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Helpful (1)

lots of work low pay

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Direct Care Counselor in New York, NY
Current Employee - Direct Care Counselor in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Lifespire Inc part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Family 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.

Cons

LOW 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 Management

Pay 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Lifespire Inc

  1. Helpful (1)

    Satisfied but extremely underpaid.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Lifespire Inc full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, satisfaction at the end of the day for helping disadvantaged population

    Cons

    Extremely low pay makes you feel undervalued. The tuition reimbursement plan is a joke.


  2. It's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's flexible and u can go to school while you work. Also has good benefits. A union is also in the package

    Cons

    Unfair management styles, work is not fairly spread around. The pay is also very low. Mandated to work is relief doesn't come

    Advice to Management

    Management should also help out in some of the work. Spread tasks around easily an fairly. That should make it better


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