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Elizabeth Fry Society Employee Reviews for Support Worker

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Support Worker8 reviews
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Honestly, just terribly run by upper management. Not adequate pay, maximum work, and very little room for growth. Lots of opportunity for training though which is nice.
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Management is a joke. Rules are not consistent to clients or staff. Managers change all the time. Always short staff, cant take sick days off without reprecussion.
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being forced to review employers by indeed.

This was a placement, it's a non-profit, great organization but has no funding for programs or employees to run them
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- they will put you in unsafe work situations
- they will take advantage of young graduates who are not acquainted with bottom line safety requirements in social services

- they will push you to do double shifts if the next person to come in does not show up

- management uses a micro-management and passive aggressive style; if you make a mistake there will be an email sent to the whole team saying "WHO DID THIS MISTAKE, THIS IS INAPPROPRIATE" rather than speaking with you privately and provide strategies to improve

- workers are overworked and underpaid and are mistreated by clients and management

- majority of management do not not have a bachelors degree in social services/work so have limited understanding regarding the framework used in social services; i.e. AOP, Structural Social Work/Services, Signs of Something etc
Pros
kind frontline staff
Cons
low pay, unsafe work environment, unorganized management
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3.0
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Satisfying work and great day to day programming but head office is disorganized and disconnected from the individual programs and the wage is about $3-5 per hour below competitive organizations.
Pros
Great experience with low barrier front line work
Cons
Poor wages
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4.0
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Elizabeth Fry Society is a great agency and they do great work. However, it is the system that needs improvement because the system does not provide front-line workers with enough support systems to help them (us) cope with the complexities of the work and the nature of the job (lots of exposure to trauma). Overall, non-profits lack appropriate remuneration and often employees, especially front-line workers live below the poverty line. I hope in future the government recognizes how difficult and necessary these jobs really are and provides non-profit organizations with more funding to give employees better pay and more support systems.
Pros
Great agency that does great work and runs innovative programs
Cons
low pay, lack of support systems, working in high-stress
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E.D. is very unorganized and plays 'favorites' within the staff, don't voice your concerns because you will pay for it.
Pros
Clientele
Cons
Management
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3.0
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The most enjoyable part of the job is the clientele. There is quite a diverse array of people who come through the doors of all the EFry shelters. Most of the staff are wonderful caring people, but there is a huge turn-over and clients are treated better than staff.
Pros
There is always lots of work. Most clients are grateful to be there.
Cons
Low pay and hard people to work for
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