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Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« on: January 07, 2011, 06:01:07 PM »
It is exciting times and it appears that Ridge Creek School is doing well and positioning itself for meeting the needs of its present expansion.  This is good news for this growing therapeutic boarding school in this slow economy.  They have decided that business is brisk enough to add on an Admissions counselor to help with the work load.  They are reaching out for a Georgia certified masters level Director of academics, masters level Head Master/ licensed  and master level and licensed Director of Counseling.  They are also looking for a Georgia certified teacher for special education and yet another licensed counselor to add to their present staff and support the growing demand for their services.

The owner and founder, Len Buccellato, appears to be taking a well deserved step back and relinquishing a few of the hats he has been wearing   and at the same time adding to his staff of State certified and masters level employees.


Link to job descriptions

Director of Academics (Georgia Certified masters level)
Head Master (Masters level)
Special Ed Teacher (Georgia Certified)
Director of counseling (Licensed and masters level)
Counselor (Licensed)
Admissions counselor (Bachelors/Masters level)



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Re: Ridge Creek School Showing success
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 06:21:38 PM »
Present studies show that 80% of the kids who enter a Therapeutic Boarding School do well and are successful after graduating from the school.  Ridge Creek School has shown that their staff has enjoyed a great track record in turning around At-risk youths in as little as 6 months.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2011, 08:34:02 AM »
Ridge Creek School works closely with the Georgia Department of Social Service to help them address their struggles to their continuous expansion caused by the growing demand for their services and at the same time keep the children in a safe structured environment.  The Children are at-risk youths which were not functioning well at home or in their public schools.  The children often suffer from emotion problems which can often be addressed with a combination of structure and therapy.  They are all good kids and just need a chance to grow and find their own path.  

Ridge Creek School has shown immense success in turning these children around in just a few short months.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2011, 09:52:22 AM »
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Present studies show that 80% of the kids who enter a Therapeutic Boarding School do well and are successful after graduating from the school. Ridge Creek School has shown that their staff has enjoyed a great track record in turning around At-risk youths in as little as 6 months.


Source?
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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2011, 08:05:58 PM »
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Present studies show that 80% of the kids who enter a Therapeutic Boarding School do well and are successful after graduating from the school. Ridge Creek School has shown that their staff has enjoyed a great track record in turning around At-risk youths in as little as 6 months.


Source?

There was a study we were all discussing a few months ago.  I will see if I can dig it up.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 09:05:41 AM »
Is this the same marketing tool that's been beaten to death? Unless you have some new information regarding it, it remains usless and invalid as far as fornits is concerned.
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Re: Russian National Bolshevik Party
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 10:06:33 AM »
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My sources tell me that Len Buccellato is affiliated with the Russian National Bolshevik Party.    :D

I think it is important that everyone has an interest that helps them to relax.



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Re: Russian National Bolshevik Party
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 11:32:51 AM »
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My sources tell me that Len Buccellato is affiliated with the Russian National Bolshevik Party.    :D
Please remove this duplicate thread.  I posted the same info in another thread and it was copied here which is not allowed under forum rules.  Please delete,  thanks.
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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 11:37:34 AM »
RC was a wilderness only and just recently changed into a boarding school for college preparatory kids who are at-risk. After HLA closed they needed to start over. When a place starts over they need to employ (or re-employee) new ed-cons to refer students to them. They need to employ new people, this takes time to grow the business back to the point where they can afford to hire heads for each department, especially Master leveled employees. Small businesses and businesses starting out are run by the people who start them and they wear several hats for years until the business grows to a point where they can start hiring people to head up various departments which allows the owners to step back a little and manage the business instead of the day to day details.

It appears that RCS has positioned itself to take on more students than it did in 2010. Hiring heads of departments is a very good sign especially in this economy.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 11:44:55 AM »
Ridge Creek School utilizes a detailed, sequential therapeutic program which allows for a high degree of program accountability. Each group consists of 10 students and is led by a Master's-level counselor. Students participate in daily group counseling sessions (7 hours.) In addition to group therapy, an addictions education course, planned and staffed by specialists in this field, is included in each student's experience. A wilderness component-consisting of a series of exciting and challenging experiences including hikes, adventure trips, rock climbing and rappelling , a ropes course, and canoeing is carefully integrated into the program. The school provides ample opportunities for spiritual development for students of all faiths and coordinates extensive community services projects and numerous off-campus trips. RCS competes in the Atlanta Athletic Conference. Students participate in basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, tennis, softball, golf and track. Sports are balanced by strong Drama and Fine Arts Departments.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 12:03:51 PM »
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RC was a wilderness only and just recently changed into a boarding school for college preparatory kids who are at-risk. After HLA closed they needed to start over. When a place starts over they need to employ (or re-employee) new ed-cons to refer students to them. They need to employ new people, this takes time to grow the business back to the point where they can afford to hire heads for each department, especially Master leveled employees. Small businesses and businesses starting out are run by the people who start them and they wear several hats for years until the business grows to a point where they can start hiring people to head up various departments which allows the owners to step back a little and manage the business instead of the day to day details.

It appears that RCS has positioned itself to take on more students than it did in 2010. Hiring heads of departments is a very good sign especially in this economy.

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RC has been in operation for close to ten years. They have a long standing existing infrastructure and is in no way "started over" . The only real change was changing the letter head on all the company stationary. Any short comings after all this time is abhorent, and only further adds creedence to the claim that RC is unsafe and should be avoided.
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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 12:10:59 PM »
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RC was a wilderness only and just recently changed into a boarding school for college preparatory kids who are at-risk. After HLA closed they needed to start over. When a place starts over they need to employ (or re-employee) new ed-cons to refer students to them. They need to employ new people, this takes time to grow the business back to the point where they can afford to hire heads for each department, especially Master leveled employees. Small businesses and businesses starting out are run by the people who start them and they wear several hats for years until the business grows to a point where they can start hiring people to head up various departments which allows the owners to step back a little and manage the business instead of the day to day details.

It appears that RCS has positioned itself to take on more students than it did in 2010. Hiring heads of departments is a very good sign especially in this economy.

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RC has been in operation for close to ten years. They have a long standing existing infrastructure and is in no way "started over" . The only real change was changing the letter head on all the company stationary. Any short comings after all this time is abhorent, and only further adds creedence to the claim that RC is unsafe and should be avoided.

RC was wilderness only.  After HLA closed RC became Ridge Creek School and now they have as therapeutic school as well as wilderness.  Their student base has slowly been growing and they have re-established their relationships with various educational consultants.  Looking forward to 2011 the school is positioning themselves for a more rapid growth.  Here are the present jobs they are looking to fill for 2011 and they will be adding more as the school continues to expand.

Link to job descriptions

Director of Academics (Georgia Certified masters level)
Head Master (Masters level)
Special Ed Teacher (Georgia Certified)
Director of counseling (Licensed and masters level)
Counselor (Licensed)
Admissions counselor (Bachelors/Masters level)

I think we can all agree that if they were not doing well they would be cutting back and laying off people, like many businesses are in this economy.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 12:14:31 PM »
So now you're claiming that they've been operating all this time without these positions filled?
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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 12:20:04 PM »
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So now you're claiming that they've been operating all this time without these positions filled?

If you started a business (or restarted an old business, it would be foolish to go out and hire expensive heads for all of your departments until you knew what the present demand was for your product.  The owner(s) typically stand in as heads of all the departments until the business gets established.  Once the business takes off and begins to grow the owner starts to take a step back and he/she hires people to take on his previous roles.

As these new people are hired in 2011 Len will be able to take a back seat to the day to day operations and focus more on growing his business from a more global perspective.



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Re: Ridge Creek School experiencing well deserved success
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 01:06:33 PM »
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If you started a business (or restarted an old business, it would be foolish to go out and hire expensive heads for all of your departments until you knew what the present demand was for your product. The owner(s) typically stand in as heads of all the departments until the business gets established. Once the business takes off and begins to grow the owner starts to take a step back and he/she hires people to take on his previous roles.

As these new people are hired in 2011 Len will be able to take a back seat to the day to day operations and focus more on growing his business from a more global perspective.


And what you keep carefully avoiding is the fact that these positions were already filled. RC has been around for years, simply because it was expanded due to the closure of HLA does not mean the positions simply disappeared. The positions and people filling them were already in place.

Once again, refilling other people's old positions is not a sign of growth.
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