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Very comfortable
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Butler, PAApril 7, 2017
I have found The Bair Foundation to be very welcoming and warm from my very first day. Every staff I met was helpful and polite. I can not speak for all of the offices but the one I worked out of was well organized, communicated well, and supported each other. All of the staff have many years of experience and understand the foster care system very well!
Pros
Flexible hours and friendly staff
Cons
slightly high health insurance
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Overall, A Great Place to Work
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Kent - In HomeMarch 15, 2017
Newly developed training for staff has been very helpful to complete job. Additional supervisor added has given additional support for staff. Current supervisors and director make staff feel supported.
Pros
Training budget for license, tuition reimbursement offered, support for staff, supervisors
Cons
large agency, don't know administrative staff
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Horrible Agency to work for
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAMarch 14, 2017
Because of the demands of the job there is a poor work/life balance, HIGH turnover, policies are always changing, high caseload. The environment is very stressful and morale is low.
Cons
health insurance is high, poor work/life balance, HIGH turnover, policies are always changing, no regard for employees with kids, high caseload
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Daily
Social Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 3, 2017
Responsible for service planning by developing individualized treatment and service plans.
Counsels children in resource, foster and adoptive homes, and in independent living arrangements.
Responsible for coordinating services to minimize fragmentation of care, reduce barriers, and link children with appropriate services to ensure comprehensive, continuous access to needed medical, social, educational, and other services appropriate to the needs of the child.
Responsible for each child’s CAN assessments
Responsible for assessing periodically to determine child's need for psychosocial, nutritional, medical and educational services.
Responsible for coordinating referrals by assisting the child in arranging for appropriate services and ensuring continuity of care for a child in treatment foster care.
Applies advanced knowledge of social service techniques to independently assess the quality and appropriateness of services being provided to each child in placement.
Applies The Bair Foundation's treatment philosophy to reduce intensity and frequency of negative behaviors.
Covers "on call" schedule for responding to emergency situations after hours.
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The Bair Foundation was a good place to work.
Certified Behavioral Health Case Manager II (Former Employee) –  OklahomaFebruary 12, 2017
The position at The Bair Foundation best suits a person looking for part-time work and pay only. I enjoyed working with the director and other staff members of the agency. The therapists were helpful. I really enjoyed the spiritual aspect of the agency.
Pros
Great group of people to work with.
Cons
No career growth opportunities unless there is a desire to become a licensed professional.
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Excellent for independent worker, lack of supervision, lack of training, lack of administrative awareness of individual communities.
Intensive In-Home Counselor (Former Employee) –  Dayton, OHJanuary 26, 2017
Excellent for independent worker, lack of supervision, lack of training, lack of administrative awareness of individual communities, insufficient caseload for meeting required productivity.
Pros
Independent work options
Cons
Lack of Client pool
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Great workplace
Billing/Foster Parent Secretary (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKDecember 21, 2016
I have learned a great deal here. I love working with the kids and parents. I just need more money and the opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Awesome people to work with
Cons
Heathcare not so good
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Do not work here!
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Las Cruces, NMNovember 30, 2016
There is pooor leadership, verbal abuse, long hours and low pay. A very hostile environment. The "director" is the worst human being I have ever met. She constantly was changing her mind, micro managing and aggressive.
Pros
Kids
Cons
All
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The experience was disappointing. The agency portrayed one thing but actually represents another.
Licensing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Kent, OHNovember 10, 2016
The upper management was very insensitive. The agency states they are a Christian based but that is the farthest from the truth. The agency does not care about their employees nor for they care about the children. It is all about the numbers and placements. . Expectations are unrealistic beyond belief. Wound not recommend this job or agency to anyone unless it was the only way to survive
Pros
None
Cons
Long work hours. Unrealistic expectations. Have to sell the kids and the agency
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Worst work environment
Treatment Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMSeptember 23, 2016
This company has zero leadership. The hours are horrible, the work continues to get more and more complicated, the compensation does not equal the work expectations, and the "leadership" is non exsistent. For a Christian organization, they are uncaring about the children they serve. Do not be fooled by the so called "mission" statement. The Director of Social Services in Albuquerque is completely anti social and driven only by numbers and profit.
Pros
The employees not in leadership positions
Cons
Policies, unrealistic timelines, compter system never works, and foster parent homes are spread across four counties
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The Bair Foundation
Foster Child Secretary (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJune 10, 2016
Working for a not for profit foster care agency truly shows how hard social workers work to ensure a good childhood and a good family for every child, no matter the circumstances, and it shows how underappreciated they may be to the public. Seeing the foster children we served, when they'd come to the office, or we'd see them at social events we held, it was so awesome to see them smile, because behind the scenes, we were the ones who truly understood the hardships they'd had in the past and the difficulty they're going through now, we knew them at the their worst and to seem them happy for any reason at all was the best payment for working at Bair.
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not good
can not reveal (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NCJune 6, 2016
This was the most horrible experience I have ever had at a job. People in the management and supervisor positions are not qualified and have no business being there. Most unfriendly atmosphere ever. Leave this organization alone in all directions.
Pros
NONE
Cons
NONE
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Not what they presented in interview
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Kent, OHMarch 18, 2016
The ship is sinking despite desperate efforts to bring in new clinical staff & leadership. Disorganized, right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing. High pressure, political, & lacks a caring environment. Everyone seems to be out for themselves & no support.
Pros
Salary, maybe
Cons
Lack of support; no consistency; little positive recognition
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By Far the WORST place I've ever worked!!
Director (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXMarch 11, 2016
There is no "typical" day at work..constant change is to be expected in this industry, but they have far more paperwork than any other CPA, far too underpaid, the HIGHEST turnover I've ever seen, people get fired for the dumbest things, no support from upper management (national), sadly the "Christian" foundation is phony. Co-workers are decent, but everyone is unhappy.
Pros
Children and Families Served
Cons
paperwork, no support, not Christian, low pay, turnover
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Upper management creates a great deal of tension in this company.
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Kent, OHFebruary 23, 2016
The management of this company does not understand the day to day operations. They create protocols and procedures that do not fit with the functions of the workers. They are not supportive of workers. There is a lack of employee morale within the company. They are unreceptive to worker suggestions and are rigid in their own beliefs about how things should operate, even positions they have no personal experience in.
Pros
Middle Management
Cons
Upper management
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Not recommended
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VAFebruary 8, 2016
The Bair Foundation is not a friendly work environment nor does it operate under Christian principles. Staff is overworked and not appreciated. Documentation is redundant for line staff and upper management is not open to revising even when suggestions meet state regulations and fall under best practice. Ongoing training not provided for staff beyond NEO unless the agency is playing clean-up following a licensure audit. There is very poor communication and staff are often blamed individually for poor business practices. The most enjoyable part of working for this company was some of the relationships that are built with the clients, foster parents, and staff. This agency is not recommended if you have ANY other options.
Pros
Ability to work remotely (as long as you have access to WiFi)
Cons
Upper management; Opportunity for advancement; Lack of appreciation; Redundancy of documentation
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Possibly the worst place I've ever worked at! Don't do it!
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Asheville, NCFebruary 6, 2016
Paperwork was repetitive and didn't meet the needs of the child or foster parent! The SSW spent more time addressing paperwork than meeting with the child! As a SSW I tried to be proactive instead of reactive with organization of the paper work! It was not appreciated! I was made to feel incompetent by upper management! There was nothing you could do to please them! I was not provided proper/lack of training, but was held accountable for things that were not done correctly!

In order to keep good qualified workers, you have to treat them with respect and dignity! Provide training/organized training and eliminate unnecessary paperwork!
Pros
The vision of the foundation is remarkable / Foster Parents and children are a joy to work with
Cons
No follow through of the vision! Horrible hours, inability to flex time, upper management is horrific!
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Well rounded place to work
Treatment Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Albuquerque, NMNovember 30, 2015
Enjoyable job with amazing coworkers and fulfilling career but not much room for advancement in the company.

The most challenging part of the job is that it is a time consuming position however, if it was streamlined that included an assistant to the treatment coordinators it would result in better productivity.
Pros
Supportive and rewarding organization
Cons
Minimum advancement in company
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Major disconnect and very huge turnover
Lead Clinical Staff (Former Employee) –  Greenville, SCNovember 5, 2015
Worked there and was disappointed with management and the office morale. Had several issues with the way things were handled from management. Worked over several times a week and took work home everyday. Lacked support and most of all foster parents were aware of the many issues management wanted front line staff to keep from them. Management had favorites and was easy to see which was another reason it was hard to be in the office. Also they were more concerned with numbers for placement and not the quality of care that the children would receive. After having a child placed and it wasn't a good fit the foster parent would be turning in their notice or asking for respite. Talk about additional tramua for the child....And Bair is supposed to be about reducing traumatic events in these kids lives.
Pros
Working with the children in the foster homes
Cons
No compensation for working long hours
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Little training and poor guidance
Specialist (Former Employee) –  PennsylvaniaSeptember 1, 2015
I was lost from day 1 and did not feel welcomed. The job is very community based, leaving a lot of desk time alone for new hires. Training is primarily online. Once you gain their trust, work can be done from home and in the community. This is a great job for those who wish to have a flexible schedule.
Pros
Opportunities for extra cash, flexible schedule
Cons
High healthcare cost, little training
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