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InVision Human Services Overview

Wexford, PA
501 to 1000 employees
1992
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
InVision Human Services is a Non-Profit organization focused in providing specialized, direct support to individuals with intellectual, psychiatric, physical, and other disabilities. We utilize a restraint-free, person centered approach to help each of our clients achieve their ... Read more

Mission: To support people in fulfilling their own vision of a successful life.

InVision Human Services – Why Work For Us?


In 1992, Ruth E. Siegfried founded the company now called InVision Human Services.  From 1992 until 2010, InVision was known as SharpVisions, and in November 2010, we restructured our corporation so that we are now known as InVision Human Services to more accurately reflect the innovative and visionary qualities that permeate our people and our corporate culture.

InVision began as a provider offering services to three individuals with disabilities.  To date, InVision has supported more than 500 people throughout Pennsylvania.  InVision Human Services was created in response to a need for nontraditional approaches to serving people whose disabilities are particularly challenging to support, and it is increasingly evident that our approach to customizing supports for people is a dream of many folks.  Each person's vision for a successful life becomes our vision, and we do whatever it takes to make that vision a reality. 

The company is in the midst of exponential growth, with our flagship company often considered the 'provider of choice' in Pennsylvania.  In addition, we have expanded our family of companies to include an authentically inclusive preschool and early childhood education facility, a charitable foundation, and South Africa Partnership that allows us to support children with disabilities in that country and to implement a staff exchange program.

The InVision Human Services family of companies allows us to expand our services throughout Pennsylvania and beyond.

In 2010, InVision Human Services changed its corporate structure from a single company (founded in 1992 as SharpVisions) to a multi-entity corporation that now includes a parent company, a flagship subsidiary, a foundation, and a global partnership, and it allows for future subsidiaries and partnerships. That restructuring process included making a name change and designing a new logo.

InVision's logo captures the essence of who we are and why we exist and includes these key elements: 

·The new name, InVision Human Services, comprises the two most distinctive, and perhaps the most important, components of how we do business:  Innovation and Vision. Throughout our family of companies, we embody innovation in our approaches to problem-solving, and we share the vision of a meaningful life with those we serve in our flagship company and with our employees, donors, and global neighbors.

·The "motion logo" (referring to the two wavy lines above the words) signifies the synergistic relationship we have with all the people and businesses with whom we interact.

·The two colors/lines of the motion logo represent our family of companies and the people with disabilities whom we support in our flagship company. You'll note that the two lines are woven together and their colors complement each other. In our work, there is no leader and no follower; we are partners with the people we support. One is not independent of the other; we work together to achieve all goals.

·The vibrant color green symbolizes energy and success. It is also associated with natural beauty and a balanced environment. All these characteristics weave together in the way we strive to do business every day.

And now, something very special that you would not know without reading this little story. The motion logo was based on the synergistic relationship an equestrian has with her horse. You may or may not know that InVision's Founder and President/CEO, Ruth E. Siegfried, is an accomplished and prize-winning equestrian. The wavy lines are intentionally reminiscent of the shape of a horse's back, and they intertwine exactly as a rider and horse must connect, emotionally and physically, in order to be successful in their partnership, in the arena, over a jump, and on the cross country course.

The InVision logo speaks directly to how we do business, and it also speaks directly to the passion, determination, tenacity, and devotion our founder has for the people we support, for our companies, and for her avocation as an equestrian as well.

So you see, there's a lot more to our logo than some curvy lines and the color green. In fact, there's a purpose to every line, color, and word.

InVision Human Services is a family of companies that provide services and products designed to transform the lives of people who are experiencing significant life challenges.

Our name reflects the innovative approaches we use to fulfill this mission. We do more than just talk about innovation and vision. Every activity we pursue and decision we make is intentionally creative, cutting-edge, and visionary.

Within the mission of each of our companies, we continually explore new and often revolutionary solutions to problems and challenges for the people and organizations we support, our employees, and the families we work with, and we intentionally seek affiliations that will increase our ability to provide creative, successful services for the individuals we support.

 

The work we do is rewarding but challenging, so we do our best to hire the brightest in our field and then compensate them accordingly. InVision employees have opportunities to sharpen their skills through professional development and by working alongside some of the industry’s finest professionals.

When you join InVision, you join a diverse, dynamic staff. InVision promotes from within whenever possible, and the demand for our services means we are constantly expanding throughout Pennsylvania, and beyond. This rapid growth means we are always looking for talented individuals to join our team.

Benefits include*:

  •  Competitive wages
  •  Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance (family and domestic partner coverage available)
  •  Generous Personal Leave Time policy
  •  401K when eligible - matching up to 4%

Additional, unique benefits include:

  •  Family benefit coverage includes domestic partnerships
  •  Health Savings Account option
  •  Credit Union membership option
  •  Dell discount opportunities
  •  Recruitment bonus

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    I have been working at InVision Human Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Two and a half day block shifts with four and a half days off. Lots of opportunities for overtime if you are willing and able to do it.

    Cons

    You are expected to stay overnight without pay at the individuals home. Coworkers and supervisors can be very unproffesional with their interactions with individuals and other staff. There are a lot of cliques, crossing boundaries, and inappropriate relationships between support staff and supervisors so when a long time DSP is crossing boundaries, not doing their job accordingly or working well with other co-workers the supervisors will often times ignore your concerns about a co-worker. There is a lot of bullying and work place harrassment that goes on among co-workers and if you report it to a supervisor you are considered to be the whiner, nothing gets fixed, and the work place harrassment continues. Most of InVisions clients have very significant mental health challenges and can be a danger to themselves and staff so, when you are by yourself in a crisis at work you will receive very little support from an emergency on-call supervisor. Due to the significant mental health challenges of some individuals and the long block shifts their is a very high turn over rate so good luck with finding long term stable, rewarding employment with this organization.

    Advice to Management

    It is normal to develope friendships in a work place but, importantly you all must remember your roles as supervisors and managers. Good leaders are impartial and look at situations from all sides. Mabey offering 8 hour shifts instead of block shifts for the harder to staff more challenging individuals will help keep those individuals homes staffed since 56 hour block shifts is a lot of hours to be spending with an individual who has challenging behaviors which lead to staff burn out.

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at InVision Human Services (Pittsburgh, PA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Very easy, no surprises at all, They ask why you want to work there, your philosophy on individuals with intellectual and development disabilities, how much time you've spent with such people. Then elaborates on what the job description is, and what the job entails (sort of), and asks whether you can do what it takes.

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    • Why do you want to work here? Do you have your own, reliable vehicle? What is your philosophy about individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities? Are you able to perform the job I have just described (after the description).   2 Answers

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    There was not much negotiation, I hesitated, but then accepted what she offered to start, with the expectation that I would begin to make more as time went on...

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