Pros: Free lunch for residential staff, assisting adolescent girls by teaching them new skills
Cons: No breaks, staff gossip, high turnover, having to put in more than 40 hours a week
While Florence Crittenton has an excellent mission statement and a potential for a really beneficial program for adolescent girls, it is currently under the management of individuals who specialize in putting out fires rather than creating solutions. Unfortunately, this beautiful campus is the home to a very negative culture. The staff on the campus are dedicated to the clients but are very rude and gossipy amongst each other, which at times creates a very negative and hostile environment. I believe that Florence Crittenton's intentions are well but they have not been executing well on all areas. There are giant staffing issues which seems to go continuously unresolved.
This is certainly an organization where you have to be willing to be flexible and constantly on the go. All positions on the residential side require significant interaction with the clients that they serve in addition to maintaining current and accurate documentation.
The most difficult part about working at Florence Crittenton is surviving the staff's gossip and rumors. If you are lucky enough to fly under the radar and not be a target, life for you at Flo Crit should be pleasant.
The best part about this job is knowing and seeing just how much you are assisting the clients that Flo Crit serves. Sure, there are challenging clients and days where you just want to clock out early and go home, but overall, the impact you make in these teenagers lives is by far the most rewarding and beneficial part of this job.