Resident Supervisor (Former Employee), Cleveland, OH – May 28, 2014
Pros: speaking with clients
Cons: pay rate
In my opinion, working as a resident supervisor is a place to begin your career path off. In this position you will obtain skills such as teamwork, how to work in stressful situations, etc. These skills are transferable in any career but I would not want to make a career from Oriana House.
My typical day at work consists of monitoring clients currently on home incarceration. I then conduct then intake process that places new people on the home incarceration program. After this time, I then continue to monitor clients on the program while troubleshooting and answering questions that any clients may have. The management staff helps oversee – more... the program and they assist whenever they may be called upon. My coworkers have excellent communication skills and will discuss issues with clients or work procedures with one another. – less
A typical work day for me include coming into work early, checking my email, teaching Employment Readiness Course to ex offenders to make sure they have the proper skills and knowledge they need to better their chances at gaining employment.
Resident Supervisor (Former Employee), Akron, Ohio – June 20, 2012
A days work was maintaining the safety and security of all pre- released inmates Federal and State.I administered medication, woke them up for work,made sure the inmates were accounted for at all times( while on weekend passes and work). As for my co-workers they were attentive when needed.But overall they were nice. I can't remember any hard parts – more... of this job. The most enjoyable part of this job, i would have to say everything.All of the residents made you feel safe.They were also easy to talk to when they were having problem. Also when you're called at home because a specific resident was having problems and was very cooperative and asked for you.When I arrived he cooperated.He stated he only wanted to speak with me because I understood him and what he was going through.That made me feel good about the type of work I put forward. – less
Chemical Dependency Counselor (Current Employee), Ohio – February 21, 2012
Pros: good benefits
Cons: poor compensation, limited advancement
The overall goal of the agency is a positive one, to reduce recidivism and help clients become productive members of society. While the organization as a whole is seemingly run well, each facility (there are over 15) has a completely different culture and tone. Overall, it is easy to get employment and needed experience; however, promotion and advancement – more... opportunities are slim. There is a high turnover rate as the work is challenging, but if the compensation was more competitive, the turnover would not be as high. Again, each facility and department is difference Also, there has been a freeze in pay for more than 4 years. – less