Thank you for your feedback. Although, as a current employee, I would highly recommend bringing your concerns to hospital leadership or HR so they can clarify any policy ambiguity that concerns you. Hospital units are, indeed, moving to 12-hour shifts for a variety of reasons, such as offering better care to clients by operating under a medical model that is common in other hospitals, providing employees more time to practice self-care and avoid fatigue by working four 12 hour shifts rather and five 8+ hours shifts. This model also provides more stability for clients due to less staff changes throughout the day. These changes are not being forced onto anyone, as all employees were informed well in advance of the coming changes and allowed to request transfer, if they so choose, to residential units where 8-hour shifts remain in practice. Cleanliness in the hospital is a priority and our housekeeping team works diligently to maintain high standards, with visual inspections performed regularly and results reviewed by the Safety Management Committee.
Thank you for your feedback. We will definitely share your ideas with Human Resources as another way to enhance our already sizeable benefits package. In the meantime, you may be interested in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). You can find more information about it at https://www.forgetstudentloandebt.com/student-loan-relief-programs/non-profit-student-loan-forgiveness/
Thank you for sharing your impressions of KVC, and we wish you well in your next endeavor. KVC’s compensation is actually on par with other similar nonprofits. It’s true though that funding and compensation are limited in the child welfare field. That’s why KVC is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to augment our employees’ compensation. I am sorry that you, personally, experienced a lack of work/life balance in your time with KVC. As an organization, we do stress the importance of self-care with our employees and encourage the practice of setting boundaries with our time. This allows our staff to care for their own families, as well as the families and children we serve. Management is an important part of conveying that message to their teams. KVC recognizes that some people are natural managers, while others need opportunities to build those skills. I’m happy to report that HR is rolling out a new management training program for all KVC employees in management positions. Soon all staff will benefit from their increased skills and ability to lead and nurture the valuable employees who are doing such important work with children and families.
We appreciate you sharing your experience of working at our KVC Prairie Ridge hospital. It is challenging, as a health care organization, to balance the needs of the children we serve with the needs of each member of our valuable direct care team, in order to prevent burnout. But KVC strives, in all instances, to find that healthy balance. We are grateful for your service to the kiddos and your support of the staff and the difficult, but rewarding work they all do.
Thank you for sharing your experience while working at KVC Nebraska. We are so happy that you feel KVC is a great place to work. We do realize the type of work we do can be stressful and we do try to help each employee with supportive leadership and offer training opportunities. We have begun initiatives to decrease paperwork and are continually training our supervisors on how to improve their skills. Thanks for your review!
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts here. KVC is, in fact, filled with many wonderful, mission-driven folk who get up every morning wanting to help people. In child welfare there are many reasons for the high rate of attrition, which is common in this field in every state across the country. It would appear that you did work in one of the more challenging areas of the state, due in large part to the considerable distances required to travel in reaching clients in that territory. KVC regularly adapts staffing needs based on a number of factors such as demand for services, available talent and the need to make the best use of limited funding resources for our work. In short there are any number of reasons your former position may not have been filled. We thank you for the time and commitment you shared working with the children and families of southeast Kansas and wish you well in your current endeavors.
Thank you for giving a description of what your job as a case coordinator entailed. We are sorry to hear that your overall experience was that the workload was high. We just made a significant change that is already reducing caseloads, giving staff more quality time with children and families and better work/life balance. That change was to secure a state contract amendment to allow people with related college degrees to do case coordination work. We have reduced job vacancies for licensed positions by 75% in just one month through this change, which has a positive effect on the entire team. Thank you for your feedback and we wish you the best.
Thank you for sharing your perspective. As a current employee, I encourage you to bring your concerns about pay, training, appreciation and management to your supervisor or to HR at HR@kvc.org, as that is the only way to affect change for the better. KVC’s compensation is comparable to other child welfare organizations in the state and enhanced by a robust benefits package. Leaders deeply appreciate employees at all levels and trainings are provided as an often-requested professional development benefit. Please reach out to your supervisor or to HR with your concerns so we can learn from your perspective and better support you.
Thank you for sharing your initial impressions of KVC. We are delighted to have you aboard the team. Be sure to utilize the support and guidance of your supervisors as you get more and more familiar with your new job. That’s what they’re there for and they will do their best to ensure you swim, not sink.
While KVC does offer a very generous benefits package to our employees, tuition reimbursement is not within our budget at this time. However, you may be interested in checking out the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). You can find more information about it at https://www.forgetstudentloandebt.com/student-loan-relief-programs/non-profit-student-loan-forgiveness/
Thank you for sharing your thoughts on KVC. There are so many wonderful benefits to working here, not the least of which is being part of such a valuable mission of “enriching and enhancing the lives of children and families by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services and education.” We realize the challenges inherent in the work are considerable and that’s why KVC strives to offer such good benefits for employees. I encourage you to consult with your supervisor to strategize possible ways to reduce the strain of the travel aspect of the job and how you might fit time for self-care into your busy schedule. The work you do is so valuable and needed and greatly appreciated.
We’re sorry to hear about the experience you had. Providing excellent support to foster parents is critical to our mission of helping children and families. We would like the opportunity to learn more about your situation so we can make targeted improvements. Please call (913) 499-8100 and ask to speak to the Child Placing Agency (CPA) Director for your county.
Neither Indeed nor employers like KVC delete or otherwise censor reviews. You can see we have a mix of positive, neutral and negative reviews, and we actively look for ways to make improvements based on each review. KVC is an ethical, values-driven nonprofit organization. We’re sorry that you felt a lack of support and left the organization. We highly encourage current employees to reach out to their supervisor or to HR to help address any specific questions or needs.
Sorry for your experience. We always work in the best interest of the family, though sometimes employees have different ideas on what's best. Wish you the best in your future endeavors!
Thanks for your feedback. We have been working hard to communicate with every employee as we know that is a need that has been shared recently. We have worked to train our supervisors to hold more in-person meetings to listen and share news, we have weekly meetings with training and have started an organization-wide employee newsletter. No employee should ever be on their own if they don’t feel safe with a client. Please talk to your supervisor or other leaders so that we can learn more about your experience and how to improve. Thank you!
Thank you for your thoughts. We truly appreciate your commitment to KVC and the children we serve. We look forward to working with you in helping you grow and develop in your career.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience. For both our employees as well as our clients, providing a safe environment is our top priority. Violence is not tolerated and our staff is trained in ways to de-escalate any violent behaviors and teach the clients how to regulate their emotions. A part of providing a safe environment for employees is to provide them ways to speak to their leaders as well as the HR department. We’re sorry you did not feel that you were able to speak to them about your experience, but we are committed to providing safe avenues for employees to speak openly about improving our organization. Thank you for your review and best wishes in your future!
Thank you! We appreciate all you did to help children and families.
Thanks for your feedback. When you refer to KVC Kansas “losing 70 children in foster care”, that is not true. 79 youth in foster care are “missing.” Of those, 65 kids ran away from placement, 1 parent abduction, 5 kids taken by families before the department could pick up the kids. 8 kids are suspected runaway, but not confirmed. Our incredible staff immediately inform law enforcement and DCF when a young person is thought to have run away or otherwise gone missing, and then follow a detailed protocol to help bring them safely home. We treat every child with great care and urgency. While this is a serious issue, please note that it is comparable to the number of missing/runaway youth in each state’s child welfare system.
Within KVC Hospitals, the children and teens we care for may have experienced trauma or have a mental illness and haven’t learned how to express themselves in a healthy way. That is why we are there – to help them learn how to express their feelings with words and understand their emotions. We train our employees on how to de-escalate any situation that may become heightened.
As a Campus Supervisor, you know that every employee is responsible for verifying their time is correct each week before payroll closes. This is stated in the Staff Handbook and we frequently communicate this via email, monthly Boosters, and postings on campus. Any errors that are the fault of Payroll are corrected immediately. Last month the Payroll department rolled out a Payroll Inquiry Form for all supervisors to use if they have an employee with a discrepancy. If you have experienced any issues with your paycheck, please contact the HR department or speak with your supervisor. We would like the opportunity to correct any issues.
We do offer extended and short-term disability. These benefits are separate from light duty work accommodation requests which sometimes arise due to a workplace injury. For more education on workers’ compensation and available benefits, please review the Staff Handbook or contact Human Resources.
We frequently compare our compensation and benefit plans against similar organizations in the metro area. We do this through vetted third parties, personal interviews, and other sources. We continue to find that we are on par, or slightly better than some of our competitors. Additionally, as you know through our recent Open Enrollment process, this year we were excited to roll out enhanced benefits plans with some much lower cost options for our employees. Thank you! less
We have been increasing staff greatly recently to reduce the amount of caseloads an individual has. We've also implemented new training strategies to ensure staff is confident in the field.