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United Cerebral Palsy Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Was able to help someone who was disabled and medically in need (in 4 reviews)

  • Excellent Team, Good work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, little training, on-call frequently (in 14 reviews)

  • No cons other than you must find a family/families to fit your schedule needs if you need part time work (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Current PCA"

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    Current Employee - Pca in Kenner, LA
    Current Employee - Pca in Kenner, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding to help individuals who are disabled. A lot of those individuals are left alone because the burden becomes too much for family so its nice to show compassion that clearly lacks in their personal relationships.

    Cons

    Management isnt very well organized. You are prwtty much just thrown in there but I have a medical background so I was prepared. Just voice your concerns and they are understanding.


  2. "an ok job"

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    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Front Desk Agent in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of parties and events and positive vibes all around, get to connect personally with staff, volunteers and patients, make your time worthwhile

    Cons

    temperature control is messy, not a lot of healthy and inexpensive lunch options in the area, security is lowish

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work, enlist more volunteers, give young people more chances to gain experience and figure out their paths, provide meal plan options maybe, offer transportation compensation for volunteers

  3. "PCA"

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    Former Employee - Pca in Fitchburg, MA
    Former Employee - Pca in Fitchburg, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was able to help someone who was disabled and medically in need.

    Cons

    When things go wrong there is no support for the employee, no one to seek help from or get advice or intervention from. Basically you have to quit the job if the employer is abusive, which was my situation.

    Advice to Management

    Have some body of individuals available to act as support for employees.


  4. "This company has heart!"

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    Former Employee - Personal Caregiver in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Personal Caregiver in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good supportive management, a company that cares about it's staff and consumers!

    Cons

    Well none of us do it for the money now do we. :)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and continue to listen to your staff in the field.


  5. "Assistant Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy part-time

    Pros

    Reverse mainstream enrollment of Regular Education Students and Special Education Students

    Cons

    Need a better strategy for working with a mixed population of students


  6. "DO NOT APPLY IF YOU NEED MONEY!"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Little Rock, AR
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Little Rock, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If helping a diverse group of people with a broad spectrum of disabilities is your passion, UCP is the place to work.

    Cons

    Underpaid Direct Support Workers, no respect or appreciation for services provided. It would be nice if administration worked with the knowledge that if the Direct Support Staff wasn't doing the grunt work for pennies, they would not have jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay staff fairly to avoid high turnover rates and lawsuits.


  7. "HR Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy part-time

    Pros

    Awesome Boss, CEO, CFO and co workers

    Cons

    Working with the employees who work out in the field are sometimes difficult

    Advice to Management

    Don't have any advice

  8. "Summer Job Coach"

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    Former Employee - Summer Job Coach
    Former Employee - Summer Job Coach

    I worked at United Cerebral Palsy part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive management when issues with the worksite arose.

    Cons

    Minimal training and oversight leads to lackadaisical worth ethic among some job coaches.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Aid"

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    Current Employee - Aide in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Aide in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job itself is rewarding and the staff is supportive when problems arise.

    Cons

    Company expects you to go above and beyond for very little pay, which is just above minimum wage. I worked with UCP for about two years and never received a raise. In fact, because of their new pay scale my pay went down. I never met a UCP employee that got a raise. I used to get emails that said how well the company was doing. However, I find that interesting because without us Aids and Respite workers, they wouldn't be in business and yet we get paid as much as a Burger King employee. Even they get raises.

    Advice to Management

    I would treat employees fair. You can't pay your bills, and feed your kids, without a descent paycheck and neither can we. In fact, you wouldn't work for the pay check we get.


  10. "Employment Resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at United Cerebral Palsy full-time

    Pros

    Supervisors are friendly and very helpful, very independent job, able to control your scheduled (to a degree)

    Cons

    not the best pay, on-boarding training not department relevant


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