Children’s Home Society of Florida

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Children’s Home Society of Florida Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
26 Reviews

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  1.  

    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.

  2.  

    ''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 for more than a 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
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time for more than a 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
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    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 for 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
  6.  

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

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    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 for more than a 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
  7.  

    Overall, great experience!

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    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 for more than a 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
  8.  

    Love the people and the atmosphere.

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    Current Employee - DCM
    Current Employee - DCM

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

    Pros

    The flexibility is great in this job and the ability to work from him.

    Cons

    If you can't manager your'e own schedule, you are out of luck.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible management

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    Former Employee - Counselor III  in  Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Counselor III in Tallahassee, FL

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

    Pros

    Rewarding work with the children and families. Nice facility. Company has potential, but overworked and under paid. Needs better supervisors!

    Cons

    Terrible management, supervisors do not care about lower level employees, poor support, no money. Very overworked. Company puts too much work on employees on an already stressful job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to all employees concerns, high turnover. Screen for better supervisors.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stress

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    Current Employee - Dependency Case Manager
    Current Employee - Dependency Case Manager

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of anything positive to say about this company.

    Cons

    Working late, stress, they do not care about their employees. The company only cares about their numbers on state evaluations and would put their workers lives in danger to do well on a state ranking system. Avoid this job if you can, absolute worst job in the nation and poorly operated terrible compensation and no bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider your employees' feelings, safety and family

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fair working experience. Ok as a stepping stone.

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    Former Employee - YCCW  in  Melbourne, FL
    Former Employee - YCCW in Melbourne, FL

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    You can write your own daily schedule.

    Cons

    Lower than industry average pay; Lack of Human Resource structure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gather your resources to ensure your employees are treated fairly. There is no accountability for any wrong doing.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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