Responsible for daily supervision of youth residents as well as over looking the facility's cameras
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) – Staten Island, NY – May 29, 2018
A typical day at work for me would be watching the cameras, monitoring the residents, escorting them from school back to their unit. I also transport them to court appointments , trips ect. . working for children's village has helped me grow in many ways their are definitely some challenges but over all i work well with my coworkers and learned communication while working with young youth is essential.
lunches, trips as well as being a positive role model for these young women
it can be stressful sometimes, you can get stuck waiting on the next shift to arrive
Direct Care Provider (Former Employee) – Coeur d'Alene, ID – June 19, 2018
I loved working with the children and helping them as did all of my coworkers but that is the only positive thing about working here. The work drama and overt favoritism of employees is appalling. Had to leave because I expected the drama from the children I was caring for but not from management and the company itself. Ultimately it created a chaotic work environment that impacted the children negatively.
Salmon Creek Teacher's Aid (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – May 21, 2018
The job was very difficult in that you had long hours, working with many children, in a small space and not able to get compensated that well for how much energy you put into this job. It is rewarding because it is a blessing to watch the children grow up.
Parent Advocate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 16, 2018
A typical day for me is searching for resources to assist the families, refer families to services. Conduct home visit, conduct parent support group. The organization is a big one. You have opportunity to grow in the organization.
Loved the kids but managers and employees play favoritism
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – April 23, 2018
Never had problems with the youth but the supervisors and higher ups do not play fair and have there favorites. The gossip between all the employees is incredible, feels like high school only with adults.
Office Assistant Intern (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – April 14, 2018
After school I go to my managers office and sign in for work. Then I help my manager file papers and organize activities for the youth to participate in throughout the recreational period. Its mostly minorities that tend to be included in the recreational activities so there is a lot of sports related activities and puzzles and video game tournaments.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – April 2, 2018
My experience at children's village was difficult it took a few years to learn how poorly run the facility was and how badly the children were being abused physically and emotionally in their live-in cottages.
I hesitate writing this review about a former employee, but after leaving this position, there were several news reports about the abuse suffered by these kids by the adults running the live-in cottages.
Gaining the trust of the emotionally disturbed students.
Substitute Teacher (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – March 26, 2018
A typical day at Children's Village was coming to work and taking the kids out to play if the weather was nice. Then we would come back from the park and get the kids ready for lunch after lunch there would be nap time for about two hours. When the kids woke up from nap we would have snack and then free choice where the kids could play and wait to get picked up from their parents.
Co-Teacher (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – February 12, 2018
I love it when it is time for music and movement. It is very enjoyable when we get to do our nature walks. Hard part of the day is calming the students when they are getting dropped off, because once one child cries another will start.
Emergency Staff (Former Employee) – Pontiac, MI – January 23, 2018
Emergency Staff: Supervised residents to ensure their safety; served meals for the residents, accompanied residents on shopping trips, instructed and counseled residents, and aided staff in administering therapeutic activities.
Asst. Manager (Current Employee) – Staten Island, NY – January 14, 2018
Its is high in stress at this Job. What I will say is that management will work with you in your professional growth here and its room for growth. The staff culture is torn with gossip and rumors and lack of communication. The staff act like the last crab in the barrel syndrome which adds on the stress.
Family Court Assistance Program Specialist (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – December 27, 2017
The Children's Village overall as a company is good on training so can take it with you to any other job. the pay isn't competitive at all! You have to work overtime to manage your home life. The company has low moral. Your better off getting a year worth of experience there and move on quickly.
cut throat, non supportive, salary, watch your back!
Dobbsferry NY Youth Specialist (Former Employee) – Dobbs Ferry, NY – December 14, 2017
Amazing work environment, great staff and supervisor. Amazing time working with the kids . Build a bond with staff and kids . Hearing about the kids background and how they made it to where they are at .. and finally watching them go home with their family.