Administrative (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – October 21, 2016
You will be at work 9 hours a day, they will at every chance they get put more responsibility on you and never increase your pay, managers have nothing better to do than to make up other great ideas for you and let you know how you never did good enough. Pay is a joke by the way, don't expect even decent wages and there isn't any negotiating. Lastly, unless you're a licensed clinician, don't expect any advancement. They only move up clinical staff and Noone else.
Clinician (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – November 22, 2016
I interned here as well and the internship experience was awesome with lots of supervision and support. However, employment with the DHS AspenPointe has been very disappointing. Lots of burned out individuals who hate clientele. I have received virtually no supervision and what I have received has been condescending and rude. There has been no support and no supervision. Treatment by staff has been borderline bullying.
Work very hard under very stressful conditions with little pay.
Clinical (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs – September 20, 2014
Rapid turnover in job positions- very rigid upper management-clear message is to stay in line, don't ask questions-promotes fear based work environment There are some great people working there, but management is toxic
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – March 3, 2015
This was a busy job with clients, staff, and vendors going in and out of the office. Some times it was hard to tell the staff from the clients, so that kept me on my toes. Since our building was the main office, staff would come for meetings, pick up packages, ect.
I liked my job, because I worked around people that cared for me as a person and not just another ole worker. My co-workers were easy to get along with and so was administrative.
The 401K plan kept me working hard, so I could plan for retirement!
Job was stressful working with intellectual disabled personnel with NO training.
Furniture and Assembly Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – April 1, 2015
Schedule crew, make sure they have what they need for the day of work at PAFB. Learned a lot about working with disabled people, not easy. Management was not good. My co-workers were ok. Hardest part of job was wanting to build a bigger crew but had handicap personnel. Most enjoyable part was having my own company vehicle.
Management is very conscientious and willing to provide recognition for good work
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – September 25, 2015
My typical workday includes meeting with two separate types of clients. My caseload consisted of either clients who required acute attention for whom I would connect them with needed resources in the community in order to remove obstacles that prevent them from getting the most out of their therapy (housing, healthcare, utility/rent assistance, food assistance,etc.). The second type of client on my caseload is clients who have already met their therapeutic goals or are otherwise inappropriate for therapy, but are not stable enough to discontinue services altogether. For these clients, I perform monthly "check ins" to monitor stability, teach and reinforce coping skills, and ensure they continue to receive the appropriate level of care. I also act as the Crisis Case Manager meaning if there is a client in crisis in the building I am called to assess, deescalate if possible, and proceed with appropriate protocol (complete an involuntary M1 hold, call an ambulance, complete a safety plan, etc.). My favorite part of my job is changing lives on a daily basis and witnessing the transformation from devastation to hope in their faces. The hardest part of my job is the clients who are unwilling or not in a place to work towards recovery.
My company is very family oriented, understanding, and employee centered.
High turnover rate because of the difficulty of clientele's demographc
Service Center Team Lead (Former Employee) – Lehman Dr – May 1, 2015
Being that they specialize in Mental health and other community programs, AP care about their employees. Everyone there is always willing to help or guide you in the right direction. Everyone works great as a team regardless of their different responsibilities.