McMan Youth, Family and Community Services Association Employee Reviews
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Many ,meeting,on helping family's work with children ,also they have many fun event's for the children
This is 24 hour care get children to school , answer for all moneys directed for children ,involve them in how a home works,every one has a job (make your bed ,put your laundry away ) teach respect ,and family life ,Show them Love, Caring. Involve the children in a sport they enjoy have children ready. for family visits culture events often taking children Hardest part is The children ,leaving my home,as you get to love them,the fun part is watching them have fun ,get new friends, grow .
This is an amazing organization. Even if they payed really bad I would still work for them. That being said the wages were really good! . They care for their employees and offer an awesome EAP. Management is fantastic and very dedicated to assisting the individuals we serve.
I was employed by McMan in Medicine Hat for a little over five years. The atmosphere and office culture were consistently friendly and supportive here. The work/life balance was amazing here! McMan offered flexibility with medical appointments in addition to the abundance of paid time off you could accrue each pay period. This is quite rare in the non-profit sector and should be noted if you’re considering applying here. McMan provided a generous amount of quality training throughout my time there. I worked in outreach and my supervisor would guarantee his availability no matter how busy he was to promote the success, and morale, of his employees. I would still be there had my program not lost funding due to changes in the provincial government, and I would have stayed on for at least five more years!
Paid lunch hour, lots of holiday time, and supportive leadership
I entered this employment with the intention of doing the best work I could without having any prior outreach experience. I was told I would recieve proper training and guidance, but my supervisor was not readily available to support me learning this workplace culture.
no guidance, or support
Organization provides opportunities for growth and advancement. Focus on the psychological health of employees. Excellent benefits and pension. Employee recognition/appreciation activities. Communication could be improved as well as respect for some programs
Management would not back up their frontline employees and would fire without just cause. Employees would be afraid to speak up in case of negative actions. Poor safety plans put in place to prevent risk. Change of schedule often and without good reason (4 schedule changes in 4 months). Youth are supposed to be put first in this field and that is not the case. Workers have to fight for the youth and still see no results. Very frustrating to work in this kind of environment and not good on your mental health.
As a CRW your ideas and concerns fall on deaf ears as Management will not tolerate different views or methods of working for the individual success. Management believes they know what is good for the individual regardless of only meeting with them during the intake process.. McMan claims confidentiality however, your personal business is the business of all..
Good training ops and wages
If you're not in Management, your ideas and opinions for program/client advancement are disrespected and dismissed.
Working for Mcman was an extremely challenging experience. 1. Unethical practices, it was disheartening to learn that it was expected Team leaders share or hold a joint bank account with the clients they served in shared living. The company chooses to run their support programs for people with disabilities short staffed despite an increase in program or client funding, in order to recover losses. 2. Very top heavy! Too many cooks in the kitchen. Rather than utilizing funding dollars effectively Mcman proved to spend their dollars on upper management rather than in the heart of the company, they had teamleaders, supervisors, managers etc. 3. High turnover rate. This company runs very much like a dictatorship, therefore the turn over rate is high, waisting funding on excessive training for new employees.
Clients and guardians friendly
Management, poorly handled company
Loved the job and the work but management was terrible. not a good place to work if you have your own family, or plan to take maternity leave you won’t have a job to come back to.
Working with the families was great
Management/ethics were terrible.
Working at McMan has been an invaluable experience from which I have learned tremendously, both by practical involvement and formal training. Issues central to mental health; addiction,community support services and childhood development, were of main focus.
both by practical involvement and formal training
Mcman offers great benefits and work hours. The employees are very nice and welcoming. However some of the clients are too high risk and not put into proper programming, which puts the lives of staff and other clients in danger. Management such as supervisors require a lot more training and there should be more safety precautions put into place.
Decent pay, lots of hours, nice colleagues, lots of training
Unprofessional supervisors, lack of safety of employees and staff, very high risk youth, no recognition for good work, dirty work environment such as bed bugs, lice and mice, no support from upper management
McMan, in regards to the smaller programs that you will work for, see a lot of turn over. People find the job to be quite stressful and you have to be okay working shift work. As a relief you get to have a bit more say in what shifts you pick up but you don't get any benefits. The pay is good. Managment is poor depending on your program. Prepare to do a lot of self-learning and reach out to others. Some may not like it but do it anyways!
Nice co-workers, medium salary
Lots of turnover in workers and in management, prepare for little guidance, need to self-learn
This company in general it’s a great company to work with but here in grande prairie AB, it’s every poor, always shortage of staff particularly weekends, management is crazy, weekend staff are feel left out everyday, because they said country side south is double staffing but never happen to weekends. Weekends staff work alone most of their time and job is still the same nothing changed.All management team never bothered to check on them.
Great place to work, would have stayed if I didn't move out of province. Never felt as connected and a part of something great as I did at McMan, top of my list for agencies in Calgary, and I worked for them all!! They care greatly not only for their clients , also for their employees, very supportive of work life balance.
good wages, welcoming, opportunities for advancement, supportive to both clients and employees
I had to leave !!
I really enjoyed working there. I enjoyed working with the clients. The training is the best so far and their benefit is one of the best if not the best. Benefit starts same day of employment. I regret leaving them and I have been trying to reapply but no luck. Reason I left was because of shortage of staff and it became too overwhelming for me as I had to come in and work if shifts couldn't be filled . The supervisor I had was not very helpful either. But overall I would work for them again if staffing was better and a more supporting supervisor.
Great benefit and average pay
Shortage of staff.
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