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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated April 12, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great place to work for as a stepping stone into the mental health field" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Working with kids and making a difference" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay for a lot of responsibility" (in 13 reviews)

  • "bonuses are given to upper management, and the associates doing the daily work are getting nothing but more work with less staff" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Instructor
    Former Employee - Instructor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people Great atmosphere. Loved it.

    Cons

    Not enough money. No benefits . Couldn't stay.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. "Chronically understaffed"

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    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor
    Former Employee - Child Care Counselor

    I worked at KidsPeace part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers and you feel like your making a difference

    Cons

    Chronically understaffed, to the point that you make feel the environment is unsafe. Had pay cuts. Was frequently asked to work more than 40hours a week, but would not change my status to full time for benefits.

  3. "Meaningful work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Clinician in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Clinician in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, some great coworkers, meaningful work

    Cons

    No bonuses and very few raises


  4. "Must have patience and truly like working with kids"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    When it’s good it’s laid back fun job getting to work with kids do activities etc

    Cons

    You’re dealing with kids with past traumas and they can get angry and take it out on you for no reason, that’s where your patience comes in


  5. "Looks good on resume, very stressful job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Temple, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    looks good on resume
    you'll get attached to the kids
    no physical restraints, you'll use mats instead

    Cons

    stressful
    program cared about numbers/money rather than the care of the kids
    quick burnout
    too many expectations
    EXTREMELY LOW PAY


  6. "Glassdoor"

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    Current Employee - Clinician in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Clinician in Allentown, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Team work good clients

    Cons

    Low pay. Points for call outs

    Advice to Management

    Review salary policies


  7. "Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at KidsPeace part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, as many hours as you want, gain a lot of interesting experience

    Cons

    Stressful most days, mandated to do overtime, kids out to kill you

    Advice to Management

    Educate employees more before they start

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Community Programs has an awesome team environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and meaningful work

    Cons

    Clinical work can be stressful at times

    Advice to Management

    involve staff in program decisions


  9. Helpful (3)

    "RN Charge Nurse"

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    Current Employee - RN Charge Nurse in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - RN Charge Nurse in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working conditions & like the team I work with. The fellow in Human Resources that called me actually interviewed me at 1130p after my shift ended. 8 years as a nurse I couldn’t believe someone would interview me that late at night. Many nurses here had same experience as me. Same fellow Curt still checks to see I’m ok.

    Cons

    Some patients should not be here.

    Advice to Management

    Nurse supervisors are really good, feel valued and like my co-workers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company takes care of employees and if you put the work in you can go far."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Changing kids lives!
    Flexible schedules.
    Great sick and vacation.

    Cons

    Challenging at times working with emotionally disturbed kids but expected.
    Pay could be better but it’s common in mental health field.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop adding middle to top management positions that we do not need!