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Pioneer Youth Services Employer Reviews

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A nice office environment
Executive Assistant (Former Employee), Waterloo, ONApril 28, 2014
Strong work environment.
Staff that have been present for many year, very little turn over.
Supportive management.
Understanding and supportive co-workers.
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unpredictable
cyw (Former Employee), Kitchener-waterlooApril 15, 2014
Cons: physical injuries
. Some very supportive co-workers. Expectations were at times a little higher, time wasnt given to get paperwork done, seemed the expectation was to stay late on your time to get paperwork done. When injured or stressed, support from supervisors wasnt present for the most part. Shift rotation was mostly evening and very scatered times for shift start – more... times. Would proably have been better starting off as casual/relief. The persons being supported in the home were great to support and learn from. Had no union contact or contact list in home. Health and safety didnt seem to be a priority. – less
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Good place for teaching life skills to their residents
Relief Child and Youth Worker (Former Employee), Kitchener-Waterloo, ONJanuary 4, 2014
While I worked at PYS, I was a casual part time staff working mostly weekends. I enjoyed the job experience and the staff were great. I have kept in contact with some.
The management were great with me. They worked around my full time job and were quite flexible.
The hardest part of the job may be working with different styles of staff.
I enjoyed my – more... time there and developed good relationships with the clients and never had any issues on my shifts. – less
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Amazing hands on work experience with a wide variety of youth with specific needs
Relief Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee), Kitchener, ONSeptember 7, 2013
Pros: great connections with the youth
Cons: physical risks
They provide great hands on experience opportunities for getting to know the youth in the homes. The co workers are noble and selfless individuals who all collectively working together to help develop personal growth in each of the kids lives. The management inside the homes are also well done. Managers are very approachable in terms of discussing personal – more... matters are if needing assistance with one of the youth. The hardest part of the job would be physical restraints with youth who have outburts. Containing and calming them down can take a lot of patience. The most enjoyable part of the job is making the connection with the youth. Having them look forward to you coming in for your shift and them looking at you as somewhat more than a worker, but as a friend. – less
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A Stepping Stone
Youth Counsellor (Former Employee), Kitchener on>August 7, 2013
Great experience to further my education about the variety of residential facilities.
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Dishonesty, corrupt, cruelty toward staff/residents
1 to 1 worker (Former Employee), Waterloo, OntarioDecember 25, 2012
Pros: must be reviewed properly managed by real professionals
Cons: the residents should receive proper care, not to be victimized or abused
As a former staff at this agency. I highly recommend any applicant who is applying for, a job with the company to reconsider. The staff does not look out for the clients, they are getting paid less money then what their salary wage stated on their contract. The supervisors has no sympathy for anyone who work in the homes.
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homes are not well maintained
Residential Supervisor (Former Employee), waterlooAugust 23, 2012
Minimal support, management focus is on keeping numbers high and not quality of care