RESPITE WORKER (Former Employee) – St. Thomas, ON – 30 November 2018
it is a good job as a second job or giving a stay at home mom or retired individual something to do. you relieve caregivers of individuals with a disability for a short period of time. taking them shopping, movies, swimming, or many other activities.
Home Support Supervisor (Current Employee) – Peel, ON – 19 September 2018
Great place to gain valuable community experience and work with a broad spectrum of clients. A great opportunity to provide the best possible care to clients who remain at home and during end of life care. Very fulfilling career.
PSW (Former Employee) – Trenton, ON – 15 September 2018
Management does not care about clients or staff. When PSW'S report things nothing gets charted! Schedules always changing. Poor planning staff expected to drive over 100 kms somedays. No pay for travel time. Management don't care when you complain. Favortism and several staff on modified leaves you with all the heavy care clients. NOT A GOOD PLACE TO WORK! Staff don't stay long that is why they are always hiring.
Highly dedicated staff with superb organizational and nursing skills. Provided support, education, training and leadership guidance to a highly motivated group of much needed specialized community nurses. It was a pleasure working with the nurses in the Lunenburg and Queens counties
Good at placing volunteers with clients close to home
Volunteer Visitor (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 30 July 2018
Great management. My clients are quite pleased with the volunteers and employees of the VON. Management recognizes the volunteers for what they do through various events. Ongoing education and workshops offered by professionals in the industry (alzheimers, elder abuse etc.)
A relatively high volume home care nursing organization that had a tremendously positive public service culture.
Vice President, Board of Governors (Former Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 12 June 2018
This was a volunteer public service experience. I spent 8 years learning not for profit management and culture. I was "promoted" form chair of transportation, to chair of fund raising, and ultimately Vice President of the branch.
Great learning environment with a great sense of "give back" to community.
Recreation Therapist (Former Employee) – Cobourg, ON – 9 May 2018
Very poor management unprofessional and intimidating to employees. There’s no teamwork it’s almost like a dictatorship relationship when it comes to management. Many programs poorly organized or extremely repetitive little room for advancement.
Finance Analyst/Payroll Coorditor (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 4 May 2018
Hard to advance as limited jobs. Management delays union contracts discussions leaving staff without contract for a few years then last time, they did not give a rate increase for two years. Presently, without contract again and it's been two years ago.
Benefits, Pension, Locations
no advancements, wage increases delayed for union staff
Personal Support Worker (Former Employee) – London, ON – 23 April 2018
VON does a lot of good for the community, and there is a lot of good intent behind their practices, but the company is so poorly managed. You are at the mercy of the operators who have their own agendas as well
Medical office Clerk (Former Employee) – Sudbury, ON – 21 March 2018
This was an awesome place to work. The staff and managers were great and helpful. The environment was very enjoyable. I would like to work there again but they lost their contract and we were all unfortunately let go.
Personal Care Worker (Former Employee) – Kentville, NS – 26 February 2018
Took care of clients after I received the schedule for the day. I learned every client is different and that non profit organizations had a lot of politics. hardest part of the job was getting the clients the services they needed. I enjoyed my clients stories and learning about past events
OFFICE COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Vancouver, BC – 31 January 2018
I loved my job with the Victorian Order of Nurses, we worked very hard and I was extremely passionate in my Office Coordinator role. It was with a heavy heart that we were told they could not afford to run any of the Western Canadian sites and all were shut down. We were given 2 weeks notice with no severance pay.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 23 January 2018
The best part of the job was to be able to work with and serve a need community in the city that included seniors. The company can do better with better quality of service and tighter management. It is a great place for learning to be compassionate and patient when it comes to dealing with people with different levels of disabilities, whether that is physical, emotional or financial. That is more important in this job than the technical aspects of dealing with software glitches, etc.
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – Canada – 2 January 2018
A top heavy organization that could be better managed and more organized. The organization does well within the communities they serve and the community/field staff are very dedicated. But internally I found they are an old organization with very old ways of doing things, and not very open to change. Management is unaccountable and they rarely listen or respect the needs of the lower level staff doing the day- to- day work that keep the organization afloat and service the needs of the community. The organization provides ample training and decent benefits, but there is very little room for professional advancement.
Management is atrocious, pay and benefits are decent
Client Care Coordinator (Former Employee) – London, ON – 18 December 2017
Administration Office. There is not much getting ahead on the ladder without a lot of butt kissing and backstabbing. Co-Workers are endlessly blaming each other for things at managements encouragement.