CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence)

www.creativecare.org
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Good company

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Current Employee - Professional Caregiver (DSP) in Moorhead, MN
Current Employee - Professional Caregiver (DSP) in Moorhead, MN

I have been working at CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence)

Pros

Extensive training
Good supervisors
Good pay for having little previous experience
Truly seem to care about the clients and their successes

Cons

Some staff are very caught up in their own worlds. Can often be a gossipy place to work. Staff will occassionally be reprimanded for talking badly about a particular client, then no one wants to work with that client. High staff turnover which leads to problems of inconsistency with clients.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It should be more of a priority to fit the appropriate staff with the appropriate client. I've been at sites where the staff doesn't even want to be training in at the new site, and the clients can tell. It doesn't help anyone to have a new staff if the staff is going to be negative and rude.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work through college, not a lifetime gig for most.

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    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN

    I worked at CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence)

    Pros

    The pay was excellent compared to other jobs many college students that I knew had. The work was gratifying and didn't take much higher level thinking so it balanced out well with going to school. Working with people with disabilities helps to keep your life in perspective as well. The office staff was great for me.

    Cons

    The meetings were ridiculously simple and repetetive. Most of the time it seemed like the office staff just needed to be sure they were justifying there positions in a non-profit organization. Due to lack of staff and high turnover, the employment standards seemed really low at times. There seemed to be some behavior that was strictly prohibited in the policy manuals that was overlooked by the supervisors. Usually not a huge deal but we are dealing with vulnerable adults here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining your good leaders and eliminating the bad ones. You could pay the good empoyees more to do the added work by terminating the bad employees. Listen to the DSP staff, as they will tell you who to keep and who to drop if you listen.

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    The best job for college students

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN
    Former Employee - Direct Service Professional in Moorhead, MN

    I worked at CCRI (Creative Care for Reaching Independence) part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Interesting and varied work days - got paid to visit the pet store, go to the fair, go swimming at YMCA, walk around in the mall, read at Barnes & Noble or the library, etc. Every day was a new adventure.
    - Highly rewarding work as you help people & bond with them
    - Flexible schedule with many opportunities to pick up additional shifts
    - Great compensation - wages above average for college jobs and compensation for car usage
    - Learn new skills: interpersonal, first aid & CPR, etc.

    Cons

    - Some of the clients had challenging goals to which they didn't want to adhere
    - Some of the clients had poor conditions of living, meaning some time was spent cleaning with them and that preparing meals/shopping could be a challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. I loved this place. It has easily been my favorite job to date. I really miss working there :(

    Kinda makes me wish I had gone into the health sector!

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