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Indepence and Flexibility
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PASeptember 6, 2017
It is hard to describe a typical day because it is ever changing- no two days are exactly alike. There are many different tasks to be completed which helps foster independence and flexibility.
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Hated it.
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  Dryden, NYAugust 25, 2017
You are working with adolesent with no disapline, and with some extreme behavioral problems. Which is ok, you're expected to supervise and encourage them to make the right decisions and behave appeopriately. The work sounds like a very rewarding job. But here's the deal, when they do misbehave, you're not allowed to give them consequences. The unit I worked in had a huge issue where the teenagers there walked all over the residential councilors, and no matter how many times I asked the cottage manager and director what I was allowed to do about it they only ever responded with "talk to them". Which had been done. Within my last month there all my coworkers had left and I was stuck working 60+ hours a week being the only regulator staff assigned to that unit and it was all kinds of chaotic and the teenagers knew there was nothing I was allowed to do about it.
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fun workplace
Clinical Manager (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 12, 2017
Staff were focused on job related issues. Clients were of the up most importance at this facility. Management could have been more understanding and compensate appropriate pay.
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school setting
Treatment Team Coordinator/Unit Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 3, 2017
this was a good place to work however it was a big school system that can overwhelm new people transferring into the job and culture. many people stay for one year and return home.
Pros
the sunny skies
Cons
too overwhelming in terms of the students
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Reintegration Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 2, 2017
• Provide information and referral to community services such as employment counseling, health care, mental health services to dependent mothers.

• Complete all appropriate data collection, HICSIS data entry, paperwork, and tracking of activities within 1 business day.

• Provide case management to teens placed through dependent petitions while assisting with navigating community resources.
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Was good place but is slowly going down hill
Campus Supervisor/ Counselor Parent (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 2, 2017
George junior administration doesn't care bout their employees. they will try to over work you and manipulate your pay checks. their pay system doesn't add up. never will work there again.
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Kids are priorities
Driver (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAJune 26, 2017
This job is for you if you're looking for self gratification. This job is not for you if you are not willing to make the kids your number one priority or looking to make a decent wage.
Pros
Free lunches on longer trips
Cons
May involve very early start times (e.g. 2-3 in the morning.
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Stressful and hectic environment
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAMay 1, 2017
The opportunities to use your therapy modalities were provided but there was limited professional discretion. The therapists were required to have the client complete a TSCC, sign all consents, and then provide a diagnosis and treatment plan all in the initial appointment. The new client should have had an initial counseling session before a diagnosis was provided.
Pros
You could work the extra hours you needed to complete all paperwork.
Cons
It usually required 10 - 12 hours a day to complete all work requirements
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too much work and not enough pay
Facility Management Assistant (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAApril 5, 2017
Heavy work load. Not appreciated. Benefits could be better.

Too many managers who are out for themselves. Low pay and frequent turn around with staff. Pay too much for benefits with high deductibles.
Pros
none
Cons
healthcare and management
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productive
Clinical manager/ One one/ Cma (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAFebruary 17, 2017
great place to work, interaction with children and helping them and yourself become better people by using the trainings and material provided by administration.
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Starter Job
Clinical Manager (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAJanuary 9, 2017
Worked with troubled youth. Challenging but very rewarding experience. Management was very good and worked a common goal. You earned a bond with your "partner" as a police officer or firefighter would do to the psychological and behavior disorder with the youth
Pros
Sense of accomplishment; work environment
Cons
Pay.
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Amazing
Clinical Manager (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PADecember 28, 2016
Best company I have ever worked for. The staff is great, job is amazing and helping children is the best benefit. Do not work at this job if your only looking for money
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High Stress job. Low pay. Personally rewarding
Clinical Manager (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PASeptember 22, 2016
Very high stress job for little pay. The upper management is disconnected with the direct care workers who deal with the agitated youth on a day to day basis. Plua side is the difference you make in each child's life.
Pros
Rewarding Job. Free meals
Cons
No breaks. High stress
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It's a job
Clinical Manager (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 4, 2016
Basically I am paid to watch juvenile boys in placement all day. Its income, but not ideal for someone who doesn't like shift work.
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Great place to begin
Treatment Team Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PAApril 19, 2016
This is a great company as far as benefits and salary are concerned for my position. Learned and grew a lot during my time here but upward movement is difficult due to limited positions.
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Fast paced work environment
Clinical Manager Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAFebruary 25, 2016
Most days one is able interact in a positive way with adjudicated delinquents. I learned the difference from being book smart to street smart. Management let us do what we wanted but policy ran the company. Some were able to handle the hostile conditions but some quickly figured out they could not handle the position. Hardest part of the job is being consistant and most enjoyable part is hearing thank you from the youth.
Pros
ability to switch schedules
Cons
no work breaks due to nature of the job
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Maintenance Worker (Former Employee) –  Grove City, PANovember 19, 2015
It was a wonderful experience to learn from and get on the right track to a better education and job opportunities. i appreciate them for helping me thru that time
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Interactive with youth and fullfiment of life changing attitudes
Clinical Manager (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAAugust 11, 2015
Throughout the day I am interacting with the youth constantly. Teaching them life lessons is the main purpose of the job, and when you see the attitudes and behaviors change from defiant to obedient and ambitious it makes the job worthwhile.
Pros
Life Changing abilities
Cons
Youth trying to fight you
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Great health benefits but no money unless you work 1,000 hrs/week
CP at George Junior Republic (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 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).
Pros
Free housing, utilities, food, making a difference in kids' lives
Cons
Unreasonable rules that aren't even enforced, rediculously high expectations for rediculously low pay
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Good place to work
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) –  Grove City, PAJuly 14, 2015
I learned so much as a nurse at GJR. The employees will be the best part of working there. The youth that you work with are mostly good. I will miss it greatly. The hardest part of the job was learning where everything is on campus.
Pros
great staff and usually get free lunches
Cons
moderate pay and costly heathcare
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