Casual work environment with passionate people
Care Advocate (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 17, 2014
A typical day in my job consisted of coordinating the food services of 900+ weekly clients. I learned a lot about customer service, HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions and how good food and nutrition can improve a person's health. The agency has undergone a lot of changes in the past couple of years, particularly in upper-management. Middle management could use some more training on how to be more effective in working with front-line employees but the direction of the agency as a whole is well-supported and exciting. The hardest part of working at Lifelong was the lack of resources that many non-profits face, which resulted in a sub-par building with limited space to do quality work. Another frustration was the stringent contract requirements imposed by funders, which made continuity of care for clients difficult. The amazing people I worked with and the clients I served were the best part of the job.
Free lunches, Verizon Wireless discount, Health care/Vision/Dental insurance, Union representation