Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences FAQ

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14 English questions out of 14

12 June 2020

What kind of career opportunities exist at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences?

Pros

Flexible schedule for part timers. Lots of orientation. Lots of room to grow into full time etc

Cons

Sometimes you get floated to units you don’t feel comfortable working on.

Lots of room to grow into full time etc

12 June 2020

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13 September 2019

How is management perceived at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences?

Pros

Good pay, Friendly staff, management is ok, hours are 7-3, 3-11, 11-7

Cons

Working every weekend Short staff Midnights required

Good pay, Friendly staff, management is ok, hours are 7-3, 3-11, 11-7

13 September 2019

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20 February 2020

Are employees at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences generally happy and/or satisfied?

Pros

Great place to work been there for years

Cons

Hard to move up the ladder

Great place to work been there for years

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20 February 2019

What is the company culture like at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences?

Pros

I can't state enough how much I loved working with the patients at Ontario Shores. Every day was a privilege and I learned so much from them. I also had some very wonderful colleagues.

Cons

I worked full-time for several years and tried to work through many challenges to make this a successful place to work but it was not. - bullying is insidious and not addressed: many won't even try to have it addressed and as someone who did follow proper procedures to address it, I can say that nothing was done to fix it - more importantly, the organization promotes patient-focused care, but this was not the daily practice while I worked there. If anything, I encountered more resistance and challenges in my job when trying to promote more patient-focused approaches. - Inconsistent management- I had several managers which meant no consistency with my job; difficult managers who had little understanding of my role and are definitely not focused on encouraging employee growth and success - Very competitive atmosphere - The organization will "tokenize" certain patients who have done particularly well in recovery -- Media and Communications will be all over the place taking pictures and interviewing and these patients will be on posters and screens for awhile. The patients relish in the praise and recognition, which is understandable and CAN be wonderful for recovery. But recovery is not linear and I saw some of those same patients at later points when they weren't doing as well and who was around them then? And why are we excluding all the other pictures of mental illness and recovery in the process? I would see other patients walk by "vignettes" being filmed or photographed and those patients are shooed away. Or patients walking around areas where staff were gathered (with open doors) and patients were told to leave. THAT is stigma. - Staff don't feel secure in their jobs; people are walked out frequently

Advice to Management

- Treat your front-line staff well - if senior management is making it a numbers game, then middle management is forced to treat front line staff like numbers -- and staff feel it. - Follow your word and your values - if you value healthy workplace environments, you can't sweep bullying and toxicity under the rug- this starts with management - You have a LONG way to go in terms of patient-focused care - I worked in hospital settings 15 years ago that were so much more patient-focused - You have a LONG way to go in terms of recovery-focused care- at least in some areas - recovery is not about managing symptoms to discharge; it's about treating the whole person so that they will succeed when they leave the hospital (rather than return in 2 months) - There needs to be MUCH more collaboration and working with community partners to support transition and success of clients in the community - Be the organization that you profess to be when Media and Communications puts out the brochures and advertisements - or when staff do interviews. It's all smoke and mirrors. Make this about the patients (and your staff) - the image will follow.

- Very competitive atmosphere

20 February 2019

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15 April 2019

What are co-workers like at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences?

Pros

Good wages, learn several jobs, Management is good to people

Cons

Petty co-workers, cleaning messy things, shift work

Petty co-workers, cleaning messy things, shift work

15 April 2019

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