Pros: great supervision, good benefit package, rewarding outcomes
Cons: long, stressful hours, hectic and emotionally draining work at times
My time spent working with Community Reach Center was eye-opening and taught me a multitude of professional values. I began working as a part-time weekend clinician and quickly advanced to become the full time team lead clinician. I learned how to prioritize my time, therapeutically handle a plethora of symptomatic clients, organize and facilitate team meetings, and lead my team of six staff members to effectively provide the best quality of care to our clients. My manager was extremely involved with everyday functioning of the residential facility and was very much in-tune to my needs at the house. Due to this strong support system, both from my manager and from my team, the care given to our clients was of great value. At times, managing a house of 10 clients, all with differing symptoms and treatment goals, some days could become hectic and emotionally draining. However, even considering these stressful times, it was very rewarding to be able to directly play a role in the improvement of each clients' treatment goals and quality of life.