Children's Home Society of Florida Employee Reviews

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Unqualified Management
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLAugust 5, 2018
Working as a Dependency Case Manager would be a wonderful job, given that you feel a sense of purpose in helping others; unfortunately the management appears to consists of individuals who simply have been there a while, or were chosen for management due to lack of qualified applicants.
The nature of the job is stressful, overwhelming, extremely fast paced, and it does take its toll on you. However, all this could be much more manageable IF management focused on their employees and created a supportive work environment, that included - among other things - effective communication.
You go through their “training”, but the real learning is done on the job; which is often the case with many jobs, but sadly the management offers you extremely little guidance or assistance - typically responding to employees with, “didn’t you learning that in training”.
I honestly loved the job, but management made it unbearable. Which is pretty pathetic, because with as much stress and trouble clients/caregivers/parents/etc give you, getting treated poorly by your own employer should be the last thing to happen.
Pros
Sense of purpose through helping others
Cons
Poor management and extremely negative work culture
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Working With The Youth
Monitor Behavior and Mentor Foster Girls (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 31, 2018
Best thing working at Children Home Society was working with the youth as a staff you were given an opportunity to help place a smile on each child's face.
Pros
Working with children and friendly staff.
Cons
No Advancements
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Top Heavy
SECRETARY-ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 30, 2018
Knowing that you are helping homeless children is the bottom line of everyone's position there; and it is a great feeling.
CHS has a lot of wonderful benefits, but they are a non-for-profit agency, which means no increases, sometimes for years.
The people are nice and friendly and the IT staff is a huge asset at this company.
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Benefits
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Low income
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Poor management, inadequate training
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLJuly 25, 2018
Cutthroat, cliquish and unprofessional supervisors that runs good workers off. Forget about having a personal life with this job because you'll end up working all sorts of hours ultimately burning yourself out. The pay is good. Helping others and working with families during reunification is the best part.
Pros
good pay, all the overitme you want
Cons
mandatory on call, stressful enviroment, inadequate training
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Special Needs Adoptions internee (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLJuly 24, 2018
Great hours and able to help manage work/ life balance. Decent pay. The supervisors are pretty understanding and work with the workers. The job environment is pretty positive.
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This was an internship position
INTERN (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLJuly 24, 2018
Because this was an internship position, I was only there for a few months, and my caseload was small. I worked in various department, and assisted staff when and where they needed me.
Pros
Diverse population of clients
Cons
was only a temporary internship
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Great Learning Experience
Intern (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 23, 2018
There are several learning opportunities at CHS OCPS ACE. There is always something to do in different departments. Although the atmosphere is a bit heavy due to the area, everyone has a great collaborative spirit and the community benefits from the agency's efforts and partnerships.
Pros
Learning opportunities
Cons
area
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Great company to work for
Administrative Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Fort Pierce, FLJuly 21, 2018
There were friendly coworkers; This was a great place to work; I enjoyed going to work every day. It seemed people looked out for their coworkers!!!!
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Great mission; leadership is AWFUL
Training Specialist (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 21, 2018
My direct Supervisor was responsible for me leaving after working there for over 20 years. She was insecure, lacked creativity and over all was a poor leader.
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misson
Cons
no means to do anything about poor leadership
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flexible
Dependency Specialist (Former Employee) –  Tallahassee, FLJune 15, 2018
flexible work schedule, meet with clients, supervision, trainings, on call Being able to train interns, going on conferences out of town, attending school meetings
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flexible
Cons
on call
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yes
Dependency Case Management (Former Employee) –  Panama City, FLJune 10, 2018
for 5 years I was at Children's Home Society I did many case plans, about a 100, I attended many judicial reviews; I have 20 home visits per month; early on, I love this job.
Pros
early on, i love this job
Cons
In four years, this job got too stressful!
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Volunteer Work
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Stuart, FLJune 7, 2018
Great place to get hours if you need them for school. The enviorment is not too stressful. The jobs they had be doing were mainlycentered around filing and organizing.
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Interesting place to work
Billing Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 24, 2018
The staff are fun. They put a lot of effort in making the work day enjoyable for the staff. The work overall is challenging because their core consumer is dealing with foster children.
Pros
Its a rewarding job
Cons
Management
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Productive day when there are no crisis.
Lead Dependency Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Miami, FloridaMay 20, 2018
Has employee appreciation week every year. Every day is a stressful day, don't know what emergency you might encounter. The company has been around for over 100 yrs dealing with children and families.
Pros
Rewards for recognition.
Cons
don't know what the day might be, always some emergency. nature of the job.
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Very stressful work environment.
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Palm Beach County, FLMay 7, 2018
I enjoyed working at Children's Home Society of Florida, but the work load was excessive and unrealistic. Management has unrealistic expectations. Management at Program Director through to supervisor level were often inexperience, lack supervisory skills, not supportive of employees, like to cover their backs and shift responsibility. Moral was often low due to the lack of support/encouragement/
Pros
Paid time off
Cons
Excessive/unrealistic work load
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Not worth it
Dependency Case Manager (Former Employee) –  FloridaMay 5, 2018
Long hours. You are really under paid for what you do. Things are always chaotic. Parents are really hard to work with and some of the kids can be a pain.
Pros
Paid sick days or vacation days after 90 days
Cons
long hours. the pay is way too low
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Negative environment
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 5, 2018
Negative, unproductive environment with poor leadership. The good Senior management are leaving and allowing those who don't know what they are doing in charge. It's a mess
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Avoid this place
Case Management (Current Employee) –  FloridaMay 2, 2018
Senior leadership at corporate too detached from the real work being done. Leadership is retaliatory if you express your opinions or are not in agreement with changes.

CEO asks for input but doesnt really want to hear it....instead he is too caught up in his weekly emails.
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Vacation hours
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Great internship
In-Home Counselor / Intern (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLMay 1, 2018
Working for the high risk newborn program was a great introduction to social work, counseling and case management. It helped me hone my skills and gain confidence
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A good place to work
Clinical Counselor (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLApril 20, 2018
A good place to work. The location of my position is a long trip but the client's need the service provided; therefore it is a pleasure to work there. It is an enjoyable place to work.
Pros
get to go into the field to work
Cons
the long drive
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