Direct Support Professional in Toronto, ON
Good coaching staff. I am happy and proud of the organization .I am happy that they make effort to train frontline staff. The system is very flexible which is good. They can always do better anyways.
Scheduler in Etobicoke, ON
Workplace environment requires commitment and dedication. Worth it!I am grateful for the opportunity to work at Williams Marijan & Associates. In my few months as an employee I have been in growing in a number of skills such as communication (verbal and written), multi-tasking, time management, ability to prioritize, attention to details and collaborating with others. As a scheduler my time is spent mostly working independently in a shared office space. Working in a teamenvironment has allowed my transition into this work space to be supported with insight from colleagues with more experience. The training process was very straight forward and I think was the best training experience I have ever gone through. I felt adequately prepared and eased into actually scheduling. Every day I get the opportunity to connect and build relationships with various associates, families, clients, and social service providers. As someone coming from a Child and Youth Care background the role of a scheduler allows me to utilize my knowledge of the field and expand on it by learning more about the needs and gaps that exist in social services. As a scheduler I have observed that the associate position allows associates opportunities to grow their skill set, challenge themselves, and work their own schedule. In my role I have encountered dedicated associates who have pushed their comfort zones and capacity in order to deliver the best possible support to our clients. I have witnessed members of scheduling, service coordinators, and other members of management support associates in navigating tough situations whether it be personal or professionally related. WM&A has demonstrated to me time and time again how supportive it is to staff in the office and associates in the field. I would recommend anyone offered the opportunity to work at WM&A to highly consider doing so! It takes commitment but the impact that is made on others is worth it!
Behavioural consultant in Barrie, ON
Working here will give you many tools to make you more effective in this fieldI have been an associate with WM+A for approx 3 years and have never looked back in regret on my decision to work as part of this amazing team. Nothing is perfect, but WM+A has always looked out for me and my interests - even in situations of disagreement, WM+A always sought resolution. The teams I worked on in the field varied, but I have build so many connections and learnt so much from my experiences working alongside them. The training you receive stepping on board is bar none and the experience is what you make it. Some of the most passionate people I have found in this field are were through WM+A and the flexibility they offer is phenomenal. You wish to work a simple 40 hour work week? Or perhaps your pushing your limits and trying to best 110 hours weekly? Maybe your even taking a break because you have a personal issue or covid is preventing you from working temporarily? Either way, WMA has adapted to my needs in every one of those situations as I experienced them over the last 3 years without question or hesitation,
Support Worker in Toronto, ON
Rude managers, corrupt managementEvery manager at this place has its own rules. There is not a clear policy and procedures. Rules Can change a daily basis. You will be treated without any respect if you say no to their request.
You have to make them like you; otherwise, they won't treat you well. My mental health deteriorated when worked for them because they are very sneaky, disrespectful, very corrupt people.
variety of work opportunitiesI have been working at WM&A for almost 2 years now and it was been a very positive experience. The company has a wide array of contracts ranging from 1-1 home support, school based, mental health, hospital and residential treatment settings. The breadth of opportunities available allows me to find the right fit for my skill-set and the volume of work which is available is quite impressive.
The company has a tier one online scheduling system enabling me to book my availability and clearly manage my work load. The trainers are engaging and helpful and they make mandatory training classes as fun and informative as possible. Furthermore, the wide array of short seminars and training modules ranging from FASD to ABA illustrate the company's dedication in ensuring associates have exposure to evidenced based approaches required to succeed in their potential placements.
The management team is pleasant and respectful and will have open and honest conversations with you when any potential issues occur, leaving you with a clear idea on how to prepare for situations in the future. In addition, the management team is forthcoming in sharing feedback from their customers and it is appreciated when you are validated for your work and efforts.