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Wedgwood Christian Services Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Mostly good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    My coworkers were amazing and it was a team environment.

    Cons

    Base pay doesn't compare to similar jobs in the area.


  2. "Shift Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wedgwood Christian Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment that embraces faith based therapy and upmost commitment to the clients being served.

    Cons

    Pay could be better for the type of services being provided.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Recreation Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Recreation Therapist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Get to work with some pretty great people. Supervisor always had my best interest in mind. Cool to work for an organization that says it puts Christ at the center and actually does.

    Cons

    Jobs are fairly demanding and stressful, not so much physically as emotionally draining. Pay could be better, most realize this and try to increase pay when they can.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Wedgwood"

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    Former Employee - Direct Care Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Direct Care Staff in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Wedgwood Christian Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff that care about kids, makes kids lives better, decent pay, good benefits, really good people that work their.

    Cons

    everything boils down to dollars at the expense of the staff that work with kids. ineffective leadership, who likes you is more important than your work.

    Advice to Management

    Transparency in your residential services is necessary. too many good people leave.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Youth treatment specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Wedgwood Christian Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The children we serve.

    Cons

    Pay and the politics in the administration office.

    Advice to Management

    Visit and spend time with the direct care staff. Fight for your employees to make them feel like they should stay.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Youth Treatment Shift Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Wedgwood Christian Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Christian atmosphere that most co-workers take seriously. Great opportunities to practice social work skills with vulnerable adolescent populations. Many opportunities work in various settings and advance. 403b.

    Cons

    Slow to give raises. Direct care work a lot of weekends.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mobile Outreach Clinician"

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    Current Employee - Clinician/Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Clinician/Supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I love working at Wedgwood Christian Services! The staff is incredibly supportive and easy going. You have to be organized and self-motivated to be effective (since this work is on the road, doing own scheduling, paperwork, etc). You can definitely move up pretty quickly here and there are a lot of free trainings to support your credentialing needs.

    Cons

    You can feel a little out of touch sometimes since you work on the road and are in-home or schools. Not a lot of office time and A LOT of driving, but this can be a pro if you are prepared for it up front and have a good supervisor.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all departments are on the same page - huge frustration when you hear one thing from one department and then the opposite from another.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "You'll Get As Much Out As You Put In"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Wedgwood Christian Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility and initiative are greatly appreciated at Wedgwood!
    ...Naturally, not every position can have the same level of flexibility, but they never discouraged me from coming up with a new idea.

    Cons

    However, just as they appreciated flexibility and initiative, being a non-profit social work organization often compromised their ability to enact every good idea or suggestion that staff members might have.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Mobile outreach SUD therapist, who seen many red flags but ignored them until God revealed my calling, the. I resigned."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pierson, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pierson, MI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wedgwood Christian Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can talk about God and spirituality and not be reprimanded. They also offered trainings with cost.

    Cons

    They did not back up their counsellors or SUD therapists

    Advice to Management

    You should honestly back up your mobile therapists, they are the ones with the education, trainings, and degrees, not clients who are mentally disabled with 2-3 diagnoses, and can tell lies without concern for their therapists jobs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall experience!"

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    Current Employee - Youth Treatment Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Youth Treatment Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Wedgwood Christian Services part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This job is very flexible in terms of scheduling.

    Cons

    The hourly wages are low for the nature of the job


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