Apalachee Center, Inc Employee Reviews

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Very rewarding job
Inpatient Hospital Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Tallahassee, FLFebruary 10, 2015
Pros: an opportunity to learn how a hospital is run
Cons: poor salaries
I love working in the psychiatric hospital. As the Administrative Assistant to the Director of the hospital, I have learned so much and I work in all aspects of the hospital. I am part of the Leadership Team who plan and organize everything. My leadership team co-workers are awesome as is the director.
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Over-worked and under-paid
Case Manager (Former Employee), Leon OutpatientJanuary 26, 2015
Pros: learned a lot
Cons: management, impossible requirements, constant threat of termination
The supervisors are very poor at empowering and encouraging employees to work together as a team. It is a highly negative environment, full of gossip, lack of respect, and hardly no training or clear communication or guidance. However, the management is the product of a much larger problem at Apalachee. Most funding comes from Medicaid and there is very little funding in general for mental health. However the company also fails to provide ample sick leave and is very stingy with most other benefits as well. Supervisors bicker bath and forth with each other and place clients and other employee in between their arguments. Computer system to clock in and out and keep track of every second you work, write-ups for overtime or low productivity or missing your lunch because you were so busy working with clients in crisis or not turning in your notes on time (within 24 hours of visiting clients). They basically expect you to work off the clock (unpaid) in order to adhere to the impossible demands set on case managers each day. They require you to have minimum 6 billable hours per day which is "face to face time" and does not include answering phone calls, setting appointments, discussing cases with other staff, driving time, etc. This leaves almost NO time to sit and type notes which takes hours each day to complete. There are no 15 minute breaks, and little to no support for employees who love working with clients and try to help those in need as much as they can.
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Challenging work environment , Hostile Management
Nurse (Former Employee), Tallahassee FL. CSUMarch 15, 2014
Pros: learning experience
Cons: awful management
Working on the crisis unit is dangerous , unsafe for patients and staff. There are many compassionate and professional individuals working for Apalachee , however very few in management. The hardest part of the job is providing adequate care for patients in crisis while management treats the employees in a demoralizing and demeaning manner. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping those in need and seeing their improvement with treatment .
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good work experience with a varied population
psychiatric nurse practitioner (Former Employee), 2634 j capital circle NE tallahassee, fl32308February 12, 2014
Pros: as above
Cons: as above
the work with patients is very rewarding, however, administration is not able to maintain staff because there is no appreciation for the staff and salaries are poor. schedules are not stable and it interferes with productivity. the culture of the clinic is not pleasant there is too much gossip and the administration is distrusted.
the coworkers are good people and try to support each other. the best part is treating the patients who are appreciative of your work
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You'll learn a lot, but...
Case manager- out patient (Former Employee), Tallahassee, flApril 7, 2013
Pros: great work experience, wide range of mental health exposure
Cons: low pay, large caseloads, horrible management, questionable ethics, at times hostile work environment
First off I learned a lot, but it wasn't worth dealing with management that could care less about clients and care too much about making money. Speak up and they will make it hell for you until you finally give up and quit. But get in there, learn, and keep it moving.
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Development of a program
Supported Employment Counselor (Former Employee), Tallahassee, FLFebruary 7, 2013
I had to develop and create the supported employment counselor position based on research and materials provided. I had no clue what the position was about at the beginning of the job nor any clear supervision on the position, therefore I had to find direction for myself. Met with TANF clients and helped them meet their employment goals. Learned that everyone's employment goals were different and ranged from actually finding a job to just getting a resume established to getting enrolled in the community college.
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It was Ok
Case Manager (Former Employee), madison flDecember 13, 2012
Pros: getting to know people
Cons: not knowing what a home visit may be like
doing home visit and writing papers trips that are paid for to do traing
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Apalchee Center was a very nice place to work.
Counselor III (Former Employee), Crawfordville, FLSeptember 7, 2012
Pros: schedule was very flexible and work environment was very laid back and relaxed.
Cons: finding some of the places these people lived in which sometimes were in the woods.
I learned about alll the differner types of menta illnesses and the many challenges these people faced in their daiy lives. Management was very supportive and very helpful. The coworkers were very nice. Enjoyed very much working with people with mental illnesses and helping them to overcome and learn to cope with the challenges they faced daily.
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Headquarters
Tallahassee Florida, United States
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2 to 10
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