Team Lead/ Practice Specialist (Current Employee) – St. Paul, AB – 21 August 2017
I enjoy my position with WJS in St Paul, AB and have worked as a visit supervisor, Intervention/Family Support worker, under the supervision of several different Team Leads. I took over the position of Team Lead/Lead Practice Specialist in 2014. I have worked to develop and supervise several different community offices for WJS and have trained and supervised new staff and practicum students from the local college. I would like to move to the Kootney's to be closer to family and hope to have a job before I move. .
Disability Support Worker (Current Employee) – Vegreville, AB – 28 March 2017
The clients are very enthusiastic and value staff support, encouragement, their skill development and community inclusion and growth towards independence but staff lack professional skills and do not treat women respectfully.
The best practices for administration are not followed and it really is sad to see people with no skills are put into supervisory or management roles.
Management, supervisors and team leaders treat front line staff poorly, bullying or making life nasty for staff that advocate for client choice, suggest improvements, advocate for consistency and client centered focus.
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) – High Level, AB – 26 February 2017
I worked for this company for a few years. At first it was amazing, then they had a few changes which were bumpy. However when management expected me to breech ethics the ride went done hill from there. There were so many times where as a Frontline staff member we were unsupported. There was little to no training opportunities and inappropriate job advancement offers which did not set staff up for success.
Family Support Specialist (Former Employee) – High Level, AB – 4 February 2017
The upper management of this office is atrocious, there is no respect or appreciation for frontline staff. There appears to be an expectation that staff are not to say no to any task, and there is little awareness of burn out of staff or creating a healthy work/life balance. Promising and necessary service within the community, but wholly disappointed with management and the inability to support staff members. Overall a disappointing experience with this organization
Health Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Langley, BC – 17 January 2017
I actually did my preceptorship at the adult day program at WJS in Langley. It was a lot of fun during my time there. The majority of the clients were independent. We did everything from trips to the library, parks as well as picking up garbage. I learnt how to properly deal with aggressive clients and also which clients are and aren't allowed to eat or what health conditions they have. Every morning we had to review and analyze clients charts and history reports.The staff was amazing and so were all the clients. I learnt a a lot from them. I would honestly have no problems working for them if given the chance to.
NA (Former Employee) – High Level, AB – 17 November 2016
Upper management is out of touch with front line . Unsupportive managers make it difficult to work with agency partners. Lots of bullying and emotional abuse happens without any way to report and not be punished.
Disability Support Worker (Current Employee) – Vegreville, AB – 14 November 2016
A fun place to work with clients taking them out, but unfortunately management ignores problems with staff, which leads to huge problems. They hire non-professionals which results in hostile work environments and working with these people.
Rehab aide for special needs (Former Employee) – Vegreville – 2 November 2016
I love working with special needs adults , Loved helping them to have a happy day . Going out in public doing activities, it's very rewarding at the end of your day knowing you have made a difference in somebody's day .
The clients are great but unfortunately management doesn't know how to deal with problems between employees because they don't know how to. Management sticks together to back each other up as most are friends and not professionals and don't possess leadership skills.
Casework Supervisor (Former Employee) – High Level, AB – 19 July 2016
This is an excellent company to work for, they offer very good training opportunities and they take care of their workers very well. Career advancement is high on the priority list and every effort is made to assist workers attain their goals to this end. I would highly recommend this company to career seekers.
excellent company with a growing reputation for being flexible and committed to their clients and families
Home support worker (Current Employee) – Langley, BC – 25 August 2015
this company has expanded over the last several years from a small client base care provider to those who need assistance with their daily lives due to either, illness or physical/mental disabilities or challenges; to a company that has proven through countless numbers of families who depend on the skilled care givers and committed management team, who stay focused on the clients well being and family satisfactio.
great place to work management team gives lots of hours
employees are on contract base, so remember ladies and gentlemen, remember to never turn down shifts
Career and Lifestyles worker (Current Employee) – Vegreville, AB – 18 March 2015
I love the job each day I'd different and has challenges along the way. I love helping people and I get to do that and so much more on this job. To me it's not just a job it's a career I look forward to working at for a long time. The months have gone by like days to me. Each of the different place are interesting and unique.
helping others, the people, job advancement, training
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Westlock, AB – 12 September 2014
Looking after persons with disabilities is a great job. Not everyone can do it. I learned a lot about myself and how I handle myself and my management abilities. The people I work with are generally nice people. Would just like to see more ambition among them Hardest part, work invades life when you're in management. Even when on holidays you're not away from the job, it follows you via emails, texts and phone calls. The most enjoyable part is seeing the clients thrive.