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Great place to work
Youth Development Counselor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 19, 2016
Great place to work, some of the staff is supportive, allows you to return back to school to further you education. The residents become more like family.
Pros
Bulid meaning relationships
Cons
Under staff
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productive and build on patience
program aid (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYJanuary 14, 2016
working with children can be over whelming. but the company prepares you by sending you to training so you can understand what to do at all times very organize. also a lot of great people work there so its easy to work on your team building.
Pros
works around your school schedule
Cons
healthcare, not a lot of hours
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Excellent family oriented agency
Case Planner (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 12, 2015
At my time at Good Shephered Services, I not only learned the essentials to being an effective Case Planner, I was entrusted in handling my work as my leadership enstilled effective problem soliving tactics which helped get the job done on a daily basis.
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Productive and enjoyable job.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYDecember 1, 2015
Colleagues are a pleasure to work with. Management and HR could be better supportive. Working with children is the best part of the job. Being Administrative Assistant can be a very fast paced. There is room for growth.
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Very productive
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 5, 2015
I enjoyed working with the children. I learned a lot of others although there were some challenges such as dealing with different emotions I still managed to keep thing well.
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Horrible CEO; Dangerous Place to work
Clinical (Former Employee) –  Baltimore,October 21, 2015
I would not recommend anyone to work for GSS Maryland as it is a dangerous place to work with the administration not caring about employees. The CEO berates people; demonstrates favoritism; and is fearful of the clients. The Sisters are great and don't really see the damage being done by administration
Pros
Decent Salary; The Sisters
Cons
No support; CEO treats people badly
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Sanctuary Based Agency
Case Planner (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYOctober 20, 2015
The agency makes it its business to ensure the physical and emotional well-being of its participants and employees. The agency encourages its employees to return to school and work on their personal growth, as an indiviudal and professionally.
Pros
Supportive administrative staff
Cons
Long hours, Stressful
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Awesome place to work.
Career Success Coach (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYOctober 8, 2015
Love working here at GSS, there is room for advancement always. I love the way management cares about line staff as people and not numbers.
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Dangerous & chaotic; no consistent programing for very disturbed youth
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Baltimore, MDSeptember 26, 2015
Don't work here. The kids are very disturbed and some are violent, attacking each other, themselves and the staff daily. This is worthy work, but there is such high staff turnover at all levels that there is little consistent programming. In almost 3 years I saw 2 CEO's, 3 Clinical Directors, 3 Medical Directors, 5 School Principals, and a turnover of the entire clinical staff (no exaggeration). Of the education and paraprofessional staff, about 90% left during the time I was there. There were some really good and dedicated people there who were a delight to work with. However, most of them leave because they are not supported by the administration who appears not to know how out of control everything is. No raises in almost 3 years. I could not give zeroes on three of the ratings so I gave ones. Please don't work here.
Pros
Some fine, dedicated staff.
Cons
Dangerous, administration does not support direct care and education staff.
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High energy/ welcoming environment
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 25, 2015
Welcoming work place. Outgoing people. Hard workers. Organized. Each day was unexpected. I love the participants and their families. The staff were like a family. There was always something new or exciting happening.
Pros
The children and the relationships that were built
Cons
Never enogh time in the day.
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unsafe environment
Senior Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  halethorpe,mdSeptember 16, 2015
This place is very unorganized and management does not care about the safety of the staff. Staff are injured daily and still expected to work throughout injury. Short staffed majority of the time which makes things harder on staff especially when crisis situations occur. Worst place I have ever worked at.
Pros
great staff that truly care
Cons
short staff, no support, unsafe
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i learned
summer intern (Former Employee) –  bronx new yorkSeptember 9, 2015
I learned how to manage myself under stressful environments with large groups of children going on trips everyday on busy public transportation such as the MTA train.
Pros
bonding with children
Cons
exetrmely stressful job with very little pay
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Productive
LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) (Current Employee) –  Bethlehem, PASeptember 8, 2015
It's a very busy and understaffed facility. More staff would make this a better place to work. Supervisors are not willing to assist with the busy work load.
Cons
Short breaks
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RTC
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDSeptember 5, 2015
Great Co-Workers! The most enjoyable part of the job is working with the kids. The change in upper management has made the work place less enjoyable and now lacks support to its employees. The changes made therapy take a back seat to the case management. Loved the experience
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Fun work environment
Program Aide (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 31, 2015
Working with children on projects, escorting children to activities and events, supervising and participating in children's activities.
Pros
Free trips
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Noble Job but employees treated very poor
Employee (Current Employee) –  Halethorpe, MDAugust 24, 2015
CEO is truly disconnected from what is happening from a human service perspective. She has no desire to connect with employees unless it directly impacts her. Extremely high turnover rate, staff are well underpaid, too top heavy, and the environment is unsafe for staff and a lot of times its unsafe for the students. CEO allows other department heads to act outside of their scope of practice and interfere with the productivity of other departments based on relationships not sound decision making.
Pros
The students are able to change through staff help
Cons
under paid, maltreatment of staff, retaliatory environment, high injury rate
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Workplace provides an in depth look at the underprivilaged youth you serve and assist
Afterschool Lead Counselor & Step Dance Instructor (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJuly 31, 2015
Good Shepherd Services is an outlet of service really to all mankind, with a specific importance on disadvantaged youth. The many services the organization provides is astounding, but the personnel may be to blame for lackluster service.
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poductive work place
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJuly 21, 2015
Take over the evening shift. Answer phones and forward calls. Answer emails, schedule conference rooms. make copies. the most enjoyable part is my co workers. Very helpful and friendly
Pros
free snacks
Cons
short hours
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Productive and fun work place
Administrative Assistant intern (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJuly 15, 2015
My time working there was enjoyable and memorable the workers there was always helpful and cool. In this job I learned how to use a fax machine. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work together with a few friends to get things done. A typical day at work was always funny and hard working
Pros
Free Lunches
Cons
there was none
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If you're a professional boxer or wrestler please apply
Residential (Former Employee) –  Halethrope, mdJuly 6, 2015
This place should not be still standing. The building is not equipped for the individuals that they provide help for. Turn over rate is high. Staff is consistently getting hurt. The mission is great but can be fulfilled at this day and age.
Pros
Great people to work with
Cons
Unsafe environment, no structure
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