VON Canada
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3.2 out of 5 stars.
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I absolutely LOVE VON

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I worked in LTC for 2 years prior to coming to VON. In LTC, I had 1 weekend every 6 weeks off, getting called on all my days off to come in to work and asked to stay late almost every shift. Short staffed all the time and doing the work of 3 people. Put my back out multiple times in 2 years just to make sure resident cares we’re being done. I was about to quit being a CCA all together but decided to give VON a try and it is awesome. Everyone works every other weekend so it is fair for all who work there. Seniority still gets first pick of schedule/hours/vacation time. You get a guaranteed hours. Sometimes I would only get 6 hours or less to fill my 8 hour shift but you still get paid. Good paid mileage, good benefits, awesome management

Pros

Guarantee hours, flexible schedules

Cons

Lots of travelling some days
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Fun workplace and interactive.

What is the best part of working at the company?One client for 8hrs.m or maximum 2 with 4hrs. Lucky if you have the constant client. They will pay your kilometers and fully supported by team. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The client cancel the last minute or cancel the shift when you’re already in the area. Sometimes clients are far (if you’re ok travelling).What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Quiet but reporting every 2hrs with company phone. You can be nomiated for employee of the week or the month.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Relaxed, sometimes busy or depends on the client and availability.
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Based on 189 survey responses
What people like
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Clear sense of purpose
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job

Great organization to be a part of

I'm proud to contribute to an organization that is helping people in very real and important ways every day. Good work/ life balance. Ability to work from home in my role.
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Ptsd

What is the best part of working at the company?Nothing was good there. High stress,poor management toxic environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The high demand that is put on you. Work load is impossible to do What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very poor, everyone is unhappy and they complain all day long. Toxic in thereWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?High stress, huge work load, processes change every five minutes and no communication which has you doing your work over and over again while evening piles up
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If there is one job i wanna go back to… would be VON

What is the best part of working at the company?Flexibility and camaraderie . VON job is really nice especially if there is no shortageWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?If it os working short on shiftsWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?I just love it…… although whites are clickyWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Just getting myself and my car ready
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What is the best part of working at the company?very well organnized work scheduleWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?travelling in snow during evening timesWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?very professional and dedicatedWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?beautiful as wwe meet different people in their beautiful home settings
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Productive and fun place to work

All of the staff there are wonderful. The work load is consistent but not chaotic or overwhelming. They are understanding of your work life balance, and are extremely helpful when needed.
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Used to be a great organization but has gone downhill with new management

Best part of the job is the support received from peers and the ability to provide independent client centered care.Their is no support from new management that has little knowledge of home care or clinical aspects of the job. Sadly the previous awesome manager had retired.VON needs to increase the rate of pay to attract more competent managers and staff.’

Pros

Peer support, unionized

Cons

Horrible management
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Pay

For the work we do our pat need to increase the work load is crazy. The want you to do psw work and office work. Instead of having to psws on the floor to help us they call them extras and have them do a whole bunch of paperwork for the office and things that management in the office needs to do not to mention the union the union sucks the union representative does not do anything for us we make $18 an hour plus the government $3 we don't get overtime we don't get time and a half and the list goes on and when they take out the dental aspect you have nothing left in your paycheck
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Rewarding job, but they’ll work you until you break

Working as a CCA with Von was a very rewarding career. The clients make your day usually, while management takes advantage of you. If you start with Von I would suggest you don’t excel at your job, because they will send you to every challenging visit they have while staff that doesn’t work as hard gets sent to the easy clients. Your body will hurt and when you ask to be rescheduled from very heavy and challenging clients you will be refused until you have a doctors note. They will work you until you break. Also you’ll never get updates on clients who have passed. Sometimes you’ll even show up for a scheduled visit only to learn the client has passed, but scheduling didn’t update you. Which is awful for both the caregiver and the family. Benefits aren’t great and very expensive and the Rate for Kilometres travelled does not meet todays gas prices.

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Clients

Cons

Management, no work life balance
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Good place if you like independence

I just don't like how you can't pick when you want to work. And traveling in winter can be very hard. The pay can be way better especially some clients families can be difficult
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It was an ok job

For what I needed at the time it was ok. The people and coworkers were really nice and willing to teach you. It was difficult sometimes due to the volume but it was ok because people were always willing to help out. I worked there part time, then full time, then switched roles which took some time (about a year). If I go back, it would be because I know the coworkers are really helpful, nothing else. Management was ok, not helpful, not unhelpful, just blah.

Pros

Great coworkers who are willing to help you learn

Cons

Slow movement of growth
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Fun workplace

I really like working with VON. One of the best Company . Administration staff and employee all are very supportive lots of shifts to choose. Five star from me😊 to VON
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Good people, rewarding work

Your clients really need you and it's important they receive the help. The manager is amazing and so caring and supportive. If you find yourself in a home with any concerns management is very receptive and won't allow you back until resolved. Scheduling is easy. Paperwork can be onerous but that's because it should be online instead of actual papers that you drop off.
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Fun and professional

Fun environment and a good experience, the best training that includes all components in a single session and good support until the instructor becomes fully independent, big like. The wage scale needs adjustments because it is only the minimum wage.
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Low wage - no advancement opertunity

Great for utilizing large scope of practice. Heavy work loads, lots of wear and tear on your personal vehicle. Kilometer reimbursement not adequate. No opertunity for advancement - low wages.
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Communication/ wage

Pros:Working with families that value you. Cons: Could do better. Needs improvement on communication and wage increases. Lowest wage for nurses by far.
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Management

Very poor , no support , staff turnover. Management makes fun of their staff. I do not recommend working here. Sudbury , ON Not given many hours, short notice shifts, client turnover due to poor management

Pros

Clients

Cons

Management
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Stressful, under appreciated but co workers for the most part are really good.

What is the best part of working at the company?Management needs to be totally overhauled! What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management- indecisive and have no idea what they are doing What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Horrible, morale i the office is at an all time low! The clients are wonderfulWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful- no direction and constant overtime
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Team environment

I have such an amazing team of PSW’s that I work with! They go above and beyond for their patients and it is always noticed! It can be very busy but it’s all for the needs of the patients.
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inclusive place to work, good management

management are supportive and are fair. supporting seniors who live at home and have dementia and other cognitive insufficiencies is something i enjoy and find very rewarding. i have learned to be more proactive and empathetic.

Pros

acknowledge our efforts.

Cons

rate of pay could be better.
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Based on 608 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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