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Not good Place to work
Community Re-Entry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 30, 2015
Dealing with inmates is a very difficult position. It takes patience and empathy. It would help if staff was more professional and courteous.
Pros
n/a
Cons
no breaks, no cell phone usage, no caring staff
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No two days were alike.
Cognitive Behavioral Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 6, 2015
Had a great supportive supervisor. Enjoyed my job but realized that I could not save everyone who lived in the house. With my boss and myself it wasn't about numbers but how we could help the ladies in their recovery.
Pros
Not micro managed and loved what I did.
Cons
When you work for a non profit you don't make big money.
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i love my clients
PROGAM MANAGER (Former Employee) –  columbus ohOctober 25, 2015
I loved working with MRDD population its very rewarding to give back to the communiy.I loved the outings and the trips that were planned for residents and holidays and birthdays were special
Pros
clients
Cons
short breaks
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Exciting
Staff Development Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHSeptember 24, 2015
Very informative and exciting place to work - lots of responsibilities. Prepares you for being a well rounded career minded individual.
Pros
advancement
Cons
short breaks
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Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 9, 2015
great PLACE FOR growth and learning about the DD population and how to handle stressful situations. Need more organization.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
Unorganized
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inmates
Community Reentry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHJune 4, 2015
A Typical day at work was a different everyday

how to deal with inmates from various backgrounds in helping meet their needs.

new at the position

very helpful

dealing with various of personalities, from staff to residents

seeing successful outcomes
Pros
Individuals re entering the community
Cons
various of backgrounds
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A chance to work in community corrections
Community Re-Entry Specialist (Current Employee) –  Dayton, OHMay 27, 2015
An average company. I prefer to keep my opinion to myself. Anytime a company repeatedly has open interviews that should tell you something.
Cons
No room for growth
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beware
cademanager (Former Employee) –  Ohio linkMarch 12, 2015
This company from top management covers lies and when inmates tell the truth they have them incarcerated. They leave one person working alone male or female to look over 40 or more inmates alone the pay is horrible and the management threatens and talks to staff horrible.The facility I worked at in Toledo practiced in ethical behavior including inappropriate relaionships with clients. I am glad I left this place will ruin your carear! Everyone turns a blind eye. There was this facility is not safe!
Pros
learning about the state and federal rules.
Cons
management horrible communication does not exist in safe work environment staff has no ethics.
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An essential program to assist recently released inmates to integrate into socity.
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJanuary 23, 2015
The program offers excellent resources to assist client with socio-economic needs, it administers proven assessments to target areas of client's greatest needs and the program's overall success rate is above other programs offered within the area.
Clients meet with case managers on a regular basis to adjust programming needs once goals are met making reintegration into society very successful. Mental health and addiction services are offered to clients that need or are required to attend and counselors regularly report on the client's progress. Case managers reprt to probation and parole officers on a monthly basis to assess each client's progress and assist in creating personalized programs for each client.
The hardest part of the job is when a client fails to adhere to the program and is returned back to prison.
Pros
being able to adjust your work schedule when needed.
Cons
the job has a high turnover due to job "burnout"/
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A good starter organization
Community Reentry Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 27, 2014
For the amount of effort and time you put into your job, the organization could be more generous with pay. But overall its an good organization to work for, a good place to get your feet wet in social services. Growth potential is fairly ok, but annual raises are not likely.
Pros
a great organization to gain valuable experience
Cons
the pay could be a little better
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Productive Work Environment
SHIFT SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  ColumbusNovember 19, 2014
The Alvis House believes in creating a bond within the community and exemplifies that through their employees. The Alvis House makes an effort to avoid the stuffy work cliche work atmosphere.
Pros
flexibility
Cons
n/a
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Good company to work for
Human Resources Officer (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHNovember 10, 2014
Good company to work for you if you want to advance or get your education.
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Manage assigned client cases on a daily basis
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbus, ohioAugust 22, 2014
Assist, encouraging, and motivatingmy client on a daily basis with counciling, job seaking. Maintain contact with clients Parole/probation officer monthly, sometime daily. assist client with transportation to appoinments. Document client progres daily, report clients progress to the clients Parole/Probation officer
Pros
enjoy encouraging others
Cons
salary
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Please consider other options for employment
Community Re-Entry Specialist (Current Employee) –  The Concrete JungleApril 23, 2014
There is such a chaos and confusion that I cannot begin to describe there. Besides the management verbally abusing you at mandatory staff meetings; they will make you feel as though you cannot find another job, but they threaten you all the time.
If you stand for anything, they will mistreat you on purpose and if you don't fall into the traps of sleeping with the clients, you can leave peacefully. If you ever get fired from here, know that's what happened and you rarely get fired from there for anything else except ethical violations.
Incompetency rises. The only way to make it here is to be as inconsistent as the entire operation is.
Pros
i liked coming to work to see the drama unfold and laugh
Cons
everything
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Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHOctober 20, 2013
absolutely terrible upper mangement. Staff is treated like they are the clients. They pay bottom dollar and expect you to be "on call" with no overtime.
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A Learning Experience
Cook (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHOctober 15, 2013
My typical work day included preparing two meals for clients and ensuring that they did their daily detalis.
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Working and learning the Fish Philosophy
Medicaid Billing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHAugust 3, 2013
The company is willing to help with whatever need an employee has. If they need to leave early for a personal reason, it would be granted, even if it was on short notice. Alvis House tries to treat their employees like family and the DD Services division uses the Fish Philosophy of Being Present, Play, Make their day, and Choose Your Attitude. Living by this example helps the day go by faster and also helps with understanding the clients even better.
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Corrections
Community Reentry Specialist (Former Employee) –  Columbus OhioMay 7, 2013
Worked with many inmates in groups, took them to their doctors appointments,and jobs.
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Good work envirnoment
Community Reentry Specialist (CRS) (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHApril 30, 2013
I work with very good hardworking co workers the most enjoyable thing about my job is interacting with the residents and also has good management
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Enjoyed working with alot of great people
Administrative Assistant/Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OhioApril 24, 2013
Always very busy, but I liked it made the day go by very fast. I also enjoyed meeting alot of new people as well
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