Dangerous & chaotic; no consistent programing for very disturbed youth
Therapist (Former Employee), Baltimore, MD – September 26, 2015
Pros: Some fine, dedicated staff.
Cons: Dangerous, administration does not support direct care and education staff.
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 – more... 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. – less
Assistant Program Director (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – September 25, 2015
Pros: The children and the relationships that were built
Cons: Never enogh time in the day.
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.
Senior Residential Counselor (Former Employee), halethorpe,md – September 16, 2015
Pros: great staff that truly care
Cons: short staff, no support, unsafe
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.
Therapist (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – September 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
Employee (Current Employee), Halethorpe, MD – August 24, 2015
Pros: The students are able to change through staff help
Cons: under paid, maltreatment of staff, retaliatory environment, high injury rate
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 – more... 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. – less
Workplace provides an in depth look at the underprivilaged youth you serve and assist
Afterschool Lead Counselor & Step Dance Instructor (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – July 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.
Administrative Assistant intern (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – July 15, 2015
Pros: Free Lunches
Cons: there was none
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
If you're a professional boxer or wrestler please apply
Residential (Former Employee), Halethrope, md – July 6, 2015
Pros: Great people to work with
Cons: Unsafe environment, no structure
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.
Advocate Mentor/ Case Worker (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – July 1, 2015
Pros: great support from director
Cons: no cons
Spoke with your supervisor about case load and did daily home visits. Did probation visits and court appointments as needed as well as school assements. prepare service plans for youth and their families
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – June 25, 2015
Pros: Get to attend the school events with the kids
Worked as a temp but had the opportunity to move up. Co-workers very professional and friendly. Awesome management. Work with 17 1/2 years old to 20 year old kids to help them get their HS diploma via night classes. Interacted with the principal of the school and reported the attendance daily.
Group Leader/ Admin (Former Employee), Brooklyn, New york – June 23, 2015
Pros: work with my college schedule
Cons: Afterschool was shut down
Very fun environment kids were amazing. Good shepherds also has a very good reputation. They cared about the children and the employees if you ever needed anything there where there to assist. I also feel – more... the hardest part of my job is when the company at this school closed down due to organization. I feel like we should have been given the opportunity as whole company to make this work for the children's sake. – less
Best Job I ever had! I learned so much and enjoyed the job.
Office Assistant (Former Employee), Bronx, NY – June 10, 2015
A typical day at work consisted of constant communication, organization, and lots of paperwork. Overall I experienced a professional work environment in an office setting. I learned all about being reliable – more... and learning to multitask and assist with responsibilities. My duties consisted of answering phonecalls, making phonecalls, faxing documents, reviewing and sending out paperwork, scheduling, faciliating communication between the staff and clients arranging and organizing information, events, and appointments for social workers, counselours, principals, and other staff. I also greeted students, clients and parents at the office, providing them with their needs and information, and even running errands like getting them coffee or food. The moment I started working, I clicked with the whole staff and management, and they really made me feel like a valued and trusted assistant. I felt very supported and grateful to be working with such kind and hard working people. The most enjoyable part of this job was, well.....everything! I don't have a single negative thing to say about this work experience. – less
Receptionist (Part-Time) (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NY – June 4, 2015
Pros: Medical and Flexibility
Cons: Dental Insurance not well and ocasionally very noisy
The reward of working is the productivity and the co workers are team players. Love the flexible time and the break. Great Medical insurance. Dental insurance not so good, job is demanding at times also noisy.
Monitor youth and do check ins. Supportive co-workers. Learned a lot of patience and learned a lot about myself.
Youth Development Counselor (Current Employee), New York, NY – May 31, 2015
Cons: Long shifts
I work overnight so when I come in we do a community meeting check in with the youth to see their feelings also to make sure no one is triggered. Monitor youth interactions with other youth. If participants – more... cant sleep counsel youth to see what changes has happened recently in their lives. If an altercation was to occur follow protocol. Participants are taken to the hosipital if they need to go, AWOL reports are done for children who do not return to the facility by their given curfew. I learned a lot of patient techniques and how to speak to children. What to do if they are triggered as well as what to do if I am triggered. My co-workers are amazing a well rounded support team. Management could be more supportive but I get extreme support from my co-workers so it balances out. The hardest part of the job would be hearing some of the trauma stories, dealing with extreme disrespect or getting too attached with a youth and she transitions out. The most enjoyable part is seeing the participants happy and them realizing certain mistakes their making and correcting them. – less