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.
Take breaks when need be, no set times.
No team work, lots of negativity and unreliable staff