Eckerd Youth Alternatives - It was a very rewarding opportunity to be able to service foster children in the capacity that I was able to work in. | Glassdoor
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"It was a very rewarding opportunity to be able to service foster children in the capacity that I was able to work in."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Some of the best reasons to work with Eckerd would be that you will have the opportunity to work with people from all walks of life. Including the children that will be served, there is educaion reimbursement available, and Eckerd has several resources available to make sure that the worker can efficiently see to the needs of the children and make sure that they get the best care possible.

Cons

The downsides for me working at Eckerd was gaining a love for the children and having to watch them be transitioned from home to home. Another downside was that Florida is one of the lowest paying states for Child Welfare/ Social Services. So, although you may work 55-60 hrs per week you don't get compensated accordingly. Child Welfare is definitely a profession that you have to have a heart for.

Advice to Management

I would advise Management to go into Social Services for an overall interest of the Children and not how much money you can make. It'll make a great impact on the decisions you make while in management.

Other Employee Reviews for Eckerd Youth Alternatives

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Place to work, If you have no life."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor/Teacher in Benson, VT
    Current Employee - Counselor/Teacher in Benson, VT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Working Outdoors
    - Working with Children
    - Ability to take trips, and do things you would not have the opportunity to do otherwise.

    Cons

    - They do not train you for the job you are asked to complete.
    - Requested time off not given
    - Support from Management
    - Schedule (work 24 hours a day)

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to realize that the people they are working for need more support, and better training. They need to provide better compensation or less hours to keep employees.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "CHange is bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You get to help kids. This is worth it to work here. The change you personally can impact is huge.

    Cons

    The place is falling apart. Leadership is so against ethical behavior, they will fire you for exercising it. Avoid at all cost.

    Advice to Management

    Star supporting your employees and follow the law and professional standards of the profession. Fire some directors and get competent people.

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