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Interesting and variety, lots of hours

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Lots of different positions you can apply for within the WRHA community homecare. Good training and benefits. You must be flexible in your day to pick up added clients to your schedule. It is Manitoba Government, so it pays well.
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Communication is good, the management listened to concerns and very respectful

Very happy and good team rapport with Coordinators. Enjoy helping clients in the Community. Resource coordinators are very helpful and understanding .

Pros

Good treats on meetings and pay un

Cons

Unpredictable working hours and split hours of work
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Some great people benefits are nil but you don’t pay for them some offices have a toxic culture

Worked for the company just shy of 5 years. Started off great won’t get full time unless your there for a while or unless u snag an area no one wants. Lots of phone calls even if your off the clock they call and ur expected to answer. Lots of politics and toxicity in some of the offices you’ll notice the higher turnover rates. Lack of staffing so they’ll jam more people into your schedule. Overall it’s not bad if you like driving around all day and being on the phone clients can be quite challenging with not a lot of back up from upper management when you have an abusive one

Pros

Stability and freedom, unions decent and good out in the field workers

Cons

Takes a while to move up and work culture can be toxic, benefits suck
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Overworked and Underpaid

Poor Management, they really don’t have a clue what the staff deal with and don’t care about the clients. Their priorities are the little things you don’t do rather than the good you DO. Working 7-9 hrs and only getting paid for 5-7….no premiums for working evenings and lousy benefits !!!

Pros

None really…..private sector is better

Cons

Everything …..but helping clients is most rewarding
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An excellent and proffessional place to work

It was great working there because they gave me my first job opportunity when I came to this country.To that effect i owe the company a debt of gratitude for the great opportunities I had while working there.I was able to develop good friendly interpersonal relationships with others from various culture and background.
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Insights into Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

Based on 38 survey responses
What people like
  • Clear sense of purpose
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Feeling of personal appreciation
Areas for improvement
  • Fair pay for job
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Support from manager

Challenging and rewarding workplace

A typical day at work involved helping my clients complete the activities of daily living. The most enjoyable part my day was looking after my clients and making them feel well looked after and respected.
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Awesome place to work for.

I have worked here for 28 & 1/2 years and it has been an honour to work for them. I have grown, I have worked with all different nationalities and it has honed my skills at communicating. I have been repeatedly told by clients that I am patient, gentle and kind. WRHA offers courses in communication, palliative care, cooking for special diets and offer refresher courses. I am however ready for change
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How I find my job?

For me, my job as a Health care aide in WRHA is very fulfilling because of how we serve and care for our clients. We try to give our best to our clients every time we see them.
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i think is a great place to work.

I think great place to work great culture great environment they treat me very well they are always friendly took pride in my work and I would be happy to work there again
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Lots of work with very little time

While home care does do great work they have cut down the time they allow us with clients and the travel time is too short.I always felt very rushed. Tho it is very nice when your clients say thank you and that they really appreciate your help
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Healthy and safe environment

I enjoy working with the individuals that I help. I enjoy helping others and I feel that with the abilities we have we should help as much as we can. I have learned from my clients and have grown as a person.

Pros

Flexible hours

Cons

Misunderstandings between managers
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Enjoyable conversations with people

Arriving at a clients home to provide care that they ned to stay in their home. Interacting with them and possible family members. Needing to be friendly and compastionate. Good customer Srvice skills is an asset. The worst part of the job is finding a client has died and you having to take care of that. Also because you are working alone and depending how long you have been working with that client it makes their death very hard on you emotionally.

Pros

Friendly Atmosphere

Cons

Having a client die
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Most of the time it's ok

It's an ok place to work. I feel management does not listen to their employees. I've seen so much change over the past 20 years and not all good. We no longer have a choice of going into blocks that are unsafe and have a history of violent incidents. I think maybe it's time to look for a different job. The future of homecare is so uncertain as well!!

Pros

Decent hourly wage

Cons

No choice in being sent to unsafe clients
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healcth care aide/Homesupport worker

cook meals for clients and clean the home and support my clients in bathing and other daily living tasks. Hardest part of the job was not having enough time to do my job or getting rescheduled or called in on a day off and expected to work lots of shift work on top of getting extra hours added to our days

Pros

good training for advancement

Cons

crazy hours shift work
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excellent work environment and good workplace

Typical day start with an early morning providing residents with activities of daily living such as grooming and feeding. I have learned to manage my time effectively and efficiently. Hardest part of the job is when the family is trying to make you do duties that are out of my scope of practice

Pros

work independently
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Health Care Aide in Home Care

A typical day of work would be driving to a first client's home and completing the tasks requested of me on my schedule in the time given. The driving time is included in the task time. This makes caring for the client and their needs very difficult without rushing them. Then it's off to the next client and their specific needs. As a Health care provider I need to report different things that occur during my day and are given a number to call which is our scheduling unit. They are not very available to us. We always are put on hold. This makes us very frustrated and possibly late or very likely inaccurate with the information as the time passes. Some clients either cancel or become ill and go into hospital or pass away. In those cases they fill those spots with other clients or patients from another Health Care Aides schedule who has called in sick or are on holidays. This makes it difficult for clients to trust and become comfortable with new workers. Overall I do what I do because I love helping people who need assistance. It's selfishly rewarding to me!

Pros

helping people

Cons

crazy scheduling and management
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I just live down the street from my work place

I love working with people with disabilities and the needy .The hours where good pay the first few years I work with home care .Then my hours drop .I wasn't making enough to survive. I work for 6 year's with home care .I had a great boss .

Pros

you meet people

Cons

don't get enough hours to live
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Very multicultural and generous

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority offers health services for family in needs. One example I worked for was Home Care, I would travel from house to house taking care of patients, elderly, who aren't able to take care of themselves, and would have no one there to look out for them for the time being. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority doesn't discriminate on the type of client that is asking for help. It meets the clients needs and necessities, such as if the client was not very fluent in english, they would offer a worker who is fluent to speak in their language. WRHA doesn't discriminate against sexuality as well, but if the client perfers to have someone with the same gender, WHRA is more than willing to offer a worker for them.

Pros

Health Benifits

Cons

Some positions require a lot of gas usage
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meeting new people while working with them

hands on care of patients in their homes such as bathing, dressing, feeding. light housekeeping, preparing and serving light meals.

Pros

variety, friendlyness of clients
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Everchanging, Vibrant, REWARDING

I was excited and enthusiastic about going to work everyday! A team of Health Care Professionals really DO make A big difference in the World. I love working alone or on a Team! Work for the WRHA!! We're AWESOME when we come together!! A typical days starts off with a relaxing morning coffee, for me, as we come together for our Team Meeting and then our 'physical'work begins. I was responsible for (fully)assisting 7 people up and out of bed to be ready for breakfast. I learned time management and that people are much more 'diversified'than one may actually realize. A position for a HCW requires a tremendous amount of selflessness and confidence. The part of myjob in this World, as a Health Care Worker is most rewarding to me every minute of every day that I DO make HUGE differences in peoples lives and that (they) maintain THEIR quality of life because I am willing to help.

Pros

Variety of life

Cons

not enough hours available unless you get ft
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typical day at work

well i did home care so my day was always unpredictable and very fast paced as i did cooking, laundry, housekeeping, med reminder, serving meals, and personal care.

Pros

over time

Cons

hard on my body, doing 8-12 hour shifts
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Health Care Aide at Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

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Based on 179 reviews

Ratings by category

3.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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