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Awful place to work stay away
Assistant Counselor (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIJune 24, 2019
i wouldnt wish working here on my worst enemy the management was terrible the employees are treated like badly and seen as replaceable anyone that comes to work for harmony hill usally leave withing 3 or 4 weeks
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Horrible Workplace
Night Monitor (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIFebruary 20, 2019
If youve been there for 30 years your golden. But if you come in with desire to work dont worry theyll make you feel like a slave for two weeks and when its time to give you a vacation theyll complain about coverage. Long story short if you want to pay bills stay away from harmony hills.
Pros
Parking
Cons
Everything
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Team orientated workplace
Youth Care Director (Current Employee) –  Chepachet, RISeptember 23, 2018
The staff from all the departments worked to provide a safe therapeutic environment for the clients that we serviced. There were no egos and we all worked with each other to ensure that the clients were getting the best possible outcome in aspects of their treatment.
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Bad work place and management
Employee (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIJuly 13, 2018
Bad place to work. Overworked and not appreciated, bad boss. Nothing was enjoyable bad culture. Management is bad if your not a higher up your nothing
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None
Cons
Bad management. Bad boss. Bad pay
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Low wages, idiots in charge
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIMarch 16, 2018
Horrible place to work. Terrible schedule, they will use and abuse you. They don't care about their employees or clients just making money. Very incompetent supervisors and admin.
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Great work...rewarding outcomes
Chief Financial Officer (Current Employee) –  Chepachet, RIFebruary 15, 2018
HHS is the best at behavioral treatment and education for troubled student clients!! Rewarding work!

Support services need more funding and training. Very busy work environment (good thing).
Pros
Rewarding work
Cons
Can be stressful for those not prepared for intensive work
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Belittling and Arrogant Directors
Facilities (Former Employee) –  Rhode IslandFebruary 5, 2018
The directors pretty much across the board are very belittling and arrogant, from Youth Care to Payroll. Unless you are a Administrator your opinion does not matter. Many rude people in all departments, administration is well aware but does nothing.
Pros
Youth Care workers are great.
Cons
Awful Administration and Directors.
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Low wages, extremely unprofessional Directors
Youth Care (Former Employee) –  RIFebruary 1, 2018
Low wages, can make fries at McDonalds for the same money. Several directors are rude and disrespectful to the employees. Show very little appreciation to the line workers.
Pros
Helping the clients
Cons
Extremely poor Directors
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Productive environment
Youth Care Counselor; Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIJuly 14, 2017
I very much enjoyed my experience at Harmony Hill and wouldn't had left given my relocation. This job was very rewarding. The most enjoyable part of this job was the help you can give to the children. The hardest part of the job was the emotional toll it can take given the circumstances of the position. Overall I really enjoyed working here.
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Okay Place to work.
Youth Counselor (Current Employee) –  Rhode IslandSeptember 17, 2016
Okay place to work best thing about working at harmony hill is the kids & the staff. The higher ups in charge make rules but constantly break them. Low wages and raises have been promised for years but never given reason they lose most of their best employees.
Pros
Free Lunches, Youthcare & Education Staff, Seeing the kids do well.
Cons
Low Wages, Those who are in charge break the rules that they make, they don't vaule their employees
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alright place to work
Assistant Youth Counselor (Former Employee) –  Rhode IslandMay 7, 2016
lowly start wage, little room to grow, catty coworkers, easy going work place, not too stick with reprimanding negative actions
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Productive work place that helps the community
Youth Care Counselor (Current Employee) –  Harmony, RIOctober 10, 2015
Friendly staff. Flexible hours. Community based program. Places clients needs at highest priority. Great Experience. Loyal to staff.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
long shifts
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Great Place
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Chepachet, RIOctober 6, 2015
Great coworkers. Managed crisis to crisis. Advancement is very politically based. Great job. Poor compensation. Little chance for promotion.
Pros
Good Coworkers
Cons
Political
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Good
Behavior and Youth Care Counselor (Current Employee) –  Chepachet, RIAugust 26, 2015
Working with the children at the daycare is a very rewarding job. The staff there is great and work well as a team. I enjoyed my time working there. The children started at 6 months and went up to 5 years.
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The work done there can be frustrating, but when the light goes off it makes up for it.
Youth Care Counselor (Current Employee) –  Chepachet, RIOctober 1, 2014
At times, the nature of the residents to resist learning and guidance results in a moment of monumental frustration. Through persistence, kindness and a continued effort to chip away the rough exterior the core of the client is reached. When the light goes off, usually followed by admitting it wasn't hard at all. Accomplishment of any task, whether it is school or social, is a major high point. Personally, when a client discovers that they have learned to do something new, fishing for example, and enjoy the accomplishment as something learned out of trial and error.

A typical day is journey through the hours never knowing what will transpire. Small steps and routine start most trips until something causes a response that could possibly turn into turmoil. In these moments the counselor must step up to be the solid object that can assist in the return to calm and willing to move forward. Routines, school, when it is in session, daily movement and interaction with staff, educational and therapeutic and fellow clients are potential joys or hurdles for the resident. Management of staff and client is stable most times. Like any kind of assembly of people problems and crisis do rise to the front of the mix, but are usually handled in an appropriate fashion. Support and communication is present. At times people mix as well as oil and vinegar, but when shaken the mixture works well for the intended.

The hardest part of the job is resolution at times of crisis. They are all different in nature. Over time the realization that successful de-escalation is also different and knowing
  more... what works for who is a stepping stone to previous peace. Differentiating the approach is a needed skill that depends on how well one pays attention to the varied needs of the client. Like the oil and vinegar analogy, the ability to interact with the client will create a better final product. In conclusion, the ability to take a step back and look at the mixture of positives and negatives involved in a scene has taught me about interacting with people. I have learned to understand the give and take needed to create a positive flow of interaction. Communication and consistency are key elements to maintaining the flow  less
Pros
Continued learning.
Cons
Negatinely inspired people. The unexpected
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Fun
Administration Weekend Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chepachet ,RI.July 9, 2014
Enjoy working with the kids and seeing the parents who truly care wanting the best for their children.
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Free dinners
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