KidsPeace Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
29 Reviews
2.6
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good company, sometimes!

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker  in  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    Low pay for entree level positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the entry level job salaries

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    BSC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Great training opportunities, Great supervision

    Cons

    Must have flexibility in schedule to see clients

  3.  

    Treatment Team Supervisor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Great team work. Rewarding and energizing work that improved the odds of at risk children by offering treatment.

    Cons

    Highly stressful environment that is mentally taxing.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    very ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    multi-tasked job-never bored.Always on the go.Between all of our campus sites.There is always a problem that needs to be solved.

    Cons

    salary is not up to local standards. All the work that is required of me constantly on a daily. i a under payed . In the last four years the only thing I have received is a 2% paycut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communiction,lack of support.Need the cell phone back.The old radio never work when there is a emergency.E.P.P. / On call pay. EPP is always overtime pay the on call pay is not.Holiday no overtime until after working a full 40 hour week.Epp is overtime no matter what.The on call is for emergencys also?

    Recommends
  6.  

    Get's a bad wrap and many do not see the good done for the children in the community and at large

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Growth opportunity, good training, some staff are very committed to enhancing their work environment and are very professional. I have had good managers and colleagues that work together very well.

    Cons

    There is no perfect place so I guess it depends on the reviewer. the only con I see is that sometimes they have to rely on individuals who are transient and not truly trying to become professionals in the field that they are working. this is always risky especially when working with children.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more recognition. Be more open to advice.

  8. 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    cut out the politics

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    benefits, although those have been cut a bit. helping kids

    Cons

    management coming down with "fixes" for problems they don't take the time to understand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work in each position to really understand your employees before asking for more paperwork to "fix the issue"

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hard Work

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    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor  in  Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Nurse Supervisor in Orefield, PA

    I have been working at KidsPeace part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Helping kids in crisis making a difference

    Cons

    Low staff and quick turn around

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Help direct care staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive, collaborative work environment

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    Current Employee - Clinician I  in  Carrollton, GA
    Current Employee - Clinician I in Carrollton, GA

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to positively impact at risk youth

    Cons

    Lack of support from corporate headquarters

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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