Seemed like a good opportunity but...
Primary Therapist II (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 13, 2017
Arapahoe House presented as a good job opportunity for someone starting in the field, however, due to what seemed like poor management and growing toxic working conditions many decided to quit. Productivity expectations were unrealistic, causing many clinicians to be overworked, stressed and unable to provide services to clients to the best of their ability. PTO policies became a joke, as it no longer allowed you to take PTO when and if you needed but only if your supervisor deemed it OK and you found coverage with a peer for whom you would need to cover another shift (even if outside of your working hours)--so essentially, shift swapping. If you did decided to take PTO, you were putting your coworker who would be willing to cover for you under the responsibility to add your workload to theirs until you got back. And then you would have to do the same. They offered great career advancement options; however they made it impossible to take advantage of such.
Supervisors became unreachable, and when able to reach them....you received nothing but negative feedback and pressure to work more and faster. With no incentive or encouragement.
The most enjoyable part of the job was actually doing something meaningful for and with clients and having incredibly supportive and helpful coworkers.
Unable to utilize the benefits due to work expectations.