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SAFY Reviews

Updated July 19, 2017
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  1. "There is Freedom to work, Support, Opportunity, A Purpose, and Job Security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Life Coach in Merrillville, IN
    Former Employee - Life Coach in Merrillville, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAFY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You're work has a purpose. Work/Life Balance was great because you were able to work out of your own residence (this may have changed a bit since I've been there). You make your own schedule to meet with youth in the programs. If you do well with your caseload, documentation audits, and are a respectable team member, you qualify for a raise every year up to 5% depending on your review.

    The company overall really takes care of their employees. They're a bigger non-profit so the support was great in my experience. Benefits were alright for a single person like me. Management had our backs as long as we were doing our work. Someone was always willing to help if you needed it, too.

    -They try to keep your caseload numbers manageable.
    -Mileage reimbursement
    -You're able to flex your schedule if needed. If you work longer one day then you don't have to start early the next.
    -They give you a company cell phone (iPhone) and computer
    -Tons of on-going trainings that are useful for fieldwork and you get to travel to different cities for them if you like doing that type of thing. Some overnights in Indy required for trainings or meetings.
    -Office is nice
    -No productivity is measured. Just meet the youth on your caseload regularly, help them make progress, keep up with documentation, and you are golden.
    -Tons of holidays off and office snacks!

    Cons

    Having to work/communicate with County representatives and other serve providers can be chaotic. Some people do their job better and different than others so there was always a sense of judgement between those working on the same case. Don't let other service providers tell you how to do your job and don't do their job for them. You'll learn all about this and how to handle it if you accept the position.

    ADVICE: Just document everything (Save emails, phone logs, and texts) so you cover your butt if something goes down and someone tries blaming you for a mistake.

    -You are pretty much always on the clock, but thats just a given with this job.
    -Tons of miles on your own vehicle (They do have a company van if ever needed)
    -I would say you need a graduate degree to really grow with the company, but it also depends on experience
    -Pay was OKAY. There are some other places that pay more, but they lack the benefits SAFY provides.
    -So many changes to documentation and program requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support team members, encourage them to apply to other internal opportunities, and keep fostering a healthy work place by being transparent, supportive, and by setting an example.


  2. "CBSP Case Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at SAFY full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Great mission, vision, and values

    Cons

    Minimal compensation
    Unnecessary paperwork
    High turnover rate

  3. "Family Development Specialist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Development Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Family Development Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Supportive Co-Workers
    Work with Experienced Professional
    Fast- Paced
    Good Mission
    Stable Company

    Cons

    Pay not competitive
    Work load too large for 40 hour work-week
    Work many weekends and evenings
    Not a Professional Work environment
    High End Management disengaged with daily happenings
    Revenue driven
    Many people get burned out fast

    Advice to Management

    Establish relationships with Workers
    Support Workers
    Communicate Professionally & Maintain Professionalism


  4. "Lack of planning within leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Treatment Director
    Former Employee - Treatment Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SAFY full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team and lots of hardworking people. Opportunities for development and leadership.

    Cons

    Lack of consistent direction from leadership. Priorities are changing frequently with unrealistic expectations from staff. Frequent restructuring with a lack of planning. Can be focused on blaming and punitive actions.

    Advice to Management

    Planful direction and changes


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CB Case Manager in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - CB Case Manager in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at SAFY full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There were know good reason

    Cons

    Supervisor doesn't know what they are doing so they ly and act like they didn't tell you that what you are doing is okay.

    Advice to Management

    Hire Managers that know their job.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Bad management"

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    Current Employee - Intervention Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Intervention Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at SAFY (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great office environment. Loved the kids

    Cons

    Bad leadership staff, no hands-on training, low pay, and unrealistic goals.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together.


  7. "."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful hard-working workers. Employees go above and beyond to care for their clients.

    Cons

    Overworked staff, underpaid, unreacheable goals. High turnover rate. Team is burnt out. Lack of training and team building activities.

    Advice to Management

    Take Good care of your workers and they will take care of you and your clients.

  8. "Good place overall!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The staff and supervisors are mostly supportive. The population you work with can be challenging but also very rewarding.

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't great. The job requires a lot of driving.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire people who don't like being challenged.


  9. "FYS"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Excellent staff who support one another. Staff is dedicated to providing excellent service to clients. Helpful training.

    Cons

    Executive leadership could be more supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Provide additional support.


  10. "SAFY jobs"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skiatook, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skiatook, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at SAFY (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good mission to help youth find permanent homes

    Cons

    Poor executive team who does not work together to accomplish mission

    Advice to Management

    Focus


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