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Busy Office Environment
Client Service Delivery Coordinator (Current Employee), Barrie, OntarioAugust 27, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: long hours, afterhours, weekends
Working at Red Cross Care Partners is an exciting busy environment. Flexible with schedule and great support. Scheduling 10,000 hours weekly. Great training program.
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Friendly and professional atmosphere.
Maintenance Coordinator (Former Employee), S.S.MarieAugust 7, 2013
Pros: very professional, and super friendly staff.
Cons: contract position.
The Red Cross is an excellent place to work, Staff and work enviroment, you couldn't ask for any better..
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Productive workplace; either refresh your skills or obtain new ones
Administrative/Program Assistant (Current Employee), Burnaby, BCJuly 15, 2013
The most enjoyable part of the job - stressful situations (such as a disaster time) - best time to learn lots of new things as they get deligated to you very easily.
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Personal Support worker (Former Employee), Kingston, ONJune 11, 2013
Pros: lots of learning experiences
Cons: driving
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. – more... 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. – less
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Generally good employer
Community Resource Coordinator (Former Employee), Medicine Hat, ABMay 29, 2013
Pros: great people who care
Cons: long hours, high workload
Overall a good employer, however workload in comparison to salary is not equitable. Good management, excellent values.
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Very Productive and learned alot of new stuff each day
Co-op Student (Former Employee), Windsor OntarioMay 28, 2013
Pros: good hours
Cons: volunteer
A typical day at work would be going to my office and asking my supervisor what she would like me to do and everything would most likely be on the computer
For Example; Setting up courses , signing up people for courses, writing documents , doing MMT'S and sending invoices
I learned how to use the Microsoft offices programs
My Supervisor was very nice – more... and very respectful
My Co-workers were all friendly and polite
we all treated each other with respect. – less
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Diverse and nice
Customer Service Assistant (Volunteer) (Current Employee), Vancouver, BCMay 12, 2013
I love working with other volunteers who come from different backgrounds. We all want to contribute more to the community.

The position is flexible and challenging, but that is also the beaty of it. We never get tired of doing searches and answering all sorts of questions on the phone.
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This is a great place to work, lots of excitement and challenges and something new every week.
Manager, Housing & Basic Needs (Former Employee), Calgary, ABApril 30, 2013
This is a great place to work, lots of excitement and challenges and something new every week. There is the opportunity to move from program to program and try out or develop new skills and experiences. Flexibility is important and recognized. There is a culture of strong team work. --and lots of fun and laughter in the common lunch room where everyone – more... gathers to share how there day is going. – less
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Community Nursing Support
Personal Support Worker (Current Employee), Kingston, ONApril 20, 2013
Caring for individuals at home and in nursing homes who are unable to care for themselves on a daily basis
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Wonderful coworkers,clientele and excellent in-office staff
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), Woodstock, ontarioApril 17, 2013
Pros: conversation and knowledge gained
Cons: driving distances, unclean homes, prolonged problem solving
A typical day at work was caring for the senior population, although they can be challenging they are a source of conversations of life.
I learned much of how home care has changed over the years and the importance of independance for as long as possible. Although I worked most of the time with great staff, there were ocassions when the direct in the – more... field contact staff were not as supportive or understanding of the particulars surrounding the PSW field of work.
The hardest part of the job was the split shift and the inconsistant balance of work and home life due to shedualing problems. Althought the driving all over the country side from house to house was not the best aspect, there was a sense of self reliance and responsibilty with the enjoyment of the face to face one on one interaction with the persons I was caring for. – less
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Loved the work atmosphere
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee), North Bay, ONApril 12, 2013
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Typical day at work was going into homes and taking care of clients needs. I have learned how to manage my time and to make sure that all that is required of me to be done properly.This was a job you work alone. Management was very helpful. The hardest part is that i did not have my full licence and work had to schedule me to clients i could easily – more... get to. The most enjoyable part of this job was knowing that my clients where satisfied and alot of clients would specifically ask for me to be there worker. – less
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Personal Assistant for Lawyer (friend) - part-time (Current Employee), Montréal, QCMarch 28, 2013
Pros: meeting up
Cons: not often
I am an a Assistant at Fundraising team. I am called when they do need me and my assistance. I learnt a lot of new things related to the fundraising activities in Montreal. I am happy with my team and would like to say that management works very well too.
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It was wonderful to volunteer.
Receptionist (Former Employee), London, ONMarch 6, 2013
Pros: it was nice's to help people
Cons: i was there for only 5 to 7 hrs twice a week
I was volunteering at Canadia Red Cross for 3 years. It was very nice's to be a receptionist i enjoy it.
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Taking good care of the clients in their own home
Community Support Worker (Former Employee), Tillsonburg, ONJanuary 30, 2013
Proving excellent care of clients in their own home where they are comfortable and feel safe
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Taking good care of the clients in their own home
Community Support Worker (Former Employee), Tillsonburg, ONJanuary 30, 2013
Respect and good care sometimes a chat is all they need, they are grandparents, aunts and uncles and sometimes parents. They all deserve the best care I can give them
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Very Flexible work hours for part time employees
Instructor/Lecturer (Current Employee), Hamilton, ONJanuary 27, 2013
Pros: meet know people in every course. lots of fun
Cons: jobs are not guaranteed
As an instructor for the Canadian Red Cross, your environment is always different and challenging. New people, and different learner types allows for a constantly changing teaching environment.
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good place to work but time consuming!!
CSW/PSW/HCA (Current Employee), Muskoka, ONJanuary 22, 2013
Pros: aiding and socializing with clients
Cons: long hours
You do an hour at 1 clients home then you have a different amount of time in between clients that changes every day that you are not payed for but still have to be on-call for! Some times it can take 12 hours out of your day just to do and get payed for 8 hours.
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Unique workplace with a really good team
Standard First Aid & First Responder Instructor (Current Employee), Richmond, BCJanuary 12, 2013
Pros: side job that i can do around my own schedule
Cons: no benefits, not always a consistant in flow of work
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 – more... 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. – less
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Awsome place to volunteer at.
Office Administrator (Current Employee), St. Thomas, ONNovember 20, 2012
A typical day at the Red Cross consist of answering phones, making phone calls, answering any inquires, performing basic office duties and taking registrations for classes we offer.
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homecare
personal support worker (Former Employee), Kingston, ONNovember 7, 2012
Pros: meeting all kinds of new people and there families
Cons: shift work and shortage of hours at time
very flexiable i have learned alot from my experience as a personal support worker such as time management , how to deal with many types of people with different views on life as well as temperments . bathing and assisting with dressing light house keeping and taking care of the well being of the client as well as being avocate for my clients . dealing – more... with many family wishes , paper work and communation to managers and supervisors – less

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