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KidsPeace Reviews

Updated January 30, 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
  • working weekends and holidays, low pay (in 7 reviews)

  • No raises, bad reputation, low morale due to many lay offs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "IT must be a calling"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are very good, you pay less, and get more than other employers. The employees who really care are very good at what they do to help the kids. Some good training. Tuition reimbursement. Great way to get started in mental health field.

    Cons

    Very few long-term employees. They say no raises in 8 years, and kids are getting more violent than when they first started working there. Morale can be low more often than not. Not a place to work for more than 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Not giving raises for so long sends message that something is very wrong with this place.


  2. "MHT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Good people/co-workers, rewarding work, nice shift 7-3

    Cons

    Can accept very high need clients, can also feel unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    Listen to workers in the unit


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at KidsPeace full-time

    Pros

    Small offices which allow for personal community work, and tight knit relationships.

    Cons

    extremely poor pay and no room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management seemed clueless to the struggles entry level workers experience.


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  5. "Very Interesting Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Wonderful staff to work with, they were definitely the only reason I stayed as long as I did. Also, free lunch every day if you don't mind the same cafeteria meals the kids get.

    Cons

    I didn't get a break. No lunch break or specials break like in regular schools.


  6. "mental health tech II"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits but only if you are full time

    Cons

    does't treat every employee equally. Most people do nothing at the job all they do is sit around and don't help these kids at all.


  7. "Great Cause Childlike work environment"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Schnecksville, PA
    Current Employee - Mental Health Technician II in Schnecksville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help kids in need.

    Cons

    Poor pay, dangerous work environment at times, favoritism among management and administration.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your management team and give more raises to the individuals that deserve it.


  8. "Okay first job in Mental Health related field"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Former Employee - Mental Health Technician in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff on the units work as a team
    Rewarding work at times
    Good job for psychology/criminology majors

    Cons

    Unsafe environment at times
    Draining
    High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Ask the staff how to improve conditions on the units
    Have more of a presence on the units, walk around the hospital and residential facilities and actually see the client staff interactions


  9. "Program Manager Treatment Foster Care"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large company, multiple resources, when finances were available, great training opportunities

    Cons

    Things in some areas don't work as well as in other areas.

    Advice to Management

    One size does not fit all


  10. "Many great years soent here."

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    Current Employee - Senior Child Care Counselor in Orefield, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Child Care Counselor in Orefield, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers. Counselors, nurses, front desk staff, security all great people. 1998-2004 ish was fantastic.

    Cons

    Then it all went down hill.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff working with the kids.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "love what i do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This position really allows you to feel like you are making a positive difference in the lives of young children and teens. The position teaches you empathy, patience, and compassion.

    Cons

    The company does not seem to care for the safety or well being of its employees. Raises have not been given in over six years, staff are often placed in dangerous situations, and administration does not listen to its staff.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to what the direct care staff are suggesting and always put the clients' needs first. The clients are there to receive treatment, do not look at them as profit for the company.



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