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Community Action Partnership of North Alabama Reviews

Updated February 27, 2017
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  1. "Parents as Teachers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Parent Educator
    Current Employee - Parent Educator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Community Action Partnership of North Alabama full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome program that truly helps children and families
    Competitive pay scales
    Flexible Schedule
    Great co-workers and supervisors
    Agency transparency

    Cons

    You have to take reduction in force days without pay. The program is funded by a federal grant, so there is not much job security.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recognize great work of employees. I can't think of any more feedback, because our program has a strong leadership team.


  2. "Teachers not supported by central office"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Florence, AL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Florence, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Community Action Partnership of North Alabama full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoy the kiddos. They can be the brightest point in my day.

    Teachers are supportive to each other and will often "tag-team" a behavior issue to calm the child down. It's definitely a community, in that aspect.

    Cons

    Not allowed to discipline in any way, shape, form, or fashion when a child hurts another or is overly disruptive to the class only to be told to acquiesce to their demands.

    Bathroom breaks are when you can get them.

    Advice to Management

    Back up your staff and they will move mountains for you. Learn another "discipline technique" other than saying "thank you for not running on shelves" while the child runs across said shelves. Common sense.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Be careful.."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Decatur, AL
    Former Employee - Teacher, Elementary School in Decatur, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Community Action Partnership of North Alabama full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous insurance and benefits; Supportive staff at the main office; Excellent programs

    Cons

    Very strict rules that must be abided by and write ups are common for minor things; Very little training; training is through videos, write up and scare tactics; teachers are not treated as professionals; not any support in the classroom; tremendous amount of gossip among DOTS, teachers, and FACES

    Advice to Management

    Staff should be treated as professionals; team meeting should be held monthly to share ideas and brief everyone on the "strict rules"; limit write ups as a form of training and use only on severe offenses; teachers should be salaried and not hourly


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Not worth it"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Community Action Partnership of North Alabama full-time

    Pros

    Ok benefits, nice co workers

    Cons

    Very low pay, staff often feels unappreciated, drawing unemployment

    Advice to Management

    Become more personable try to place yourself in the position of your staff, and pay people what their worth