Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services Employee Reviews

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colleagues are great
Administrative Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Inglewood, CAAugust 3, 2017
Community Mental health is not without it's downsides. At times Mental Health and Business will get along like sand and water. This is very evident in community mental health in Los Angeles
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really good compny to work for and ger experience
Care Coordinator for AB109 Program (Current Employee) –  Inglewood, CAJuly 3, 2017
Great place to work with great people. You get a lot of experience as well as the company takes care of their employees. Great benefit package, vacation and sick time accrual.
Pros
job securirty
Cons
high expectations
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fun place
MSW Intern (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CAJune 29, 2017
It was a good place to work. I was able to work with many people and learn from them every day. There was help for anyone if needed. They loved having a culture of helping.
Pros
the people
Cons
case load
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Unrealistic Productivity Expectations
Psychiatric Staff (Former Employee) –  Inglewood, CAJune 14, 2017
A non-profit organization, so overworked and underpaid is to be expected. The workflow is disorganized, likely due to poor retention rates, and upper management rarely takes action. Employee morale is generally low, and the safety of staff members is not a top priority. As mentioned in previous reviews, the current business model presents unrealistic expectations on staff members, especially given an out-dated user-unfriendly computer system. The majority of hirings occur after the new fiscal year (July 1st), and understaffed departments must endure avoidable issues until then. Unfortunately, patient care is often compromised in such an environment. The benefits are fairly generous, however, several only apply after the first year of employment
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Good Training site!
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAApril 11, 2017
Didi Hirsch is a great organization to work for, to get necessary training in EBP's and DMH paperwork. Productivity is the priority and sometimes client care gets lost.
Pros
EBP training
Cons
Productivity driven
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Generally a fair workplace
Charge Nurse (Former Employee) –  Inglewood, CAFebruary 23, 2017
While Didi Hirsch is a very worthwhile agency and one that provides great training, support, opportunities for advancement and educational opportunities, their Crisis Residential program (Excelsior House) is a dangerous place in which to work with chronic staff turnover, understaffing, lack of safety support (i.e., security) and many patient and staff injuries.
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Great staff
Care Coordinator B/L (Former Employee) –  Glendale, CAAugust 9, 2016
The employees were great however the management lacked support and understanding. Unrealistic expectations from staff, such as billing. The turn over rate was very high.
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Fast paced and intense at times
Regional Director (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAMay 22, 2016
I have learned to work with several types of individuals with varying tasks. The ability to get results under competing pressures is vital at this company.
Pros
great pay and an ability to earn hours and job skills, evidenced based training.
Cons
Many different managers, all with specific priorities that require your attention, a high turnover rate makes keeping a full staff difficult.
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Facility Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Culver City, CAMay 9, 2016
Confidential to post for mental health Facility, However I enjoy working at Didi Hirsch. Employees here are mostly women, and they appear to all work here for hours on different internships and then move on, which is difficult for me because after you get to know people as friends, then they are gone...
Pros
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n/a
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Don't do it!!
worker (Former Employee) –  Culver CityApril 12, 2016
If you value your mental and physical health, I suggest you apply to another company. The leadership at Didi Hirsch cannot be trusted. I'd add that organization if you are a recent college graduate and need therapist experience, that place is the best place to get it...just don't lose your mind in the meantime.
Pros
mostly nice employees
Cons
the leadership is the worst!
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Great mission. VERY corporate.
Clinician III (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAFebruary 19, 2016
Behave. The heart and mission are in the right place. That is all I not to say. This site is asking for more, hence this appendage.
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Good for training and hours, but there is a trade off due to intense caseload and paperwork deadlines.
Therapist I (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAOctober 15, 2015
Didi Hirsch is a good agency for clinicians just finishing grad school and needing an opportunity to for further their training and gain hours towards your license. However, the workload is intense and there is a huge possibility for burnout. Since this is an agency with a clinical staff primarily made up of interns and burnout is high, there is a lot of turnover. There is also big separation between the people providing the services (clinical staff) and administrative staff which has the ability to make staff feel misunderstood and not appreciated. The most enjoyable part of job is the work done with the clients and being able to make a difference in people's lives. It is difficult to keep that in perspective in tough times, but with support from co-workers it makes things better.
Pros
Training in evidenced based practices, quick to gain hours for licensure, experience working with diverse populations, and multidisciplinary team
Cons
Focus on billing expectation as opposed to clinical care, big case load, more paperwork than clinical work
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Great Place for training
Therapist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CaAugust 3, 2015
This place is a great company to grow and mature as a therapist before launching into other ventures in the field. It offers rich training and hands-on experience.
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gained a lot of understanding in working with diverse population
FSP Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Inglewood, CAApril 30, 2015
Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
Assess patients for risk of suicide attempts.
Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, or tests.
Pros
the clients progress
Cons
deadlines with more work than time allowed
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Excellent Employer
Director of Administration (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CASeptember 16, 2014
I had nothing but the best experience at Didi Hirsch. The agency provides a wide range of mental health services, from its birth-to-five program through older adults.

I had the pleasure of working closely with very dedicated, innovative executive staff, and very passionate and talented clinical staff. My peers were collaborative and easy to work and partner with. My staff were very loyal and reflect the agency's values in all they do.
Pros
Comprehensive benefits, including low-cost healthcare coverage, many opportunities to advance.
Cons
During rapid change cycles, sometimes turnover increased, which can result in increased workloads for those who remain.
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High turnover
Bilingual Care Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAAugust 4, 2014
Low employee morale, clear division amongst staff, undefined roles
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Stable company with good people
Intake Specialist/ Therapist (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJune 21, 2014
I like working at Didi Hirsch MHS. I am able to have my career and family together as I have very flexible schedule. I work with great team of people that really care about the clients we serve. Didi Hirsch MHS has been around long time and provides many opportunities for its employers. It has good benefits as well.
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
Have 100 % productivity
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not the employer of choice
Therapiat (Current Employee) –  GlendaleNovember 10, 2013
this is the worst agency to work for the current management structure is terrible. we are going through a restructure that the executive management says is better, but it has been the worst. this executive team supported long time dedicated employess to lose their jobs and displaced good employe's. Moral is way down the staff are scared to speak out for fear of retalliation from Management and especially from Human Resources. I would not recommend no one work at this agency
Pros
can get your clinical hours, line staff are supportive
Cons
no focus on client care, not a recovery focused organization
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The worse place I have ever worked for! Enter at your own risk.
Administrative (Current Employee) –  Los AngelesOctober 24, 2013
This agency is so unorganized I am not sure how they function. Communication seems to be a problem and everyone I came across was unprofessional and rude.
Pros
none
Cons
The entire experience
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Unprofessional staff, especially upper management
Hard Worker (Former Employee) –  Culver City, CAAugust 31, 2013
The hardest part of the job was having to deal with such unprofessional or lack thereof professionalism. They rather have clowns working there than people that are truly passionate and professionals
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