Brilliant atmosphere always busy ,always ladders to climb and training offered
Recreation & Activities Officer (Former Employee) – Castle Hill NSW – 6 February 2017
My role was at arv was all fun with great residents and fantastic staff I learned so much from residents but I found it hard not to become emotionally attached to my residents always taking my work home with me thinking of new ideas and activities to entertain them
Great atmosphere, fantastic staff, beautiful residents
on your feet all day upsetting when residents passed away and not good pay
Carer (Former Employee) – Castle Hill NSW – 27 January 2016
ARV has a higher rate of pay than average. Ongoing training provided. Career developement opportunities for the right candidates. Excellent dementia specific training by outside organisations such as Alzheimer's Australia. Staff are, for the most part, genuinely wonderful to work with, with a shared passion for delivering quality care.
There is often a lack of communication between management and staff. Also, there is a tendency by management towards favouritism of some staff over others, based on the personal opinion of management and supervisors. This has lead to a lack of career development for those employees who are not in the clique. Furthermore, some ARV managers/supervisors tend to take constructive criticism or legitimate grievances as a personal attack. Overall, one's experience would depend on the culture and management of the particular facility in which they worked.
Higher rate of pay. Ongoing training and developement.
Lack of communication from the top down. Bias shown by management towards some employees.
Admin (Former Employee) – Castle Hill NSW – 21 December 2015
Lack of support for staff not much communication. The Manager was more interested in looking good for her own position. Would not recommend as a good place to work because of management . Staff and residents all lovely people which helps you to stay at your job.
ARV is a very nice place to work, to learn, to grow and to improve personally and professionally.
Assitant in Nursing/Care staff (Current Employee) – Castle Hill – 16 July 2013
ARV is a very nice place to work, to learn, to grow and to improve personally and professionally. The job is really challenging for I work in different facilities/villages with different systems, not to mention that I don't get to know the residents because of that. But that is okay because the job itself is enjoyable even if it is tiring.