Pros: possibilty of advancement, raises are given, the company will do whatever they can to ensure their employees voices are heard
Cons: poor health benefits in coventry
The only thing I regret is having to leave this company. I enjoyed my overall experience. I am currently in the process of moving.
A typical day at work consist of being mobile from classroom-to-classroom and back to your designated area to complete all notes due, and any paperwork due for upcoming dates.
Management was great at the Roanoke office; however, communication from Program Coordinators to Lead Counselor's can be a little inconsistent (very seldom). Overall all levels were great with communicating changes, needs, upcoming trainings, and due paperwork.
Co-workers: Even though the agency has over 50 employee's at the site you will only be working with the employees at the school you are assigned to. Nevertheless, the summer program, program meetings, trainings, company events will allow you to meet everyone. The employee's at this company were a great group of people to work with. If not for them, a typical workday would be boring.
For most employees the most difficult part of this job is the paperwork. The stress of paperwork can be reduced with proper time management (know your dates/plan ahead) and communication. If you are behind, request for help and communicate it with your Program Coordinator and Clinician. THEY WILL WORK WITH YOU!!!
The most enjoyable part about working for this company is working with your coworkers, trainings, and assisting your clients on a daily basis.
You will be working with an array of clients with several behavioral issues that will test your patience. This can be difficult for an individual when wears their emotions on their – more... sleeves. The cure to this is VENTING. I wouldn't recommend violating confidentiality and HPPA laws by engaging in side conversations with teachers and principals, but venting with your coworkers (Lead Counselors, Clinicians, Director, Program Coordinators) can be very beneficial; can provide both laughter and knowledge in coping skills for yourself and for your dealing with your client.
Personal issues with specific employee's come with the territory of any job; therefore, should you have any personal issues be certain to communicate your problems with them. If you cannot, I wouldn't recommend gossiping with others. Nothing is more detrimental to an working environment than personal issues that you are afraid to address. It can disrupt productivity and the rapport between you and your coworkers.
Don't be lazy in this field. Communication is EVERYTHING. Especially with your clients. Nothing is more important than the rapport you build with your client. Plan your paperwork accordingly.
Goodbye. I'll Miss you all
Stop Waiting and Apply For This Position!!! – less