Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club Employee Reviews

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Counselor in Training (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON1 November 2018
The environment of the workplace was very nice and staff and CITs got along well. A lot of teamwork occurred when working there. Overall had a great time being a part of their team.
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Terrible
Program Staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2018
Their is no such thing as a fair advancement here. They'll hire new people for hire positions before they think to hire staff with seniority. Management is rude and lacks actual communication skills; asking a question and getting a timely response is nonexistent here. Speaks to the staff as if you were their child. Over priced program when they quality isn’t even the same as it was in previous years. Completely disorganized. Expects you to be a CYW and a SSW while paying you minimum wage.
Pros
Easy to balance school and this job
Cons
Rude management, hard to advance, disorganized, lack of communication, low pay.
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Supervisors treat you badly
Front Desk Staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 August 2018
Supervisors speak to you in a degrading tone and will not hesitate to blame you for their mistakes. Supervisors will expect you to know where everything is/how everything is done, yet do not provide proper training. Admin lead calls people incompetent, yet divides her work amongst front desk staff and does nothing to contribute to the team let alone the organization. No point in going to higher-ups for concerns because they are very tight-knit and will do/say anything to cover up for one another. No support from HR. HR knows about issues that go on in the workplace yet shoves it under the rug due to staff’s seniority. Very toxic work environment overall. Would not recommend.
Pros
Being around the kids
Cons
Little to no respect for employees, no room for growth within the company
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Fun environment
Volunteer, Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 April 2018
I enjoyed my time there. I always had positive interactions with the kids I worked with and I would definitely do it again. It was always a fun environment
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Weak Management team
Former staff (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON23 January 2018
Management is extremely unprofessional. The director is unaproachable and awkward. Kids are bored, staff aren't appreciated and too many bosses.
Worked here a long time ago and had to leave because it was so bad.
Pros
Close to school
Cons
Unprofessional, not welcoming
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Great place to work!
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON8 January 2018
It was a great place to work. My co-workers and management were amazing. It was a very friendly, welcoming, warm, environment. The hours were great, the kids were wonderful, and the pay was decent. This would be a great job for students.
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Fun experience overall
PROGRAM STAFF (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 October 2017
A very nice job to start working with children and an alright workplace environment. Management could be a bit more helpful when it comes to conflict solving.
Pros
fun activities with children
Cons
long hours
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Bad management, horrible advancement, low pay.
Camp Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 August 2017
I would avoid working for this organization as much as possible. Poor management - they lack the skills necessary to advance this organization. Asking questions of them is like pulling teeth, and you're afraid you're stepping on their toes and annoying them. If you like to be valued as an employee, don't go there.
Pros
Kids are good
Cons
Poor management, little to no appreciation of employees.
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A Great Place to Start
Camp counsellor for junior age children (Former Employee) –  1379 Bloor Street West22 February 2017
Dovercourt boys and girls club allowed me the opportunity to begin to learn and grow about the field of Child and Youth Care while being flexible and supportive of my schooling. Staff was always accommodating and environment was always welcoming.
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Fun workplace
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 November 2016
Enjoyed each and every program that club has to offer for after school. All the children there are amazing kids and made my internship a fun one.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Long hours
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4.0
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Creative and Fun Workplace
Child and Youth Worker (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 March 2016
A typical day at work is very fun. Building therapeutic relationships with children and adolescence and teaching them a variety of life skills each day. Creating activities suited for children and adolescence developmental age that are fun and also educational.
I learned that every child and adolescence is unique and should be accepted as their own unique individual person. I also learned that every child needs to take responsibility for his or her actions and to teach conflict resolution to them to build on their confidence and self -esteem.
Management was always kind and understanding. Boys and girls club management and co-workers work as a team and stand beside each other.
Hardest part of the job would be to manage children's behavior occasionally.
The most enjoyable part of the job would be getting to know many children and adolescence and their wonderful personalities and building therapeutic relationships with them.
Pros
Communication and Creativity
Cons
Short Hours
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Good Job To Learn How to Work With Children
MTCS (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 January 2016
The children are a joy to work with, and I find it extremely enjoyable to be able to teach them various subjects during homework help time. However there is very minimal hours with which to make a living, and I find management to be a dread to work with. Often they seem more concerned about looking out for themselves as oppose to their employees.

In all honesty you are likely to learn more from the children than the adults in this job position, and is a great job for those of us looking to gain comfort in working with children.
Pros
Great children
Cons
Very little hours, bad management
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Good for Students
Staff (Current Employee) –  180 westmoreland ave28 November 2015
Working at the Dovercourt boys and girls club is a very good job for future experience if you would like to work in the field with children. Hours are part time and minimum, very homey feel and a close organization.
Pros
friendly environment, great experience
Cons
pay should be more but because they are non profit and receive donations its understandable.
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Fun hard work and ideal environment
Counsellor (Former Employee) –  180 Westmoreland Ave, Toronto ON M6H 3A218 November 2015
The connections I made with the children will last a life time, While it was a small location for the number of members it was fantastic in having a welcoming environment for the children to feel welcome and have fun
Pros
Connections with children staff experince
Cons
Pay overwhelming number of children to supervise
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