Its a great population to work with, some of these kids truly deserve a chance to be in the United States.
However, while no job is perfect nothing drains employees motivation and crushes morale like bad management.
Poor to non-existent opportunities for grow. Management will post new jobs on the wall, will interview you, but refuse to hire from within.
I recommend management to provide support for employees when it's genuinely needed.
During daily transition meetings management talk to employees in a very threatening matter when addressing concerns or issues regarding residents; your staff are not the bad guys.
Advice to management and director, a hello to employees in the hallways goes a long way.
Know you will be on call, work weekends, major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year. Also, supervisors will call you to come in on your days off and even vacation.
You are also to attend mandatory trainings especially on your days off.
The shelter is chronically understaffed for long periods of time due to high turnover resulting in one or two 12 hours shifts a week.
At times one has to wait long periods of time to get a bathroom break.
Human Resources is unorganized and asks for personal documents over and over.
Great coworkers, vacation, population
Poor upper management, No room to grow