Staff support (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 18, 2017
It's a good starting point for someone looking to get in the mental health field, however lack of training is a major issue. New hires are rushed into things, without proper guidance and the managers are just as lost.
Gaining experience with working with the mentally ill
STAFF THERAPIST (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 30, 2017
Typical day would consist of handling several crisis for a challenging population. Have very good management from immediate supervisor but weak management at the top. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching clients integrate back into society.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 5, 2017
A typical day at work is very busy. It requires a lot of multi-tasking, patience, and understanding. I learned that it doesn't matter who you are, or where you come from, everyone needs a little help or someone to talk to. The management where I work is going through a lot of changes, but I believe they will get there. The workplace culture is very family oriented. The hardest part of the job is when we lose a client for whatever reason, it is very heartbreaking, because everyone there is truly like family. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing clients saying they have graduated and no longer have to come see us anymore.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 29, 2017
I was the Pre-Admission Screening supervisor for Community Counseling Centre of Chicago. I was responsible for interviewing clients from State operated facilities and Nursing homes to determine their level of care.
Transition Coordination Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 24, 2015
My typical day at work is to visit 7 to 10 clients a day at their residences. I provide medication, help with any case management needs, help the nursing home residents to find independent apartment in the community.
This was the first job out of college. I was the Regional system admin.
Senior System Analysis (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 2, 2015
This is was the first job out of college. I would travel in the midwest region and provide support for all the offices within that area. My home base was out of Oakbrook Terrance in Illinois. However after a year the mortgage sector has its hiccups.
Everyone treats each other like we are all one big family. Having my own office was great and it was nice to have our own lunch room too!
Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, Illinois – November 7, 2012
My typical day at work was always productive with something new to learn everyday. The staff was supportive of one another by how each person acted as a team player. Whenever I needed help with something, there was always someone there to reach out a hand. The hardest part of the job was learning how to tell if my clients were really telling me the truth or if they were lying to cover up their shame. Many of my clients had been using/abusing drugs and or alcohol for many years of their life. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling so rewarded when a client overcame a barrier in their addictive lifestyle that helped them move forward towards their recovery.