Becket Family Services

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A really tough gig

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Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Plymouth, NH
Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Plymouth, NH

I worked at Becket Family Services part-time (less than a year)

Pros

As a youth Counselor the number of hours you can work are almost unlimited, they are always willing to give you overtime.

Cons

The con's outweigh the pro's about 1000 to 1. The management here shows zero respect or loyalty towards its employees, they view you as disposable. The male youth you are working with are unpredictable and do not show regard for any type of human safety. Spitting, fighting, urinating, drug abuse racial comments....the list goes on. A very mentally draining job. The day I walked out of there was one of the best days of my life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

5 Other Employee Reviews for Becket Family Services (View Most Recent)

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    Do not work here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Becket Family Services full-time

    Pros

    The Pros are difficult to find when working for this company. If you enjoy working with At-Risk Youth, Becket maintains a steady attendance of troubled adolescent males.

    Cons

    Company management has zero appreciation for their staff, whether you are a youth counselor, permanency specialist, or an educator in the academic setting. Employee benefits are terrible, especially when compared to other facilities and surrounding school districts. It is an unsafe environment for not only employees, but the males in residence as well with students exerting aggressive/physically violent behaviors towards faculty and other students. Students are only held accountable for their actions when it affects an administrator, and only after numerous incidents have been ignored when subordinate faculty are involved. Job security is minimal with massive layoffs occurring multiple times per year when enrollment numbers are down whether you are a contracted employee or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, Administrators, etc. should take better care of their employees and recognize the dangers/abuse they face every day. Employees should have access to better benefit packages simply because we do the work few people want to. Employees should be given the support to be successful, rather than be set up to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    It has been very rewarding journey.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor
    Current Employee - Residential Counselor

    I have been working at Becket Family Services full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    My team is awesome!!! Management is willing to accommadate my days off request with no issues. The individuals have grown soooo much and I am happy that my team has helped achieve some of their true potential.

    Cons

    I think trainings should be closer to where you are working not two hours away. The drive is lonely and depressing even if we get reimbursed for mileage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises, rewarding employees for outstanding work they provide once a month, having a Becket newsletter about the growth of our individuals and team members. Promoting interaction with simliar behavioral houses to a themed house party such as celebrating Halloween together, house cookouts, having relief staff that get paid a differential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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