IT Support (Former Employee) – Riverside, CA – January 3, 2017
Teen Challenge does it's best when it comes to keeping traditional standards that have rarely seen change, since the first center has opened up in the late 70's. With that being said, it could use a much needed upgrade to their standards when it comes to workplace environment and moral beliefs, and the right time to separate both from business practices.
This year of my life was the most humbling experience I have ever had
Internship (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – October 16, 2016
There wasn't anything typical about participating in the Teen Challenge experience. Everyday offered new unique opportunities. I was among all walks of life, everyone unsure of what would occur next. I learned to be prepared for anything including humility.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Spokane, WA – September 7, 2016
its a good place to work if you are looking to give back into your community. You have to be a man of many hats. Make sure that you are there for the right reason because you aren't going to get rich doing it.
Support staff (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – August 19, 2016
A day at work consisted of teaching bible studies, fundraising, and teaching the girls a new way of life without addiction. i was also the telemarketing director. I learned here was learning how to help people with different kinds of issues. the management and co-workers were amazing and a pleasure to work with. the hardest part of the job was that it was a live in job and being at working 24/7
This organization dose great thing with people who are in need
Public Relations Manager (Former Employee) – Pensacola, FL – August 12, 2016
Great culture to work in, the staff really make the work place. I was very surprised on how well each staff member as well as admin. members were willing to work with you. If you enjoy helping people and pouring life into people who are broken this place is a great place to work.
Student Services Coordinator (Former Employee) – Casa Grande, AZ – July 1, 2016
Great company to work for. I love what they stand for, but the center that I worked at was under poor leadership. The most enjoyable part of the job was connecting with the students and their families.
Place to grow Spiritually and be sharpened by others.
Women's Residential Staff Member (Former Employee) – Saginaw, MI – June 25, 2016
Teen Challenge was a vey unique working environment.I was live in staff of up to 15 adult women with life controlling issues, so something new could transpire at anytime. I began my with schedule devotions, breakfast, distributing medications and then assisting the ladies to their assigned classes. After this I would start answering phone calls, making business calls for the ministry and continue monitoring the daly activities of the ladies. The day time activities for the women included doctors appointments, chores, lunch, household responsibilities and one on one mentoring. I played an important role in making sure they followed the rules they were required to uphold while in the center. The management would look to me to make sure all these things were carried out. I worked closely with court systems and probation as some of these women were released to the center instead of jail. I learned a lot about time management and mostly that people can change. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the transformation that would take place in these women after sometime in the program.The most challenging was watching some ladies chose not to complete.
Counselor (Former Employee) – New york – March 22, 2016
Responsible for understanding, monitoring and ensuring safety in a men’s residential treatment facility. Crisis intervention and motivational interviewing. 24 hour supervision. Distributed medication. Incident reports conducted as needed. Planning and conducting substance abuse, motivational seminars and behavioral seminars/activities. Responsible for generating individual behavioral case notes, conducting bedroom searches, clothing searches, drug test and inventories in accordance with Teen Challenge policies. Participated in providing educational programs during residential treatment by means of general academics, substance abuse and related areas. Provided counseling for residents to prevent relapse by assisting them in recognizing triggers of substance abuse and developing appropriate coping mechanisms to continue recovery.
Maintenance Crew Leader (Former Employee) – Muskegon, MI – March 11, 2016
Faith based rehab program it helped me to get off drugs and alcohol a year long program I learned that he situations you get yourself in good or bad is a surface issue of what happened in the past or recently. focus can't be on the world
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – January 29, 2016
dealing with recovering drug addicts and alcoholics overseeing the live in residents, children, and house management was very supportive of all the employees co workers were great the hardest part was seeing the students leave the program unfinished the most enjoyable part was seeing the lives transformed
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – September 5, 2015
I learned so much at this Ministry. The Administrator and Director had so much faith in me and taught me that I could do just about anything they threw at me. A loving environment and enjoyable co-workers. I had such a diversity of jobs in the office including being the liaison for our Food Stamps account. I worked long days and was compensated for my work with housing and a small salary which is common in this type of work. I am still friends with the Administrator and Director who are lovely people that showed me the ropes.
Gained a lot of experience in the many jobs I had.