Empower Simcoe
Happiness score is 39 out of 100
2.7 out of 5 stars.
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Support Worker hourly salaries in Canada at Empower Simcoe

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Average salary
$26.18 per hour
33%
Above national average
Average $26.18
Low $13.15
High $39.60

Salary estimated from 47 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 12 months. Last updated: January 20, 2023

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Good place to work, but many downsides

I enjoyed working at Empower Simcoe because of the supportive team environment and the ability to work with so many amazing clients. Pay is okay and benefits and good, but there are major downsides to working here. Management do not support staff with their needs and I feel as if supervisors/scheduling departments are given more responsibilities in this area. I felt like management viewed me as an employee number rather than a person. My mental health declined so much when working here that I had no choice to quit after a leave was denied. Looking back, I realize how great this job was because of the work and support we provide, however, I was under so much stress and suffering so much anxiety from the constant changing of rules/policies/schedules/responsibilities that I had to quit. I think many staff that have quit in the last year or so experienced the same thing. If Empower Simcoe wants to keep more staff, they need to commit to investing in their staff's mental and physical health. When I told my supervisor about my stress, anxiety, and issues, he simply referred me to the Employee assistance program and told me that he had stress too. Ironic how a company that supports so many in the community cannot even support its own staff. Think long and hard about whether you can work in an environment like this before applying! The job is amazing, but the stress was not worth it for me and so many others.
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The job itself is good but you will get burnt out quickly by management

The pros are job security and the pay is decent for the type of job. You get RRSP contribution and benefits after 3 months or a certain amount of hours. The cons are that you will never feel supported by management. You will be moved around from house to house with very little (two weeks) notice and your entire schedule will change at that point. If you report anything somehow it will end up being turned around and be your fault. The problem employees will be moved around and never dealt with. Once you have a great team and some consistency in a house they will change the staff and cause major disruptions to the dynamics. Everything has to look good only for the ministry and everything has to look good on paper even if that's not the case. The people who live in the houses are not a priority for management. If you advocate for them against something the agency does you will get in trouble. They will never explain decisions that are made, it's more of a "because I said so" management style. Most staff are burnt out and bitter from the way they have been treated by the agency.

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Pay and benefits

Cons

Inconsistent schedule and management
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Good agency to build a career with.

I have worked with Empower Simcoe for 25 years. Great coworkers, and great learning opportunities. They offer good pay, benefits, and trainings. Creativity is valued, and there is always a supportive leader to chat with.

Pros

Trainings and flexibility

Cons

Advancement takes long
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How much does a Support Worker make at Empower Simcoe in Canada?

Average Empower Simcoe Support Worker hourly pay in Canada is approximately $26.18, which is 33% above the national average.

Salary information comes from 63 data points collected directly from employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed in the past 36 months.

Please note that all salary figures are approximations based upon third party submissions to Indeed. These figures are given to the Indeed users for the purpose of generalized comparison only. Minimum wage may differ by jurisdiction and you should consult the employer for actual salary figures.

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