Personal Support worker (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – June 11, 2013
My typical day working for red cross home care was driving from one clients home to the other. Preparing meal,medication reminders, cleaning, applying or taking off compression stockings. We didn't really see any of our co-workers. The there was nothing really hard about the job but the driving times between clients was very un-organized by the company. The most enjoyable part of the job was spending some one on one with each client and learning more about them and appreciating what we do for them.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Dispatcher / Scheduling Coordinator (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – August 23, 2015
I enjoyed working for the Redcross. It was the most amazing career I may ever have. Helping clients was the best part of my job and we had the most amazing staff to work with. If it weren't for the fact my family and I moved to Ottawa I never would have left.
Passenger Assistant (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – August 21, 2015
working with people is one of the enjoyable things I love to do,everyone is different and unique in their own way,management was always there if needed,worked with a lot of great people.It can get really cold in the winter especially in and out.
transportation coodinator (Former Employee) – barrie – September 14, 2015
nice place to work--nice ppl. the pay is not on scale for the duties and responsibilities <30k and there is no time to train new employees. I was given a manual to work from. I was working in a 4x4 cubical and on the phone and computer for 3.5 hrs at a time. just not a good fit for me
A moron (Former Employee) – Niagara on – June 20, 2015
Would never work for an thing again that say red cross on it at all .. the lack of management that doesn't excesses is scary drive bus an your license. May be taken away because u most be an idiot for driving it because they don't fix busses or have right form in most take it from some one knows not a place to work unless u are a born monkey
U may work an u may not
Never need to worry about money cause u won't get it from them
Community Support Worker (Former Employee) – St Thomas – August 19, 2015
like any other organization there's good and there's breakdowns.. Communication is a struggle sometimes, but their in service training sessions is helpful for workers and certainly beneficial for the patients..