Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – North Bay, ON – 5 July 2017
VON North Bay scheduling was great at working around ones schedule, however, hours are not always guaranteed. Hours are flexible and for the majority of staff, one ends their day around 2pm. The pay grade is not very high compared to other agencies, but it adds up in mileage. PSW's with VON often have second jobs.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 4 August 2017
I enjoyed building up my clientele and working with people. Although the work was physically demanding the hours were great and I loved the autonomy. Professional needs were always met and there was a lot of verbal praise for a job well done which went a long way in boosting morale.
Personal Care Worker (Former Employee) – new minas ns – 9 May 2017
To many hands in the cookie jar. No life balance with this job. Health issues and are not sympathized with. Home life with Children isnt taken into account when you have problem children and to many drs notes required for cold and flu symptoms. Even when Drs put a letter out saying they are not giving notes. for cold and flu issues.
RN, Community Health Nurse (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 July 2016
Get ready to be overworked with inconsiderate management that only think about getting the work done without consideration to the effort nurses make for patient care as well as the poor quality of care that may be provided for the patient due to nurses horrible work load
Human Resources Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 May 2016
overall this was the easiest job ever, a lot of data entry duties, very repetitive but it is so easy that you don't mind. Lunch breaks were long and typically the admin team would go out for lunch every friday. Also, very great pay, considering that you're not doing loads of work. HR admin support started at $18/hr to $20+/hr (agency hires make $13 for this position so try to apply directly)
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 April 2016
I loved seeing seniors faces when I arrived every morning. every day was a happy day. The hardest part of my day would be having to send a client to the hospital. management was always happy and easy to report to
District Manager (Former Employee) – Fredericton, NB – 20 January 2016
Lack of appropriate financial and senior management support made it difficult to carry out day to day activities and difficult to carry out managerial duties. Very poor communication from Senior management team. In addition, VON has poor compensation and retention strategies.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Bathurst, NB – 31 December 2015
I worked there for 5 weeks and during that time, I found the work to be extremely varied and interesting. It was exactly the type of work I was looking for as it allowed me to deal with the public while also performing clerical duties.
The time went by very quickly.
It was difficult to do all the work during the office hours; hence, I often had to stay later or come in earlier.
Client Service Associate (Current Employee) – London, ON – 7 July 2015
Typical day at work involves answering the phone, constant telephone contact and email interaction with nurses. Management is very helpful to assist with problems with they arise. My co-workers and I work as a team to ensure all client visits and needs are met. The hardest part of the job is rearranging client visits when a nurse calls in sick. The most enjoyable part of my job is, at the end of the day, knowing that I helped to provide excellence in client care.
First are breakfasts and personal care visits. Lunches usually are second after Housekeeping in the afternoon Suppers And then evening care visits.. Day goes by fast, usualy busy. Love being on the move and in clients homes.