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The place is run by money grubbing incompetent power hungry executives.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA (US)
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orefield, PA (US)

I worked at KidsPeace

Pros

Working with the kids is great and rewarding. Support staff, clinicians, etc. were fantastic. Wonderful place to work if it weren't for the attitude and actions of upper management.

Cons

Upper management does not have any concern for their workers. Do the job and shut up...you will be okay. And no matter who screws up...it's always he little guys fault. Upper management gives you none of the credit and all of the blame.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get people working their who actually care about their employees instead of greedy arrogant leaders who think they know the answers, but truly couldn't punch their way out of a paper bag....in the minds of these folks....ready, shoot, aim.......knee jerk reactions and unfounded bs they blame on us.....oh and they just fired a ton of people because of hearsay and caused more harm than what they blamed the employees for.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Manage troubled youth.

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    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Youth Care Worker in Buhl, MN (US)

    I have been working at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Medsabi Academy is a treatment center for troubled youth. The turnover is very high for both staff and clients. you will have two weeks of training and half of that is dealing with crisis management. This includes deescalation and restraining type holds for when the clients start fighting each other or fighting staff. The ages range from roughly 13 to 21. They all have their programs and most take medication that you would have to distribute if you make it 6 months. There is a lot of room to move up within Mesabi Academy and since it is corporate and ran by Kidspeace you can have a career through them. Most dont though. If you can handle the overnights thats the way to go. You get paid the same as day staff and will allow unlimited overtime.

    Cons

    May get beat up by clients. Some have been sent to the hospital. Will call you asking you to pick up shifts pretty much once you walk out the door and wont remember the sacrifices you make for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more recognition. Be more open to advice.

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    Disheartening, no matter how much or how hard you worked you only heard from management when you made a mistake

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    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Orefield, PA (US)

    I worked at KidsPeace

    Pros

    Excellent co workers many extremely dedicated to the kids
    Helping kids

    Cons

    No raises for multiple years
    No feeling that staff are appreciated
    Will ask you to work more OT than humanly possible and if your performance suffers you will hear about it.
    Reactionary policy
    you risk assault on the job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop writing people up for calling out sick when its because you are burning them out and start praising your MVPs The same as you want them to do for the kids reward the good. Pay your managers enough to keep one for more than a year.

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