Residential Supervisor (Former Employee) – Milford, MA – January 30, 2018
Started as an Assistant Teacher. There was an opening for Residential supervisor with the same students. I loved the kids. I had great coworkers at the school. Unfortunately there are some staff in this field who are abusive to the students. I witnessed this by a supervisor and reported it. After that I was targeted by other staff. It was a hard decision for me to leave (because I really grew close to these kids), but working for a company that condones abuse of mentally challenged kids is unacceptable. And transferring an abusive staff member from one house to another instead of disciplinary action is condoning abuse. Also we were not permitted to leave the premises for unpaid breaks.
Head teacher (Former Employee) – Milford, MA – January 21, 2019
The amount of constant job openings for this company should say it all. Worst work experience I have ever had. Staff are treated horribly. I watched people’s mental health plumit and management/supervisors were the cause. Supervisors write behavioral plans for students they don’t work with, then try to force teachers and untrained staff (who are with the students all day/night) to run the plans even when they don’t work. They will never accept advice, they are know it alls. No one smiles or greets one another. All the management staff are miserable and so unapproachable. I had anxiety everyday I worked there. They fired people who were almost done with their schooling contracts a month or two before completion. I tried to keep my mouth shut to finish out my contract, but it was threatened constantly. Staff are forced to work crazy hours and then when they make a mistake, are lead to believe that they’re careless and lazy even though they’ve worked 18 hours in a row. Head teachers who are supposed to be at the school, are pulled to the houses every single day. Teachers have NO paperwork time and a ridiculous amount of paperwork to complete. If you don’t get it done on time, then you get punished. So prepare to work 30-40 hours per week for free just making materials, task books and keeping your classroom from being a disgusting pit (which many are). They are constantly understaffed (except on days when the state comes to visit and they pay everyone double pay so they don’t get caught). Anyone writing a good review on this place is someone from management trying to cover up allmore... the damage they’ve done. This is truly an unsafe place for anyone with a compassionate attitude to work, because they will take advantage of you to the fullest. Staff numbers are so low that when students have behavioral episodes it is unsafe. There is no one to help because each unit is left under their ratio for minimum staff. They will claim that management can help when you are at the school, but when you are at the houses, no one is coming to help.less