Individuals are awesome, more hours need to be offered
Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 8 February 2018
A typical day in my position comes with a lot of organizing while not on the clock, phone calls to arrange appointments, constantly balancing money and filling out paperwork. The actually outings/activities with groups/individuals are amazing and I enjoy it a lot. Getting to see each individuals reactions to trying something new or to going somewhere they have wanted to go for a while is priceless. Some of the management team can be a little frustrating as rules change from week to week it seems and it comes across that each employee has a different set of rules to follow. Which can make the work environment frustrating, and extremely stressful. Hardest part of the job is the demand put on me to manage everything. I feel the job and all it takes can easily be a full time position, but that is not option. The reason I continue to do the job day in and day out is simply because of the individuals that are supported. If support coordinators were not there each day, it is the individuals that would miss out and that is not fair to them.
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Sturgeon Falls, ON – 29 January 2018
A lot of worlplace gossip and favortisme. A lot of times I worked with a good team but there are those who did t work so hard. It is physically draining but so rewarding to be able to make a difference in a persons life.
great way for individuals with disabilities to socialize.
Placement student (Former Employee) – Kingston, ON – 26 December 2017
Community living is overall a great place to be the staff and the participants are very welcoming. The staff does a great job of making new participants feel like part of the family. Community living makes sure to do have may active outings for participants, some of these things include apple picking, horseback riding, and hiking. Community living interacts with all types of people, you will never have to worry about not fitting in.
Relief Provider (Current Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 21 December 2017
You get to make your own hours, paid trips out of town, potential to earn good money. You get capped at 25 hours per week per client. If you happen to get 2 clients, that's 50 hours per week IF you want it. Great job for students because of this fact. Some typical tasks include going to the movies, concerts, sporting events, camping trips, teaching general life skills such as banking, grocery shopping and cooking meals. You are essentially a paid friend, but you can't approach the job this way. The only downside is that your hours are unstable if you are a student or have a second job. For example, if you have class 3 days a week and can only take your client for 2 days and they are sick one of those days or simply don't feel like going out, you lose those hours unless you are able to reschedule. You also need you own vehicle. This is a requirement. You are paid $0.40 per km for gas and mileage.
Make your own hours, fun work, paid trips, good community work
Part-time staff (Current Employee) – Stratford, ON – 10 December 2017
This company is completely professional in everyway. The positive workplace culture is based on mutual respect, privacy and ethics for staff and the people they support. The management team treats employees with respect and honesty which translates to improved care for the people Community Living supports.
If part time support work is a goal, this place is amazing, safe, supportive and accommodating!
Workers feel a sense of accomplishment and contentment here.
Like most public institutions, it's under funded but does what it can.
Direct Support Worker (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 4 December 2017
I love this job, however there is limited growth for those with higher level degrees. Everyday is a challenge but you learn a lot about yourself and the people you support. Personal care isn't for everyone but the company is going towards a mental health direction with the new youth coming into the houses.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 December 2017
As a practicum student working at the base site , I loved every minute of it. I was effective in my role and was given recognition and praise for my good work. It was a great atmosphere and I would be honoured to go back and work there.
Part time Staff (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 24 November 2017
Working for this company has been incredibly beneficial to my work experience. Not only do I work with a variety of different disabilities but different personalities to go with them. Working for Community Living Oakville is also very enjoyable in that both staff and supported individuals work together in such a way that allows relationships to flourish and makes it seem like less of an actual job and more like everyday life.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 14 November 2017
this is a amazing place to work the clients and co workers are amazing, very hard to balance home and work if stuck on doubles but very manageable. the outings and home life are very fun and interactive bringing the clients on outings and to appointments was always my favourite. co workers are amazing and work well together as a team to ensure the shifts go by smooth
Behavioural Therapist (Current Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 20 October 2017
Would recommend Community Living to others. Was self-employed through them, but whenever I needed assistance with anything, they were extremely accommodating and helpful. Was never in the office, as I would go directly to clients' houses.