Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Ruth, WA – December 22, 2015
Monitored the building, did bed checks to make sure that residents were actually in the facility. Counted medication, assisted residents when they were unable to sleep, due to many different reason. Provide crisis intervention, answered the doors, wrote reports, and xeroxed all proper documents needed.
Life Skills Trainer (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – February 21, 2015
I counsel women and children, who have encountered domestic violence. I enjoy assisting clients in accomplishing their goals, but it is difficult deal with clients who are trying to cope with trauma. The agency is good, but there is no advancement into more fulfilling positions. My coworkers are very knowledgeable about the human service field, which allows for an easy environment to learn.
Intake Coordinator/Data Clerk/Assistant to ED (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – July 26, 2014
Families would come to us so broken that they could not even see an up, but when they left our doors they were hopeful and encouraged. Though we could not assist every one that came through our doors, we were at least able to redirect them to potential help.
Good working place with great programs for childrens
Housing Case Manager (Former Employee) – Louisville, KY – June 30, 2014
A typical day was making home visit to clients home to ensure clients were keeping up with housing, medical appts, social services appointments and following rules and regulations of programs. I learned the importance of meeting where they are can open can individuals a sense of security and allow them to be more open. There were many changes within the organization however management was committed to the people the agency served. My co-worker were awesome, and I really enjoyed working with them. The hardest part of the job was the traveling, however the most enjoyable part of the job was helping people of diverse background.
A positive work environment although it has its stressful moments.
Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 3, 2014
Most days at work are quiet depending upon what shift you worked. Through various training I've learned different aspects of the mental health field. Management was fine as well as co-workers. Hardest part of the job was dealing with all the personalities and illnesses of the residents. The most enjoyable part of the job was the end result knowing that you have helped an individual become a productive citizen again.
Life Skills Trainer (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – February 5, 2014
As a life skills trainer the job consists of administrative paperwork, watching the front door, and providing supportive listening and encouragement to families within the program. House Of Ruth develops a passion for Women and Children who have suffered from Domestic Violence and are in the early stages of rebuilding their lives.
One of the best aspects of working here has been facilitating groups with both parents and children individually. During the groups its amazing to see the peer-to-peer mentorship and encouragement that comes from survivors who embrace the tears of others.
T.R.O Volunteer (Former Employee) – Claremont, CA – April 16, 2013
The management was dedicated and therefor would do anything for you to help you get your job completed. Having said that, the chain of communication was clear and solid and reports were filed in a timely manner.
The entire staff worked for a common goal and there was no end in sight of the people who needed assistance so it kept the company's eye on the prize where you might be employed by a company that does many things, the part I worked with had one job and one job only so we never strayed. That cannot be said for most employment situations.
Violence Against Women Educator (Former Employee) – Dothan, AL – January 29, 2013
I enjoyed my time at The House of Ruth, Inc. It provided me with the flexibility I enjoyed and opportunities to interact with people from all walks of life in order to educate them on domestic violence and sexual assault (and how The House of Ruth helped these individuals in our community).
is a place where hope and opportunity go hand in hand
Volunteer-Helping Victims of Domestic Violence (Current Employee) – Claremont, CA – September 6, 2012
It depends on where I work, some times with the children's program, another with the moms and other at the oficce. After breakfast the moms bring their children to us while they are going to their classes or have an appointment with their therapist or case management . Always with the children with start with an activity that helps them to identify their emotions and how to express their-self, or in the actvity we can talk about a specific topics as fear: What made you feel fear? What do you do if you are afraid?, we ensure that all children participate, after that the children have free time to play or we bring they to special activities as a Boleyball's clinic, etc. Everyday that I'm there I can see the ability of human to beings trasform for their good of themsefl. The programa organizers do an excellent work. The employees who I helped are people with passionate about what they do. The hardest thing is to see when a new family after spending a day or two decide not to stay and return with the abuser. Which brings me more happiness is to see family to finish all the process with hope, dreams, courage and vision and going out into the world knowing who they are and knowing how much they are worth and deserve the best in life.