Hello, My name is Davita, and I have worked at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy for 5 years. When I applied for this position, it was due to an ad in the Review Journal that read “If you are looking for a career that has meaning, imagine how good it will feel to come home every night knowing that you spent your day helping children with disabilities receive life changing therapy.” This is why I applied. This is why I have come to work EVERYDAY for the last 5 years. I have personally found the majority of the employees to be very nice. Many of them have been with the company for a long time and are dedicated to the mission of helping children.
Upon hire, you are asked if you have any schedule restrictions that would interfere with your ability to work for this company? Most people say no. They say that they have open availability. Some people will agree to working a specific schedule in order to get the job, and then they ask or demand a different schedule after starting. This is not fair to other employees, and because management is actually quite fair to their employees, they will not agree to that. We also ask if there are any days that you need to have off due to a prior commitment that you may have put in for during your previous job. If you say yes, we mark those days off for you. If you say no, that means that you have open availability. It is up to you to determine whether or not the job would interfere with your family life prior to accepting the job. Regarding occasional overtime, I like the extra money and the feeling of helping out the team.
If you check out our Facebook page, you will see the staff members who have been with the company for years. You will see that we are providing the children of the greater Las Vegas area the absolute best therapy there is.
My Left Foot Children’s Therapy has 5 clinics, and the parking at 4 of the clinics is awesome. The county most recently changed some of our parking spaces at the clinic on Jones Blvd without notice, so parking for that clinic is provided for the Admin staff at a local church a block away. What was not mentioned is that management allows us a 10 minute “paid grace period” for a 5-minute walk to the building. I use this time to reflect and get in my daily Fitbit steps! Admin hours are allocated so that there are large groups of employees coming to work at the same time, so no one has to walk alone. Management is looking for a better solution, but for now, employees park in the church parking lot until 5:00 PM, and then at that time they move their cars into the main parking lot. This because the other businesses that share our lot close at 5:00 PM.
Employees are not terminated for requesting time off during the probationary period. It is costly to hire and train employees. It makes no sense for management to lose them.
I believe that my opinion is that of the majority, as there are employees who have been with this company for a number of years. I just felt I needed to express my opinion here because it seems too often, the negative people are the most vocal skewing reality. less
My name is Christine and I have been a full-time Occupational Therapist at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy for almost 4 years. I have enjoyed my time here, and as a new therapist the collaboration and sense of mentoring between therapists has been invaluable. I feel that while this job can be challenging at times, as all pediatric jobs can be, the support I get from fellow therapists and management has helped me maintain a good work-life balance. During my first year, I was scheduled to work later days and the weekend in order to accommodate the needs of the community and the many kids that need to be seen outside of school. I was able to adjust my schedule as needed after only one year, in order to meet more of my needs and preferences. While living in Vegas, it’s actually beneficial for me to have a weekday off, so I was able to take off Fridays and Saturdays and be off of work by 4 o’clock on more than one day of my week. The time off that you are able to take, both paid and unpaid, is more than fair to me; in addition to the 5 paid holidays, I receive an additional 2 weeks of paid time off, annually. I can request off any time that I need, and it gets approved.
It is true that we are scheduled with back-to-back patients, as I would say is standard-practice for this type of setting. I don’t think anyone would pay me for frequent scheduled breaks between each kid throughout a day, plus it would make for a very confusing and inefficient schedule. However, this hourly schedule doesn’t inhibit my ability to communicate with my parents or provide efficient parent education, including home exercise programs. I consistently spend at least 5 minutes discussing the session with parents at the end of the hour, and I will often invite parents to stay throughout the session. One of the many benefits of this job is that they allow you to use your clinical judgment to make these decisions and tailor your treatment to meet the needs of the children and their families.
The administrative personnel at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy consists of a large number of core staff, many who have been working here since before I started. They also have additional staff members that are being trained to fill positions at current and new clinics as the company continues to expand. While this staff is more fluid and changing as of recent, they are continually working hard to find staff that appropriately fits the needs of each position. At times this can make for many new faces, but I don’t find that it negatively impacts the services we provide.
It is true that we will get occasional emails from management that clarifies the expectations for room organization or other such policies. These emails are important to ensure rooms are clean and functional, and to make sure treatment focuses on the child vs. searching for missing supplies. Management is always willing to hear about any concerns with policies or procedures that may be changed to best suit the needs of the therapists and the community we serve.
I feel that My Left Foot Children’s Therapy is very invested in its therapists. With the significant annual raises we receive, the autonomy and respect that we are given, and the supportive work environment, I feel I can provide the best services as a therapist and member of the community. My Left Foot Children’s Therapy has continued to grow in order to meet the needs of the community and has developed a wonderful reputation for providing child and family centered services to meet everyone's individual needs. It has been rewarding to work and grow as a therapist alongside this company. less
My name is Jennifer and I have been an Occupational Therapist at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy for the past 4 years and a therapy manager for the past 2 ½ years. I love my job at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy. As a treating Occupational Therapist myself, I can tell you that My Left Foot Children’s Therapy is the opposite of cut-throat. It is a very supportive and nurturing environment and there is amazing collaboration between the OTs, PTs, and SLPs; between all levels of management and therapists; and between the parents and therapists. Management is not disconnected from what therapy should be, in fact, I am a therapy manager and I provide one-hour treatment sessions to 17 children a week, every week, so I am not disconnected by any means. Treatment sessions are an hour long, we only have one patient at a time, management limits the number of evaluations that the scheduling department puts in our schedules, and we are given a minimum of three hours a week to complete our reports in addition to any cancellations we may have, so we are definitely not overworked. When I started at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, I too signed a non-compete agreement, as all therapists are expected to at any reputable company. It stated that I could not work for a company that provides pediatric therapy (adult therapy is O.K.) in direct competition with My Left Foot Children’s Therapy within 25 miles of My Left Foot Children’s Therapy for 16 weeks after leaving the company. 4 months seems like a very reasonable time frame (my previous position required an 18-month non-compete agreement) and 25 miles is not the entire populated area of Nevada, but rather a total of only about 0.1% of the state of Nevada. The therapist turnover rate at My Left Foot Children’s Therapy is 1% monthly, which in my over 23-years of experience is quite low. My Left Foot Children’s Therapy hires therapists from within the state of Nevada, as well as from many other states in the country; it’s about who is best suited to give the patients the best therapy, not where a therapist is from. At My Left Foot Children’s Therapy, I work with therapists from many states, including Nevada. It has been my experience that My Left Foot Children’s Therapy has an excellent reputation within the area’s medical community, an excellent reputation throughout the local foundations benefitting children with disabilities, an excellent reputation within the local and national organizations advocating for children with disabilities, and an excellent reputation among the local governmental agencies in the state of Nevada. My Left Foot Children’s Therapy does offer an amazing salary, but not because anyone is selling his or her soul; it is because My Left Foot Children’s Therapy truly values the skills, talents, and experience its therapists bring to our company, and in our world, one of the ways we show value is by financially compensating people fairly. less
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Our company’s number one mission is to take care of the children who we provide therapy to. Every employee, whether a therapist, receptionist, billing specialist, insurance specialist, or scheduler, needs to know and follow all of our company policies, because our policies are there to ensure the best treatment of our patients and to ensure the continued success of our business - which is necessary to ensure continued therapy for our patients. Our policies are not fluid; they do not change. We have been in business for 11 years and we have worked under the same basic principles and policies for those 11 years. This employee, who worked for us for 4 months, apparently did not learn, retain, or follow our policies. We do not keep employees who do not follow our mission or our policies, we do not keep employees who perform their job duties poorly, and we do not keep employees who treat other employees and/or patients and their families carelessly or disrespectfully. Most of our employees, administrative staff and therapists, have been with us for years. We strive to hire and retain only the kindest, most intelligent, most ethical, and most patient-driven administrative employees and therapists, and although we are not adverse to parting ways with under-achieving employees, we do not lose employees almost weekly, as this disgruntled ex-employee claims, and we have actually only parted ways with one therapist since the Summer of 2015, and it is now January 8, 2016. We have always strived to be the best pediatric outpatient therapy clinic in the city, state, and country, and to be the best, you have to hire and retain the best – only the best. If you feel that you are the best at what you do, please send us your resume – we’d love to have you on our team! less