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Fun working with kids
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHJanuary 12, 2018
Work 5 days a week. Some weeks overtime some not. I enjoy working with the kids though they can be challenging. Supervisors and managers help when needed.
Pros
Free lunches
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Love it
Transportation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHOctober 6, 2017
This job is very challenging, it is not for everyone. If you are not a strong person this job is not for you. The people that usually complain about foundations often bring heartache on themselves.
Pros
Pto, most management
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Dont do it
Youth Care Specialist (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHSeptember 15, 2017
Love working with the kids but management is HORRIBLE!!!!!!! They have there little clique and I chose not to be part of it. If your not part of that click you get treated horrible. Kids get treated bad. The few staff that does care for them usually gets fired.
Pros
free breakfast and lunch, love kids
Cons
very few breaks, horrible management
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This place blows
Driver/Operator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 1, 2017
No support for people stay here staff not trained good enough. Don't even apply you will be sorry. They don't appreciate the work you do. They don't treat you right. Staff belittle you treat you like you are dum.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Nothing
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horrible
Youth Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHAugust 2, 2017
I would not recommend the facility to my worst enemy. Was injured three time in the matter of 6 months. The are way to many call offs that the management refuses to do anything about. They also fail to have your back in time of need
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Caring organization that gives assistance to people in need
Co-Founder - Executive Director (Former Employee) –  Waupaca, WIJuly 25, 2017
I learned humility and to trust in God to provide all we need to do His work. It take hard persistent work to run a successful non-profit organization. But even though it is hard work, it is well worth the effort needed. The hardest part of the job was having to continually seek to raise the funds necessary to keep the organization going. The most enjoyable as seeing the success of the people that we worked with.
Pros
great mission
Cons
Long Hectic days
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Great group of people to work with
Qualified Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHJuly 19, 2017
While working at Foundations for Living I enjoyed my co workers and our daily ability to work together as a team to problem solve the most. I think that a good team work is necessary to be productive and reach goals in a residential setting and there are really strong hard workers there that helped make this possible.
Pros
benefits, Co-workers, flexibility
Cons
leadership team and crisis management.
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Bad management
Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee) –  Mansfield OhioJune 3, 2017
I love working with the population but not the management. There are a lot of self-satisfaction when you have a teen that has had a rough upbringing or parents that do not have parenting skills.
Pros
Helping kids
Cons
Terrible management
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Great Beginner Company
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  OhioApril 19, 2017
Great Beginning Company to gain experience.
Working with the kids can be challenging but rewarding.
Hours are decent with opportunity for plenty of overtime.
Pros
Free Lunch
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No, Don't do it
Supervisor/Youth Care Spec. (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHAugust 30, 2016
Money is amazing because of overtime and advancement!
However professionalism is a No-Go
Favoritism is huge here and if you are not on the brown nosing side of management, they will make it harder on you. Gossip is also huge here. All the kids know about your personal life because staff members run their mouths. They are not very strict on hiring either, a woman was hired and later promoted to supervisor 3rd shift weekends and she was just fired from her job as a high school teacher for contributing alcohol to a minor! Overall the program is not helping the kids. But if you in need for money the pay is extremely good but be prepared cause the work life balance sucks.
Pros
Lots of 5 min breaks, Overtime, Advancement.
Cons
Favoritism, Unprofessional and trashy.
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not a pleasant environment
ycs (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHJune 8, 2016
Not a good place to work, no respect from management, they lie cover up things that happens, do not have the youth best interests to make sure that they are better when they leave, only interested in making money off them, by housing them. Do not have consequences for bad behavior, they reward them.over work there staff, need to get rid of the dirty staff, that do not care about others, just themselves.
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Run!!!
Youth care specialist (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHMay 20, 2016
No breaks, lunches, and you'll get mandated to work doubles day after day. Management has been playing favorites for years. They "clean house" and then rehire the same type of management. You don't help these kids. The staff is so inconsistent that the program doesn't work. Compensation is terrible.
Horrible place to work. Run like the wind.
Pros
Can't think of any.
Cons
No breaks or time off, terrible management.
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it sucks
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHApril 27, 2016
this is the worst place to work. you never get breaks, you get mandated all the time. pay is awful, management sucks, and they play favoritism .the kids are not the problem its staff. way to much drama and staff talking about eachother... worse then highschool.
Pros
overtime
Cons
no breaks, poor comunication, mandation
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This is a great place to work. It has its rough days but overall I look forward to going in everyday.
YCS.. (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHNovember 17, 2015
Staff is what makes this job tough. The kids for the most part just want someone to show them attention and care. If you care about kids at all, this job is very rewarding.
Pros
Benefits, overtime, and helping kids get through the program.
Cons
The chain of command is great, but sometimes can get a little confusing.
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Good place to work
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHJanuary 3, 2015
Work days in residential treatment facilities are very different than in other counseling settings. There are often crises that happen throughout the day.
I learned valuable de-escalation skills to help people calm down when in crisis.
I enjoyed the others that were a part of the clinical team and it seemed as if everyone on the clinical team had the benefit of the resident's as priority number one.
The hardest part of the job is that there are often fights and many times where residents need to be restrained and placed in holds.
Pros
Paid for CEU's and supervision, good benefits
Cons
Work weekends and holidays
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As expected for a residential treatment facility.
Medical Records Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHAugust 29, 2014
My hours are good. Never have any issues getting time off when I need it. The company is very supportive of family values and time. I really don't have too much to complain about.
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worst place to work ever
Nursing (Former Employee) –  mansfield ohioJune 15, 2014
There is a reason they are offering a sign-on bonus. The worst place to work.!
Pros
none
Cons
Everything about this place is terrible
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Great and Challenging Place to Work
COMMUNITY LIAISON (Current Employee) –  Mansfield, OHMay 7, 2014
Foundations For Living is a residential facility for youth that have seen things and been through things that most are fortunate enough never having to experience. You cannot come work for Foundations and expect to be a "Big Brother" or "Big Sister." It takes a patient, tough skinned, structured, and self-disciplined individual that enjoys working with challenging children to work here. You have to know how to say no and stick to the rules, back your follow co-workers up, and follow the Individual Care Plan instructions. Once you show them that you are consistent and you mean business job becomes easier with time. There are always going to be tough days, but at the end of a child's treatment you get to see them go home successfully it is very rewarding.
Pros
You help rebuild children’s lives.
Cons
It takes a while for children to appreciate what you do for them.
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Horrible Place to work
Youth Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHNovember 16, 2013
Upper management does not support employees. Residents are rewarded for bad behavior to reduce acuity. Residents run the building. Foundations is always short staffed, they will say you will work a set of hours but you will end up working multiple 16hr shifts during a week. You are expected to work off of minimal sleep. Management plays favoritism. The pay is ridiculously low for this type of work. The building or management has no concern for employee health and safety.
Pros
Some staff are cool, ocasional free lunches
Cons
Short breaks, Favoritism, Low Pay, Poor Management
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Don't waste your time
ycs (Former Employee) –  Mansfield, OHAugust 1, 2013
Management is terrible. You're told during your interview you have ONE mandation day and that's the only day you work over. False. If they ask you to stay on your non mandation day and you refuse, you get wrote up. If you like having no life and like being disrespected every day this is the job for you. Hardly any breaks, if you get one at all. Obvious favorites among staff, employees pick favorite residents and it's ridiculous and unfair.
Pros
free food on designated days, HR employees are awesome
Cons
short/no breaks, constant disrespect from everyone
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