Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches Employer Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches
Job Work/Life Balance
Interacting with the patients is the best part of my job
Clinical Tech (Current Employee), Lake Worth, FL – May 31, 2014
Pros: the successes and appreciation of the patients
Cons: feeling underappreciated by management
Check on the patients and make sure they are safe and attending groups as instructed, as well as complying with guidelines. Being an ear for the patients when they need to talk and share about what might be bothering them. Running groups as needed as well as transporting patients as necessary. What I have learned is that the patients are just damaged – more... people who have learned to fill their pain with mind altering substances, and many of them respond well to those that they know care about them. I have found that many of my co-workers are there because they care about the patients and want to make a difference as I do, but there are also those that are there just seeming to take up space. The most difficult part of my job is when a patient comes in and fights the process and chooses to never change their mindset. They resist any help offered and end up giving in to their addiction and leaving soon after arrival without giving anybody a chance to help them. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I can see the difference in the patient after they have been there for a week or so and the hardness in their face changes to a softer look. I watch as they start to become feeling people again. I also feel good when I know that I have done something to help make that difference for them, but whether I have done something or not, I still enjoy watching that change come over them. And then, when I go up to them weeks later and tell them how far I've seen them come, I watch their faces light up, which totally warms my heart. In addition, many of the patients come to tell me how much I have helped them and how I am one of their favorite people there, and that makes it all worthwhile to me. – less
Behavioral Health Tech (Current Employee), Lake Worth, FL – April 17, 2014
This company is so unorganization!! They have people in charge that don't know what they're doing! There is so much lack of communication between departments, sometimes no expected lunch breaks although it's docked from your pay, expected overtime and they think you should put the company before your families....you have a lot of inner-work relationships – more... and favoritism and you only get anywhere depending on who you know and what click you're part of. Unfortunately the patients pick up on everything that's going on and it adds stress to their recovery. I made a lot of friends and loved working with the patients but what you have to put up with, with bad management and they don't care about you. It's not worth the job!! – less
COMMUNITY LIASON, DETOX STAFF AND INTAKE RN (Former Employee), West Palm Beach, FL – April 8, 2014
Pros: suppotive and knowlegeable supervisory and supportive staff
Cons: rns not integrated into treatment team as much as we would hav preferred
Many of the nurses were dedicated to the care of our patients and compassionate to their addictive disease, but some as out in society judged our patients and that was difficult for the rest of us and created some conflicts among staff. there was a team meeting every morning but only either the DON or the Assitant DON would attend and the regular nursing – more... staff were distant from the treatment plan and specific non medical issues of each patient from the team perspective. RNs performed all new intakes, administered all medications, performed all medical monitoring, interacted with clients when they were not in groups or with their therapists and assisted the psych techs with safety monitoring every 15 minutes, 30 minutes or 1 hour as prescribed by MD as well as reporting to MD, receiving orders, ordering meds and documentation on each patient, each shift. My supervisors were great to work for, knowledgeable, excellent resources and our Medical Director was vastly experienced and an excellent teacher. I found the work at BHOP extremely gratifying personally and professionally – less
Substance Abuse Therapist (Former Employee), Lake Worth, FL – March 9, 2014
Unethical treatment of patients, they hold patients there too long use all there benefits and send them home. No continum of care for patients. This company lacks values, organization and competence. This company had incompant and unquailified people in management. Very toxic environment with very mental sick people (not referring to the patients). – more... This company makes staff work long hours with no compensation and mandatory training a on the weekend. – less
RN (Former Employee), 509 and detox – December 3, 2013
Cons: long hours, no breaks, few benefits, no job security.
When I worked there in 2010, the place was crazy. Management showed favoritism that was unbelievable. You were expected to work long hours without pay and if you asked for pay you were let go "because you didn't fit into the organization." There were no policies and procedures. I don't know if there are any now. You could be sitting there one day, receive – more... a call from HR and be told you are not working out without any warning--no write up, no evaluation, nothing. Funny thing about it, your boss probably won't even know. The owner of the company may not know. Someone in HR may get a hair up their butt and decide to shake things up.
If you suspected someone relapsed and census was low and you brought it to someone's attention, you will be the one that is wrong. The client is always right, even if they are an addict attempting to manipulate. Money rules in this company, even if it puts lives at risk.
If you want job security, this is not the place to go to work. Not even if it is your last stop. They could not pay me enough to go back. – less
Since changes implemented the company has gone downhill
N/a (Former Employee), Florida – October 21, 2013
Pros: regular paycheck
Cons: expected overtime, short staffed, little to no communication between departments, overall disorganization, expensive benefits
Since they have been implementing so many changes, the company had taken a nose dive. The care for clients and employees has been traded for the all mighty dollar. Everything revolves around how much can be profited with how little staff. Everyone gets shortchanged outside of upper management. Many excellent employees have left and now less experienced – more... (or no experience) employees are filling the ranks. Very amazing though to see how a smart company can make so many mistakes within a short period of time and go the way of the dinosaur because they couldn't get out of their own way. Consider working anywhere but here..seriously..at this point Starbucks looks more attractive than here. – less
behavioral health (Current Employee), florida – June 19, 2013
Pros: clients great and nice staff
Cons: docked for lunch even if dont get, subtract salary if miss 40 hrs a week
Poor communication, managers show poor boundaries and favoritism, docketed lunch even when u rarely get lunch, take money from salary if dont work 40 hrs even if u do 90 hours two wks prior, unrealistic expectations. Excellant tx for clients. Low pay. Allow certain staff to get away with poor work stamdards and unprofessionalism bc diectors dont address – more... issues with those people then everyone is punished for others lack of policy compliance. – less
Administrative Assistant, Unit Secretary (Former Employee), Lake Worth, FL. – September 26, 2012
Fast paced atmosphere, heavy multitasking, upper level management was wonderful to work with. Teamwork facility, most co-workers are true to themselves and work hard to help those patients in need. It was difficult to see those suffering from withdraws and struggling with their addictions, but very rewarding to help those same people get to a point – more... when they begin to feel whole again. – less
Productive and enjoyable. It doesn't feel like work, I like what I do!
Phase One Coordinator (Current Employee), Lake Worth, FL – July 11, 2012
It doesn't feel like work, I like what I do! My co-workers are great and I love that I am working in my field helping others! Management actually cares about its employees and I have learned that you can't make someone recover, they have to want it and be ready.
Residential Manager/ Intensive Outpatient Program (Former Employee), Lake Worth, FL – April 9, 2012
Picking up clients from south fl. airports, helping clients with needs.The head of residential Manager is a kind and wonderful person.My coworkers were nice and caring people.the hardest part of the job was being lied to about a promised position in the outpatient program that never happened.the most enjoyable part of my job was the clients..they were – more... people in need of compassion and someone to listen. – less