Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 5 January 2018
As psw you can be full time but casual/part time staff with less flexible availability and poor attendance records get more hours. Supervisor changeover very high. No raises. HSW get close to same rate as PSW who had to go to college for 6mths to year. Clients can be canceled with no notice and no pay even when you are enroute. Ask for time off and they can require up to 4 months notice. Supervisors do not respond to issues on regular basis.
On the upside they have some fabulous very dedicated caring staff despite work conditions.
Home Support Worker (Former Employee) – Thunder Bay, ON – 15 December 2017
Very long days Best part of the job is the clients Bad scheduling with overlapping clients and little to no travel time between clients. Very hard to book any time off. 99.9% you will be told no to booking time off.
long hours, over lapping of clients, little to no travel time, Very hard to book time off.
Flexible company. Work in multiple areas on your schedule.
Clinical Pharmacy Nurse (Current Employee) – Vancouver Island, BC – 13 December 2017
I enjoy working casual for his company. Lots if areas to focus on. Pay could be better. Wish they paid for RN licences in multiple provinces to allow for more travel nursing. I will not pay out of pocket.
Loved my work but despise this company. Nothing saintly about St. Elizabeth
RN (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 December 2017
The pay is the worst, the benefits aren't very good, my schedule was almost cruel. No life! Only company to pay half hour visits when the LHIN pays them an hour. StE pockets what should be going to the nurse. You get ripped off on mileage and expenses. They are out to make money on the backs of the nurse. High turnover and many I met there weren't very good at their jobs. The most enjoyable part of the job was the day I quit. Lots of better HC companies out there.
never found any
no respect for experience, terrible wages, benefits
PSW (Current Employee) – Durham Region, ON – 30 November 2017
Very poor communication between management and front line staff. Pay could be a lot better considering the work schedule, benefits aren't great and they charge way to much for to little. Always looking for staff to pick up extra's.
Plenty of hours if your interested
Pay and schedules suck, along with lack of communication
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Port Hope, ON – 13 November 2017
This was a great working experience. Had to stop because wanted to spend more time with family. The staff was easy to work with I get my strength and support from a great work ethic. And I value a team effort approach to all my colleagues and clients. I also trained student PSW, too.
PSW (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 11 October 2017
Wants you to be availible for 8 hr shifts. give you 2-5 hrs daily of work. No raises ever, coordinators dont ask to add clients to your schedule they just put extra clients on boards. No incentives to work. Understaffed so clients get missed. Nobody listens to concerns in meetings.This company does not value their employees. Avoid this company and go elsewhere. Pay for PSW is sixteen fifty per hour
Very Flexible however somewhat disorganized at times
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 3 October 2017
Hands down, one of the best companies I have worked for in terms of my eagerness to return to work. With many companies in community health care, there are lots of variables that can lead to chaos at the office (short staffed, miscommunication, electronic failure or phone lines down) so often you will experience frustrating moments. If you're a dedicated worker, wanting to put in the hours for work, you will be successful and get appreciation from the office. But expect split shifts to be the norm for you as many clients are bulked in the morning for rising care, and again in the night so afternoon visits are sparse. Just a factor of the business though. the Company offers a lot of opportunities to further your training and educate yourself so that you are a confident worker.
flexible hours, pension, benefits, independant work
NURSING COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – London, ON – 14 September 2017
A typical day at work is reading and responding to hundreds of email.. Making any changes that the nurses need made to their scheduled day. Adding important medical information to client profiles. Send community nurses any documents electronically using fax to email. I have learned many things about medicine and nursing culture. Hardest part is dealing with terminally or seriously ill clients. The best part of the job is feeling as though I have helped the client that needs to see a nurse and helping to give the family some peace of mind.