As a contract worker you will be expected to: buy your own laptop, cell phone, business cards, attend hours of meetings per month for which you will not be reimbursed, have no benefits, have on call requirements, demanding mounds of paperwork for which you are not reimbursed, you will continually have to redo much of it to meet a standard that is a moving target set by various evaluators. You will be expected to be out in the community at least 50% of the time and you are not reimbursed for travel time nor mileage.
Although you are contracted you will be treated as if you are an employee without the normal freedoms a contractor would expect. Management style is from the top down, punitive, unsupportive and not encouraging. Income can be randomly withheld with no notice. Training is minimum as you are expected to pull caseloads that were left by previous case managers in addition to picking up new clients.
CSI misses out on a lot of positive changes by being closed to ideas by staff. There is a constant feeling of living on the edge of being written up over trivial things and false accusations that are commonplace. Favoritism and nepotism are rampant from the corporate office in Mason to the GR site. Accountability in management from the corporate office down to the satellite locations is rare. Corporate mentality is one of reluctance in accepting wrongdoing and constructive criticism.
You will start in the position feeling competent in your skills and in a short time you will be questioning your abilities.
the reward is helping the severely mentally ill improve their lives.
ineffective leadership, management focus is not on quality patient care.