The company is small but growing steadily. I am aware there are three branches. One in Hermitage, PA, one in Franklin, PA and one in Erie, PA. I worked in the Hermitage branch. During my employment there was a high turn over rate in management, but it seems there are some really wonderful caring humans that work there now. There are managers in each location, all with different personalities and competencies. The culture at St. Mike's is very relaxed, the office is fun, but the work is difficult. I worked with individuals living with disabilities. Helped them find jobs, learn how to do their job, and in some instances I was the person that took them out into their community and taught them how to socialize. Some of the participants are very sweet and fun to be around. Some of the participants are a little more difficult and show behaviors that are harder to contend with. I really felt supported by the administration, I felt heard and understood! There was a lot of paperwork, but let's be honest- we are working with other humans. I only left this job for other opportunities. The most enjoyable part of my job was having the opportunity to help people! I learned so much from the people I worked with and for!
Relaxed environment, fun most days, positive growth
social work doesn't pay much, no paid days off or benefits