Good Starter Job, Then Move On
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Cambridge, MA – June 21, 2013
The best part of working at CEDC is that the staff members tend to be highly intelligent, compassionate young clinicians. The second best part is that (because there is very little training and supervision) there is a greater amount of independence allowed than in most centers. This can be a positive, for the right staff member, but often leads to a general feeling among staff that there is little support or recognition and poor training.
The worst part of working at CEDC is that the clinical director is also the owner. This means that a great majority of all greatly influential decisions (number of staff:patient ratio, length of stay for patients, whether a patient should be admitted or not due to medical or safety reasons, extreme lack of training) and minor decisions (not buying berries for the patients in the winter because they are too expensive) are colored with financial motives. If you do decide to work here, I recommend knowing what you are getting into by talking to a current employee and considering this a short term job to gain experience.
location, intelligent co-workers
low pay, poor training, understaffed