Northern Children's Services Employee Reviews

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Lead Behavioral Health Worker (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 15, 2018
Not a great place for long term work or advancement. The agency is going under. The lowest people who do the most work are usually the first to be let go, and the ones who are the most stressed out for being overworked and unappreciated.
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Kids are great Administration is the worst
Behavioral Health Worker (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia paFebruary 15, 2017
A typical day inside the school is chaotic is is really no communication between workers therapist and the school. I learn a lot from the children they are full of information and can give you updates on other children. Management is the worst when its time for children to have therapy they rather text you and have you loose time with a child you are working with to leave and escort a child to them so they can have therapy. The management is very shady and back stabbers. The hardest part about the job is not having communication with the therapist so they you can cohesively work with the children. The most enjoyable part is building bonds with the children.
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Great organization trying to come back from financial issues
Child Welfare (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 6, 2017
The people who work at Northern are very motivated to make a difference. It is great to be around so many inspiring individuals. However, due to on going budgetary problems, Northern is not able to support staff in a way they deserve. Northern has been working hard to come back from huge financial issues that occurred years ago, and while I feel that the new CEO is making very positive changes, employee salaries and moral have suffered. This has lead to a lot of turn over, especially in executive positions. This often leads to lower level employees taking on responsibilities that leave them feeling over-worked and under compensated.
Pros
Great coworkers
Cons
Low Pay, Budgetary Problems
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caring environment
CLINICAL MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PADecember 14, 2016
Northern Children's Services is a small agency with great staff. The hardest part of the job is dealing with corporate and managment. You are always on pins and needles regarding your job.
Pros
team work
Cons
ever evolving
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Not a good experience at all
Management (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PASeptember 7, 2016
Upper Management doesn't value the experience of the staff. They do not practice their own core values, poorly train their employees, are not supportive and like to place blame inaccurately. The children serviced lose greatly as a result of the terrible leadership.
Pros
Beautiful campus
Cons
Hostile workplace
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It is an average place to work.
Intern (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 19, 2016
Flexible hours. Friendly staff and coworkers. Cons are poor administration. Supervision was good. Overall an average place to work in. Good for entry level.
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Agency is focused on money and egos. not children or treatment
management (Current Employee) –  philadelphia paJune 8, 2016
This company has lost its entire upper management, including its CEO and all directors in less than 1 year. Current leadership does not have the childrens best interest at heart and do not interact with their employees let alone care about their safety or well being. Lower paying agency.
Pros
staff under management are nice to work with
Cons
pay, managment, turn over, lack of concern for kids and staff
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Recent Decline
xxxx (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAApril 22, 2016
With the new administration this workplace has become almost hostile. Direct support staff are not able to directly communicate with upper management, causing a feeling of animosity and lack of support to lower employees.
The new administration does not take the time to get to know their dedicated employees or the programs they are overseeing.
This agency was previously working toward being certified in the sanctuary model, promoting open communication and support. This is no longer supported by the agency.
The use of evidenced based practices is identified as a low priority from administration.
Focus is only on billing, at the neglect of clinical integrity and employee morale.
Staff who are incompetent and negatively impacting agency progress continue to work there with no repercussions or consequences.
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Direct support staff continue to show dedication to the clients
Cons
administration, communication
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Overall positive experience
STS Clinical Manager (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 14, 2015
Overall, I have enjoyed my experience working at Northern Children's Services.

I have felt supported by my direct supervisor and team members.

At times, it has felt like the Executive Leadership is out of touch with the direct care staff. Their focus is on dollars and cents and sometimes they forget about the children.
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Dedicated and wonderful staff to work with.
Quality Improvement Specialist (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 11, 2015
A typical day at work at Northern depends on which department you are in. If you are in direct care with the children, your work day is likely to be more hectic and it can be stressful at times. Overall, the staff were dedicated and great to work with.
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Awesome team of coworkers!
Social worker (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 10, 2015
The upper management was poor. Direct supervisors were fantastic. Great communication between some program directors and some supervisors.
Pros
Co workers, salary
Cons
Terrible parking, poor HR
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Nice Place
Director (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAOctober 1, 2014
Great Place to work at, Helpful team, and pleasant co workers
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productive fun work place
Behavioral Health Worker (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAFebruary 26, 2014
my overall review of the jobs I worked was very fun and pleasant work environment
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health care
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Very nice workplace
Counsel clients and patients (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJanuary 10, 2014
This is where it all started. I actually lived here before I started to work here.
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Great place!
TSS (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAAugust 15, 2013
my supervisor is awesome and the whole staff are just so nice and friendly, I love it!
Pros
Free meals occassionally
Cons
Im part time
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A good learning experience
STS Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJuly 23, 2013
This was a good job to learn the view from the school base side of mental and behavioral health field. please see resume for additional information.
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