Green Chimneys

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Green Chimneys Reviews

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    Working with troubled teen boys in a residential treatment facility.

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Brewster, NY

    I worked at Green Chimneys part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was a Social Worker in the dorm for the most seriously disturbed adolescents. The staff were supportive of one another given the intensity of the job. The kids had intensive 1-1 therapy every day and as needed. There is an animal rescue-rehab center on campus where the kids had jobs. There was a wonderful wildlife center and a service dog training program that the kids participated in. It was a most enriching place for these boys. This is the best place for emotionally disturbed kids to go if they could not live at home. They learned trust and independence.

    Cons

    Some of the staff were burnt out and perhaps did not get the support they needed from thier peers. There was a lot of paperwork (computer as well).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to offer seminars and programs for staff to enrich them and give them the knowledge to be even better at their jobs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Rewarding, but not a career

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    Current Employee - Youth Counselor in Brewster, NY
    Current Employee - Youth Counselor in Brewster, NY

    I have been working at Green Chimneys full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It is rewarding working with children who have dealt with so many issues throughout their lives and helping them improve the quality of their life and life skills.

    Cons

    The pay and hours aren't good for someone who has a family and bills to pay. It is a good starting position for someone in the beginning part of their career looking for, perhaps, a stepping stone. $13.50 an hour, which I think is pretty good for this type of work, but just not really for someone with bills and a family.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent boss putting staff at risk.

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    Former Employee - N/A in Brewster, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in Brewster, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has a competitive pay scale. The benefits are good. The campus is really pretty. Animals are well cared for.

    Cons

    CBS director and HCBS/ MPS supervisor have a tendency to make bad choices. They are devoid of common sense. Director hired HCBS/MPS supervisor who is unqualified and unable to manage daily challenges of the dept. They are friends. HCBS supervisor frequently unprofessional and inappropriate with staff.
    Reliance on subordinates to get work done: CBS director does not have a clue how to get her own job done, yet knows to rely on others to cover for her.
    Safety concerns ignored. Staff directed to continue making visits after concerns are raised.
    No one will speak up for fear of reprisal. Threats have been made when issues are raised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganization of staff to improve safety and work environment. f Increased supervision of director and HCBS staff. Interviewing staff in a manner where open communication is protected and valued.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sanctuary is pushed but really only for a select few

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    Current Employee - Staff in Brewster, NY
    Current Employee - Staff in Brewster, NY

    I have been working at Green Chimneys

    Pros

    free meal during shift, great highly qualified coworkers who are highly invested in their work

    Cons

    unqualified individuals appointed into supervisory positions. Friends of supervisors are promoted and given preference over qualified seasoned staff.Sanctuary is touted yet really only for the select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better supervision of all departments by top level staff. All departments should be centralized on campus where daily operations can be monitored. Training of new staff should be documented by both the supervisors, directors and new staff. Supervisors need to be held to the same standard as the regular employees.

    Doesn't Recommend

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