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The Bair Foundation Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Pros
  • "The Bair Foundation is a wonderful place to work that provide for children and families in a Christian environment" (in 12 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)

  • "Work/life balance not encouraged" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great atmosphere to work"

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    Current Employee - Permanency Caseworker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Permanency Caseworker in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work as an adoption/permanency caseworker. The Bair Foundation is a great company to work for. Everyone I have worked with inside and outside of my office has been kind, professional, and passionate about the work we do. There is room to grow and incentives to do so (education help). They are very understanding of work/life balance and the supervisors are easy to talk to when needed. The morals and values of the company are great as well. It is a nonprofit Christian organization and you can observe the values in place - although their is no judgement on religion or pressure put on you.
    Supervisors are always available to help with any issue and work with you as a team and a leader. The coworkers you have a great resources as well, someone is always willing to help you.

    Cons

    There are no downsides to note. The job requirements and expectations are clearly laid out for you to begin with. Sometimes your caseload will get high, and other times will be low. Sometimes you may have to drive a bit far to see a child, while other times they are 2 minutes away from the office. There are ups and downs with all jobs but nothing came as a surprise due to the way that management explained the position at the start.


  2. "A+"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment. Rewarding job.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Treatment Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Bair Foundation full-time

    Pros

    I have worked with the Bair Foundation for about a month as a treatment coordinator. The Bair Foundation is a great opportunity for professional developmental growth. At the Bair Foundation, you will learn so much in which you can apply in your field of work such as how to establish good rapport with your families, how to set boundaries and expectations, and most importantly how you can best serve your clients. The Bair Foundation welcomes you with open arms and the environment is peaceful. As a treatment coordinator it is vital that you are flexible due to different situations in which may transpire. The job is very fast paced, but once you get the hang of things you will be alright. Also, the supervisors and coworkers are nice if you need anything please don’t hesitate to ask. I can say I was very stressed out for the first two weeks until I started asking questions- speak up if you are not sure about something or confused. Great Job, would refer to anyone.

    Cons

    None to report, the agency is great

    Advice to Management

    Keep striving, you guys are doing a great job


  4. "Rewarding but Stressful"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant (National) in New Wilmington, PA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant (National) in New Wilmington, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff; Care for the children; Pay; PTO

    Cons

    Lack of advancement; High Health care


  5. "In-Home Therapist"

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    Former Employee - In Home Therapist in Moraine, OH
    Former Employee - In Home Therapist in Moraine, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent training and support staff. The work is rewarding and the children are a joy to work with.

    Cons

    This job is for someone who is comfortable working in another's home and able to ignore distractions from home environment.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that there is adequate client base to support number of workers.


  6. "Great Agency, Great People, Limited Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This agency is doing important work with families. Their mission is great. The atmosphere is supportive and relaxed.

    Cons

    The agency has only one office in my state and no state director for Kentucky. When I earned an advanced degree there were no promotional opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in expanding thier presence in Kentucky. Bair can be competitive in this state. Thier treatment model and support is better than other local foster care agencies. Hire a state director and open another office.


  7. "The Bair Foundation is a great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Director in Kent, OH
    Current Employee - Clinical Director in Kent, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work pace, Upper management is receptive to suggestions, great PTO, really nice training budget access

    Cons

    Hard to know all staff because it is a National Organization

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to staff and create positive solutions to issues that they encounter with completing their work. The positive changes have been great and really help staff feel heard and appreciated

  8. "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Therapist in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative work environment, good for new therapists to learn complex issues in clients, great for those who enjoy kids

    Cons

    On-call shifts around every 5-6 weeks


  9. Helpful (1)

    "General Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Bair Foundation is a great, Christian-based organization that show's God's love through serving children and families involved with the child welfare system.
    -flexible
    -open-minded
    -friendly-work environment
    -honest
    -great with children and families

    Cons

    -low pay for the expected amount of work/cases given to employees
    -not very keen on cultural diversity and lacked sufficient training on this subject to employees
    -below state minimum on mileage given to employees
    -not much room for advancement/growth
    -behind the times in terms of technology used

    Advice to Management

    -create more positions that will allow employees to flourish and move up the ladder
    -increased wage and mileage
    -hiring more staff to balance out caseloads


  10. "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.


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