Jr. Network/Systems Administrator (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 5, 2014
I loved most of my time at Catholic Charities and loved going to work everyday. Towards the end, the company management style (not my personal manager but the direction of the company) was very questionable. It seemed as though people would fail at their jobs and get promoted. It seemed like they were throwing darts at a board and whatever it landed – more... on is what they tried on the For-Profit side of things. Non of those things every worked. Sad to say that this place is a shell of it's former glory. They still do great work but almost all of the great people who I worked with for over 5 years have left. – less
My volunteer work at LifeHouse Maternity Home is very meaningful volunteer work. I feel privileged to be there.
Volunteer, Front office Desk Clerk (Current Employee), Springfield, MO – February 28, 2014
Pros: all pros
Cons: no cons
I am a volunteer, doing whatever work the social workers need help with. I love helping out with this organization. The difference it makes in the lives of homeless, pregnant girls is a gift. The most enjoyable part of this job is helping this organization make a great contribution to the lives of valuable women who need help with housing and restructuring – more... their lives with education and positive role models so when they leave, they will have purpose and direction. – less
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee), 303 North Ventura Ave, Ventura CA, 93001 – February 18, 2014
Pros: i big thing was that i got to help people that need help.
Cons: when we had to tell them that they got there food for the month.
It was a lot of computer work. But, I did like it do data entry there I was able to get my typing skill from less them twenty to forty.I also like the way I got to get know the clients better when I had to do there intakes to get them a voucher for food to themself or themself and there familys.
A typical day can have its ups and downs. I learned to get to know the clients and staff. The hardest part of the job is getting threatened, hit on, spit on, things thrown at staff, and beaten by clients. Most enjoyable part of the job is having fun with clients.
Life Skills Instructor at Beacon House (Current Employee), Neptune City, NJ – February 9, 2014
Pros: one on one opportunity with clientel. great benefits.
Cons: orientation is held in trenton, nj.
Catholic Charities is a great place that someone can learn a lot about themselves. With so many different programs available to choose from, Catholic Charities does a great job with making sure that they people they hire are quality individuals that really want to make a dirrence in people's lives.
Catholic Home Care – Administrative (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – February 7, 2014
Pros: great location, free parking
Cons: low pay, no room for advancement, extremely terrible management
The Senior Home Care Dept. was poorly managed by those who so desperately wanted to throw their weight around. There is a lot of backstabbing and gossiping by management to cause division in the office. The needs and concerns of the senior citizens were being neglected because everyone was more concerned with what others were doing instead of focusing – more... on the seniors. The pay was too low and the cost of benefits was too high. – less
Intake Clerk/Receptionist (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – February 7, 2014
Pros: we celebrated monthly birthdays for each other.
Cons: we received a turkey during thanksgiving.
A typical day at work was learning how to be patient with the clients and working with clients that were disadvantage. The hardest part of the job was when we could not help a person get the assistance he/she needed with paying for their rent.The most enjoyable part of the job was during Thanksgiving and Christmas when we gave away turkeys and toys – more... to our clients because they could not afford these items during this time. My co-workers and I learned to have more compassion for our clients as we learned how to manage our clients from day to day. – less
Disaster Case Manager (Current Employee), Amityville, NY – February 6, 2014
Working with Catholic Charities as part of the Disaster Case Management team is great. My colleagues all get along and help one another out when needed. Management is very helpful and friendly. The hardest part of the job is all the traveling to our clients with our own car. The most enjoyable part of the job would be helping our clients to the fullest – more... and knowing we made a difference in there lives. – less
For the most part, I loved working at CC. I thought that, at age 65 or so, I would retire from the job.
Resource Home Specialist (Former Employee), Prescott, AZ – February 5, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule, forming long lasting relaionships with the foster parents.
Cons: my personal work space was a very small. it was claustraphobic. it was the size of a closet.
There was no such thing as a typical day. I visited foster homes and wrote home studies. I inputted data into the computer. If foster parents had an emergency, I might have to change my schedule to see what I could do to help them.
I learned an enormous amount about Foster Care and Child Protective Services. I learned to be more flexible, and to work – more... proactively as a team member. I had several knowledgeable supervisors. They were always approachable and available. My co-workers were good at their jobs, and we were helpful to one another. The hardest part of the job was worrying about the foster children. The most enjoyable part of the job was writing the home studies. – less