Counsellor (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 18 July 2016
I worked and volunteered with the John Howard Society of Belleville & District for almost 7 years. I could honestly say every day was different, you never knew from one day to the next what your day would be like. I loved working there because the diversity of people you met, there is always continuous learning, very good training and most of it on the job. Each problem or situation was unique, to the person you were seeing.
Incredible organization to work for with great staff, and good benefits.
Residential Worker (Former Employee) – Vernon, BC – 6 May 2016
A highly rewarding place to work, with a fun team of co-workers and amazing management staff. The benefits are exceptional, the pay rates are in the competitive range for the field and the work place environment is top notch.
Highly recommended place of employment.
Free meal with every shift
Occasional challenging moments that can be extremely stressful
It was great to speak to youth about my trial and tribulations.
Spokeswoman (Current Employee) – Oshawa, Ontario – 18 February 2015
I really enjoyed the fact that I got to speak to youth about my life experiences and let them learn from it hoping to influence them in the best positive way that I could. I loved my co-workers they were all kid, caring and really nice. The hardest part of my job was the long drives but it was all worth it in the end. The most enjoyable party of my job was having teenagers walk up to me after the seminar saying how much I changed their outlook on life and to know that their was other people that had been in the same situation as them and could relate to them.
Free gift bags such as juice boxes, apples and cookies.
Social Service Agency assisting people on bail and other community individuals
Assistant Counsellor (Current Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 11 September 2014
Amazing organization, my boss and co-workers were more than anybody could ask for. I wish I could stay at this job forever, however my contract ended through service Canada's paid internship and the agency does not have the funding to hire me full time. I was excited that my skills I learned in college were put to good use. The hardest part of the job is not getting attached to some amazing people. the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting amazing people and assisting them through emotional crisis.
Very social, you get to see the changes in peoples lives that you assist
Assistant Counselor (Former Employee) – Belleville, ON – 18 April 2014
A typical day at work required many skills and a lot of flexibility. I learned a lot about the criminal justice system and how to organize my work life. The management was always accessible, organized, and considerate of employees. My co-workers were wonderful to work with and always encourage an environment of safety and productivity. The hardest part of the job is hearing some of the stories that come from the people we helped. The most enjoyable part of the job is knowing you can make a difference in other's lives.
RECEPTIONIST, SERVICE WORKER (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 September 2013
Typical work day is meeting new people everyday and helping them with what ever issues they have. I've learned many new things professionally how to deal with clients and personally about myself. The management team was kind and helpful and easy to work with. The hardest part about the job was learning how to answer questions I did not know the answer to, the most enjoyable part was I got to meet many different personalities and hear different stories of life that were completely different from mine.