Opportunity Village

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Opportunity Village Reviews

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    I was able to get job training quickly when I moved here.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Custodial Services in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Opportunity Village full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get paid training which helps when you have to travel by bus, they help with ANY concerns, and have LOTS of activities to engage in like Magical forest & UNLVino events.

    Cons

    Very limited areas for work. Only custodial jobs are job connected. I wanted to go into culinary but no training was available at the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If they can open culinary training for those who want to try to expand in their job training or cross training it would be great as I have cooking & baking skills.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changes need to be made..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Personal Support Professional in Clear Lake, IA
    Current Employee - Personal Support Professional in Clear Lake, IA

    I have been working at Opportunity Village full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The relationship you build with the clients is excellent and inspiring.

    Cons

    Upper management seems uninterested in new ideas. Morale is low. You aren't compensated nearly what you should be (OV knows this, as well). Most supervisors have proven they aren't qualified for their jobs. Same supervisors preach/push relational skills but then lack severely when it comes time for them to display them to clients and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your support professionals with more DIGNITY and RESPECT. We're the pillars of this facility. Have supervisors work on their relational skills and make sure they're doing their jobs correctly and that they have the proper training. Push consistency with supervisors and PSPs in cottage life and at the KLC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Opportunity Village has lost its way...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA
    Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA

    I have been working at Opportunity Village

    Pros

    Here you are given the opportunity to support persons with developmental disabilities. The clients really need honest, caring staff who are willing and able to help them improve their daily living skills.

    Cons

    It can be a rewarding experience for staff willing to endure the stifling management which seems to be ever-diligent to punish you for seemingly minor "offences" and rarely rewards the staff for a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of constantly stifling new ideas, be open to and actually consider the ideas of new staff. It seems that in Opportunity Village, there is a "core" of "old-timers" who are now in their leadership positions not based upon merit or training or background, but simply because they have put in the time at the Village. This has resulted in the Village remaining stagnant and backward-looking ( remember the "good old days? ) instead of vibrant and cutting edge. The clients deserve MUCH more than they are getting. Oh, there is SO MUCH more the Village could be doing to provide excellent services to our clients, but too many upper management are either incapable or unwilling to change enough to allow the Village to evolve and grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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