They must pay people to give good reviews, because despite some of the glowing reviews, this place sucks for anyone that is not part of the upper management. If you are one of the three or four folks at the top it's great. If not, be prepared to be screwed. The turnover is very high. That should tell you something about this place. Most of the staff stay less then 2 years. Management smiles in your face and stabs you in the back and even though this is supposed to be a place for children they seem to think about them after the fact. No,..they don't think about them at all. They only think about how to make life better for those at the top.
The residential management needs reviewing. Poor decision making, unfair treatment of direct care staff, no opportunity for advancement, no raises, overworked and underpaid. It is poorly managed and that will be the demise of the programs. It's hard to do your job effectively and complete all job tasks without someone looking over your shoulder or watching the cameras to see what you are actually doing. Management continually point their fingers and blame the staff for their wrong doings, they are not held accountable for their actions and the things they do. HR is not reliable either, they are too busy with other things to investigate the nonsense of these managers, and take their word over the hard working direct care staff.
making a difference in the lives of our youth
poor management, long hours, no opportunity for advancement, low wages, no raises, you dont get paid time and a half for holidays, no breaks, unfairly treated, not a good place ot work unless you really need a job.
I do not recommend this company to anyone. There is unfair treatment towards excellent employees. HR director does what she pleases without consideration and steps over other department directors. Top management constantly lies to employees and changes policies to accommodate situations to benefit their own needs.
Lead Staff/Teacher's Assistant/Youth Coordinator (Former Employee) – Catonsville, MD – February 9, 2016
The staff worked together and provided the proper care and staffing for its clients. Also, the supervisor were easy to work with and allow the staff to be themselves at work to achieve success in the workplace.
I acquired added knowledge in the rehabilitative process of caring for behavior youth and understanding their predicament. I was required to participate in various training in that area which was very helpful in taking care and helping some youth not affiliated with this center although that was not my office in which I was hired. Overall the management of this facility, I would rate as a eight (8) Children well being and interest at heart.
Most incoming donations and money earned in our stores went to help the children.
Business Manager (Former Employee) – Mount Holly, NJ – July 10, 2012
I broke my tail working for them. Even though I was only required to work 5 days each week, I loved the place and the kids so much I worked 7 days each week. I was offered 3 weeks vacation each year, but never took any in the ten years there. I liked working there that much. Unfortunately my supervisor believed the lies of one of the workers who was his personal friend.and I was fired. That employee was stealing from the company to the tune of several hundred dollars each year along with a volunteer and he knew I was on his tail. That is why he lied about me and had me fired.
i could not wait to wake up in the morning to go to work. very satisfying work.
my supervisor believed the lies of his personal friend, who was stealing and let me go without checking his lies and storiews which were totally untrue.
The Children's home sits on a picturesque 210 acre farm. Unfortunately at this time the programs are lacking in funding and has made the management team to dwindle and leaves supervision a little lacking. All of the staff are very well trained and qualified and is a pleasure working with them all. The hardest part of the job is having to do so much with very little in ways of funding so the pay is a bit low. The most enjoyable part of my job is working with very dedicated staff and making a difference in the life of a child.
Behavioral Counselor (Current Employee) – Mount Holly NJ – March 25, 2014
Excellent programs and support As a shift leader its important to manage all co workers in a manner to ensure safety of the children,
Interacting, talking teaching everyday life skills
Management is supportive and available
Its such a reward to see the children smile and most importantly that they learn something everyday. The blessing comes when a child that hasn't spoken or done something in awhile but yet with you they do and then their parents' want to shadow them only
I get to work about 8am pass medication at various times of the day.I interact with the clients and respond to any medical situations. I learned how to work with DDD children. I only work every other weekend 12 hour shifts. Management there is organized and professional. My co-workers are good workers. There's no hardest part of the job for me,i enjoy working there and the most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with the clients.
Receptionist (Former Employee) – Cincinnati, OH – October 17, 2014
I enjoyed working there. It was an opportunity to better your job skills and go to college for more education and training. The people were good to work with stressing being a team player. The compensation and benefits were good.
Support Analyst Technician (Current Employee) – Catonsville, MD – April 5, 2015
It's a noble place to work because of the mission of the company. It's a non profit company, so I spend a great deal of time inspecting electronic and computer gifts. I daily remove viruses from residents computers. Build computers, load software. Troubleshoot and fix Microsoft network, software and hardware.
fulfiment working with a company with noble mission
I can only speak for the program I was working in (it is a large company), but the management was intelligent and kind, and they balanced meeting the company goals with treating the staff respectfully. They seemed to genuinely care about their staff's wellbeing, which is not always the case in large organizations that are required to meet outcomes for funding.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Mount Holly, NJ – May 31, 2014
My job pertains, breaking up fights and connecting with the young girls in this program. Not every day is a fight but almost everyday is, I've learned her that everyone is not the same and you have to be patient and take your time with certain girls. My co workers are reliable for the most part because we work as a team getting things done and making the house get along well with one another. The hardest part of my job is the constant AWOL and fighting non stop, disrespecting staff. The most enjoyable part of my job is connecting with the girls and getting threw to them enforcing them that there is a better life out there than this.
I did not enjoy working at this particular location.
Residential Counselor I (Former Employee) – Mount Holly, NJ – February 11, 2014
I found my manager to be greatly unhelpful in assisting me in being successful at the Children's Home. The staff was just as unhelpful. But this all helped me to realize I needed a slight career change!
I enjoyed working at The Children's Home, Inc. My passion is to work with children and families and advocate for their needs. I work a day shift in a day program with students. I assist staff, counselors, and case workers in meeting the needs of children.
short breaks, no retirement plan, higher health cost
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL – April 14, 2014
Great housing for the children that resigned there. I loved the environment and having the opportunity to work with the less fortunate. I know for me growing up times were rough and just being able to put a smile on thee children face is what made my experience so wonderful.