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Hartford, CT
201 to 500 employees
1809
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a full range of children's behavioral health ... Read more

Mission: The Village's mission is "To build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children."

The Village for Families & Children Reviews

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    I have been working at The Village for Families & Children part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative team
    Dedicated and passionate staff
    Understanding and supportive management

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of

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The Village for Families & Children Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
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    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at The Village for Families & Children (Hartford, CT) in June 2016.

    Interview

    Hiring at The Village is certainly not fair or unbiased, from what I can see. Hiring decisions tend to be made based more on which people you know internally, versus what skills you possess professionally. What you can expect throughout the hiring phase is for The Village to just kind of go through the motions and interview you, even if it's very clear they have no intention of hiring you. I worked at this employer long enough, and therefore had ample opportunity to see what really happens throughout the hiring phase. It is certainly not very fair or objective, and several of the managers there seem to base their hiring decisions upon gossip and/or personal vendettas. During the hiring phase, I was called in for an interview but did not receive an offer for the position which I applied for. Someone else with less qualifications (but more ability to flatter and brown nose than I had), got the position instead. I felt like the hiring phase was only an obligatory motion which The Village had to go through with me, just to avoid seeming like they discriminate against people. However, now that I am no longer working for The Village who I consider to be extremely dishonest and biased, I'd like to take this opportunity to describe my experiences. Hopefully, new applicants or candidates thinking about working for The Village will feel duly notified and well informed about the fact that hiring is not always fair or objective.

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    • What is your understanding of a trauma informed focus? Give a few examples in your past work experience of how a trauma informed focus was beneficial to using, instead of more traditional approaches?   Answer Question
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