Family Advocate/ Case Manager (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, OH – June 15, 2016
Good place to work; however, difficult place to work due to the working conditions. Working with troubled youth with criminal history can be very challenging. I enjoyed working with the youth; however, got very tired of having to physically restrain when they would become combative. Management was not the greatest. I asked off two weeks prior to the day I needed and my manager neglected to view the request and lets me know less than 24hours that I was not approved for the day off!! That was my breaking point!! There are people that work there just for a paycheck and should not be there period. I worked a rotating shift for the first 3 years there, that was really hard with a family. I missed out on so much with my kids.
The place is a good place to work with the exception they treat the third shift employees very wrong, going from days to nights i realized that fast. They let the first shift walk all over us I personally experienced someone had broken their hand and went to the hospital and the company was threatening them to write them up for a late call off by 30 min, but there are multiple first shift workers that call off with 20 min. till they had to report or call off sick the day before they were even scheduled and they never were written up or sanctioned. There are many many reasons this place is a joke. I just personally am bugged by the few I have listed.
Youth Worker II (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, OH – January 30, 2016
I worked there for almost a year and was basically forced to quit because the supervisors decided to believe a angry felony minority male youth over a educated not minority female youth worker. After doing my job to the best of my abilities, and ruffling a few feathers, I was told that this job wasn't for me and that I should "resign before something ends up on my permanent work record". There are some employees there that are very helpful and care about the kids and their futures and families, but there are others there that are so washed up and bitter, anything that causes a rift that cant be brushed off or past off to someone else, that are in managerial positions that make this job near impossible to enjoy or even become invested in because of the fear of and lack of job security. They want to preach trust and loyalty in coworker, but the preachers are the ones you need to watch. I don't recommend you work here if are a female under 250lbs, or are unable to talk your way out of a corner.
seeing the change and progress and success of youth
it was a typical job that you work 8 hours while you also learned new things as well. I learn more about who I was and who I want to be then what I was. sometime you can be put in a place that you wish you never came to work but at the end of the day it was worth every bit
Dishwasher (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, OH – November 17, 2015
easy work and friendly environment. i enjoyed my boss and former employees at the time. we all worked together to achieve one goal and that was to feed everyone there and make sure everything was clean and safe.
Great place to work. Co-workers are very friendly and supportive of the work. The hardest part of the job is seeing youth who have no self motivation. The most enjoyable part about the job is helping youth advance in life, and strive towards a positive life. Management is very supportive and fair.
Wrap (Current Employee) – Cincinnati – May 15, 2015
I have been at this agency for almost 8 years and I have learned a lot about the social work field. The supervisors are very helpful and encouraging. They work with a variety of people and that is a great experience.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, OH – February 12, 2015
Lighthouse at Bainbridge is understaffed yet they let some of their better care workers go and give no reason for doing so. There is no job security when you are in training, not being told what you may be doing wrong or given the opportunity to correct your mistakes as you learn, you are just terminated. They expect you to come in knowing everything and doing it all right. Group leaders (supervisors) are not open with the employees they supervise and they do not teach you. I got to work A LOT of hours for the 3 months I worked there, which meant A LOT of overtime pay, but I was not given a fair chance to get established there.
over time hours
mis-managed, improper supervision, HIGH expectations
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, Ohio – November 20, 2014
This is a severely mis-managed facility that recently closed a dorm due to staffing issues. The work is not conducive to family life nor do they have any intent on bettering this aspect of the job. A clear divide between management and youth workers.
Free meals while coverage.
Horrible hours, weekends, and consistently understaffed.
Case Manager/Youth Worker II (Former Employee) – Bainbridge, OH – May 19, 2014
I originally started out as a PRN youth worker. I had no experience in working corrections or counseling. As I got further into the job I discovered that counseling is what I wanted to do as a profession. I enjoyed working with the boys and some of my fellow staff members. I didn't like the supervisor I was given however I personally felt that him and other higher ups evaluate you and talk to you like the boys. The only way to get ahead there is to be chummy with the people in leadership roles. Its a good place for experience but very political. Its great if you want to work as a PRN but the worst mistake I made was deciding to work full time.
Experience, teamwork dynamic, work both in and outdoors.
Political atmosphere, working with dangerous kids, weak health benefits, rotating schedule.
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Bainbridge Ohio – February 24, 2014
Loved the environment; Co workers are wonderful support system; Learned a lot about corrections and mental health. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the clients. The hardest part of the job was the rotating schedule. If it weren't for that I would probably go back.