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A good place to work in the child welfare arena

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at KidsPeace

Pros

This company has been around for over 130 years and has a solid reputation for being one of the best in helping kids in crisis. It's gratifying to know that you're making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Cons

Child Welfare is a tough business to be in these days, with many changes and challenges happening on the Federal, State,and Local levels. KidsPeace hasn't escaped the impacts

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    it is a very stressful job, however the staff is very supportive

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    Current Employee - T/A
    Current Employee - T/A

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    you are giving children a second chance on life

    Cons

    the stress and hours are very long

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raises would be helpful

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Company in transition - beware of risk and opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    KidsPeace does great work with kids and treats a wide range of clients with varying needs. The company has gone through leadership changes recently and continues to have some growing pains. Recent grads will have the opportunity to gain great experience quickly. Professionals seeking licensure will receive decent clinical supervision from professionals and will get plenty of hours/client exposure. The mission and vision of the company is intact... see Cons about culture. If you are considering employement at KidsPeace, the community programs (foster care for example) are great placese for opportunity. Residential jobs will garner you great experience as well as work in the Hospital. There is risk associated with those programs however.

    Cons

    Benefits package used to be great, but policy changes over the last few years have degraded that. Senior leadership continues to be detached from actual work at the "boots on the ground" level. Organization structure is completely changing, but the migration has been less than transparent. Corporate culture can be reactionary. Training, supervision and mentoring is not valued as training budgets are under funded. There has been a recent focus on accountability, but there are pockets of good and bad there. Establish a good relationship with your supervisor and seek out feedback or you'll get left on the sidelines.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on staff as your most valuable asset. They need to understand their value and attachment to the mission. Crafting a culture of service to the organization has demonstrated some gains; keep it up. Ultimately, staff want to see compensation and benefits as indicators of their value.

    Doesn't Recommend
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