Men's Health Counselor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 18, 2016
A typical day at work for me is attending my workshop training and moving on to working with the patients in clinic . As a Men's Health counselor / family planner I assist health Specialist during different workshops providing care throughout the day. The most enjoyable part of my job is the community and being able to be hands on with them patients.
Productive and great group of dedicated people to work with.
Public Health Advocate II / AHOPE (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – October 14, 2015
I love my team! We are all committed to the work we do servicing underserved populations. Everyone is very passionate about the work to improve healthcare outcomes and access for high risk populations.
Tobacco Control Youth Access Agent (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 16, 2015
I worked as Tobacco agent going throughout the city of Boston to see if permitted stores would sell cigarettes to me as a minor; that was a typical day. Working at BPHC i started to become more observant, and how stern store owners were when enforcing the law of illegal smoking, and purchasing them. It's funny because i noticed the many people advertising these signs in their store ignored them when selling.
Social Work Intern (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 12, 2015
Being an intern through their School Based Health program allowed me to improve on my clinical skills. I met with high school teens on an individual basis and also facilitated some groups. It was a great opportunity to hone my skills and I learned how to collaborate with a team.
Consultant (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – May 29, 2015
Mission, vision and values are consistent to tenements of public health practice. The organization consistently delivers services to Boston residents, particularly the most vulnerable. The majority of the staff is committed to providing quality services. The organization emphasizes on social determinants of health, and racial health inequities. Consistently educates on health in all policies.
There is a high bureaucracy mentality, with low customer service mentality, both internally and externally.
COORDINATOR (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – May 27, 2015
A lot of coordinatiion with partners, vendors and other community agencies at the state and city level. Daily grind with clients that are chronic disabled, medically and mentally. Substance abuse addiction coincide with heavy trauma make it hard to plan ahead, therefore we are constantly re-adjusitng and focusing at the primary level.
The reward is to get someone off the street that has been homeless for 15-30 years.
Hands-on rewardng work with the most vulnerables
time consuming, constant coordination and mentally draining
HIV Testing Counselor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA 1010 Mass Ave – December 23, 2014
It was an awesome place to work. I would love to get a job with them again... This company gave me the opportunity to grow in the infectious disease field and until now I am carrying this knowledge with me. I have worked with homeless individuals, non homeless, transgender men/women, and different ethnic group of people. I was able to work with such rich diversity where I have learned how to be companionate, showing empathy and basically meet with people in whatever stages of recovery process they were in on that day.
Intern at Health Education Program (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – July 10, 2014
my day starts with a group meeting on what to present to our partners from another program. we think about current issues in our community and how they can be resolve then we show them to our partners. ive learned alot from that job, especially how to take care of yourself from health issues. the management was great. they taught us step by step how to do a workshop and it was more than helpful. my coworkers were the best, whether we were working or on lunch break we always stuck together. the hardest part was thinking of what to present to our partners. with all of us having an idea, it was really hard deciding on what to focus on. the enjoyable parts were field trips on fridays and dental school on tuesdays.
Opportunity to work with under served populations with dedicated people.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR/ CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – June 14, 2014
The Commission's addiction services serves the most vulnerable clients in the city and utilizes innovative programs and services. Overall a good place to work with co-workers who are dedicated to serving those in need.
Family oriented environment. Our goals are to serve the residence of Boston, especailly those that are most vulnerable and disenfranchise
Data Coordinator 3 (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – May 27, 2014
I start my day by meeting with my supervisor to summerise the tasks for the day. Priortise my tasks and projects. Meet with my co-workers discuss work related issues. The hardest part of the Job is providing support to customers both in and out of my work environment in a timely manner. The most enjoyable part of the Job is giving of my self by providing a service that help to benefit the residence of Boston, " To protect. preserve the health and well being of all Boston residents, particularly those that are most volunerable".BPHC
Great learning exprience and opportunity to network
Bureau Administrator/Fiscal Administrator (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – May 8, 2014
I learned time management skills The management teams were diverse My co-workers were diverse The hardest part of the job was dealing with different personalities and different work ethics The most enjoyable part of the job was traveling
It was challenging to work there . Many of my co-workers were very professional and well trained. We often worked as a team.
Clinician I (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – April 28, 2014
Boston Public Health was a good place to work. There was a very professional atmosphere and supportive staff. The nurses and doctors were supportive and valued the clinicians assessments of the clients and listened to us when there was a concern about a client.
watching some client's get their life back, family back, housing, return to school as a result of the methadone and counseling, the supportive co-workers and supervisors, the doctors and nurses were respectful and we all worked as a team.
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – February 6, 2014
The most influential job for me because I was entrusted with responsibilities others at my position could not dream of. I was constantly sent out by my director to speak on behalf of my organization in meetings both in public and private. I learned a great deal of how government protocol and procedure works and what really goes on in the political sphere of the city. I had reports on every meeting I attended although I did not mind and had a really great boss who knew exactly how to motivate his team, never with pressure. I was extremely fortune to attain this position and rise within it so quickly.