Children’s Home Society of Florida

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
30 Reviews
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30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Place To Be Working And Making A Difference!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Winter Park, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Perfect work-life balance.
    - Good Upward Mobility.
    - Well Provided Training.
    - Hours are excellent.
    - Paid Holidays Off.
    - Great Benefits.
    - Well Composed Professional Environment.

    Cons

    - Communication Repetitiveness.
    - Delays in Decision Making.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It has been great. Love my co workers and supervisor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in West Palm Beach, FL

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement to upper management

    Cons

    Not much recognition for work done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize your staff efforts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Dependency Case Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in Rockledge, FL
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in Rockledge, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    Low pay, heavy caseloads, little room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve employee benefits if you can't pay a respectable wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Warm and friendly atmosphere

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida

    Pros

    This agency has a warm and friendly work environment

    Cons

    Non-profits are in need of community support and understanding

  6.  

    My time with the Children’s Home Society of Florida has been nothing short of a fulfilling experience.

    Current Employee - Visitation Monitor in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Visitation Monitor in Gainesville, FL

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida as an intern

    Pros

    Promoting healthy Parent-Child relationships.

    Cons

    Most challenging part is taking emotion out of work.

  7.  

    ''Unfair''

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    Former Employee - Counselor in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Counselor in West Palm Beach, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have many different ways to help families in need.

    Cons

    They very unprofessional group of managers. They talk to the clients as if they are scum of the earth. They throw there job title around to make themselves seem to be a big shot to other clients. (personal experience)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to be more attentive to the clients when the workers fall short of what they need to help a family in need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    "OK temporary job, after a while the workload piles on top of you"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, no supervisors over your shoulder,

    Cons

    Highly stressful, EXTREMLEY heavy case loads, little to no support from supervisors and program directors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show a little more appreciate for the backbone of your company i.e. DCM, Child Advocates, Social Workers. This company needs some SERIOUS organizational intervention!!! The turnover is so high in certain departments because there are too many expectations of one person, case load is too heavy and there is no support. There are a lot of flaws within this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Highly unstable company, with a high level of turnover due to disconnected upper management.

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    Former Employee - Family Team Coach in Inverness, FL
    Former Employee - Family Team Coach in Inverness, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, matching 401k contributions, ability to flex hours.

    Cons

    Worked there for 3 years saw 4 different programs completely cut, staff layoffs. This created a terrible work environment where last hired was the first fired irregardless of competency. Many individuals who have been there for a decade are working out of there scope of practice providing sub par, non-evidenced based services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Address inappropriate, inept staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Avoid Children's Home Society - at any cost!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in Brooksville, FL
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in Brooksville, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The co-workers are mostly nice; some are not nice.

    Cons

    The constant micro-management, focus on statistics, lack of interest in working with families, poor service to families, lack of funding for services - yet money available for big salaries for top management, and bonuses for everyone. The cars are dangerous junk. The office is a dump. The office is filthy - bugs everywhere, filthy carpet, crumbling furniture, a kitchen that you wouldn't drink a glass of water in. What ever the contract holder wants is what they get - at the cost of children's safety, well-being and reunifying with their families. It is pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the program and why you are in the field in the first place. Hire qualified people, not the first one that walks through the door. Examine your management's focus on statistics (used only to get bigger and better contracts). Drop the fake PR garbage. No one is buying it - least of all your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, great experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counselor in Pensacola, FL
    Current Employee - Counselor in Pensacola, FL

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule that works with family.

    Cons

    Being underpaid, and not being compensated enough for travel pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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