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fun work place with the ability to learn
SAIF Admin (Current Employee) –  Paterson, NJApril 22, 2017
Mostly Administrative duties, answering the phone. scheduling appointments faxing filing organizing. meeting with clients, and assisting case managers with various tasks as well as the supervisor. cleaning and managing the front desk.
Pros
Everything except full time
Cons
not full time
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great
Office Clerk (Current Employee) –  Hasbrouck Heights, NJDecember 2, 2016
I love it here just want a better job with a little more money and want to work with the public alittle more and learn new things
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Adverse job culture; agency is best on a per diem basis
Crisis Response (Former Employee) –  Fair Lawn, NJMay 18, 2015
Demanding fast-paced job with high case load, strict deadlines/mammoth paperwork volume, unfeasible expectations, frequent on-call rotation, inconsistent policies, procedures, management, and supervision. Bilingual workers are not compensated for language skills and retain the highest caseloads. Overall, the politically laden job culture exhibits irregular patterns of accepted behavior, and the beliefs and values that promote and reinforce them are unethical and conflict-ridden.
Pros
Working in the community with families/youth, clinical hours
Cons
No room for self/team advocacy, impractical high demands, no team cultivation, frequent tampering of compensation and overtime, abstracted Union representation
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Great Experience
Per Diem Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) –  Paramus, NJJuly 28, 2013
Assisted the adult mental health clients with their daily living, be it supervision of medication, transportation to AA mtgs, planning group outings/activities, etc.
Pros
A wealth of mental health knowledge/experience, networking, free/low-cost trainings, staff perks, etc
Cons
Last minute schedule changes, double scheduling
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Enjoyed working at CarePlus
TIP Program Assistant Program Manager/ FAW (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMay 3, 2013
A typical day at work was assessing a new parent for enrollment in the program. Then back to the office after assessments were completed. Possible luch with some co-workers or the boss. Then back out to the field. End of day was reporting back to the office for paper work to be completed. The hardest part of the job was driving to a clients home and finding no one there. The most enjoyable part was having a client that was happy to be enrolled in the program.
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great feild experience working in fast pace psych emergency situations.
Crisis Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) –  Paramus, NJFebruary 28, 2013
Began in ER or mobile crisis unit (on the road within county to assess clts for dangerousness), Answering suicide emergency hotline calls and responding appropriately to needs of clts. Providing short-term, emergency therapy and referring to long term tx. Formulating confidential psychosocial evaluations. I learned to work under heavy pressure, triage situations in the ER and within the community with police officers; how to effectively treat and diagnose clts using DSM-IV and under supervision of on-site psychiatrist; how to work well as a member of the tx team. Hardest part of job, reaching mutual conclusions with members of team with opposing dx and tx recommendations than the others. Most enjoyable, being abe and available to offer qyuality, professional, emergency care to those in need.
Pros
flexible hours; the knowledge and experience i gained under the stress of emergency situations.
Cons
no full time positions availabe.; low salary
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Rewarding job
Program Assistant (Current Employee) –  NJJuly 5, 2012
I love working at Care Plus however, if you're a Per Diem - you do not receive any benefits. You're schedule changes every week and if the visitation is canceled - you do not get paid for that day.
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Great Agency
Mental Health Counselor (Current Employee) –  ParamusMarch 1, 2012
Overall, its a great agency to work for. Working at the Partial care program has been very challenging. I have learned a great deal of knowledge.
Cons
benefits and flexibility
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One of the best (if not the best) place I have ever worked.
Management (Current Employee) –  Paramus NJFebruary 27, 2012
Only reason I would choose to leave would be for monetary and advancement purposes.
Pros
pleasant work environment, sense of accomplishment, and respect.
Cons
need a more challenging role.
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