in client behavior.
LOTS of overtime, 403b retirement, mileage reimbursement, and buydown of vacation time
because of the pay you gotta work alot of extra hours to bring home a better paycheck.
Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saint Peters, MO – October 29, 2017
A typical day at work is very stressful.
I have learned that when a small company (with the best of intentions) takes on more clients than it is prepared to, the quality of the services being provided decreases. Also, the workload on staff increases as does staff turnover.
The upper management has expectations that are very high if not unrealistic.
Staff members get along well and work together as a team to do the best that they can.
The hardest part of the job is that new "job responsibilities" are frequently added to the position requirements even though meeting the previous responsibilities is very difficult.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the pure satisfaction of supporting the individuals that we serve and knowing that you are making a positive difference in their lives.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) – St. Charles, MO – June 13, 2017
Management is great! The key to a successful work environment is open communication. The clients at Community Living Inc become family and the most enjoyable part of the job is that you are able to go home knowing that you made a small impact on someone's life that day. Community Living Inc is a great place to work and they train their staff on everything they need to know.
Contract Case Manager (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – November 23, 2017
There isn't a day that's the same. It is possible to have one day that's for paperwork, but the next day could be totally stressful with issues that streamline back to you and it doesn't matter if you can't figure it out; that's not an option. The most enjoyable part of the job is the flexibility.
Flexible work environment
Doesn't balance with family life, very stressful at times
Direct Support Staff (Current Employee) – O'Fallon, MO – November 21, 2017
They are a good company to leave for , the clients are our man focus and we build bonds with one another. I have bond with my clients and co-workers. Its chill and they are flexible with your schedule.
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) – Angola, IN – October 24, 2017
There were certain things that are just regular things I did but the company did not tell me and I lost respect for the company. I made a couple med errors and they wouldn't tell me what the error was. Found out from another coworker that they were just vitamins no serious prescription meds. I didn't like going to work because I sit down doing pretty much nothing and I never felt engaged with other employees or the individuals. I didn't feel like was advancing in anyway so became tired of it.
Could get as many hours as I wanted
I just sat around all day and didn't get to do much but pass medications and help with food
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee) – Saint Peters, MO – October 15, 2017
I worked 60 hours a week from the time I started to the time I left and always by myself with 4 clients that were all one on one. The house manager was never and there and when she did show up she was drunk.
Nasty unprofessional horrible place to work needs to be shut down
Support Stafg (Former Employee) – St. Charles, MO – April 20, 2017
close the company down horrible place i feel sorry for the clients especially at westminister i feel zorry for the clients shut the entire company down to much abuse and neglect im.reporting it to dmh very soon