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Great coworkers and good work, horrible management
Residential Therapist (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 15, 2017
My actual work at Cornerstones of Care was engaging and rewarding, and I enjoyed working with my team. However the overall agency is horribly mismanaged and does not give raises or manage employees well at all. Don't expect upper management to support you very well or staff facilities adequately.
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Great Place to do an Internship and gain experience
Volunteer Coordinator Intern (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJuly 27, 2017
I was a Volunteer Coordinator Intern at the Spofford campus. It was a great learning experience and a fantastic way to get my feet into the mental health field. I learned a great deal and look back on my time their fondly.
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horrible place to work
Youth Behavior Health Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJuly 19, 2017
This place is so unorganized. The management is never around and they rather write you up for making a mistake then answer their phone to help you. I would not recommend this place to anyone!
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Reasonable expectations and approachable supervisors. Salary and benefits were satisfactory. Very positive, friendly and supportive atmosphere
Intake and Assessment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOMarch 4, 2017
I learned so much while under this employ; from management to the diverse training opportunities the agency offered. The culture was definitely diverse and sensitive to the various cultures the agency served. Opportunity for growth and promotion. Supportive of one furthering their education and worked with you to ensure that could happen. Non-management was treated equally to management employees in that their ideas, views and thoughts were included in discussions regarding agency decisions, directions, etc.
Pros
Approachable management, employee friendly, family friendly, considered the culture the agency worked with to improve services
Cons
Nothing comes to mind
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Dont Trust Upper Management
Foster Care Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOFebruary 20, 2017
Do not trust upper management. They are not concerned about your ability to survive. They want to pay as little as possible. You are working hard for very little money. They will also hire outside of the agency over internal candidates.
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Great nonprofit working with children and families
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJanuary 31, 2017
Cornerstones has many different positions across multiple locations. Lots of opportunities to move around and gain different experience. Pay is comparable or slightly higher than other agencies. Management is open to staff input and feedback.
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Don't get pulled in
Employee (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 22, 2016
Used to be that this company cared about its employees and its clients. Now it has moved towards this corporate mentality and people are fleeing the organization faster than they can keep up. They are a not for profit and pay reflects that, but they expect you to work like you are in a corporate atmosphere including burning yourself out and accepting little pay.

They give promotions only to those with degrees and they often do not give pay increases with those promotions. They expect you to follow Sanctuary which is a beautiful philosophy of how to treat your employees and your clients, but they do not expect this philosophy from their upper management and those that management is friendly with.

They can't keep people in their jobs because of all the poor management and so they are shoving more and more work on overloaded people and telling them to suck it up. Then when people leave they act surprised. We're not talking a few people either.
Pros
Kids can be great and it can be very fulfilling.
Cons
No real work/life balance. No support from upper management. Poor benefits, pay, and treatment.
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No structure
Family and Youth Specialist (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, MOJuly 13, 2016
I enjoyed working with the clients and building relationships, however when it comes to the staff it can be frustrating. Cornerstones of Care has a very high turnover rate when it comes to Family and Youth Specialists. They also have different pay depending on which location you go to. At the Ozanam location, staff just kind of does what they want. There's no structure and as of recently, there are no consequences when dealing with the clients bad behavior. These clients are teenagers who have experienced trauma or have been neglected so you will definitely have to have tough skin while working with them. They will disrespect you when they choose, especially if they are having a bad day. You also deal with suicide attempts, profanity, clients running away, and fights as well. Of course the worst part about the job is the bad days clients have. Many of them have triggers, you just have to be prepared for it on a daily basis. Now that there are no more actual consequences for the clients, should they do something inappropriate, the clients are now very hard to deal with. Sometimes this job can be rewarding seeing a client improve and grow enough to be discharged. I do not fully recommend this job mostly because of the structure. Had the company continued with consequences to where the clients would not want to practice bad behavior, and more structure as a whole, especially with their staff all being on the same page instead of disrespecting each other in front of clients and work together as a team, then this place would be a decent place to work.
Pros
Take breaks when need be, no set times.
Cons
No team work, lots of negativity and unreliable staff
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Generally positive agency.
Foster Care Case Management Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MODecember 15, 2015
Sanctuary certified, transparent agency. This agency is genuinely interested in the mental well being of it's employees. There is a hierarchy but generally an open door policy.
Pros
Excellent training opportunity.
Cons
The company has no holidays.
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My experience at Cornerstones of Care
Nurse Case Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 5, 2014
Cornerstones of Care is a great place, they are dedicated to helping children. However there are no chances for advancement for people who do not posses a college degree. Overall it is a very close family oriented environment.
Pros
The supervisors are very caring and understanding.
Cons
No advancement unless you possess a degree
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Nice place towork
Behavioral Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Overland Park, KSDecember 17, 2013
I enjoyed my time spent with this company. The saff i worked with made a great team.
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