digital team (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – July 14, 2016
I have been Canadian Redcross for 2 years and my overall experience was very good. you can balance your personal life and work. good place to work if you are old and don't have ability to learn advance skills.
Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – February 2, 2016
This organization has an unbelievably high staff turnover rate.
Management does not have the vision to lead nor do they have the respect of many employees. Many people will look to the terrific work that the Red Cross does internationally during disasters and other events, however domestically this organization and its leadership use both staff and volunteers and then simply discard them.
The backbone of the Red Cross are volunteers who do their very best, working long hours and giving freely of their time when needed.
Complete lack of organizational vision, very disrespectful of staff
YOUTH LEADER (Former Employee) – 1305 11 Ave SW, Calgary, AB – July 5, 2016
I would be assigned to a school and present to elementary schools about bullying and how to prevent it and intervene in healthy ways. I took the training course which taught me a lot about bullying and how we should handle it as well as how if it isnt confronted early on it can cause permanent problems in the future. The management was good, I made friends with both the managers and my peers. The hardest part of the job was getting over my fear of public speaking which I got over pretty fast. The best part was seeing how the kids used the information from the presentations.
I got to work with kids and share knowledge on a safer environment for them.
The only thing was they only got together once a month.
PDA responder (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – March 31, 2016
A typical day at work would be helping people who have been affected by disasters by filling in their information on the assessment forms provided by the Red Cross. We help them during their vulnerable times by providing them with a list of resources they can contact in order to get help. The work was very rewarding and it has helped me realize that I am very passionate about community work.
PERSONAL SUPPORT WORKER, COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – June 25, 2016
I am a home care PSW .I go in and out of homes taking care of the elderly and disable.I assit with there meal prep , medication, bathing and there daily living.This is a rewarding position to me because im making a diffrence in there lifes and mine.The hard part of my job is watching them struggle because of lack of funding.The other part of my job that is hard on me is that it is quite physical on the body and as i age i can feel it.
Makeing a difference in there daily living.
Lossing a patient. Becomimg harder on my body mechanic.
Administrative Assistant/ Receptionist (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – March 7, 2016
I am usually the first point of contact for the community workers as well as the our patients and caregivers. My job is to confirm appointments or make changes within limits with the patients for the health care providers. The most difficult part of my job at times is to clarify information from patients that is diagnosed with Alzheimer or dementia but to rectify that situation I would often communicate with next of kin or caregiver of the patient. The most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that my team and I have provided some comfort for the patient and some sense of normalcy for a family member. I learned that every patient needs are different and they vary from day to day. I come to expect the unexpected at my job as an administrator as my daily task not only consist of dealing with patients but replenishing office supplies so that our staff and community workers always have supplies to do their job efficiently.
Co-Op Student (Former Employee) – Stratford, ON – August 17, 2016
In each day I work is fun because you meet different people. I have learned to be more organize and master my computer skills. Management are very hard working. Co-workers are great and responsible. The hardest part of the job is when there is nothing to do. The most enjoyable part of the job is to help vulnerable people in the community on their worst day.
Standard First Aid & First Responder Instructor (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – January 12, 2013
It is a very casual job where I set my own hours and my own class schedules. Amazing environment with inspiring students. In addition to teaching I have participated as a first responder at many events. The other instructors are amazing and are always willing to help out with large courses and teaching sessions. I love to teach and work with people and just the constant flow of new people is exciting. The hardest part would be adjusting teaching styles for individuals but I have always manage to figure out a way to make the student process or understand. I have learned different teaching approaches, patience, time management, and am constantly updating and maintaining my basic first aid skill as well as have the opportunity to work with those more advanced and skilled who are always teaching me new skills.
side job that i can do around my own schedule
no benefits, not always a consistant in flow of work
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) – Woodstock, NB – January 4, 2016
a typical day at work is providing personal and home support to clients in their homes, there are some stressful situations in some homes. co-workers are wonderful. the hardest part of the job is seeing the clients' health deteriorate the most enjoyable part of the job is providing as much help and care that I can.
sometimes having to travel a fair distance for only a few hours work
Nursing Home Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – July 9, 2015
My time with Red Cross was spent coordinating patients with nursing staff. This consisted of reviewing the patient's care plan and matching them with nurses possessing the skills and education to meet the patient's needs in the timeframe specified by the doctor's order.
At the time I started with Red Cross I was a fairly new grad with only experience as a dictatypist previously. The skills I obtained in this position became the base for my future career.I learned to be very organized and detail oriented working with a large team of coordinators, nursing staff of all levels as well as management, but also some great customer service skills when speaking with patients and their family members.
I very much enjoyed my time at Red Cross and the only reason I left was to start my family.
Positive work environment with a great team of other coordinators dedicated to their patients.