Behavioral Health Clinician Social Worker (Former Employee) – Danbury, CT – May 10, 2017
CHC was a great place for myself. It gave me the opportunity to learn many different social work task, one being that of Housing Management. This was great for me, for it introduced me to different social work options.
great speakers and seminars
all clients did not meet the critera for assitance, sadened me.
Psychiatrist (Current Employee) – Lower Fairfield County – December 2, 2017
CHC is a tremendous place to work. It is mission driven that Healthcare is a right and not just a privilege. If you do not like your work and approach it with passion and if you do not really want to help a majority underserved population, or to work with a team then you should look elsewhere. The people who make a difference here and make it the incredible organization it is and who stick around for the longest are those who are excellent at the work they do, give extraordinary care, and fully integrate themselves into their sites and into the inner workings of the organization.
Some days are a breeze others are harder as with any population of people with significant Behavioral Health needs. You can do innovative groups like a shared medical visit group with our on site nutritionist the PCP or lead a group on your on, for patients you are prescribing suboxone to keep them informed of strategies to cope with what has led them to use. There is of course mindfulness based meditation, CBT, DBT, all to get a little variety from prescribing medications, if that is what you are passionate about.
Is there a particular population you want to do something special with? are you interested in doing research- well if you are willing to put in some of your own time to create the project and apply for IRB approval from our Quality Improvement Institute, then you have come to the right place. Do you do advocacy work or write, that would be encouraged here- no set additional time created to do so but if you are already doing it, they would be willing to help you find additionalmore... platforms for doing this work as the senior leadership like Mark Masselli and Margaret Flinter, past CMOs like have testified on the Hill, even our lead nutritionist was able to get legislation in the books. Those people are here at your fingertips to pick their brains and they would be happy to.
So if you want to make a difference at any scale, or even if you just want to come in every day and do your best treating and potentially giving medication to members of a population most in need of quality treatment and a moment of being treated with dignity in a world that often leaves them feeling ignored and less than human, then come to CHC.
Those who leave after many years of service go on to do amazing work and stay in touch with current employees because they are leaving outstanding teams of people they miss.less
Big, all over the state, teams great, opportunities for advancement, innovative, receptive to change if you make a good case, open doors of all senior leadership, has an EHR, Beautiful facilities, Integrated setting opportunities to teach didactics Loan repayment possible
Big, all over the state, otherwise depends on the day- typical cons of any organization
Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – Leesburg, FL – February 13, 2017
Working in pediatrics is very demanding. We can see a total of 40 or more patients daily. Very busy work environment, can be stressful at times. I've learned a lot since working in pediatrics and hope to advance my trainings throughout my career.