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
Relief Support Worker II (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 April 2018
Worked for the company for 2 years. The pay is great If you have time to work. Comparing CLT to agency organizations (WM+A or Frontline) the hours as always with CLT and the pay is good. With that being said, being relief is the real benefit to the organization.
Relief staff is paid nearly $20 an hour and shifts are 7-1/2 hours long. You can choose your time off and build your schedule around your needs.
Part-time- shifts are fixed to revolve around a problem of not enough staff. Evenings are terribly staffed and most part time will be conpenstating for this. Weekends are worse with full time staff not caring.
Full time- At $22 an hour it’s not much of an upgrade in job quality compared to getting a head office job. More paperwork, more behavioural meetings (which serious harm to employee’s have been laughed at). Full time is excellent If you want to progress in further education.
Overall the company has its benefits and drawbacks. A solid 5.5/10 on a working scale.
Disappearing staff, revolving door of agency staff, health and safety is disregarded.
Support Worker (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 4 April 2018
This company allowed me to gain more skills in working with individuals who experience exceptionalities. I liked how we traveled around Mississauga with the teens to participate in different activities.
Being a 3:1 when there is a teen who requires 1:1 support.
Supporting and Assisting individuals with intellectual disabilities
SUPPORT WORKER (Former Employee) – Selkirk, MB – 2 April 2018
Community Living Selkirk was a workplace I am very proud to have had the opportunity to work at and be involved with. The job consisted of supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities on daily routines, jobs and tasks. I had the opportunity to be involved in the day program planning, working with high assistance individuals planning games, and activities for everyone to be involved in. As well as the employment programs, this consisted of assisting and supporting individuals with jobs and contracts we had in place for individuals to learn how to prepare for potential employment within the community.
Supervisor, Community Supports (Current Employee) – Wallaceburg, ON – 23 February 2018
Community Living Wallaceburg is a progressive association where people realize their potential within inlcusive communities. The agency provides a full range of accomodation, community and employment supports to more than 400 individuals and their families throughout Chatham-Kent.
Support Staff (Former Employee) – Sarnia, ON – 20 February 2018
The day is busy and hectic with some down time to sit and connect with your residents and other Staff. I learned a lot of sharpened communication skills in this place of work. I learned to be aware of surroundings in a more alert capacity. This work makes you want to be the best version of yourself and I became more aware of trying not to take as much for granted. I found the management supportive, understanding, thorough and accountable. The hardest part of this job was shutting off and leaving work at work as the work is very different than other jobs. When you are in a role of helping run someones' household and acting in a care giver role, it is hard to shut that off. The most enjoyable part of this job is you become a part of a whole other world. It's long hours, its trying, it tests your creativity but the bonds created are worth all of it. Rewarding on the same level as parenting.
Constantly learning and being able to give back.
Long and crazy hours. Have little ones of my own at home.
Individuals are awesome, more hours need to be offered
Support Coordinator (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 8 February 2018
A typical day in my position comes with a lot of organizing while not on the clock, phone calls to arrange appointments, constantly balancing money and filling out paperwork. The actually outings/activities with groups/individuals are amazing and I enjoy it a lot. Getting to see each individuals reactions to trying something new or to going somewhere they have wanted to go for a while is priceless. Some of the management team can be a little frustrating as rules change from week to week it seems and it comes across that each employee has a different set of rules to follow. Which can make the work environment frustrating, and extremely stressful. Hardest part of the job is the demand put on me to manage everything. I feel the job and all it takes can easily be a full time position, but that is not option. The reason I continue to do the job day in and day out is simply because of the individuals that are supported. If support coordinators were not there each day, it is the individuals that would miss out and that is not fair to them.