Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – July 18, 2018
I like the collaborative environment that is provided by my colleagues. The workload is endless but the relationships make it worthwhile. The hours can be confusing and inconsistent. The pay could be better. Many individuals work a minimum of two jobs to make ends meet.
Program Director (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – February 26, 2018
A typical day for me consists of community meetings, managing 4 programs and making sure day to day operations are successful. The programs were a young adult shelter, a drop in center and 2 street outreach programs.
Associate Counselor (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – July 27, 2017
it's a great place to work and provide support and guidance for at risk youth. We work a lot with youth who are runaways, homeless, juts go out of detention and parent don't want them, who suffered from suicidal thoughts, depression and/or are abuse and neglect within household or foster homes.
Chief Financial Officer (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – July 12, 2017
Typical scarcity complex seen in most non-profits. Employees are underpaid for the work, asked to pick up extra duties with no known relief. Most of the people are fantastic and make coming to work a pleasure. However, there are a handful of very toxic folks that make it more difficult to get work done. The processes are old paper process with resistance by managers to change what they are doing to create efficiency and cost savings. I enjoy the autonomy in my position and appreciate being in a decision making position. The supervision is limited for my role and there is no one with the same experience or education who can be a mentor or is there to bounce complex problems off.
Fantastic benefits - 100% paid benefits and a generous paid vacation and sick leave accumulation.
Gossip is tolerated and islands between staff are the norm.