KidsPeace

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Manage troubled youth.

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Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN
Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN

I have been working at KidsPeace

Pros

Medsabi Academy is a treatment center for troubled youth. The turnover is very high for both staff and clients. you will have two weeks of training and half of that is dealing with crisis management. This includes deescalation and restraining type holds for when the clients start fighting each other or fighting staff. The ages range from roughly 13 to 21. They all have their programs and most take medication that you would have to distribute if you make it 6 months. There is a lot of room to move up within Mesabi Academy and since it is corporate and ran by Kidspeace you can have a career through them. Most dont though. If you can handle the overnights thats the way to go. You get paid the same as day staff and will allow unlimited overtime.

Cons

May get beat up by clients. Some have been sent to the hospital. Will call you asking you to pick up shifts pretty much once you walk out the door and wont remember the sacrifices you make for the company.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disheartening, no matter how much or how hard you worked you only heard from management when you made a mistake

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA

    I worked at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Excellent co workers many extremely dedicated to the kids
    Helping kids

    Cons

    No raises for multiple years
    No feeling that staff are appreciated
    Will ask you to work more OT than humanly possible and if your performance suffers you will hear about it.
    Reactionary policy
    you risk assault on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing people up for calling out sick when its because you are burning them out and start praising your MVPs The same as you want them to do for the kids reward the good. Pay your managers enough to keep one for more than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like a bad roller coaster ride. Almost everyone is unhappy working here and are seeking a different job.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buhl, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buhl, MN

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Working with the kids and free meals for staff are really the only good things about the job.

    Cons

    KidsPeace does not care about employees. That is why the turn over is so high. They micro manage and do not empower the staff. KidsPeace management does not listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    KidsPeace should treat the employees how they would want to be treated. They have not given raises for years and rolled back wages, cut benifits, and the pension is gone! Not many reasons to work here anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
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