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Demanding and over-worked
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Saint Clairsville, OHDecember 22, 2018
Expect to be used to their advantage, working more jobs than what your hired for and ungodly hours to cover for short staffed facility. Upper management is open to listening to concerns but does nothing to resolve the problems that are occurring. Favoritism is huge problem!
Pros
Co-workers that we’re helpful
Cons
Management unfair, salary and favori
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Lack of training and poor leadership
Management (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHOctober 4, 2018
Employees are expected to perform tasks that they aren't adequately trained for and then penalized when they are done incorrectly. Some staff that have never been trained in running group therapy or providing individual 'sessions' are expected to do so and may even spend more time with clients in a therapeutic billable setting than their actual therapist. The focus is no longer on what is best for the clients but on administrative tasks and making the company look good on the books which leaves client care lacking. The culture itself is very stressful and leaves staff members just trying to hold everything together and cover themselves. There are a few staff members that will help one another out but you have to be careful because there are several that will do what they can to save themselves. They are fast to promote to management positions because they are salary and then they will force management to work an ungodly amount of hours leaving no room for a work/homelife balance. The reason for having to work so many hours is because everywhere is always short staffed so sometimes you are left doing two people's work because there was no one else available.
Pros
easy to get promoted to management, free lunches, a few good coworkers, very talented clients on occassion
Cons
no breaks, short staffed all the time, unrealistic expectations, no work/homelife balance, long hours, not knowing or having relief so you can leave on time
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Love this place
Therapist/Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHSeptember 7, 2018
I have been in this field over 15 years and this is the best organization I have worked for.
Great upper management focused on helping kids. the organization balances its top clinical services with revenue to ensure money is being reinvested back to the programs.
Pros
Management, compensation, kids
Cons
stressfull and fast paced
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company didn't use due delegence when entering into contract with another agency
Clinical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Cincinnati, OHMarch 14, 2018
Management too impatient for results as didn't understand population it was working with. They promised that clients would be available but that was not the case. Also, they failed to mention that clinical supervisors must work as a therapist by themselves for some time to establish a caseload before they will hire additional staff.
Pros
great pay and benefits
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high stress, low wage, bad program
Night youth care staff (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHOctober 6, 2018
I have been employed at the village going on a year at this point. Having experience from other facilities I can say with certainty that almost no positive change occurs in the youth in this program. The job culture is overwhelmingly negative and the lack of structure allows wild, uncontrollable and highly disrespectful behavior to go unanswered all over campus.

If you take this job you are not going to be helping children, nor will you be earning a decent wage, you will be placating juvenile delinquents, on a wage that you could get working at McDonalds.
Pros
nice scheduling, easy hours
Cons
low pay, out of control youth, no structure, zero accountability for the youth
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Great job if you like helping people.
Transportation/Behavioral Aide (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHJuly 10, 2018
Great team to work with. Upper management is distant from line employees thus extra work is unappreciated. If you are extremely enthusiastic, you will be used and burn out quickly. TVN is very comparable to othe like agencies. The cons are the business standard. Behavioral health is a tough gig.
Pros
Good goals for clients.
Cons
Work life unbalanced.
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Growing company with potential
Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHFebruary 20, 2018
Great place to learn, grow and experience crisis that will prepare you for almost anything. You have to know what you're signing up for or you will never be happy. The job is what you make of it.
Pros
pay, benefits
Cons
immature staff
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All depends on who you work with and who you choose to idolize
Server (Former Employee) –  OhioSeptember 5, 2017
There is an attitude that ethics and morals can be bought. There are some great people there, most go unappreciated and are used to garner praise for the top. Leadership lacks skills, understanding, vision and the ability to relate to those "below" them. Poor, poor culture for an agency that supposedly focuses on the welfare of others. Top heavy compensation structure, top down unaware decision making.
Pros
good benefit structure
Cons
BAD leadership, lack of respect for others, really outdated leadership that has very little ability to respect contributions and work of staff
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Great Work Environment
Staff (Former Employee) –  Wooster, OHJanuary 16, 2018
I really loved working here. The people are great, and the benefits are too.

Unfortunately the salary is low, which is typical for a non profit. Office workers can get 20 PTO a year.
Pros
Great work environment and benefits
Cons
Lack of promotion ability, low pay
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Horrible management and low pay
Resource Specialist (Former Employee) –  Salem, OHMay 22, 2018
Worked for this company for awhile and it is the WORST company I have ever work for. Supervisor and assistant is horrible and could careless about anything. They always like to do things last minute and have no problem throwing you under the bus when things go wrong. You are also even lucky if they give you a reason why your going to be suspended, other than that they will NOT tell you anything or give you an answer. They only TRY to do their job right when upper management is in the facility visiting, other than that this location is nothing but lack of professionalism.
Pros
None
Cons
No break given
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A pleasant place to work.
Credentialing Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHDecember 3, 2018
The Village Network has the mission to help children and families who are struggling and to keep the family together, when possible.
The most difficult part of the job is working with insurance companies to ensure The Village Network is reimbursed correctly for the services they provide.
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Horrible management
Resource Specialist (Former Employee) –  Salem, OHMay 7, 2018
When you get into this work field you have to know what you are getting yourself into. You have to love what your are doing and understand why you are there. I worked with the TVN almost a year. There was so much brushed under the rug, you are not treated with respect. Instead of working together when things go wrong people point fingers instead if trying to find a solution. Favoritism plays a HUGE part in this company. Clients are not talked to appropriately.
Pros
Watching the work you do change lives
Cons
Management is careless
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Great place to work
Behavioral Management Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHSeptember 14, 2017
Working residential is stressful because it is 24/7, but I knew this going in. Other than that, the staff and leadership are super supportive.
Great culture and ethics. Top leadership really tries to improve the work and living environment for staff and youth.
Money is definitely reinvested in programs and kids.
I hope to be here a long and hope to advance.
Pros
Benefits, pay, staff, leadership
Cons
difficult kids, 24/7 residential
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satelite facilities are wonderful places to work but such is not the case at the residential facility in Wooster.
Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Wooster, OHJuly 13, 2012
This is a wonderful place to work as long as you are not at the residential facility in Wooster. The current clinical administration is solely focused on making money and not the best interest of the clients being served. In addition, there is a network of "good old boys" whereby the opinions and suggestions of anyone who is not a "good old boy" in not valued or implemented. It has been my experience that challenging the "good old boys" or the decisions made by them results in career suicide for that person. I would highly recommend The Village Network as a place of employment but STEER CLEAR of the residential facility in Wooster!!
Pros
excellent pay and employee benefits/perks
Cons
current clinical admin team is not client-focused.
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Great place to work>
YCS (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHMarch 24, 2015
Anyone who writes poor reviews of this company is not thinking clearly!

This is by far the best place I worked. The company cares about its employees and often asks for input and feedback to improve work conditions and programs.

TVN is implementing a whole new clinical structure which has shown incredible results so far. Its an exciting place to be. Unfortunately it is a VERY difficult job that does produce high turnover, however there are a lot of long time employees here.

Many staff struggle with high level of accountability here which includes clinical and fiscal expectations. What these people don t realize, is this is what drives the organization, produces the great clinical outcomes and funds to expand services and offer great benefits and salaries.

I hope to be here for a long time. I love this job, the kids, my co workers and my bosses.
Pros
Company that cares
Cons
Demanding job.
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Bad management poor HR
Maintenance (Current Employee) –  Wooster OhioOctober 7, 2015
If u don't mind working 60 hours a week not seeing your family on the weekend for the first two years then yes you can advance in this job.
They will make you work 18 hours straight
The union is non existent
Rumors are in abundance
The CEO made the company 15 million last year and they start you out at 11.00
The maint staff take 5 days do a work order they send the maint staff to other locations in the net work to do work orders.
They lure you in at one wsge and offer different wages
Pros
Free lunch durning the day. benefits
Cons
18 hour days HR multiple managers
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Great place to work!!!
Supervisor/Manager (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHMarch 10, 2017
This is a very innovative company that does great things for kids.
Staff benefits are great and the supervisors treat their employees well.
Upper management makes a real effort to connect with direct care staff and they are very accessible and always open to listening to staff.
Pros
management, benefits, pay
Cons
could be long hours
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horrible upper management...no job security
day youth care (Current Employee) –  Wooster ohJuly 29, 2014
Upper management is horrible...their theory of keeping employees happy is, giving them more benefits. While treating them like they don't matter...under staffed all the time...unsafe enviroment ....this company can not keep staff...no job security ....working with the clients, is the easy part of the job.

The benefits are good
Pros
benefits...if you are here long enough..working with clients
Cons
everything
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excellent compensation
RESIDENTIAL SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHJune 1, 2014
The Village Network is a great place to work if you don't have a family and you can dedicate all your time to the job! The one thing I will say about the Village Network is that you are well compensated for the job you do. The draw backs would be that things change on a regular basic including your schedule with little to no notice. excellent
Pros
compensation
Cons
managemnt, job work/life balance
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has changed since starting, not much job secruity any longer
residential child care worker (Current Employee) –  Wooster, OHAugust 26, 2013
The village has changed in the last few years no longer the job security there once was, co- workers are great, I will miss them. But there is way to many mandates, long hours worked several days a week.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
manadated several times a week
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