Great health benefits but no money unless you work 1,000 hrs/week
CP at George Junior Republic (Current Employee) – Grove City, PA – July 23, 2015
Everything depends on your unit director. Each runs a totally different program. Overall it is a secure, low paying, high stress job. You will have regular employment, lots of chances for overtime, and, unfortunately, little oversight, no trust from your employer, and no opportunities for advancement (unless you earn a MSW). Making a difference in the kids lives is great, and you can really do well if you work copious amounts of overtime, but it's high stress, high hours, and low pay. Great fit if nothing better or you plan on paying off some debts quickly (some positions offer you free housing/food/utilities).
Free housing, utilities, food, making a difference in kids' lives
Unreasonable rules that aren't even enforced, rediculously high expectations for rediculously low pay