Worst Placement for Children/ Worst Place to Work
House Parent (Former Employee) – Deltona, FL – January 1, 2018
This is hands down the worst place I have ever had the misfortune of working for. This place has a cult culture and the administration is extremely judgmental! They accused my husband and I of being atheists because I sat down once during a church service because I have several medical issues (which they were aware of prior to hiring us). They expect a lot from their house parents for slave wages. You work long hours, you have meetings/trainings to attend, you have to transport the children to and from scheduled activities, you have to do a lot of paperwork daily for each child place in your home, you have to deal with whatever issues the children may bring to the home or may be dealing with that day, and of course you have to run the home like you would run any home (cook, clean, keep routines, etc). The company does not seem to value individuality and expect their staff to be "like minded". My husband and I have worked with at risk youth for well over 15 years and were foster parents for children with severe behavior problems with multiple failed placements and our success rate was extremely high for assisting these children with finding forever families. Again, we could not stomach this place at all!
Working with the children, Some of the training was awesome/beneficial like the Life Space Crisis Intervention training
The Moral conflict that comes with working here, Hard work-little pay, "Cult culture", Judgmental/incompetent management, Lack of compassion for employees and children by administration