Perth and Kinross Council Employee Reviews
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I work for the Employment Support Team as an Employment Support Officer, supporting individuals with learning disabilities, people with mental ill health, on the autistic spectrum or an acquired brain injury to gain paid employment. Due to the diversity of my work I learn something new each day, I have a very supportive management team whom are available at any point of the day/night/weekend should I require support or advice. It is very difficult to say which part in particular is most challenging as each individual I support face different barriers. This is also the most enjoyable and satisfying part seeing the people I support reaching their potential and gaining independence.
Great job satisfaction
Current restrictions not allowing me to meet with clients.
Shifts were changed at the last minute every shift and not enough travel time was allocated in between visits. Management weren’t bothered if you didn’t have enough time as they expected you to keep going until you had finished all your calls regardless if you were on a double shift
Did have a good team of staff
Not enough travel time between calls
Worked with Social Work dept for 27 years. Worked my way up the ladder, from Care Assistant to Assistant Manager. Training was excellent, and I learned many skills throughout my time with the council. Loved working in the Care home and met many lovely people along the way, residents, staff and families.
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I’m sure there were other very good managers in PKC but I managed to get an inexperienced manager who’s ideas were her way or no way. It was a great job ruined by an interfering manager
Flexi time although manager didn’t allow it to be flexible
The council department which I work at as changed. The people are 7 from 5.This means that you are working weekends and taken days off through the week. Also in the summer, you are working from 7.00.am in the morning and finish at 7.00.pm.Which means that there is no overtime. If you get a full contract,the hours that work in the summer is move to the winter, whesometimes
Clueless unqualified and Inexperienced management, very low pay, very long hours, treated like a slave, broken or no equipment. Management refuse to manage anything. I've been in field and at a high level for 20 years and never come across such a bunch of such useless people as the ones at Perth and kinross council's friarton depot. They could do away with everyone above leading hands and things would work well while freeing up so much tax payers money.
Poor conditions (best pro i could come up with)
12 hour shifts, sunday working mandatory (basic rate pay), lack of management and direction.
If you dont drive you walk from job to job ,you get breakfast for some and you get others washed and dressed, you learn that there is a lot of very nice people out there and some very lonely people which is quite sad. Management are very caring . the workplace can get quite stressful .The hardest part is leaving some people alone because you have another client to see to. Some of the clients have great story's to tell and that is great.
you meet great people
It can be very stressful
I was only employed with P&KC for a short period, two years, and left of my own accord. I can say I was working in a very positive and inclusive team (Building Standards). Excellent management from the top and excellent support during holiday periods (you would not normally come back to 100+ emails and returns that had been sitting for two weeks).
Home working and AVC'S
Workload, you work for your money.
Top heavy with management and lots of money wasted on silly and ineffective initiatives. Overall day to day job is fine but you'll never get promoted unless you are happy to crawl up a bosses backside. This is often done by undermining colleagues to make them look bad and curry favour with management. In my post I worked with challenging kids and families which was very rewarding but stressful. The pay was good but never properly reflects the amount of stress in that line of work.
Saturday and Sunday
Dealing with the public!
Not a great environment to work in. It took 4 days before my manager even acknowledged me which made me feel unwelcome and isolated. It's very much a case of if your face fits you will be fine if not well tough luck. No induction or guidance and despite having a lot of experience with a different client group it was overwhelming to have to figure it all out without some support.glad I moved on.