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The Bair Foundation Reviews

Updated April 22, 2018
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Pros
  • Staff work hard for children and families (in 11 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. "The Bair Foundation is a great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "General Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  4. "Therapist"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "Team oriented and supportive work environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Clinical Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Supportive Work Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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!


  10. "secretary"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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