Recovery Case Worker - Recovery Team (Current Employee) – High River, AB – July 9, 2014
The CRC was deployed to deal with the largest disaster in the history of Canada when June 2013 flooding left 100,000 people vulnerable. The work is client based and client driven. It involves not only direct aid but also advocacy to many Government and Non-Governmental agencies. Case loads require intense focus as client needs and issues are ever evolving. Skills such as psychological first aid and de- escalation are important to provide a safe environment for both clients and staff. The extreme challenges of the post disaster era have afforded ample opportunity to hone problem solving and communication skills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.