Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – October 14, 2018
The management teams were very unprofessional and unorganized. They lake compassion, appreciation and concern or safety for their employees. They are a very selfish company to work for. They are inconsistent with scheduling and staffing shifts when needed. The pull staff from their base house and send them to other locations without notice that could be 30-40 minutes out the way.
Government and Community Relations Intern (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 4, 2018
The Corporate office is beautifully designed, and has a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. RHD's values and missions drive the company, and provides a welcome environment that encourages growth and community. This organization truly works to celebrate the contributions of employees, regardless of role or compensation. It was because of my experience with RHD that I became passionate about advocacy, government affairs, and politics.
Residential Counselor I (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2018
Overall RHD is a good place to work if a person is just beginning a career in the human service field. Working with an array of clients with so many different personalities will give any employee the hands on experience needed for advancement at other agencies. The relaxed dress code and overall relaxed company culture makes RHD a good place to build life long friendships with employees. However the need for career advancement will make many employees only use this company as a stepping stone rather than a place to stay long term.
Residential Advisor (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 24, 2018
Working with the clients and building relationships with them is the best part of the job.You get paid vacations and sick time and you also have to know how to work as a team player to contribute to the well being of the clients.
Crisis Specialist (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – September 19, 2018
This agency is overloaded with practices of favoritism. Managers are without effective supervisory skills. They verbalize one perspective, but then operate under a different motive. The whole objective is whomever can report to work and give the best act of not being overwhelmed is the approved employee. It is very important to know that you must be servile in order to keep the job. Have no vocal expression about anything. It's never "safe" to ask questions. Be Agreeable Only about Everything including mistreatment, and you might last.
Preferential treatment__ TWO HOUR lunch breaks for favorites
Residential Advisor for Drug and Alcohol (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 12, 2018
This job is very rewarding helping people get their lives back together from drugs I facilitated life skill groups assisted clients to and from medical appointments and sobriety meetings completed daily og book at the end of shift monitoring visitors on visiting days.
Its a stepping stone to a career It isn't a long term job
Residential Support Staff (Current Employee) – Bath, PA – September 10, 2018
A typical day at RHD will include taking consumer to their appointments. Transporting clients to therapy or other approved activities . I learned how to manage time. the hardest part of the job is helping the consumer develop quality of life. the most enjoyable part of the job is cooking with the consumers.
outings have to be approved, consumers are not always friendly to staff
Community Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Woodland Park, NJ – September 9, 2018
Working for RHD was enjoyable mostly due to the colleagues I worked with, as well as the clientele. The population we were serving were adults with mental illness currently hospitalized or formerly hospitalized, living in the community. Our duty was to link to services, conduct visits and ensure each individual was working towards their service plan goals - which was tailored to their individualized needs based on their life and previous situation that led them to hospitalization. The whole purpose was to keep the individuals out of the hospital and in the community leading healthy lives.
Managers have no real down time because they are required to live on site. The job pays well and with the free rent and utilities, it pays above average. It sometimes does not seem like a fair trade off however.
Above average pay and autonomy for day to day managerial tasks
Onsite management requirement and micromanagement of extensive paperwork
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Lehigh Valley, PA – September 7, 2018
No room for advancement. Management constantly changing rules. Day to day staff do 100% of work and get 0 credit. Management is overpaid. Constant changeover and lack of staff. Worked there for eight years received one raise of 25 cents.lack of training. Management think there better than everyone. Consumers are not treated the same. Management uses bully tactics.
Residential Aide (Current Employee) – Bethlehem, PA – August 26, 2018
A typical day at work would be making sure the consumers are meeting their daily goals and assisting with anything they made need. Also, providing transportation for places they need to go. This job was definitely a favorite
Great place to learn about where you are at in life, career & goals.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – COSTARS – August 19, 2018
Great place to work and develop skills great people to meet and work with, great place to demonstrate your skills and training's. Very special place that I have been able to grow and learn and to give back with becoming more through with communication skills.
Great impact on the community of Philadelphia
Lack of communication between teams and some supervisors.