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The Bair Foundation Reviews

Updated February 17, 2018
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Dr. Susan J. Miklos
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Pros
  • I was able to make my own schedule and work for some great children and families (in 10 reviews)

  • The Bair Foundation provides a great deal of training opportunities for both foster parents and staff (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • They do not listen to Foster Parents at all (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management does not know what goes on in individual offices (Texas) (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Team oriented and supportive work environment."

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Being a part of a strong team that is dedicated to helping children in need.

    Cons

    On-Call responsibility can be a lot at times.

    Advice to Management

    Management/Supervisors are wonderful. Always supportive and willing to lend a helping hand.


  2. "Clinical Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, PTO, flexible schedule, rewarding career, educational/training funds

    Cons

    Difficult work/life balance, low room for salary growth

  3. "Supportive Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Foster Parent Recruiter in Tyler, TX
    Current Employee - Foster Parent Recruiter in Tyler, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great directors/state director that are there to help answer questions and lend support when needed. Fun and comfortable work environment

    Cons

    Constant turn over with SSWs.

    Advice to Management

    Properly train staff in the beginning and continue to support them to prevent burnout and turnover. Acknowledge the effort of new workers that may be overwhelmed.


  4. "IAFT Foster Parent"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    IAFT coordinator at Wilmington, NC office is phenomenal! We would have already left if not for her.

    Cons

    They do not listen to Foster Parents at all! I had two IAFT kiddos at one time. I refused to let one of the children come back to my home after repeated attempts to get him help with suicidal tendencies. When I refused, they took the other child out of my home as punishment for not complying with their commands. This child had nothing to do with the situation. When did it become vindictive and not about the children? They are willing to put a child's safety at risk for what? We are very skilled parents in the IAFT program so much that they entrusted two in our home. Why aren't our voices heard? Christian? Hmmm...

    Advice to Management

    I would like answers to these questions. You have stripped me of my ability to do the Lord's work. Let's get the focus back to Christianity and children, please!


  5. "Love Working Here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff support each other. Friendly work environment. Staff work hard for children and families.

    Cons

    My commute from home to office.


  6. "secretary"

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    Current Employee - Secretary in Carrollton, TX
    Current Employee - Secretary in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    benefits, PTO, 401K, treated life family

    Cons

    my commute to and from the office

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Loved my Job!"

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    Former Employee - PQI in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - PQI in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The Bair Foundation provides a great deal of training opportunities for both foster parents and staff. Office is in a great location. My immediate supervisor was very fair and friendly. My work hours were reasonable and the company allowed for flexible schedules. Peers treat each other with fairness and respect.

    Cons

    Field has high turn over.

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to working for this company.

    Cons

    Worst management I have every experienced in a company. Especially one that claims to be a christian company.


  9. "Social Service Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with great coworker. Loved getting to know the families and children we serve.

    Cons

    Long work hours and a lot more work than one person can accomplish.


  10. "Things must change... your system is broken"

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    Former Employee - Foster Family in West Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Foster Family in West Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Bair Foundation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The children were awesome and I enjoyed trying to help them they don't have a choice.

    Cons

    Workers changed their minds and policies with whichever way the wind blows. The job is so stessful they can't keep the same workers and they're or for themselves. No support, too much paperwork, and no Jesus in anything. Need to rethink your way of working with families and children.

    Advice to Management

    Yiu need to thank your foster families for what they do and great then with respect. You expect it, why shouldn't we? You lay blame where it doesn't belong and from CEO to locals, you need too re vamp. Worst agency I have ever been involved with!!!! You need ALL new people in Asheville and fire Susan Miklos!


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