Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Alliston, ON – October 9, 2013
Pros: my clients
Cons: no time for my own family
Overall my experience working as a personal support worker with Bayshore has been great. I have met great people and had a chance to feel like I truly made a difference in someone's life that needed my help and support.
Not a very caring company, for a Home Care provider
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Edmonton, AB – March 3, 2014
Pros: very rewarding to work with wonderful homecare aids, assist with people who needed care
Cons: non empathetic managment
Overall I enjoyed my job very much. Answering inquiries, assisting the home care aids when the called and documenting and reporting any prevalent and sensitive information to the appropriate Alberta Heath Service department. Being a female only office (not by choice), at times, many would be confrontational with each other and some were down right volatile. – more... What was the clincher of their non empathy was when I was diagnosed with cancer and need to miss work many times for surgeries and recuperation time. They were not very accommodating and very confrontational about the fact that I missed work to often, it was even noted in my performance evaluation and was deemed unsatisfactory. – less
playing cards with clients, if clients do have dog bring out for a walk.
Personal support worker (Current Employee), Mississauga, ON – February 25, 2014
enjoying work out in the community, it is my passion when out in the community you get to know different people my many races. my hardest time working is when the clients has their moments when they want to work with me either then that I love my job as a personal support worker
psw (Former Employee), Hamilton – December 4, 2013
– April 1, 2013 Worst employer ever. Lots of after hour work you are not compensated for, pay for your own cell phone and calls,no pension plan, no education fund,poor mileage (told to make up the difference on your taxes), poor pay overall, including call time. They like to say they are all about the clients, but they are not.Toxic work environment. – more... Find another employer....a lot of years I won't get back and not even a thank you when I left. Sad.
KTSD – June 27, 2013 I don't think the owner really knows what is going on at this branch. The nepotism and favouritism is unreal. I think the nsc HR needs to take a close look at why there is so much turnover/firings. Blatant harassment that is not discussed, a blind eye is turned. There is silent bullying (dirty looks, restriction, seclusion) Toxic environment. Low morale. Felt physically and emotionally sick the entire time I worked there.
AN I second all these comments. I will add that there is lack of management and as soon as they are involved the nepotism and retaliation kicks in. Its awful. It is against the law to threaten intimidate, and retaliate against a casual worker. but they do it and get away with it. They even make up situations so they don't have to visit a difficult client, ie cover their own butts.. It used to be good but they care more about the CCAC contract then their clients needs or their psws. I watched it evolve into a bs situation to work for. When the CCAC contract was awarded I thought to myself oh here it comes wait for it. It used to be a great place to work for, sad. Morale with the front line workers used to be great, its awful now, stay far away from this company for psw work. – less
Client Services Manager (Current Employee), Various Branches, last few months in Alberta – November 19, 2013
Pros: meeting the client's needs and making a difference in their lives
Cons: the job never stops, it's not 9-17.
Starting the day with the phones ringing, staff unable to make their shifts and replacement staff needs to be scheduled. New client calls for service and assessment. Staff calls with an injury that needs to be reported to WorkSafe BC. I have learned to prioritize and keep a level head and staying calm and positive. I don't believe in spending negative – more... energy on things I cannot change, but concentrate on changing the things I can. Juggling and managing internal and external customers and keeping everyone happy. I have great relationships with co-workers, have never had problems getting along with people at every level. The hardest part of the job would be not satisfying everyone's needs. The most enjoyable part is the end of the day when everything is completed as best as can be. – less
RPN (Current Employee), Kitchener ON – November 7, 2013
I started my nursing currier at bayshore home health as a Registered Practical Nurse where i learned so many things. firstly, time management and organisational skills, leadership skills etc. all the management staff and co-workers are so polite and very helpful.Since the work environment is great it is very easy to tackle difficult situations at the – more... work. the most enjoyable part of the job is you get see see all veriety of clients in the community and lots of opportunities to learn new things and to gain more knowledge. – less
Great to be able to make your own schedule, but hours not always guaranteed
Registered Nurse (Current Employee), Sudbury, ON – October 8, 2013
Pros: make your own schedule
Cons: hours not always guaranteed, dealing with ccac to increase or add nursing visits
I love that you get to choose your schedule. I currently work full-time hours from Monday-Friday, although they do like you to work every second weekend if able. Great for family life because you can be finished before you need to pick kids up from daycare/by the time they get home from school. If you have an appointment during the day, you can just – more... schedule your nursing visits around your appointment as you basically make your own schedule and call clients to arrange a convenient time for their visit. Downside is that you can be really busy one week (13+ clients in a day) and then if you have a lot of discharges the next, you could be left with about 3-4 clients a day. And sometimes they're just isn't any clients to pick-up, so that's the biggest downside. – less
shift nurse (Current Employee), Barrie, ON – September 10, 2013
This company offers a variety of opportunities from in home palliative care, to work in long term care facilities. Schedules are extremely flexible. If you need guaranteed hours it may not be the place for you.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), Kitchener, ON – September 8, 2013
Pros: flexible schedules
Cons: not enough hours
Very flexible schedule, however not enough hours. I enjoyed getting to know the clients that I did and working with them. I was able to communicate or discuss any concerns with my supervisors and team members.
Heath Care Attendant (Former Employee), Hamilton, ON – August 29, 2013
Pros: flexible, good pay
Cons: not knowing what i am walking into, no regular hours, night shifts
A typical night at work would be to just make sure the client is safe, help with transfers and toileting. The enjoyable part of this job is that I get to help people in need. I have learnt a new respect for the elderly doing this job. Although I do enjoy my job and the pay, I would really like a change in life and would like to learn and do something – more... new. I do not enjoy working nights anymore and would love to work full time days doing something more physical, new and different. I also do not like the fact of not knowing where I am going every time I get a new client and don't always have regular hours. – less
myNurse Coordinator (Former Employee), mississauga – August 15, 2013
Pros: great social events, career advancemnets
I loved working for Bayshore. They are a wonderful company, often promoting from within. They are growing fast, and have really great people working for them. I am sad that I only had a temp contract with them.
Nurse (Current Employee), Hamilton, ON – July 27, 2013
Pros: time flexibility, competitive pay for home care, not trapped in a hospital for 12 hours!
Cons: irregular hours, unpredictable days
I began working for Bayshore while I was in school studying nursing and was offered a position as a personal support worker. They maintained their commitment to promote career growth as promised on their website because when I graduated I was quickly given an orientation to work as a nurse with the company. I had applied to over 70 nursing positions – more... after graduating with no luck due to the extreme competition with other graduates and internal applicants with the places I applied, so I am very thankful to be given that opportunity.
Also: they pay a lot more than other home care agencies, both in PSW and in nursing (in my city). I have had some mix-ups when I worked as a PSW but nothing that wasn't sorted out, and it's expected in any home care agency because of the nature of how it all works. I think I have been treated fairly, and I wasn't handed a full time position on a silver platter but it's something you earn and work your way up to, and if you feel you're getting nowhere you can apply for other jobs that are at the hospital etc.
I am also grateful to be employed with Bayshore because the experience you will get will benefit you so much. You will see all sorts of clients, different things every day which will broaden your scope of experience, rather than doing the same type of things daily if you worked in a specialty hospital unit. You work independently but you are also part of a team and the Blackberry system makes it easy to communicate with your team members when a manager isn't available. – less