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  1. "Completely devalued"

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Staff
    Former Employee - Direct Support Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The children and base level staff that actually do their jobs. Very team oriented and great way to experience the darker parts of the special needs population.

    Cons

    The upper level management could care less about the kids if their parents aren't calling every day. Kids that are wards of the state or have limited parental involvement are overlooked by everyone that had any real control over their care. Those that work their butts off and receive broken bones trying to relate to these kids are viewed as lesser and unimportant. As the staff actually doing the work and spending 16 hour days with kids that beat the crap out of you, you are completely replaceable and unnecessary to make them the most money possible. The previous principal was the only one that cared and he left because, SURPRISE, no one else cares. Give your heart and soul to this job and they will suck out what little motivation and compassion you have left.

    Advice to Management

    Change everything about your process and listen to the employees that know the kids. You will NEVER understand the kids sitting in meetings and judging what the staff does to help their kids. Direct staff produce results and are judged by the clinical coordinators that wouldn't know the kids names if they weren't written down on paper. Don't treat your base staff like crap and maybe you'll retain the strong staff that you have. Continue to let the clinical destroy the progress of the wards of the state that they literally don't acknowledge. Horrible horrible management that honestly hurts the kids. The definition of neglect by the only people capable of enforcing change


  2. "Glad to be out of there"

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

    I worked at ODTC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Last resort for kids that no school district/parent wants to deal with.

    Cons

    Not far from the institutions of the last century. The company is for-profit, so money never trickles down to the students or staff that actually work with the kids. Always understaffed and overworked. Mandatory overtime. Teachers take shift work to cover for lack of staff and low pay. Safety is a big concern. At least 5 years behind the times on approaches to dealing with autism. Modern technology consists of 1 ipad per class, smartboards in a few classrooms. One computer lab that is always in need of repairs.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your office and go into the classroom.


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    "Youth Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Helping & building relationships with the developmentally and emotionally disabled is very rewarding.

    Cons

    Front line workers at genesee lake are look down on by supervisors at higher levels. Some supervisors don't have the clients in their best interest. Many supervisors are very lazy. There was a lot of client abuse when I was there, but not on all units. It was frowned upon to report abuse. Ppoor workplace mentality overall.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the kids you are responsible for are being treated the way you would want your loved ones treated.


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  5. "an adventure"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Making a difference in the life of a child

    Cons

    Staff appreciation could improve so that staff would have less turnover