BHG is a great company that cares. Caseloads are about 60-70 patients, which sounds like a lot, but it is very manageable. I am able to go to work and complete all my tasks that same day. The Supervisors and Program Director are supportive and relaxed. They do not act superior to you; instead, they offer help and advice and recognize hard work. Usually in social work of any kind, you drown in paperwork that can never be caught up, but that is not the case at this job. I feel that I actually have time to dedicate myself to my patients and help them out. There is a lot of stigma about methadone clinics, but BHG follows all guidelines and provides an environment that encourages success. I have had countless patients tell me that their treatment at BHG has saved their lives and restored their families. It is very awarding to see a patient at their absolute lowest on their day first to come to you a few months later with reports of having their own home, job, car, and feeling of hope. Treatment is individualized to each patient. I have gotten to know and work with some remarkable people. The work hours 5:30 AM - 2:30 PM also cannot be beat.
The only thing that keeps this job from being 5 stars is that the pay is low. It requires a Bachelor’s Degree, but it does not pay a cost-of-living wage or give significant raises. Hopefully this will change because BHG is easily one of the best places to work for.
Great management, chance to make a difference, everyone works as a team, great job experience, manageable caseloads, great hours
Low pay for degree ($14 an hour), no overtime allowed