Edgewood Center for Children and Families

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Great Mission, Inept Leadership

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

The staff are committed to the mission of the organization. They work very hard, and genuinely care about the outcomes for clients.

Cons

The leadership has no idea what is going on. Leaders make lots of money, while the people working with children are making $13 an hour. Lots of injuries.

Advice to Management

Involve the staff. Pay them what they deserve. Stop putting old business friends into positions of power and firing people that are there for the right reasons.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Over The Edge" support group forming for employees traumatized at Edgewood Center for Children and Families.

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Supervisor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The mission is to help abused and neglected children and the therapists/ teachers/ interns do an outstanding job relating to these children and trying to help them heal and learn and grow. The salaries are decent and lunch is free and often very good. The training is extensive and excellent.

    Cons

    The work is extremely traumatic for employees, many who must hold out-of-control children on the floor while they
    rage and cry and sometimes bleed. The caseload for the employee along with the "paperwork", the "care team meetings", and the case management responsibilities, overwhelm the employees and they have little time to relate to the child's family and/community.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce caseloads and build in additional supports for stress reduction. Provide supervision which helps staff reduce and cope with their own trauma and is not critical, judgmental, demanding. Perhaps senior management has compassion fatigue? Listen to staff when they say they are overloaded and respond with appropriate and effective action. Staff wellbeing needs to be a priority in this stressful environment of extreme acting out of children who are in terrible pain.


  2. Relief Counselor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Edgewood Center for Children and Families

    Pros

    Community environment. Ability to gain experience providing direct therapeutic services to youth without having prior experience.

    Cons

    Minimal pay for requirements of job.


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