Caregiver (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – September 11, 2017
I enjoyed working in this program with the young ladies and watching and monitoring their progress. This was an intern position while I was attending school for my BA in Social Work. Wished they continued with this program, but it has since been cancelled by the Cuyahoga Juvenile Courts.
Helping young ladies to get back on right track
Not being able to see the outcome of some of the participants.
In community mental health poor work/life balance and less than optimal pay are the norm. Nevertheless, i always felt supported by my coworkers and it was clear everyone was passionate about their work.
i like OGS. But having an BSW and being paid 13.70 ph, is unjust for the amount of work, clients, and deadlines you have to do. They pay the minimum to their workers and want them to over extend themselves to the the clients who suffer various mental illnesses?
great staff, great supervisors
healthcare isn't good, pay at a Bachelors level is disrespectful
Provided one on one respite mentoring for at risk, AOD and emotionally/behaviorally challenged youth ages 7-18; community relationship building activities and career, academic enrichment and vocational support. This was like a dream job for me, because it match my passion for reaching youth and helping them achieve their full potential. It also gave me the opportunity be a support to families and advocate for them.
Ged / entry level construction (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – June 12, 2017
A typical day in this workforce 360 program was tough staff stayed on me so that i could better myself as a person. I learned many skills in this program they taught me basic computer skills, communication skills etc. The workplace environment was actually pleasing everyone was really nice and looking to help you as much as they could. The hardest part of the job was working out we had to exercise early mornings. The most enjoyable part of this program was the graduation ceremony.
get paid to get your education.
dint have many brakes and working out early mornings.
When I would worked on the units staff were unprofessional wasn't really interested in finding solution or programs that would benefit the growth of the client. In the group home management would undermining the staff
Training Educational Information
Lack of ethic, opportunity for advancement and motivation for clients sucess
Great learning experience for anyone, but especially criminal justice, social work, and psychology majors. Gain knowledge in social services, child welfare, and the real-life struggles of disadvantaged youth. Typical work day was spent providing a structured and safe environment while knowing that at any moment, a crisis could quickly unfold. Staff on shift must be quick on their feet and act as a cohesive unit in order to maintain safety and chaos which occurs at every opportunity. Sometimes unsafe environment. Best part of the job was learning how to manage chaotic, dangerous, and stressful environments with ease and as a team. Management could be proactive at preventing many of the conflicts that arise.
Staff was wonderful to work with, very caring and hardworking. Management was lacking and constant turn-over made continued employment challenging.
Community Based Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee) – Akron, OH – March 24, 2017
Home based mental health work can be very rewarding with a flexible schedule and the ability to self-motivate and grow in therapeutic development. The director and higher level management team caused increased feelings of anxiety and focused a great deal of time on productivity and contact hours. Home based mental health can be a very isolating culture if effort is not made to prioritize office based setting work. The hardest part of the job was higher level management and the most enjoyable was the clients and kind-hearted co-workers.
Case Manager, Foster Care Program (Former Employee) – Berea, OH – March 16, 2017
A typical day involved driving all over the Cleveland are- in some of the worst, most dangerous areas, only to come home late and spend the rest of the evening taking crisis calls and documenting on the computer. This work applied to my weekends as well which were virtually taken up by work. The stress was ridiculous. The supervision was poor. The environment was un-supportive.
Case Manager Intern (Former Employee) – Cleveland, OH – January 30, 2017
This internship was fun and educational. I carried my own caseload so that it was very challenging but I was productive. I really liked my supervisor but feel that I could have used more training. The most enjoyable part of the job was actually working with the youth and seeing an improvement.
Working indepently and being successful.
I did not have an adequate caseload. The family arguments.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – December 20, 2016
I absolutely love this company, unfortunately they were going in a different direction and downsized my department. I do not have anything bad to say about this place other than the fact they decided to keep two new employees other than ones that had been with them for a long period of time.