County of Sonoma

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Did you know if you are a care provider registered with IHSS you have no rights?

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Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Santa Rosa, CA
Former Employee - Home Health Aide in Santa Rosa, CA

I worked at County of Sonoma as a contractor (more than an year)

Pros

In good conscience I don't have any pros for a system that is so unfairly stacked against a provider.

Cons

Nobody's protecting you if the client won't cooperate and sign your timeslip; IHSS won't give you a heads-up if the clients are mentally unbalanced and/or just out of control --you are on your own. The union you are forced to join, SEIU-UHW, is a joke, as they can't make a client cooperate, they just advise you to sue them in small claims court, but they sure want their monthly dues. All the rights are with the client.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Revamp from the top down. Give a heads up to the provider if the client has a history of being difficult or has a high turnover of providers. If a provider has worked for a client and the client refuses to sign a timeslip or cooperate, support the provider, pay the provider and deal with the client on your own. Stop forcing IHSS providers to join the union.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Current Employee - In Home Support Services in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Employee - In Home Support Services in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at County of Sonoma part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Make your own hours sometimes

    Cons

    Underpaid for hard work and no benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Disappointing, disingenuous and totally shocked by their behavior and conduct.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Rosa, CA

    I worked at County of Sonoma full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Purposeful mission. This agency is in charge of helping the needy and yet it can't manage it's own staff guided by compassion.

    Cons

    Management team should have strong knowledge base and high ethics, my opinion is they are sorely lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Surround yourself with managers who have smarts, intellect, and guts. "Yes" people are dangerous.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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