Melmark

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Job Not a Career

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Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA
Former Employee - Applied Behavioral Analysis Counselor in Berwyn, PA

I worked at Melmark

Pros

Melmark has an excellent reputation within the educational community. The work they do there is indispensable. You can get hired with little experience as long as you have a strong educational background or a strong desire to work with developmentally disabled people. Salary begins relatively high. Most employees and management are younger making it a possibility to move up quicker than other companies. Melmark is a great step up forward for your career.

Cons

Staff injury is a daily occurrence, if you can get over that there are still more cons to consider. If you work in Residential you have to work a double (7am-11pm) once a week, and it's usually Saturday or a Sunday. The staff tend to have cliques. If you aren't in the "in crowd" your day can be even more difficult. Counselors are expected to be very detailed and almost error-free, but the management is messy and disorganized themselves. Everybody is overworked.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please don't stop by for a visit, instead work a full shift or two to know what it's really like. Eliminate the doubles so we can do our job properly.

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    Meaningful Work & Employees are Valued

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Melmark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with individuals with intellectual disabilites is a privildege. Seeing the progress they make each and every day is inspiring. Leadership recognizes staff for the hard work they do and values employees' suggestions and ideas. The benefits are great - health insurance, time off benefits, tuition benefits, etc.

    Cons

    The work itself can be physically demanding, but its worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work for post graduates

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - ABA Counselor
    Former Employee - ABA Counselor

    I worked at Melmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The children are what make this job worth it. Every single day you will learn something new from these children; they will help teach you more about yourself than you ever thought possible. They are loving and caring, but also challenging to work with.. all part of the job. Worth it.

    Cons

    Behavioral challenges can be overwhelming at times. Constantly under-staffed which leads to higher risk for staff injury. Staff are pulled from various classrooms to work with children/clients they are unfamiliar with; which in turn leads to other classes becoming understaffed and a higher increase for injuries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire individuals that are fully aware of the demands of this job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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