Direct Support (Current Employee) – Washington, PA – February 22, 2018
Very rewarding place to work, every day you have contact with the individuals who are part of our programs, even on a long day all you have to do is look around and know you are making a difference in people's lives. Everyday is different, you are always learning and gathering new skills, fun, friendly co-workers. Everyone wants more pay, that is a given, I look around and think that everyone who cares day in and day out for children, individuals with disabilities deserve 10 times what they make but I also realize we are state and federally funded and you are not in this field anywhere to get rich, you do it because you have the heart for it.
Therapeutic Staff Support (Former Employee) – Washington, PA – December 2, 2017
Bad apples spoil the bunch. Lack of motivation, gossip, negative attitude by few employees would ruin environment. Above what have witnessed at other jobs. Normally these people would be reprimanded. Loved the work, people I helped. Not organized, too much freedom given to employees with no work ethic. Work is work.
Therapeutic Support Staff/Direct Cate (Former Employee) – Pennsylvania – October 6, 2017
No experience in this field needed- will be trained. Shift ends at 3:30pm instead of 4pm almost every day (daycare on site). Fun environment. Various activities daily (arts/crafts/shopping/parks) make time at work fly! Perfect for Mom's.
Expect a high level of physical and mental exhaustion with embarrassing pay rate
TA (Former Employee) – Pennsylvania – April 1, 2017
I have worked for this company for 5 years and although I absolutely love the work and find it rewarding and fulfilling, the expectation of doing a good job and taking care of human beings lives is rewarded with embarrassing low pay.
Extremely low pay and unappreciative attitude from management
Rewarding place to work, excellent culture and excellent commitment to consumer
Direct Care Professional (Current Employee) – Washington, PA – May 16, 2016
Excellent environment to work in and great management. Commitment to not only the consumers health and safety but quality of life is such an inspiration. The position can sometimes be challenging but at the end of the day it is personally rewarding.
Company needs to re-adjust how they work with employees
personal caregiver (Current Employee) – Fayette, PA – September 8, 2014
I have worked for this company for two years, and have seen how a company can go from taking care of their employees. To a company with total lack of interest in taking care of employees to the point where they are showing signs of hacking off that part of the company.
Independent Services Support (Current Employee) – Washington, PA – November 27, 2012
A typical day is spent with an autistic client completing every day tasks that are taken for granted by the population without a mental handicap. Client needs to be taught how to care for themselves, such as how to shower, use the restroom, prepare food, communicate effectively, participate in self enjoyment, and much more. The hardest part of the job is that it is a field that has a lot of burn out.