Therapist (Current Employee) – TN – December 4, 2018
No support for accomplishment. Only comment on the negative and plenty of criticism. Horrible expectations on top of a ridiculously high case load. Supervision is sketchy at best communication is also spotty.
Great place to work.. Supportive coworkers and management. It is very challenging to work with children and families that have faced such abuse, so if you have your own issues, probably not the best place for you to work. It is alot of paperwork, but that is to be expected. They do fun activities and promote self care. They are great advocates for their kids and families.
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Chattanooga, TN – October 11, 2018
I felt micromanaged and rarely felt like the company cared about or valued me as an employee. I felt management was not attentive. There was no sense of teamwork. Hardest part was finding respite for the foster parents. Company tried growing too quickly and did not focus on their strengths.
A typical work day is busy. I learned about children, families, and trauma. No comment about management. The hardest part of the job is the atmosphere. The most enjoyable part is serving children and families.
I have spent the last few years at this company. I would have to say that the culture of this agency is very fast-paced but it also has a lot of opportunity for young professionals. I approve this as a great workplace to be.
Mentor (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – July 29, 2018
Dishonest trainers, extremely clique-ish and incompetent managment and employees. Misleading and ineffective training techniques. Managment wears blinders and are unwilling to cross-train to aide with new employees. ZERO WORK/LIFE BALANCE. DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME--NOT RECOMMENDED EMPLOYMENT.
Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) – Tennessee – July 24, 2018
There is a lot of on the job training and you will gain a lot of experience here. The hours are flexible but the cases are demanding. I experienced a lot of support from coworkers and upper management. However you are expected to be available at all hours. Great entry level job but there aren't many opportunities to advance your career.
Workplace culture and the job itself is rewarding
Poor work life balance and few opportunities to advance within the company
For a company that touts family life first the academy life is just the opposite and must be changed. Staff is used abused and distrusted by management. Except for working with youth at times a true joy, the company does not value staff that are engaged with wanting the best for youth.