I've worked in other Non profits, but this one was the worst. Job is 4 days on, 3 days off, usually work anywhere from 10+ hours. Your job is to pick up kids from work and drive them to different places as needed, cook for them, and tell them what to do (guide). Some kids enjoy your company, but most will make your job extremely hard. You are there to serve, protect and guide kids, however the same is not true as an employee. Management will not support you, and instead take sides with kids. Kids is what brings in the money, you are expendable. You don't play politics, you will never move up in the company. Company is family owned, and if you bring up ideas, or mention any changes you will be seen as a threat to the work environment. Most enjoyable part of the job is when you do meet a kid that wants help, helping him through life is a great feeling. Pay is only nice because you work close to 50+ hours a week, but that takes its toll. (Overtime, Double Overtime) Health care benefits are the best. The work environment is very toxic after a while. They talk about higher employees within but far from that, if even that, unless you are a yes person and play there politics. Hope this helps, wished I would have read a description such as this to help me better understand Residential Counselor for this company.
great company benefits, no real dress code, helping those kids that want help.
cut throat work environment, horrible management does not address concerns, poor morale, no employee support