Autism Associate (Former Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 26 February 2018
Front-line staff are not treated fairly. We are told we are the "back bone" of the company but we are paid the lowest in the field, management does not care if personal emergencies come up, no regard for our own families. They expect us to go above and beyond and not be compensated for it, not even a thank you. When staff give other staff "awards" they are not given out. The people we support do not have the resources to build better quality of lives, no programs, behaviour therapists who are absent. Staff are reprimanded for bringing someone to the hospital as a precaution. Too many managers, directors, HR, etc.
Autism Support Worker (Current Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 31 January 2018
Management is bloated. Frontline have no staff due to treatment from higher ups. Schedulers can't schedule, managers can't manage. Pay is at the bottom for this field. More HR 'managers' than needed. Upper management keeps expanding, this leads to nothing for the people who are living at the homes. Kerry's Place like to look good to the community and have a nice facade, yet they don't run any programs or have centres to serve the people they support.
ASD Support (Former Employee) – Thomasburg, ON – 21 December 2017
Then when I wanted to spend time with my kids, it was clear that to keep management happy you had to stay late and work without pay. Management either doesn't know or care about ESA. People are burnt out and that impacts the people living there.
Know how good I've got it at my new job in comparison
i would never want to be treated like the way people with autism are treated
Autism Support Associate (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 19 December 2017
A typical day at work consist of: Assisting with hygiene Meal preparation Administering medication Liaising with families, medical team, management, etc; Household duties Looking for activities or day programs Banking
I have had so much self growth since working at Kerry's Place. Over the years I have learned to be more assertive... Working among the team have surely made be able to identify my strengths and my weaknesses
Austism support worker (Current Employee) – Tweed, ON – 13 December 2017
This job is very busy, and fulfilling. You get the opportunity to support people with Autism and Dual Diagnosis with their daily lives and help give them opportunities to benefit the good things in life.
You are able to implement ideas that the people you support would enjoy and being to take them on outings, trips, classes and so on.
You work with a staff who are just as dedicated as you are and are able to grow with the team.
there are several sites to work at, and its quite easy to get more hours if you get orientated within other homes.
benefits are available for certain positions, and family is very important for the company.
Interim Chief Financial Officer (Former Employee) – Aurora, ON – 9 December 2017
Kerry's Place provides an important service to clients with Autism. they are the go-to people with the resources for quality care in Southern Ontario. My contribution there was to support senior management during a period of transition. As with most government funded organisations, it has had to live within the means provided - often matching a legacy of long term commitments to clients against relatively shorter term funding commitments. If your passion is the care for people in need, I encourage you to look to Kerry's Place.
Care oriented, they are service focused, good character people.
AUTISM CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 26 October 2017
It’s the kind of company people are proud to call their own. Here you’ll find a collaborative and caring workplace, where an innate drive to excel is matched by a sense of responsibility to the communities where we live and work.
At the same time, we never lose sight of the importance of our own people. This is a place of inclusion, where every day unique cultural and intellectual perspectives empower us to build a better business and a better workplace. And – above all – have fun while we do it.
Residential Coordinator (Current Employee) – Peel, ON – 23 October 2017
KPAS is an amazing place to work and get involved with people within our communities to help spread awareness about Autism. It is a wonderful place full of knowledge and experience from front line to management. Everyone works as a team and are extremely involved in ensuring that people with ASD are equally accepted in the community.
Great place to work if you're passionate about Autism Support!
Autism Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 14 October 2017
Kerry's Place is a great place to work if you want to make a difference and are willing to be flexible with your schedule. They are passionate about supporting their staff to understand autism better and take a multidisciplinary team approach!
Autism Support Associate/Assistant (Current Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 10 July 2017
Days/evenings/overnights can be really busy or really slow, but that's the joys of working in residential. It's unpredictable. There have been issues in the past between staff, but management has been able to help resolve those issues. Management is very open and approachable, but they are also trusting of their staff to run the group home in the best way possible. No micro-managing, but more than willing to help if there's an emergency/crisis. On-call supervisors, typically, no the residents of the house so there is no confusion if something happens on the weekends or in the evenings. KPAS offers a lot of in-house training whether it's first aid, CPI, or new developments in Autism treatment.
If you're part-time your hours vary from week-to-week
Prefer not to answer (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 29 April 2017
If you're young, out of college or university or looking to get your career started in the human service profession, this agency is a good start. You experience a lot and are confronted with many different challenges that make you a well-rounded human service professional.
Autism Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 4 April 2017
Due to poor management, this company does not recognize their employee's hard work. There is no encouragement or guidance by the management to apply for advancement. This company does not treat all their employees equally and therefore my experience as a worker for this organization is not good. The Management needs to change their approach in terms of when dealing with their employees. If they offer job advancement, they need to give equal opportunities to all their employees to apply for advancement.
Autism Support Assistant (Current Employee) – Thomasburg, ON – 29 January 2017
This job requires a lot of physical work including restraints. You do get to take the individuals on community outings; however with a lot of individuals you need to be aware of surroundings and on guard all of the time.
Autism Support Worker (Current Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 24 January 2017
Staff can be under appreciated however, management are supportive to staff when they are needed. Rotating hours when full time unable to provide consistent day or evenings unless you have been with the company for a significant amount of time. Slow upper management turn over difficult to move up the ladder