Youth Crisis Counselor UMFS Leland House (Current Employee), Centreville, VA – March 14, 2014
I learned that I have an amazing talent to connect with those in need and make a difference in their life. I learned how to be a team player as well as how to supervise and lead others. I have learned that I love helping others and that I love challenging myself. I have learned how to apply therapeutic interventions in any conversation to ensure I reach – more... my potential with the people I work with. – less
Food Service Member (Former Employee), Richmond, VA – November 5, 2014
Pros: free food (every once in a while)
Cons: no cons
I have learned to work fast but efficiently, even though we don't get organization right when it comes to delivering the food bins. A typical day at work would be walking in and writing your name and the time you arrived on a piece of paper then you follow directions on what the manager has to say (such as breaking down the boxes that were left over – more... from unpacking food and bringing food out of the refrigerator to pack them into the bins, sweep and mop the floors, etc) I don't recall doing a really hard task, everything there was easy to do. Overall the job was enjoyable. – less
Social Work Intern (Former Employee), South Hill, VA – October 27, 2014
This agency works with foster children which means you will be working mostly after school hours. Not bad if you like those hours. The management is somewhat disorganized but tolerable. You are given a great deal of freedom (i.e. the ability to work from home if you need to).
Cottage manager (Current Employee), 3900 West Broad St Richmond Va 23230 – October 6, 2014
Typical day at work for me is seeing the clients and engaging in fun activities like painting. I can only spend a limited amount of time with the clients because I have meetings and supervisions to complete. I have learned how to process with clients and collaborate with our youth when problem-solving. The hardest part of the job is when you have a – more... staff who doesn't have the similar beliefs and values as the company. Overall the most enjoyable part of the job is watching the client grow into their own and leaving the program. – less
**confidential** (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – January 22, 2014
This organization is the very definition of "top notch". All of the staff are generally nice and willing to help you if you have a question or problem. Communication is a huge essential with this organization, it is always evolving with the communities it serves in order to provide the very best quality in services. Whether you're part time, full time, – more... temporary, or even an intern, this organization treats you like a valued employee. – less
Youth Counselor (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – July 22, 2013
Pros: when the youth trust you.
Cons: shifts for the full-time staff
As a single person with no children, I look forward to going to work in the evening asking the youth how was there school day and listening to each of them tell me what happen throughout the day. I have learned how to appropriately work with at-risk with disabilities. The hardest part of my job is seeing the youth avoid dealing with there trauma. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job is when the youth has successfully completed the program and has a home to return to or a foster family. – less
One of the most ethical workplaces I've experienced
Counselor (Current Employee), Richmond, VA – May 15, 2013
Pros: great colleagues
Cons: hard to get time off
While the workers are ethical, the jobs aren't great. The pay is on the lower end and the management level is horrible- they act as if work is the only thing you have going on in your life. And getting time off is next to impossible.