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Children’s Home Society of Florida Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Michael J. Shaver
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  • This is a non-profit and our resources are limited (in 8 reviews)

  • Low Pay, Need a good boss to stick around (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cares about it's employees.
    Listens to staff concerns and feedback.
    Offer generous benefits package.
    Room for growth.
    Statewide job opportunities.

    Cons

    The pay will not be what you can make at a for profit company but they make up for it with employee benefits and perk programs.


  2. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flex schedule. work/balance. coworkers friendly. vacation time carryover. benefit pkg,

    Cons

    Salary lower than other non-profits, Low Salary increase, work load

    Advice to Management

    More competitive salary for non-management employees


  3. "Family Resource Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Parent Educator in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Parent Educator in Fort Walton Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to create my own work schedule.
    It was all good

    Cons

    non
    I have nothing bad to say


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  5. "Best Kept Secret in Florida!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Being able to making a positive difference in client lives.
    * Watching the kids grow in a safe and healthy environment.
    * Receiving a great benefits package that includes medical, dental and life insurance that the company contributes to – we’re even going to be offered the opportunity for pet insurance!
    * Getting a lot of management and co-worker support; love my friends here; we’re like family.
    * Having the freedom to do what I care about.
    * Feeling like I finally have an opportunity to advance my career, rather than just a job.

    Cons

    * Pay continues to be somewhat low; but I'm really not in it for that anyway.
    * The work can be emotionally draining at times.
    * Have to work overtime sometimes.
    * All the paperwork, but I think the company is working on trying to reduce that.

    Advice to Management

    Keep creating the positive change we so desperate need here. Help people to stop thinking we are a bureaucratic agency, but rather a lean, mean helping kids, families and communities team!


  6. "social worker"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good experience overall great team

    Cons

    big workload need to be super organized


  7. Helpful (4)

    "The instituion is great, but upper management is not supportive with Supervisors."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The agency's mission, working with families who truly need services, home visiting staff, supervising staff who are so committed as Family Support Workers, having supportive co-workers as other supervisors and the Program Managers for Healthy Families.

    Cons

    The low pay, political attitude of the upper management where they promotes their friends, blaming others during audits, low raises, upper management not caring enough for their employees, stressful job, micro-managing the supervisors and having them give accountability of every minute of their day, bringing on low employee morale, dissatisfaction in the job, and promoting to director position unqualified employee over employees with more knowledge and longevity over 10 years in the company (it happened in Miami).

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, do not blame and take some ownership of the problem as a true leader, promote supervisors who have been loyal to the company and worked hard for over 10 years, supervisors who know the program best-promote them, give support to supervisors and Program managers, and most of all do not micro-manage.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "childcare worker"

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    Former Employee - Youth Worker in Winter Park, FL
    Former Employee - Youth Worker in Winter Park, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed helping others suceed.

    Cons

    If the children decide to lie on you it can create a major liability for you.

    Advice to Management

    Back your staff they are really there to help and they do not need to have their reputations ruinedafter they worked so hard to build them


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Clinical Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinical Counselor in South Florida, FL
    Former Employee - Clinical Counselor in South Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My supervisor was great and you will love the kids and families that you work with. You get to take part in different trainings to increase your clinical skills. Free CEU's! Your coworkers will be extremely supportive. It's a reputable community agency.

    Cons

    Schools aren't very friendly at times. The pay is not competitive and even if you exceed your productivity consistently, you will not receive incentive pay. No resources for therapy supplies, so all therapists have to buy their own toys, etc, further reducing take-home pay. The health insurance is abysmal, both in premium cost and how much out of pocket each person has to pay. The current health insurance offered is equivalent to the catastrophic level of insurance offered on the marketplace, which makes having health insurance pointless.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a stronger support system for clinical staff, both emotionally, and financially. Negotiate for better health insurance that exceeds the minimal value standard and meets at minimum, the silver level of health insurance offered on the marketplace. Consider alternatives to the productivity requirements so clinicians aren't penalized for taking time to complete documentation and comply with required trainings. The focus on billable, billable, billable is shameful as is, especially with no consideration given to no-shows and cancellations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Clinical Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Counselor in Mid Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Clinical Counselor in Mid Florida, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to work with children and families. The clients make the job worth it.

    Cons

    Organization does not practice ethical standards - Recent plan to decrease pay (change to hourly pay) and increase "required" hours (47.5) to work in order to reveive original hired salary. All of your resources to engage with children or other clients are expected to come out of clinician's pocket.

    Advice to Management

    Follow an ethical standard to both protect your employees from burnout by following the new labor laws and respect their sacrifices. Recognize the purpose of the new labor laws and be a responsible employer!!! Also, the foundation of this organization is going to crash because many employees are willing to leave due to how management is handling this situation.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Bad outweighs the good"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Dependency Case Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Children’s Home Society of Florida full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on how your supervisor is you are able to set your own schedule.

    Cons

    Over worked under paid. If something goes wrong it's ALWAYS the DCMs fault, doesn't matter what. DCMs are expected to do everything. Not compensated for overtime hours. No opportunity to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more support to the DCMs.


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