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Great employees
Residential Therapist (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOJuly 19, 2014
Great Circle has been undergoing several changes. The program options continue to expand including the self-injury adolescent programs.
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Great company to work for
Community Treatment Home Case Manager (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOApril 1, 2014
Pros: great company
I left Great Circle to take another position. The program I was working in at Great Circle had lost two supervisors and was in complete disarray. I was trained initially by the state for IIS and so left to take a job in IIS. Very regrettable as GC is a company that cares about its clients and employees.
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THIS PLACE IS A JOKE
OYCS (Current Employee), Saint James, MOJanuary 3, 2014
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
Management and trainers, whether it be day or night shift, are not intelligent. They say they stand by their word, but they do not. If someone gets hurt and actually needs stitches or staples, they tell you not to go to the hospital. But when you do to take care of yourself, they do not stand behind you and help you along the way. They'll fight for – more... you not to get compensated with workman's compensation. You'll have to hire a lawyer. You get hurt often in the environment, then you won't get help. So good luck if you get hired, they hire EVERYONE. Even stalkers and felons, drug users and all. I'm trying to get out, so please comment if you know of another place hiring :) – less
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Bad Management and Poor care of Children
Youth Specialist (Former Employee), St. Louis, MONovember 3, 2013
Pros: stable pay
Cons: no breaks
The kids are very challenging to deal with and you get bruised and assaulted alot. Turnover rate is really bad and most people dont stay after being assaulted the first time. The things you have to deal with would be alot of bowel( kids playing with their bowel, eating their , throwing , smearing on walls) kids scratching and biting and kicking you. – more... Management acts as if they do not care about the well being of the kids or staff. They set alot of unnecessary rules. Kids do steal your personal items without any type of reprimand.
Alot of things needs repairing like the ceilings and walls.
You get no breaks with the 9-10 hours that you work. so you have to eat under those same dire conditions.
The most enjoyable thing about the job is that the pay is decent and they have several benefits packages you can choose from. – less
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Negative culture to work in to help kids
Direct care (Former Employee), ColumbiaAugust 24, 2013
Pros: helping kids and teenagers, coworkers
Cons: high turnover, low pay, no raises
Lack of training and coaching leads to freqeunt mistakes that could be avoided
Low pay and high resposibilities for staff trying to help kids and teens work on behavior problems.
Assaults puts kids and staff in danger of injury and more trauma. Kids see fighting and scares them
Staff try to keep kids protected but when high staff turnover it is unsafe. – more... Doesn't seem like management cares about keeping good staff
High turnover causes high stress on kids and staff – less
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Great job at times but supervisors can be very unprofessional.
Teacher (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJune 25, 2013
Pros: co workers. time off for school staff.
Cons: lack of support from supervisors, low pay and no advancement chances.
It can be a great job IF your supervisor likes you. They tend to play favorites when chances arise for advancement and there is a lack of support from administration, they tell staff to be creative but do not allow for creativity within the rules of the company. Upper management does not share information with regular staff.
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Assaults
Youth care specialist (Current Employee), ColumbiaJune 17, 2013
Pros: evening hours
Cons: no breaks, assaults, low pay
Kids in care get away with anything and everything . They do not care if you get assaulted or hurt . They give you a hard time if you do end up on workmans comp. they don't pay well they can't keep staff, work long hours , if it snows they expect you to spend the night . They don't give vacation time , kids know they can get away with anything .
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Good mission and values
Advancement Manager, Special Events (Current Employee), St. Louis, MOMarch 30, 2013
Pros: flexible
Cons: ?
Great Circle's mission is always at the forefront of what they do. The teachers do their jobs because of the children served.
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Great company overall. I just had a poor supervisor.
Family Reunification Specialist (Former Employee), Saint James, MOMarch 18, 2013
Pros: flexibility of schedule
Cons: supervisor
I visited client in their homes. I taught them skills needed to stay together as a family. I met great families and some wonderful coworkers. The biggest negative was conflict with my supervisor and not being able to resolve it. The most enjoyable part was working with the clients and seeing them succeed.
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Very gratifying experience with an ever growing non-profit leader.
Director of Advancement (Current Employee), Columbia, MOJuly 10, 2012
This position is very challenging with multi-tasking skills being a MUST! Wonderful co-workers who grow together while wrapping around the mission of the organization.

About Great Circle

Great Circle is the largest child welfare agency in Missouri with campuses in St. Louis, Columbia, Springfield, St. James and – Read more