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"Opportunity Village has lost its way..."

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Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA
Current Employee - Persona Assistant in Clear Lake, IA
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Opportunity Village

  1. "activities coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Activities Coordinator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Activities Coordinator in North Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Opportunity Village part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I gives you a sense of hope when you see the individuals we serve, learn new contract skills and appropriate social skills

    Cons

    I can be very challenging to engage with some of the individuals.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Difficult"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Opportunity Village full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You love your clients, decent pay

    Cons

    Lots of drama, switching around where you're going to work, lack of support

    Advice to Management

    have a better system to reduce drama and understaffing

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