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Horrible
Supervisor/Manager (Former Employee) –  Orefield, PAOctober 21, 2017
Bad place to work, constant changes. Management does not care about if their staff get hurt at all. Low wages but somehow the owner of the company makes over 400K a year. A lot of shady stuff that goes on in the management side of the company.
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Terrible company and terrible work environment
MHT (Former Employee) –  Orefield, PAOctober 18, 2017
The higher ups don't care at all about their employees. If you go to anyone with an issue everyone claims "that's not my area" and just refers you to someone else who will give the same response. Staff get sent to the ER daily and all the company cares about is how fast you can come back. They don't support their employees, they'll throw you under the bus to save themselves, and they'll wiggle their way out of giving you money that you're owed. They also don't care about the clients. The staff act like high school students and the majority of MHTs have no business working with children with psychological problems.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Not a great place to work
KidsPeace Foster Care and Adoption Internship (Former Employee) –  Montour County, PAOctober 18, 2017
The foster care system in PA has its flaws, and it shown through during my time at this agency. A typical day included home visits, school visits, a lot of paperwork.
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Productive yet Stressful
Mental Health Technician III (Current Employee) –  Orefield, PA 18069October 4, 2017
If you are not great with confrontation and stess, this isn't the place for you. This job challenges you to help support the clients to maintain safety and growth
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Highly stressful
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Orefield, PASeptember 21, 2017
A lot of drama between the staff/ management. Highly stressful job mentally and physically. Some days were better than other but if your field isn’t psychology then working at kidspeace as far as being direct care ( mental health technician) wouldn’t recommend.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Poor management, high stress
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Overworked and Underpaid Mobile Therapist
Mobile Therapist (Former Employee) –  Bethlehem, PASeptember 6, 2017
Mobile therapy position with promises of less travel and paperwork turned out to be worse than the job left. Working at least 50-60 hours per week, if not more, and compensated salaried for a "40" hour work week. Expectation to be a therapist, case manager, and on-call to clients and families 24/7. Impossible to keep up with all aspects of the job without slighting clients or having literally no personal life whatsoever. Overworked and Underpaid is the understatement of the century. Lacking a supportive work environment as well.
Pros
None
Cons
Salary, expectations, hours worked
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Excellent place to work!!
Unit Clerk (Current Employee) –  Bethlehem, PAAugust 12, 2017
I love where I work, I just don't make enough to sustain a living on $13.45 an hour.
Typical day is answering the phone, filing, organizing, updating client charts, processing Physician Orders, processing discharge papers, writing up lab slips.
most enjoyable part of the job is the whole job.
Pros
the job itself and the company
Cons
Doesn't pay enough
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Very interesting place to work
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Orefield, PAAugust 11, 2017
The job is very interesting. It is definitely something worth trying. Some days are stressful but you find ways to work through it. Just know how to balance your home and job life
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Great Co-workers
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Temple, PA 19560August 4, 2017
KidsPeace is a great place to work at. You will have a great crew to work with. Its Monday thru Friday. Not that usual that problems occur between staff members.
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Okay
Child Care Counselor (Former Employee) –  Fountain Hill, PAAugust 3, 2017
Haven't worked here in years & the building I worked in is no longer open but I loved the family atmosphere. The consumers were difficult at times but stole your heart at others
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Therapeutic environment
Mental Health worker (Current Employee) –  Reading, PAAugust 1, 2017
A typical day includes being in a classroom setting with students, providing them with activities and therapeutic sessions while assessing each child's behavior.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
over classroom capacity
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Mental Health Tech 3
Mental Health Technician III (Current Employee) –  Orefield, PAJuly 28, 2017
Your work environment depends entirely on the population you work with. The staff you work with and the management you are under play a LARGE role in your job success.
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Kidspeace
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) –  Orefield, PAJuly 24, 2017
the job is fun, but at times can be a slave driving company to work for. one works here for the pleasure of working and helping youth through problems and clinical disorders. There are some people who help the clients and there are some people that should not work there. I have enjoyed my many years working there but i dislike the fact that you have to be in the in crowd to advance.
Pros
ability to make a difference in some childrens lives.
Cons
upper management throws you to the wolves and makes you figure out things on your own.
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You will be assaulted...
Head Crisis Interventionist/Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) –  Temple, PAJuly 12, 2017
KidsPeace used to be a fun and rewarding place to work. It has become a place where the clients run the show, not the staff. When dealing with an aggressive population, this ends in disaster. The biggest failure is the micromanagement. The reality is no matter what your level of experience/education, EVERYTHING you do goes through the Program Manager. Many talented, well educated people left KP because as Professionals, they're opinion meant little. Therapists actually have to sign a document stating they can be terminated if they make a recommendation to a school district about what is best for a client. KP is a great place to get some experience in the field, then leave. No one stays very long.
Pros
Mon-Fri 7-3 schedule.
Cons
Aggressive clients. Low wages. Micromanagement.
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Fun and productive
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Orefield, PAMay 26, 2017
Kidspeace has a rich work culture that values it employees. They take care of there emplyees through giving them a good amount of time off and pay they a semi competitive rates. As an MHT you are expected to guide and teach the client how to take care of there daily living and learn to take care of there needs. MHT's are expected to work a eight hour shift and how five days a week on the floor with the kids. Highlights of the job are having rich relationships with the children and bonding with them. On the other hand work days are tough with long hours but the rewards of the job helping engaging the children is rewarding.
Pros
personal freedom, competitive pay
Cons
Long hours
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Diverse workplace
Education (Current Employee) –  Bethlehem, PAMay 25, 2017
There are several programs within KidsPeace. The program in which I have worked is very diverse. The most difficult part of the job is typical in social services: there's always a risk of burnout. It can be difficult to hear sad and traumatic experiences about clients. The best part of the job is seeing the triumphs and accomplishments of the clients.
Pros
Good benefits, diversity
Cons
High turnover, burnout
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Horrible
Late Night Child Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Bowdon, GAMay 23, 2017
I worked night shift. Worst job I've ever had. The manager is horrible. Hardly any time off, when you do get it they are constantly calling you in to work because someone quit or someone didn't show up. . 1st shift People constantly just not showing(no call no shows) or are always late causing night shift to have to stay over. Every. Single. Day. Management in general is a big joke there. I do not recommend working here at all. Benefits and pay are bad as well.
Pros
Free "lunch", which is usually eaten or nasty.
Cons
The kids
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Good place to work.
Groundskeeper (Former Employee) –  Orefield, PAMay 22, 2017
Pay is lacking but no other problems with the workplace as a whole. Great people and everyone is willing to help out when they are needed. Wish they paid enough that I could have stayed.
Cons
Pay.
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Excellent place for personal growth
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Allentown, PAMay 21, 2017
Kidspeace is an excellent place to work. Working at Kidspeace I was able to learn about different types of mental health situations as well as how different people cope with traumatic experiences in their lives. Another thing that I was able to master was excellent teamwork and communication skills; because with out either daily tasks at Kidspeace would be otherwise much more difficult than they need to be.
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great helping clients
Mental Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Schnecksville, PAMay 16, 2017
it feels good helping kids that need help until they start to try and attack you and if you get seriously hurt you need to use your own vacation time or sick time until workers comp kicks in, hardest part of the job is seeing some of the younger kids there and how messed up their lives at home are.
Cons
no breaks
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