Early Head Start Teacher (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 13, 2017
Wonderful coworkers if you enjoys being on a team. A great place to work if you loving working with children. It is just difficult with great ambitious for individuals moving up the ladder, but the quality of the organization is wonderful.
Receptionist/Secretary (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – August 5, 2016
I first began working at Kingsley House in 1984 as a summer youth group leader. Through the years, I progressed to a Head Start substitute teacher, an classroom assistant, then finally to a Lead Teacher in the Head Start program. I retired from the classroom in 2003 to pursue other professional goals in the field of child advocacy. I later returned as a re-hire in 2012 as the agency's receptionist/secretary. I wanted to come back to the agency where I first began my preschool education and my first employment. Kingsley House is ever expanding, ever growing. It's a great place to acquire knowledge, skills and professional development. A typical day can be busy and I've learned the importance of creating systems so as to be more effective. My co-workers are friendly and helpful. The most enjoyable part of this environment is meeting new people and helping those in need.
Teacher's Aide (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – July 25, 2016
awesome people to work with. On daily basis education skills and training's are all ways a plus. Typical work day includes on the foundation of early childhood education for young children. I have learned how to be a better commutator with parents.
Great place to work, but positions are generally terminal
Director (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – October 8, 2015
Wonderful staff, programming and, generally, program participants. Constant focus on improving how the organization operates, as well as how the improve conditions for staff. However, as with many non-profits - even one the size of Kingsley House - opportunities for advancement are fairly limited. Because most of the leadership is satisifed with their position, salary and benefits, it's not an ideal match for young, ambitious individuals hoping to "move up the ladder." Still, it's hard to argue with the quality of organization, even if one were to stay for only a few years.
Supportive atmosphere, relaxed working environment
Limited room for advancement into director positions
Clinical Supervisor (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – February 26, 2013
A typical day at work would be to review referrals from local state and other agencies for working with family's who are at-risk of losing their children due to abuse and/or neglect or the children are coming back into the home (reunification) and we help the families to work on correcting the precipitating event that caused them to lose their children. Once I approve the referral, I assign said referral to a therapist to begin clinical and concrete services with the family. I enjoy working with families who are in crisis because it is rewarding to see intrinsic changes and a willingness on behalf of the parents/caregivers to change in order to keep their children.
Great place to meet people and help in the community
Medical Tech (Former Employee) – Orange Park, FL – January 11, 2013
I would check in speak to my supervisor. Distribute any medication to the residents, Help the elders with showers and baths, maintain a clean living space. My co-workers were very helpful, the very hardest part of job was having to go home everyday and worrying about if a resident would pass away. The very worst part of the job was when my internship was over.
Admin Assist. / Receptionist (Current Employee) – New Orleans, LA – August 17, 2012
I am a program assistant at Kingsley House and normaly my work load isnt too heavy. I get to talk and interact with our praticipants and social workers. If you want to get in a job that helps people and children Kingsley House is a good place to work. They could pay more since the price of living has gone up, but they make due with what they can since they are a non profit organization.
nice people to work with, a lot of staff recognition.
Great place to work with a friendly family atmosphere.
Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) – New Orleans La – July 3, 2012
Working for Kingsley house was a complete joy! I loved the services that we provided and the fact that people were able to get the mental health services that they needed through the R and R program. By working there, I improved my skills in working with people of all ages. I also developed stronger self esteem building skills touse with working with youth. The management was very professional and my supervisor made me feel comfortable with asking questions and seeking help when needed. I was also priveleged to work with amazing coworkers who were always eager to assist and inform me about the techniques that they used in therapy in order to help their clients to reach a positive outcome. On another note, the hardest part about my position was the fact that although it provided flexible hours, sometimes, i would find myself getting off at late hours past 8pm due to the schedules of the families that I counseled. Even with this, the thing that I enjoyed most was seeing the self esteem rise of the clients served and see the smiles on their faces as they reported how therapy has made them stronger.
great colleagues and workplace environment with flexibe hours