Saint Francis Community Services Employee Reviews

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Reasonable, if you can ignore the politics.
Behavioral Health Technician (Current Employee) –  Salina, KSMay 29, 2018
Being a Behavioral Health Technician can be very stressful, but also very rewarding. The hardest part of the job doesn't have much to do with the job itself, but more about the fact that the job requires a certain emotional flexibility and a level of tact that is usually not fully developed until you're in your 30s, yet most of the people employed here are 21-25. This generally means there is a lot of high-school-like drama and gossip, as well as plenty of people who think they're doing a spectacular job while taking entirely the wrong approach.

If, however, you can stay out of all the gossip and drama, while dodging all of the upper-level politics associated with working here, there's no reason you can't succeed. I'm only leaving because I've had my fill of the issues I mentioned and am ready to change fields.
Pros
Three weeks of paid training, a sense of fulfillment with you help a client work through something, good benefits package
Cons
too much drama/gossip among staff, too many people treat it like a babysitting job instead of a way to actually help clients in need
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Not given the support from upper managerment needed for the stressful work place.
FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER (Current Employee) –  Hutchinson, KSApril 23, 2018
When crisis happens, do not feel we have the support needed from upper management. Long hours and not enough compensation for the hard work need for this type of career.
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Good place to start if you want to be a social worker
Family Support Services Liaison (Former Employee) –  Garden City, KSApril 13, 2018
This was a rewarding, yet grueling position. The hours are very long and the compensation is not equitable to the job requirements. That said, if you're studying to be a social worker, it's the best place to start!
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It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Local, KsMarch 27, 2018
Please, please, please know what you are getting into. This job is no joke. It's very stressful, but can also be very fulfilling. Don't let it destroy you. You'll be subjected to things that are unimaginable and sad. You'll be blamed for destroying people's lives and taking their kids, when 99% of the time the parents won't get off of drugs, protect their children from predators and physical abuse/neglect or provide for their children structure, shelter, food, medical care, the list goes on and on.
The pay isn't good,at all, for the amount of blood, sweat, tears and stress that you endure.
Pros
Flexibility to a degree, the best receptionist ever!
Cons
High stress, low pay.
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Terrible place, awful management, will make you hate everything
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSFebruary 21, 2018
SFCS puts their employees in unsafe work conditions and expects them to work days, nights and weekends for awful pay. Family Support workers and Social Workers break their backs trying to piece families back together while supervisors and directors sit in their office and stare at their computers and call you into their office to demand why you don't have everything done. Meanwhile foster kids are allowed to assault staff and other kids with minimal if any consequences again and again. It's not uncommon to see staff at their desk crying, overloaded from all the work needed done. SFCS cannot keep good workers around because they expect them to work with case loads up in the 60s! I would never recommend a social worker friend of mine to work at SFCS.
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No benefited for the work we do
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Colby, KSFebruary 6, 2018
We work to many hours, on the road way to much and not compensated for the hours worked. Management was ok to work for but just did not wanted to assist with work load
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Team Culture
Technical Trainer (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSJanuary 19, 2018
SFCS is a good place to work. It has a positive culture. Employees are treated with respect and workloads are kept at a reasonable amount, even in such a hectic field.
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Great group of co-workers
Reintegration Social Worker Student (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, KSJanuary 18, 2018
Everyone was great to work with while I was there and treated me like part of the team. I worked independently with minimal supervision and was given my own case load to help out the teams.
Pros
Case work keeps you busy.
Cons
Sometimes long days.
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Worst Place.to work
employee (Former Employee) –  Oklahoma City, OKNovember 11, 2017
worst place ive ever worked.at....I dont reommend anyone to work there. its very disorganized....very unprofessional lack of experience supervisor for the foster care prpgram for the Oklahoma City Office. The Director lacks backbone.
Pros
none
Cons
a lot of cons
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fast paced but rewarding
Primary Counselor (Current Employee) –  Salina, KSNovember 4, 2017
your always on the go with the implemented schedule the units have daily. You had to use RADAR throughout the day to keep the youth and yourself safe and as secure as possible.
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Working with children and families...
Family Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Emporia, KSOctober 24, 2017
SFCS offers a life-changing job title dealing with children who have been placed in DCF custody with authority for placement. SFCS main goal it to work with the children and families to reintegrate the children back into the home. It is not a 9-5 job and requires extreme dedication and flexibility.
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Good job bad employees
Youth service worker (Current Employee) –  Salina,KsOctober 9, 2017
It's a good job to set an example and do good things for yourself and the community you live in. The employees are really negative and talk bad about the kids when they vowed not to. The maintenance is poor and the boys dorm STINKS. The pro I give the job is keeps you active and free meals. The pay could be alot better since the kids will manipulate and try to beat you up.
Pros
Interaction and you stay busy
Cons
Employees are very two-faced and poor maintenance
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Good Intentions But Pay Isn't Great
AFTERCARE WORKER (Current Employee) –  Hutchinson, KSSeptember 19, 2017
The whole point of the job (helping families) is great. It is also stressful so you must be able to handle different situations. But you're overworked and underpaid. Turnover rate is high.
Pros
Help families, nice coworkers
Cons
low pay, work a lot
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Stressful
Adoption Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KSJune 30, 2017
Lack of communication, assistance, and positive feedback. Case loads continued to climb, lack of assistance when requested, constant new management and high turn over rate.
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Integrity, balance and dedication
Youth Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Salina Kansas 67401June 4, 2017
Dedicated to the efficient operation within the facilities and working as a team in problem solving when possible or independently in an effort to achieve the highest good for our clients, company and employees.
Pros
Health care
Cons
Negative coworkers
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Great Place to work
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Salina, KSMay 12, 2017
Great teammates and management. While it is stressful working with the children and their behaviors, you always have teammates to help you and support you when it gets tough.
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Fast-Paced Social Work Field
Resource Worker (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSApril 28, 2017
Child welfare is not an easy field of services to be in. There is often little guidance and you can not ever be prepared for the chaos that ensues some days. However, the culture and atmosphere among the staff at Saint Francis Community Services gave me hope, guidance, support, and taught me how to be an excellent social worker.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Late nights, on-call
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Wonderful workplace
Family Support Worker (Current Employee) –  Wichita, KSApril 2, 2017
I love working for this agency. I love helping families succeed. The ability to make your own schedule so that you can visit with the families is extremely helpful. I also enjoy working with the community and the local courts. Co-Workers and Supervisors are friendly and available to assist. I appreciate the company's acknowledgement of self care and job burn out as they provide services for workers.
Pros
Stability, Independent Schedule
Cons
Pay is not ideal if you have exprience or a degree, Can't advance without specific licensing or degree.
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Saint Francis is a caring work environment
Aftercare worker, I currently work (Current Employee) –  Salina, KSFebruary 26, 2017
Shows much care and concern for children and families.

SFCS is a DCF provider working with foster homes, PRTF, group homes, teens facilities, and a child trafficking home.
Pros
training & education reimbursment
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Top Heavy and lack compassion for all staff
N/A (Current Employee) –  Salina, KSFebruary 9, 2017
The changes feel like all talk and you can feel or seem forgotten in the whole thing. It also seems if you talk to the right person you can do no wrong.
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