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The Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2012
North Star Community Services

Employees in region:
160
Sector:
Non-profit
HQ location:
Waterloo, IA

www.northstarcs.org

Top Workplace
’12

About North Star Community Services

North Star Community Services is a not-for-profit rehabilitative services agency that was started in Waterloo, Iowa in 1975. They provide independence building services and supports so that hundreds of men and women with disabilities can participate in their communities as wage earners, home owners, volunteers, neighbors, and friends - empowering each person to realize potential, pursue dreams, and enjoy life. Services are provided in the areas of: Senior Adult Day Care and Respite, Day Habilitation, Employment Services, Supported Community Living, and Brain Injury Services.

What employees say

“It provides me with wonderful benefits, hours, and flexibility. I feel I am appreciated and making a positive impact on others' lives.”
“The consumers and their families, as well as coworkers, are my second family. We as a group strive to meet the goals and expectations the families want in a day program in any way we can.”
“Open to any ideas that promote each consumer being the best they can be. Thinking outside the box has become our new watch word to encourage independence and self-worth.”
“Flexible, working with the clients, making decisions to help benefit the clients.”
“The employer is very understanding when it comes to family and personal issues. They allow their staff to take care of issues and reassure you that your job is safe.”
“Flexibility, clients, environment.”
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Where to find North Star Community Services