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lots of work low pay

Direct Care Counselor (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsFamily style environment with some opportunities to grow. You will learn skills such as CPR, AMAP (drug administration) and SCIP(R) as part of your training. You will also learn a lot of patience as it is sometimes stressful when dealing with disabled adults (mentally or physically). 403 (b) with at least 28 hours with healthcare included.Overtime. Tuition reimbursement plan. A union. What they lack in pay they somewhat make up for it in benefits.

ConsLOW pay. It's insane. You have to change diapers, administer medication (or help the nurse), bathe, feed,cook for , clothe, exercise, do laundry, do nightly bed checks, reposition and socially engage with consumers on a daily basis for about $9.00 an hour in some houses. No one is saying that it is not the right of a consumer to be clean and speak to others, but when you are dealing with another persons urine, feces and in many cases, their blood, you get upset that your only getting a few dollars over minimum wage. It's also physically taxing with the very disabled because they are heavy and not always well behaved. It's not their fault but honestly, it's hard work.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay homes that deal with the severely physically disabled more money. At least $13.00 an hour to assist with people who cannot even take a shower alone. Persons who work directly with the DD population should get paid as much as those who sit in their chairs and orchestrate the chaotic melody that this business dances to. Turnover would not be so frequent if you did. Also,be more organized and demand homes to run like well oiled machines. New staff should only be allowed in homes when they are fully trained due to the severe nature of this business. It is unproductive and dangerous to have half trained staff in nearly unpredictable situations.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Satisfied but extremely underpaid.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Lifespire Inc full-time for less than a year

    Pros: Good work/life balance, satisfaction at the end of the day… Cons: Extremely low pay makes you feel undervalued. The tuition reimbursement… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    It's ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Lifespire Inc

    Pros: It's flexible and u can go to school while you work.… Cons: Unfair management styles, work is not fairly spread around. The pay… Advice to Senior Management: Management should also help out in some of the work.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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