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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated 7 August 2014
Updated 7 August 2014
27 Reviews

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  1.  

    Work here for the kids....nothing else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - the people you work with on your module

    Cons

    -low pay
    -stressful environment
    -no real opportunities for advancement or career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about your employees that work with the kids because without them there would not be a KidsPeace

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Positive, collaborative work environment

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    Current Employee - Clinician I  in  Carrollton, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Clinician I in Carrollton, GA (US)

    Pros

    Opportunity to positively impact at risk youth

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporate headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Treatment Team Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team work. Rewarding and energizing work that improved the odds of at risk children by offering treatment.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment that is mentally taxing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great idea but poorly executed facility

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    Former Employee - Senior Childcare Worker  in  Ellsworth, ME (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Childcare Worker in Ellsworth, ME (US)

    Pros

    Location is beautiful and staff are amazing for the most part. The potential is there for a great therapeutic environment.

    Cons

    The staff are mistreated by company and are not valued or rewarded, this thwarts any true therapeutic success for the children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the staff as you want the children to be treated, there will be a trickle down effect and the staff will stay much longer. Less money will be spent on training and the overall cost to run the facility will go down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Get's a bad wrap and many do not see the good done for the children in the community and at large

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethlehem, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA (US)

    Pros

    Good Growth opportunity, good training, some staff are very committed to enhancing their work environment and are very professional. I have had good managers and colleagues that work together very well.

    Cons

    There is no perfect place so I guess it depends on the reviewer. the only con I see is that sometimes they have to rely on individuals who are transient and not truly trying to become professionals in the field that they are working. this is always risky especially when working with children.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience, loved what I did, horrible administration and communication within the company

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    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor II  in  Orefield, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor II in Orefield, PA (US)

    Pros

    Give you purpose, great for psych/social work majors, good experience, exposes you to many things, interact with a wide variety of people, hands-on experience, receive a lot of training

    Cons

    Difficult situations, requires much patience, can be a very intense workplace, high turnover rate, administration is very flawed, horrible communication within the company, staff are not treated well by some higher-ups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to be more organized and communicate more, treat staff more objectively, treat staff with more respect.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    very ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    multi-tasked job-never bored.Always on the go.Between all of our campus sites.There is always a problem that needs to be solved.

    Cons

    salary is not up to local standards. All the work that is required of me constantly on a daily. i a under payed . In the last four years the only thing I have received is a 2% paycut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communiction,lack of support.Need the cell phone back.The old radio never work when there is a emergency.E.P.P. / On call pay. EPP is always overtime pay the on call pay is not.Holiday no overtime until after working a full 40 hour week.Epp is overtime no matter what.The on call is for emergencys also?

    Recommends
  9.  

    The place is run by money grubbing incompetent power hungry executives.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Orefield, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA (US)

    Pros

    Working with the kids is great and rewarding. Support staff, clinicians, etc. were fantastic. Wonderful place to work if it weren't for the attitude and actions of upper management.

    Cons

    Upper management does not have any concern for their workers. Do the job and shut up...you will be okay. And no matter who screws up...it's always he little guys fault. Upper management gives you none of the credit and all of the blame.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get people working their who actually care about their employees instead of greedy arrogant leaders who think they know the answers, but truly couldn't punch their way out of a paper bag....in the minds of these folks....ready, shoot, aim.......knee jerk reactions and unfounded bs they blame on us.....oh and they just fired a ton of people because of hearsay and caused more harm than what they blamed the employees for.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Manage troubled youth.

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker  in  Buhl, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN (US)

    Pros

    Medsabi Academy is a treatment center for troubled youth. The turnover is very high for both staff and clients. you will have two weeks of training and half of that is dealing with crisis management. This includes deescalation and restraining type holds for when the clients start fighting each other or fighting staff. The ages range from roughly 13 to 21. They all have their programs and most take medication that you would have to distribute if you make it 6 months. There is a lot of room to move up within Mesabi Academy and since it is corporate and ran by Kidspeace you can have a career through them. Most dont though. If you can handle the overnights thats the way to go. You get paid the same as day staff and will allow unlimited overtime.

    Cons

    May get beat up by clients. Some have been sent to the hospital. Will call you asking you to pick up shifts pretty much once you walk out the door and wont remember the sacrifices you make for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more recognition. Be more open to advice.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disheartening, no matter how much or how hard you worked you only heard from management when you made a mistake

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse  in  Orefield, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA (US)

    Pros

    Excellent co workers many extremely dedicated to the kids
    Helping kids

    Cons

    No raises for multiple years
    No feeling that staff are appreciated
    Will ask you to work more OT than humanly possible and if your performance suffers you will hear about it.
    Reactionary policy
    you risk assault on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing people up for calling out sick when its because you are burning them out and start praising your MVPs The same as you want them to do for the kids reward the good. Pay your managers enough to keep one for more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend

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