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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated August 24, 2017
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Pros
  • Loved my job and the people I worked with (in 5 reviews)

  • The associates working at KidsPeace are very talented and caring people dedicated to helping kids, adults and families (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay for a lot of responsibility (in 9 reviews)

  • They say no raises in 8 years, and kids are getting more violent than when they first started working there (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Outpatient Clinician"

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    Former Employee - Outpatient Clinician in Bethlehem, PA
    Former Employee - Outpatient Clinician in Bethlehem, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, better pay than some in the area, room for advancement

    Cons

    Intense caseload, focus on productivity, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Provide extra supervision, support, and incentives for productivity


  2. "client"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace part-time

    Pros

    the staff are the most caring staff I ever had. the school Is so helpful they helped me apply for different thing and put my friend in college. it helped me get better grades and get noticed by scholarship programs

    Cons

    Dealing with kids who have been through so much. It may get to you.

    Advice to Management

    be ready for drama, fights, and disrespect

  3. "Human Service Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Consistent work hours. Helping the different clients can be rewarding as well.

    Cons

    Job can be very demanding.
    Pay is not very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Maybe look into incentives for employees (ex. raises)


  4. "School Bus Driver"

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    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - School Bus Driver in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    steady employment and was able to get my school bus driver endorsement

    Cons

    low pay for a lot of responsibility

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone with respect and kindness


  5. "Solid Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Offers a sense of accomplishment seeing kids benefit
    Teaches employees responsibility for life
    Opportunity for advancement
    People you work with keep you going

    Cons

    Some upper level management have been around for years and have a massive sense of entitlement. Days can be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, they are the backbone of the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Youth Development Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Building bonds with the clients.

    Cons

    Able to be fired very easily


  7. "Untrustworthy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Feel you can do good there. Training was thorough.

    Cons

    What we learned in training was not followed through in field, causing dangerous situations, unethical standards and general inconsistency and chaos. The children's areas could be much improved.

    Advice to Management

    When hired as full time, follow through. When changes are made, every effort must be made offer offers promised. Also, the training with what actual occurs on the floor are not consistent at all creating chaos and animosity between staff and staff and client and staff. Treat employees as you would want to be treated.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "This is a decent job, most of the time."

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Bowdon, GA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Bowdon, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Health, Vision, and Dental. Education Department is extremely tight knit, and the supervisor is great. The kids, despite their issues, grow on you.

    Cons

    Teachers at KidsPeace do not get some of the benefits that are considered a given by most teachers. Education does not get the summer off, and there is no compensation for working the summers. There is also no retirement plan or scheduled pay increases.


  9. "Not what you expect"

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    Current Employee - Case Aide in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Case Aide in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers become your family. Helping children that are in need of care, love and happiness. Seeing children being adopted when possible. Good job to start out of you are only planning to stay for a year or two to get experience.

    Cons

    No life outside of work, crappy pay, no support, your in a field that one would think would help kids, but we surrender to the counties and do whatever they say. Completely under appreciated. There is absolutely no future career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Support your team. Listen to there concerns.


  10. "MHT III"

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    Current Employee - MHT III in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - MHT III in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work for as a stepping stone into the mental health field. A very physically and mentally demanding job, but worth it.

    Cons

    With all the responsibility, the pay is not that great.


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