Children's Home Society of Florida

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Wonderful work environment
Medicaid Compliance Auditor (Current Employee) –  Brooksville, FLDecember 28, 2017
CHS is a wonderful work environment that helped out children and adults in need. Wonderful co-workers that are always there to help if needed. Management was always willing to help when needed.
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Don’t waste your time with this company
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLDecember 17, 2017
I worked as a dependency Case Manager trainee, it was a joke. The training was horrible, there was no real world training to get you used to the actual job. They literally throw you to the wolves. There’s honestly zero reason you need a degree for this job because a monkey could do it. I understand the need for social workers but if you work at the CHS location in Panama City, be prepared to be treated like you are incompetent and treated like a child when you’re a trainee. If you want to work in this field I hope you have zero social life because they expect you to have no family or social life if you are a case manager. They will tell you in training how you’re not supposed to do certain things, but then your supervisor will make you do those things. You’ll work overtime you won’t get paid for because you’ll be told not to clock in for those hours. Save yourself and don’t work for this place, there’s a reason they’re constantly hiring for care managers, it’s because people are treated like dirt and the people who have been there for years have no social lives and expect the same of you.
Pros
Attempting to help those who can’t help themselves
Cons
Hours, people, management
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Fun workig environment with great employers
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Lakeland, FLDecember 7, 2017
A typical day at work is making sure the children can interact well with others.


I really enjoyed working with the children and their families.
Pros
co workers
Cons
The adminstration
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High work Demand with Low Compensation
Dependency Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLDecember 4, 2017
Cheapest company I've ever worked for. They fail to pay case managers the competitive salaries as other CW agencies in the same city. I've worked for this company for over 10 years and haven't seen a raise yet! Its hard to care for the welfare of other children when you're worried you may not have enough $ to feed your own.
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
High Case Loads, High Turnover, Low Salary, Limited Advancement
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Went through a "re-organization" to lay off and merge positions.
Philanthropy (Former Employee) –  FloridaNovember 28, 2017
CHS recently changed their job titles and descriptions. With this, they essentially cut 4 people's jobs out and encouraged employees to apply to the nearest job available. The nearest job available is more than an hour away from my home. I would have to relocate! Do NOT apply if you need job security- you won't get it from them.
Pros
flexible work schedule
Cons
may wake up without a job
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Decent place to work
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLNovember 21, 2017
Working here isn't too bad honestly. It's quick-paced but I love the fact that my supervisor doesn't nick pick or micro manage us. The most frustrating thing about working here is the office politics. You have to have thick skin to be here. If you tell one employee something, expect it to get right back to HR and your supervisor, it's almost instantaneous. You never know who to trust. This is perhaps the most stressful thing about working here. The professional relationships are not conducive to a great work environment. If you already have thick skin and do not care to engage in the relaxed "around the water cooler" office banter, go ahead and apply!!! :)
Pros
Flexibility
Cons
Lack of support from others.
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Great Place to Work
Administration (Current Employee) –  South Florida, FLNovember 7, 2017
You truly get to make a difference in the lives of the children and families in your community and the people that you work with are amazing. There is a struggle to find work life balance. The hardest part of the job is working with limited resources, but the best is getting to work with people who think outside of the box to make those limited resources work and who truly love and believe in the work that they are doing. Corporate Management constantly requests feedback from employees and tries to implement changes where possible.
Pros
Generous time off, co-workers are amazing
Cons
Medical/Dental/Etc benefits and pay could be better
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Learned a lot about children
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Sanford, FLOctober 30, 2017
Social work in the state of Florida does not pay for the work that you do. But I did enjoy working with children and teaching parents how to prevent abuses.
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fun work place you meet a lot of people
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  West Palm Beach, FLOctober 29, 2017
A typical day at work is very fast past, from visit to visit
I learned that the children have been exposed to situations from parents and weren't protected as best as they could
the management could have been a little more organized the hardest part is ending a visit with a family
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Great
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLOctober 13, 2017
I enjoy helping people with anything that I can, that job allows me to be very professional. I enjoyed the children, teaching them daily life skills.The environment was very relaxing, and safe.
Pros
Great
Cons
Great
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Fast paced; Must have good organizational skills
Clinical Counselor (Current Employee) –  Ocala, FLSeptember 28, 2017
The agency has gone through several changes, of late those changes are good. Immediate management is concerned about the clinicians. The shortage of clinicians are a challenge as is turn over. Turn over is a result of long hours, paperwork and community counseling model. You must have a passion for the work itself.
Pros
Flexibilty
Cons
Long hours, deadlines and paperwork
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exhausting
Counselor III (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLSeptember 25, 2017
This job was extremely challenging and you received no support from management. The most vulnerable populations ( children in foster care) deserve the best services and this was not the case.
Pros
being with great kids
Cons
bad pay
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Unethical supervisors
nurse (Former Employee) –  central flSeptember 25, 2017
There are to many Social Workers there who seem to be there just for a salary. They do not hesitate to openly shame the client or divulge confidential info about them. Some clients that are of a different ethnicity do not get equal treatment. Employees with a disability do not get equal treatment.
Pros
good pay, nice clients
Cons
poor treatment of clients
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Loved the people I worked with
Family Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLSeptember 21, 2017
Great place to work with the people. Very stressful job and for the amount of work the pay is not compensated. Loved what I did with the company but job title did not match the position that you actually held.
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Self motivator
Family Preservation Counselor (Former Employee) –  Pensacola, FLSeptember 20, 2017
This is a great job that offers you flexible hours. It is not high stress, and you can still make a difference in people's lives each day. The people are friendly to work with
Pros
Flexible work schedule
Cons
low pay, no room for advancement
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an amazing cause to champion for
Charitable Giving Director (Current Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLSeptember 18, 2017
I am constantly amazed at the level of staff compassion for the children and families that are served through this organization. You know the work you are doing is making a real difference.
Pros
a feeling of making a difference
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Culture has changed over the years
Program Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLAugust 31, 2017
The agency was about changing the lives of the Children they cared for. This culture has changed over the 15 years I have worked for Children's Home Society. The funding source from the State has also changed, which makes it difficult for the Agency's to continue services for the Children they serve. The direction of the State is to pay the community (Foster Parents) to provide care for Foster Children in their personal homes.
Pros
Friendly environment
Cons
Language barrier
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no support from higher up.
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  St. Augustine Shores, FLAugust 21, 2017
supervisor/program director were never supportive or gave the appropriate help when needed. They would wait until you were burnt out or messing up before giving you a hand. They cared more about number and outcomes instead of actually helping the families out. Horrible and unprofessional. Very shady environment.
Pros
Got to work from home sometimes
Cons
management, no support system
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Difficult But Rewarding
Dependency Case Manager Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Florida, FLAugust 9, 2017
Fast paced and can be stressful. You can never be paid enough for what you do but you CAN change the lives of children for the better. Field offers minimal opportunity for advancement.
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Horrible, horrible job culture and management
Clinical Counselor (Former Employee) –  Gainesville, FLJuly 29, 2017
Terrible workplace culture and the higher ups couldn't care less about the employees that they have out and about beating the streets while they sit behind their little desks. Trust me when I say, this job is NOT worth the headache. Benefits take a huge chunk of your pay and it's not like that's much to begin with. Management is very petty/childish about things and it's almost like walking on eggshells. Work somewhere else, there's a reason they're always hiring. No one wants to stay in that type of environment.
Pros
The clients you serve and community relationships you build
Cons
Upper management childish behavior, no one cares about the employees, pay sucks, Run.
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