SPECTRUM JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES Employee Reviews

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Youth Specialist (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIApril 3, 2018
Daily Youth treatment. Learn different skills daily. Management very helpful with employees and youth. Versitile workplace. Most enjoyable part of my job I enjoy helpinh youth wiyh their treatment to return to the community with a positve mindset.
Pros
Overtime
Cons
Healthcare
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Productive and energizining place to work
Youth Specialist (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIFebruary 24, 2018
BE KNOWLEDGEABLE Of the Policy and Procedures. You must be able to verbally descalate youth who are trauma informed. Youth have been sent to spectrum juvenile justice service to change the negative mindset Of thier stinking thinking.
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Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJanuary 24, 2018
SJJS is a company where you can instantly find worth for what you are doing if you are passionate about helping troubled youth. The working atmosphere is ok but pay is low. It can appear to be a soap opera among staff and there is a quick turnover which makes it hard to maintain continuity.
Pros
You get to help the youth.
Cons
Hours are long and pay is low
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job sucks, low pay no raises
Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJanuary 23, 2018
low pay, no breaks, no opportunity to advance, no raises job sucks. They will make you work overtime every day you work due to lack of staff. they have 7 and 8 day stretches.
Pros
all the overtime you want if you have no life
Cons
no breaks, low pay, no raises, 16 hour days 5 days a week.
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Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJanuary 3, 2018
Everyday is a learning experience. It a diverse atmosphere. I learned to watch my back with staff and management. Communicating effectively with management can be a task. I enjoy with the teens.
Pros
Working with individuals
Cons
Management
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Working with troubled teens
Youth Detention Worker (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MI 48203November 22, 2017
This job consisted of working with troubled teens and trying to get them back on the right track. It was a maximum security detention center where the teens resided, went to school and had all of their medical attention done. They were assigned to the center for anywhere from a few weeks to indefinite, if waiting on court hearings or decisions on their home situations.
Pros
Loved working with the kids
Cons
Seeing them going through issues and sometimes having no family to support them
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Pod Therapist/ Clinical Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIAugust 3, 2017
Working with teenage offenders is very stressful and working with families and court attendants make it increasingly difficult. Great clinical team to work with but continual tug of war between behavior mod and developmental intervention.
Pros
Valuable work expereice/ population
Cons
Lack of advancement, salary
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Maximum security youth lock up
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJune 23, 2017
OK pay should be more for the amount of stress and punishment you go through on a daily base. nice people to work with, management is good people they just need to be more consistent all across the board
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Stressful for people who have difficulty making tough decisions
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJune 6, 2017
This is a good place to work. Good people to learn from. It teaches you to improvise on a daily basis. If you are a robot, this may not be the place for you. situations change fast so you must be ready to react..
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very fast past
Clinical Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIMay 29, 2017
if you love working with youth this is the job for you, if you are seeking employment as a case manager for pay, then this is not the job for you. However overall the people are sociable.
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company does not value employees
Facility Manager (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIApril 26, 2017
Good pay but poor morale. The company did not value its employees. It is too easy for them to fire people and hire less experienced people at a lesser rate.
Pros
good pay
Cons
bad morale
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Structured facility that pushed change for the better and the future
Juvenile Treatment Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIMarch 8, 2017
I had the privilege to work with some outstanding people at Spectrum. The youth that were placed there experience true treatment and hands on interventions to help them change the their toxic thinking. A day there in the center was always rewarding for me. I implemented the program and the effects were progressive.All the staff there were willing to go beyond the normal to reach, mold, shape and re-build the young men we serviced.
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Very productive
Cook/Prep (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MIMarch 8, 2017
I would recommened anybody to work at Spectrum.. It's a juvenile facility.. Very tight security.. Long as you have license you can get a job. U must pass the fia and police clearance.
Pros
Willing to work with you
Cons
Pay rate
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I did not like the work environment.
Residential Staff (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIFebruary 18, 2017
Working with juveniles was challenging,but it was worth it to help someone improve on their life skills.Not being able to see outside or get fresh air was a little challenging,but the job always got done.
Pros
Helping someone change their life style.
Cons
Being confined.
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Horrible job.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJanuary 19, 2017
DO NOT work this job if you are educated. One of the poorest juvenile prisons in Michigan, if not the poorest. Horrible treatment of youth workers. No breaks. Mandation leaves you away from your life 8-16 hrs a day. Do NOT work this job.
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great place, low pay
HR (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MIJanuary 4, 2017
great place, low pay. If they paid more, I would never leave. Great mission and a passion to help others. It just sucks that the pay isn't higher..
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Worst Employer Ever!
Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Highland Park, MISeptember 16, 2016
Working with juvenile offenders and youth at risk is suppose to be a humanitarian job for individuals who want to help those who were abused and neglected. However, this is the worst employer ever. Communication between staff and management is not good and it's a shame that staff receives more information about the center from the residents instead of the management team. Also, the continuous mistreatment of employees that consist of no breaks of any kind, mandatory 16 hour work shifts, write ups and suspensions, supervisors, managers and therapists who live with the fear that the very educated and experienced youth worker want their job position. So far, so bad, many good youth workers left not only the center, but the residents who they tried to assist in making their lives better. This employer needs to be avoided at all costs, even if a person is desperate to find work.
Pros
Nothing but leaving at the end of your shift without any incidents.
Cons
Too many write ups and suspensions, ack of job recognitions, no job growth, no breaks of any kind, too many family members with management positions, staff are overworked and underpaid, poor communication between employees and management
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Horrible place to work!!!
Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Westland, MIMay 23, 2016
This is the last company on the planet that you would ever want to work for! Management condone the misbehavior of the Youth. Most of Management are blood related to one another. So if an employee speaks up about something wrong the Powers that Be will find out (even though they have an Open Door Policy).

If you are a Contingent/Part Time Worker they are now forcing you to work 16 hours shifts like you're Full Time. Management see you as a threat if you're educated. Workers are treated like dirty! Supervisors refuse to come to pods to releave you for a bathroom break.
Pros
You get free Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner after they Mandate you to work overtime for 16 hours!
Cons
Extreme favoritism towards relatives
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Run fast
Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  Highland Park, MISeptember 28, 2015
RUNNN...This place is not one where you can grow. Very unprofessional upper management, poor morale...everyone that works here usually quits right away , uneducated upper management which means they hire anyone...apply to this job if you are in desperate need of a job
Cons
everything
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This place sucks
Youth worker (Current Employee) –  Highland park, MichiganSeptember 25, 2015
Place is terrible to work at been there 3 years haven't got a raise. They are unorganized the management and supervisor abuse they power even the Director she is a total female dog if you know what I mean you never see her human resources don the help you if you have issues. The kids seem to know more than the employees know about when it comea to the stuff going on they are quick to suspend you. The management are clicked up and if you are not part of it they will come after you. If you take up for yourself they come after you my advice stay away from here. BAD BAD PLACE I'm only there until I find another job after that I'm gone
Pros
Helping out the youth
Cons
No breaks the pay is bad
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