St. Joseph Children's Home Employee Reviews in United States

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Weak and Uncaring Leadership
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) –  Frankfort, KYMay 17, 2016
St. Joseph's Children's Home is not a non-profit organization I'd suggest people to work. Their leadership lacks heart, passion, and encouragement. The current CEO and Director of Programs and Treatment Services really focus on sacrificing their people to save the numbers. The Director of Programs and Treatment Services has ran one organization into the ground with her lazy style of management, and is doing the same here. She manages through emails and has no real interactions with the people she works for. She doesn't have any accountability to herself and doesn't see how she is tearing up what use to be a great organization. The CEO has no experience in how to truly advocate for the needs of the children. She rarely visits the kid's in the residential cottages, and is seen engaging in bullying and gossip. Their morals are questionable. St.Joseph's Children Home doesn't do what they advertise. The Board should really look into just how poorly ran this organization is. It's sad that what should matter most, doesn't matter at all. The kid's.
Pros
The Kid's, some staff
Cons
No leadersip, no staff support
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Senior Management Lacks Positive Ethical Behavior
Not Applicable (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYJanuary 29, 2016
Senior management has lost sight of the mission of St. Joseph Children's Home. Employees who work for the non-profit organization are there for the neglected children and sacrifice their compensation (very low compared to average). Work-life balance, instability in job security, and management viewing employees as a 'number' rather than a name is a worry on a regular basis. Senior managers/HR department uses terms such as 'we need a body in the seat," rather than we need to hire a person to fulfill (this) position.

I would completely agree with the previous reviewer that this organization still has major legal, moral, and ethical issues. I highly recommend to steer clear of this organization. There are many non-profits who assist neglected children such as Home of the Innocents, Maryhurst, etc. I am currently looking else where for a position.
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None
Cons
Senior management, doesn't showcase mission of the organization.
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Great place.
RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Louisville, KYJune 29, 2015
I loved this job. The only downfall was I had to move out of state for this job. It was definitely one of the more fun jobs I have had and very rewarding as the management really appreciated you.
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Good place to work if you like working with at-risk kids.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYAugust 6, 2012
Typical shift consists of 8 hours of role modeling behaviors to teach kids (boy and girls) of how one should behave through good and bad times. You have to be a friend, teacher, counselor, parent figure, shoulder to cry on, be there for them when they wake up in the middle of the night because of nightmares of past trauma. I learned that not all the kids there have the same problems but close. You have to be creative in your approach on how to deal with similar situations with different kids. Basically you need a mental toolbox and a lot of tools. Management team is pretty good, most supervisors tend to be on the younger side with less experience than others. Almost all co-workers are great to work with. The hardest part of the job is trying to be consistent with the other staff. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing a kid go back to their home or foster home and not have to come back.
Pros
knowing you have a hand in helping them return to their home
Cons
little or no breaks, pay that is well below what it should for the job performed
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