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METHODIST HOME FOR CHILDREN Employer Reviews

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Productive work evironment
PROPERTY MANAGER ASSISTANT (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PAJuly 22, 2014
Pros: flexability
Cons: limited growth oppurtunities
A typical day at Methodist Services is meeting the needs and demands of the individuals we serve through our programs. Working in for this diverse organization can be a challenging and rewarding experience. I enjoy working for this organization because of the leadership whom influences you to develop professionally.
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Must be Strong minded
Resident Assistant (RA) (Current Employee), Jacksonville, NCJune 8, 2014
Pros: free meals with kids, learning/growth
Cons: no breaks
I started off working evening shift, which consisted of much more than night shift. There is a lot of planning, implementing the schedule and activities. I have several coworkers, we all work together as a team. The hardest part of the job is dealing with an emotional outburst from a child because what their mood will be like is unexpected.We never – more... know if the kids want to physically harm themselves, staff, or another child. I work with dually diagnosed children, mentally and emotionally with severe behavioral problems. But see the kids improve on their behaviors and complete the program to go back home is definitely a tear jerker. – less
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Has a great model of care to help kids be sucessful
Qualified professional (Current Employee), Jacksonville NCFebruary 11, 2014
There is no typical day at work. It is a constant team effort to teach kids who are mentally disabled how to maintain in the general public education system.
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Enjoyed teaching the Youth independent life skills
o Residential Counselor (Former Employee), New Bern, NCFebruary 19, 2013
Pros: being able to go on field trips with the youth
Cons: working long hours not enough time for adequate rest
A typical day would start at 7am - 10pm. Teaching the youth skills according to each youth's service plan. RC would teach model of care to the youth teaching life skills.
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Easy going Co., does not micro-manage
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAFebruary 9, 2013
Pros: freedom to develop yourown areas/procedures/processes
Cons: time-watchers;hr dir. did not know much about hr!
Fair mgmnt., nobody hangs over your shoulder watching you; freedom to develope your own procedures/processes that work for you; a bit touchy about time - was an exempt employee and whenI cma in late woul dhave to make up time, even though I was exempt. Overall...not bad!
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Disorganized and unpredictable
Therapist (Current Employee), Jacksonville, NCJanuary 15, 2013
Would not recommend any therapist/clinician apply or work for them.
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Not a great place to be in New Bern
Resident Counselor (Former Employee), New Bern, NCSeptember 6, 2012
Pros: free food at the home, great benefits
Cons: long shifts with no breaks, coworkers, sleep on site
Shifts are long, at least 15 hours a day and you sleep on site. A typical day includes driving the students to school and appointments, grocery shopping, continually typing notes on student progress, helping students search for jobs, do homework, cook dinner, play sports. Assist students through behavioral outbursts/crisis using the given teaching model. – more... The students I worked with were coming out of youth detention centers and are older (16-18) so they are difficult to work with and do not take instruction well if they don't see the immediate personal benefit. You will learn a LOT about communication, feedback, and working as a team.

Management in Raleigh's head office seems dedicated to the children and consistent in their efforts with new hires, but at the home was very biased towards certain employees and inconsistent with training, meetings, and giving feedback. Working with coworkers was even more difficult. Some didn't do any work, others didn't communicate, others seemed like everything was fine until they got a chance to talk to management.

The hardest part of the job is figuring out where you fit in. It seems like every time you start to figure it out something gets messed up. Turnover is high, which doesn't help. The most enjoyable part of the job is having those good moments with the kids where you know you've made a difference and feel that they really learned something and appreciate that you took the time to care. – less
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Fun
Family Services Specialist (Current Employee), North CarolinaSeptember 4, 2012
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: working relationships with community agencies could improve
Ive learned good management is the key to suscess.
Coworkers are team players.
Hardest part of job would be stress from family members and their compliance with program.
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Good Work Enviroment
Residential Tec (Former Employee), Jacksonville, NCAugust 6, 2012
Mangement Staff and Clients were enjoyable to work with. Very clean facility good
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Good 'Ole Boy agency
Manager (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCJuly 23, 2012
Pros: phenomenal benefits
Cons: clicky, unprofessional and overzealous agency
This organization makes the rules up as they go; only a few 'elite' staff who have been there forever decide how business is conducted.