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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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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Melmark

    Pros

    Great company with great people.

    Cons

    None. Everything is great at Melmark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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    Good overall environment, but sometimes a little misguided.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Melmark

    Pros

    There are many programs to choose from, Decent pay, The most current program I am in is the most supported, Good people in management, and some great co-workers who really care about what they do, Benefits are great, kids and adults are fun.

    Cons

    The attendence policy is unreasonably strict, some other policies are unreasonable for staff, the pay is not always appropriate (ie. people who have been there for years making less than new hires, people working with more aggresive clients in more dangerous situations don't always make more).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Walk a mile in the lowest level's shoes. There is a direct coorelation between how the staff feel and the care of the clients. Those staff are the most important if you truly believe the individuals are the most important.

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