Team Leader/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Taunton, MA – December 7, 2015
Fun work place for the most part with a supportive team and management. It has taught me a lot about myself and working with Mental Illness population as well as dual diagnosis. Every day is different, and some days can become quite chaotic but we get through it by working together as a team.
CASE MANAGER (Former Employee) – New Bedford, MA – November 14, 2015
A typical day at work is usually overflowing with diverse tasks that you will perform for the benefit of your clients (no, you won't have time for lunch and no, you won't even have time for bathroom breaks). These tasks are of urgent nature and of utmost importance for your clients; however, seldom, if ever, you will have a clue as to what you are doing or even if you are doing the right thing for your clients. There is very little guidance and you will basically be thrown into an overwhelming caseload with no idea of how to begin helping the people that will need, and ask, so much of you. The best source of peace of mind and information will be your coworkers who, although at times catty and 'clicky', are in the front lines with you and will offer their help in any way they can, the collaborating cohort of people in the office will often share information of resources and how to's when it comes to navigating the system. Don't bother with management, they are basically there to point out how you can be doing so much more and to give you grief about the EXTENSIVE amount of paperwork that more often than not, you will be taking home to finish on time. If there is ANYTHING else you can do instead of this, do it.
Rapidly growing agency with many options for advancement
Lead Clinician (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – April 22, 2015
The agency began to grow rapidly when i was employed with them. I learned about starting new programs and how to roll out a new contract. The most difficult part of the job was managing an enormous amount of paperwork due to new regulations and required updates. I most enjoyed working with clients who were persistently mentally ill adults. I learned a lot from this agency who provides most of the Taunton area's mental health services.
CLINICAL THERAPIST (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – June 22, 2014
Good people, good hours, hardest part is productivity, easiest part is the job itself, and the people you work with. Not getting to choose the population you work (i.e. Children, families, couples, etc.) with is also challenging.
Community Support Case Manager (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – May 16, 2014
If you like being under paid, not adequately trained, overworked, and consistently beat down by your boss: make sure you apply for the community support program. Management is awful and encourages you to do things that will be ethically questionable and borderline fraudulent. Caseloads are not well balanced and supervision for difficult cases is almost as unheard of. In fact, good luck getting a hold of your supervisor if you are in a crisis situation with a client. You won't be able to and no matter what decision you make, you will be wrong and disciplined for it. Advancement in this agency and raises are based on favoritism and not who is best fitted for a position. Management is very into gossip and highly catty and will air your private information with other staff. (Every staff person who left, was cut to shreds by management to other staff regardless of their job performance.) Management has little to no direction and is regularly undermining each other. And if you question anything, like why you haven't received a mileage reimbursement in months, you will be met with a retort on how you should budget better even though your job requires 75-90% travel all throughout Bristol and Plymouth county. Hard work is not appreciated there and you are considered replaceable within seconds and that attitude is felt among the staff. During my time there they did not live up to their "reputation" in the community and knowing what I do now, I would never recommend them to anyone for employment or services.
they will hire you quick and they hire anyone with a degree.
frequent lack of breaks, low pay, little room for advancement, catty management, high caseloads, under appreciation, high turnover with staff, unreliable reimbursements
Team Leader- Community Based Flexible Support (Former Employee) – Attleboro, MA – May 5, 2014
This is a great company to work for, they train very well and management is very caring and attentive of their staffs needs. I always appreciated my upper management and I welcomed my staff at any time. I only left because of medical otherwise I would probably still be there!
community based counseler (Former Employee) – taunton, ma – April 22, 2014
Staff are not always qualified for positions they are hired for and interpersonal conflicts can be frustrating, training is poor due to not enough supervision and upper management support, with the growth of the mental health field they need to run a tighter ship Benefits are decent once you meet the yearly deductible, mileage reimbursement is good, interesting but tough cases
decent benefits, true to mission statement
interpersonal conflict amongst staff, no room for growth, not enough staff for the ever growing field
Agency grew to fast, failed to train their therapist
Senior Psychotherapist (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – October 6, 2013
I left an agency I had been with for nine years due to being offered growth in the area of School Based Counseling. In 1987 while working in Springfield, Ma. I developed the school partnership which brought Master Level Clinicians into the schools to assist the overwhelmed Guidance Counselor. I enjoyed working with Kindergarten. Developed a K Program included placing all Kindergarten students under one roof. Pre-K was to allow the child to begin the process of developing social skills lots of exercise, good nutrition, parental involvement, encouraged to come to school and partake with their child. Next was K here we begin the process of use of language as an expression of emotions. Children would be placed in two groups to allow them to develop at their own pace. Finally K-1 by this time 99% of all K children will be prepared for first grade. How many times I heard by First Grade Teacher "They don't know their numbers,letters,colors etc. The reality is simple if we prepare our students correctly by building the foundation first before shipping them into a state of confusion.
Fast-paced combination of office work and field based case management
Community Support Program Case Manager (Current Employee) – Taunton, MA – August 28, 2013
A typical day at work consists of outreaching clients via phone and in the community. arranging and transporting clients to important medical and legal appointments. Connecting clients to important community resources which would be beneficial to them, including state and federal benefits is a regular part of any case load. The most enjoyable part of the job is a light-hearted office environment coworkers provide for each other is a great balance to the heavy, serious case loads we carry.
Supported team effort to help improve quaily of life for our clients!
Medical Record Coordinator/Billing Specialist (Former Employee) – Taunton, MA – August 16, 2013
Wonderful work environment. Worked as part of a dedicated and hard working team to help better the everyday live of our clients! Structured group therapy and individual and medication management helped our clients lead a mentally healthy life along with a physically healthy lifestyle.
Program Directo (Former Employee) – Attleboro, MA – June 15, 2013
CCBC is overall a very good agency committed to quality care for clients. However they did not have the infrastructure to support their recent growth. Their were problems with HR, Supervision, Policy and Procedures,
belief in their mission statement and committment to quality of care
did not have the upper level infrastructure to support recent growth
Clinical Therapist (Current Employee) – Taunton, MA – December 8, 2012
My job consists of going to many different school in a few different towns for school based therapy with my clients. I also go to the office later in the after noon to see clients at the clinic. Some of my schedule includes home visits for family therapy. My job is rewarding in that I am helping children and their families. This job involves alot of paperwork.
i can make my own schedule. i really like my supervisors
working many late nights to fit in all my clients.