Pros: Ability to work with wonderful foster parents
Cons: poor management, poor work conditions, unethical practices, management will lie to staff and foster parents for money, low pay
A for-profit company that works with foster children should be an eye opener. The children served get the minimal of services. Foster parents are not properly trained. Management will say one thing one day and forget it the next. Besides myself I have seen other staff and foster parents lied to regarding salaries and compensation. They falsified employee records. Staff were told they could not use vacation time till the first of the year and then when the first of year came around staff were told that they lost their vacation time and would never get it back. The expect staff to work major holidays and they are not compensated for it. Staff are so poorly trained other offices in the state use different forms and perform work differently. But if you do not perform the new method properly you get in trouble for it even though they never trained you in the first place. They will say anything to get families to become foster parents with them and then will only give them the children that makes them the most money even if it's not the type of children the foster parent are interested in.
They talk about taking care of yourself and it's like family. Nothing could be more from the truth. It is sad because the foster parents and children are so wonderful.
How they are able to keep their license is amazing. It is no wonder they have such a difficult time finding employees.