The Children's Village

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The Children's Village Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
7 Reviews

2.6
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Pros

    Great training opportunities. options to learn and grow within the agency, personal growth and development.

    Cons

    Minimal raises for work in the last few years. Some programs are taken more seriously than others-ie residential versus community based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hard to say-try to be as eclectic as possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Director doesn't care

    Former Employee - Daycare Teacher Assistant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Daycare Teacher Assistant in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Great experience with the children and other teachers. She is willing to work with you on your schedule, if you can ever find her or talk to her.

    Cons

    The director didn't care about any complaints that should have been taken care of. A former employee would get physical with the children and when anyone complained she wouldn't do anything about it. It finally took a parent threatening to sue, even then she didn't fire or meet with him one on one. She held a meeting and educated all of us on safety, BUT he wasn't there. Needless to say he was still physical with them but he got a better job offer away from children.

  3.  

    Very unpleasant place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Pros

    Facility was clean and comfortable. Benefits were decent. Large convenient parking lot.

    Cons

    Everyone was generally miserable. A most unhappy place. I once heard the Executive Director, when faced with a problem, respond "Who can we blame for this?"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    The Company is not at all how they portray themselves to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY

    Pros

    You get to meet some wonderful Children and Families.

    Cons

    The Management is very inconsistent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of some of your so called leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Pros

    You work with great children and families. You will receive a lot of information about the child welfare system depending on what department you work in on the campus.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload with no support or proper supervision. Social work supervisors at the residential level run from crisis and are not held accountable for their turnover or bad attitudes when it comes to working with children and families. Social work practice is not taken seriously as a respected field of therapy. Social workers are utilized to do case management more than the therapy that is advertised on the website alongside case workers who carry cases with no clinical experience to save money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp your entire administration team. There are people who have been there too long so they are incapable of being impartial which leads to a hostile work environment. Management is not held accountable for poor decision making and instead make the people who are doing the day-to-day work with children and families suffer.

  7.  

    Remarkable

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Counselor  in  Dobbs Ferry, NY
    Former Employee - Counselor in Dobbs Ferry, NY

    Pros

    every day is a new experiencie, and learn self control

    Cons

    Support attitude from young children’s

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Star working as a youth counselor and understood day by day attitudes of children’s

  8.  

    Overwhelming

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Clinical Supervision was very detailed and much time was devoted to it. Team support was also very encouraging and the families that participated in the community base programs were wonderful.

    Cons

    The paperwork load was at best horrible and at its worst unmanageable. There was a pretty high turnover rate which leads to very low workplace moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take staff suggestions to heart. It is important to listen to the staff that does the hard in the trenches work. Really listen to what they have to say and take action based on their recommendations.

    Doesn't Recommend

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