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Overall it was a good experience the job was dealing with dually diagnosed individuals
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OH 43017December 6, 2017
The job itself was rewarding and easy to actually deal with. The downside was the advancement to different positions. The houses and hours were decent
Pros
Helping people
Cons
No room for advancement
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very poorly ran and chaotic amongst coworker
Community Re-entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 22, 2017
Stressful from the time you walk through the doors to the time you walk out. Very childish staff that works on third shift. Hard to get along with certain coworkers.
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No organization in the company
Community Re-Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHHSeptember 20, 2017
Working at this company is horrible experience. The management is terrible and people don’t show up to work. Too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Everyone wants to be a boss with a nasty attitude.
Pros
Staff are friendly
Cons
Management is poor
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My only complaint
Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHSeptember 8, 2017
The alvis was more into the correction field. I liked the alvis because every day I would come in on a mission to save someone’s life and change their life around and eliminate every negative action and to prepare for today’s society
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Great Supervision
Community Corrections Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHAugust 18, 2017
Great supervision, admin is difficult to communicate with. Overall decent company to work with. Fair pay and supportive clinical staff. Generally a good place to work.
Pros
Supervision
Cons
Admin
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Great potential, lacks leadership and follow through
Behavior Support Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJune 19, 2017
Alvis House is a great place to learn, grow, and gain additional skills and certifications.

The departments did not get along well which created a hostile environment. Many people acted like they were the most important person ever created.

Pay was certainly not worth the long, stressful days.

Never be on-call. It is the worst.
Pros
Hanging with the guys, new skills gained
Cons
bad pay, bad benefits, long hours
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good agency
Program Director (Former Employee) –  Lima, OHApril 10, 2017
Diversified staff. Clients are also very diverse and are very nice to engage with. Agency allows many opportunities for training and personal growth. Several locations throughout Ohio.
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Good experience in criminal justice field to bad the employees/management are the real criminals
Community Re-Entry specialist (Current Employee) –  Toledo, OHApril 5, 2017
Great place to work if you have th compassion to help offenders transition back into life just sucks that the employees/management (Wondell Hill) are the real criminals
Pros
Great workplace an experience
Cons
Management and employees
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Unlimited overtime
Community Reentry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 26, 2017
I enjoyed working with my co-workers and the inmates . I also learned a lot about different cultures and people believes.Being Able to work with clients fresh outta jail and being able to change there life is a blessing.
Pros
Unlimited overtime
Cons
How they treat people
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Great place to work
Home Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 14, 2017
I liked the clients I worked with. My peers were great and the pay was decent. Sometimes there were long hours and there was a lot of paperwork. I loved the home manager position. I had great staff.
Pros
Some great people
Cons
Some Management
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Can be very stressful at times but you may be able to influence clients who have been in bad situations to possibly change and make better decisions.
VA Campus - Community Re-Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chillicothe, OHFebruary 23, 2017
Always something to check on whether it be clients or computer information. Good co-worker relationships. Mgmnt. not considerate of
lower level workers. Must know computers thoroughly and enter proper communication to other staff. Must be detail attentive.
Pros
It was close to my home.
Cons
Too many training sessions even when you worked there 5+ years.
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Exciting Company
Habilitation Specialist / Administrative Support (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHFebruary 6, 2017
Working with the MRDD and offenders. Advocates for the clients, assisting with their day to day livelihood. Keep the client busy and occupied to prevent boredom and or behaviors. Everyday is different and exciting.
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Productive Experience
Rehabilitation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Dublin, OHJanuary 1, 2017
A Learning experience from individual that struggle getting back on track from halfway houses shelters abandon teens facing a opportunity to better thru time.
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Helpful person
Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHDecember 27, 2016
to be able to be a support person to people with mental problems. Again to be able to have someone trust you cause of the things they are going thru. Being able to help them adjust back in the real world
Pros
The clients
Cons
The ones that really didnt need to be their
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Great place to learn and grow into a managment position.
Cognitive Behavioral Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 8, 2016
Hard working co-workers! Great organization, does a lot of hiring from within. Growing and always looking at new ways to do things better.
Adheres to there mission statement!
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Unethical Program Director
Employee (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OhioSeptember 26, 2016
Worked at Ohio Link. The Supervisor/ Program Manager was rude and violated all types of ethical policies when dealing with the inmates. Some staff as well. Now I see why some employees fail to whistle blow at companies. Higher ups wouldn't listen to line staff about the Program Manager or concerns. That's ok KARMA came back on him in so many ways.

Maybe it was different at other facilities however Toledo was unbelievable. Never in my life have I ever experience this type of behavior from a Manager/Supervisor. Using agency vehicle as his own personal vehicle, providing money to inmates, after hour contact with inmates etc.
Pros
Learning different aspects of the job
Cons
Corrupt Program Director. The pay was very low
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Great Mission, Poor Execution
COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY SPECIALIST (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 12, 2016
Alvis House has a great mission and marketing idea. Their everyday execution with their clients falls short and is almost the opposite of their stated mission. Giving the client a structure that is more geared to "re-capture" the inmate seems to be the primary purpose. Compensation is poor and ethical standards are low while they will strongly state otherwise.
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Productive, busy, informative and a lot of responsibilities.
COMMUNITY RE-ENTRY SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJune 5, 2016
A typical day at work is very busy, signing clients in and out, changing them over to different locations, searches, pat downs, client group sessions on positive decision making and one on one conversations with clients on a daily basis.

I have learned to deal and work with former inmates from various backgrounds and how important it is to listen, understand, keep an open mind, be consistent and always treat people how you would want to be treated. I believe everyone deserves a chance to make things right.

I think management needs a lot of work. At a place of employment everything begins at the top. Management should care about the communication, ethics, integrity, leadership etc, and when these characteristics are not visible, there will be serious consequences.

My co-workers are good, interesting and fun to be around.

The hardest part of my job is being disrespected almost daily and the most enjoyable part of my job is having the ability to help others, seeing the results and the difference it can make in a persons life.
Pros
A lot of flexibility.
Cons
Pay rate and benefits.
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Re-integrating ex-cons into the community safely and smoothly.
Community Re-entry Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 17, 2016
Stressful yet rewarding, build relationships with clients while working with co-workers to achieve common goal of helping clients gain leverage in controlling their life in a positive manner. Re-integrating clients with their respective communities and families is the most important goal.
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Great Company to work for
Case Manager/ Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHMarch 22, 2016
Company is great to start off at the bottom and work your way to the top. Endless opportunities. Always room for advancement. Job Security is not that great.
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