Developmental Support worker (Former Employee) – Greater Sudbury, ON – 12 September 2018
Not the greatest place to work. They have a very high turn over rate for staffing. I would suggest looking else where for employment if you can They force a lot of forced double. 16 hour shifts, i wouldn't plan to do anything after work because there is always a good chance that you will get stuck there.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 12 September 2018
In my experience the part time employees had to do all the work (including the full timers duties) and when this concern was shared with the manger she did nothing about it, she told us to discuss it with the team.
Full timers would be able to work from home which makes no sense if you’re supporting individuals in their home. And manager approved of this.
Community Services (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 August 2018
Very flexible work hours The organization does Not really advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities They play too many mind games around contract work, so you feel like your job is never stable The salary is very low and staff feel unappreciated Some staff have over 7 different roles, leads to burn out Majority of staff are great, interesting people that really care about the lives of the individuals
Camp Leader (Former Employee) – Port Colborne, ON – 25 July 2018
Hardest part of the job was covering for other staff. The job was 7-3 Monday to Friday. Activities included outing to park, cleaning up after the child. There was 30 children to mind. This was a Summer program job threw John Howard Society.
Direct Support Staff (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 21 July 2018
Helping vulnerable is very revording job but if you want to feel constant intimidation from the management, get a job at CLW. You will be working longer hours (double or even triple shifts), weekends, nights, holidays and you will never feel appreciated for stepping in. Your hours will be all over the place and don’t ever expecting full time either. I didn’t get it in almost 10 years. once, big strong family, the company turned into constant rivalry between workers and management. It literally feels like it’s two completely different competing companies. It’s not unusual to be mistreated by your supervisor. I think they wake up every morning think who can They screw next. You will constantly have management breathing in your neck for anything you do/don’t do. People are getting fired left and right. You are literally not important and they make sure you know it.
Somewhat ok pay (but not enough for what you have to endure.
Horrible management, inability to ever get full time
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – London, ON – 19 July 2018
The point of Community Living is to enjoy the community. So it is encouraged greatly to head out into the neighbouring community and have fun! Outing could include a hockey game, a drive to the beach, or even a picnic.
Amazing opportunity to work with individuals with a disability
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 18 May 2018
Community Living Mississauga is a great company. Their mission is to support individuals with a disability. From this, I learned a lot about what it is like to be around and help people that have limitations, because of this, it has made me a better person.
Support Worker II (Current Employee) – Orangeville, ON – 22 April 2018
As a part-time worker the work-life balance is great, I am paid well and I have very supportive management and coworkers. The organization needs to offer benefits to its part-time workers as only full-time workers (Management) receive benefits. At full-time, you can afford things like dental and massages, at part-time you really can't which is highly unfair. I have been needing new glasses, dental work and massages for years now and can't afford it. But all of my bills are paid every month. Sometimes the shifts are extremely boring and others very fun and event filled. The mixture is good. This is a great entry job for those fresh out of post secondary. I recommend this organization highly.
Decent pay, opportunities to build good relationships with people.
Sometimes very boring, no benefits to part-time workers