Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee) – Wakefield, MA – March 20, 2016
It is a large company so therefore acts like one. However the co-workers are awesome and they do offer great services for a larger organization. If you do not mind working for a large company, then they are a good choice. They also pay well for the field
Transitional Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saugus, MA – November 12, 2015
This job consist of working with teenagers in a residential setting. The day consist of running a therapeutic group, making sure the kids have physical fitness instructed in their day and teaching youth what and how to perform their daily living routine.
Family Stabilization Worker (Former Employee) – Waltham/ Dedham/Arlington – September 29, 2015
Working at Eliot was the best thing of my life. It helped me grow and learned a lot of stuff. I worked from being a group care worker to admin to assistant director and family stabilization worker. I loved what I did. It helped me realized what I wanted to major in school. Working with young children and teenagers it teaches you a lot and getting to know some of their struggle as young as they are and understanding the help that they need. There is a lot of room for advancement working at Eliot.
Gcw (Former Employee) – Plymouth – August 24, 2015
Place was terrible with the higher ups. They played favorites and the onlllllt good part was the co workers it's a shame they don't do something about training directors and the admin on how to treat co workers who are doing 16 hour days. And to top it off I'm out of of a job and I applied to another location and the director at this location called and told them not to hire me when I have a family to feed when all I did was not take her b.s. and she couldn't handle it. Oh well I will be praying for her and all those poor kids who have to suffer because of staff shortage and working environments.
Group Care Worker (Current Employee) – Framingham, MA – July 29, 2015
Need good attitude talk to the resident, maintain order in the program, hung out with resident the whole shift, work with behavior and language, follow the program rules, be in time for wake up and bedtime, basic work.
it like another day at home with chores and work in house.
work with bad behavior of kids and restrain if with have too.
Eliot provided excellent training opportunities, staff supervision and a culture routed in the pursuit of excellence.
Homeless Outreach Clinician (Former Employee) – Lexington, MA – June 16, 2015
A typical workday included preparation of breakfast/lunch items, a staff review of clients who may be in a state of crisis, individual counseling sessions, distribution of clothing, hygiene and other items clients may need, preparation for street-outreach, input of information into the State/Federal computer data collection system.
Among the many things I learned during my time at Eliot, the most significant was that given sufficient patient efforts aimed at inspiring, motivating, helping clients develop a suitable plan for building support systems, many clients achieve small successes they can build upon.
The most difficult part of the job was building relationships with outside providers who are not motivated to fulfilling client needs.
The most enjoyable moments included watching clients overcome obstacles through perseverance and hard work to end their homeless and substance abuse condition, and or reach mental health stabilization.
This company had me come to them twice for an interview and they know that I lived 6 hours away (in grad school). Then they never responded back to me after the SECOND interview. For a "human services" company, they need to relearn ethics.
Intern (Former Employee) – Lexington, MA – April 8, 2015
I loved working with other TBI and ABI survivors on a daily basis. Worked well with other staff to obtain daily goals. Management provided a comfortable place to work and could have been more proficient in scheduling
mentor (Former Employee) – Massachusetts – February 14, 2015
Not necessarily the "Eliot Cummunity Human Services" but similarly thousands of the same type of "health Care" business mushrooming in urban metropolitan cities, looking to exploit communities teeming with suffering and stereotyped minorities, ...not to mention take advantage of the resources a person brings into the workplace (cars, computers, pocket money to buy much needed resources to do well by a particular client), these workplaces are an infestation to the quality of health care people are entitled to when compare to the taxes the average taxpayers contributes to the health care system.
Most of the so called "supervisors" and higher-ups in the echelons of these "health care" places use a CULTURAL DEFICIT MODEL to "inform" their knowledge of health care and how it relates to the working class, especially to those "different-from" otherness in communities unlucky enough to have this "health care models" in their mist.
I've personally known of similar workplaces where the higher-ups in positions of "power" in these health care businesses pretend they serve minority communities in their own language, using their own cultural costumes, but prohibit bilingual workers from speaking the very language these health care frauds claim to accommodate. Same fraudulent "health care" businesses place misguided white folks (usually white women) to do the hiring; the unfortunate end-result in the hiring process filters lots of caucasians who are hardly able to utter two cohisive sentences in a row --sometimes even in their native language!....fresh out-of-college, young caucasian womenmore... badly informed about the communities in which they use said mentioned cultural deficit model, ....armed with a superiority complex as it regards their own caucasian cultures, ...intentionally and maliciously disparaging of people of color they forever feel intuitively afraid of).less
Manager (Former Employee) – Judge John Connelly Building – September 9, 2014
The company has a lot of people that mean well and want to make a difference ,but there's a lot of B.S. that follows with trying to do the right thing. DYS(Dept. of youth services) contracts them out under a unfair watchful eye that creates a lot of tension on a daily basis. DYS is a joke and only looks out for themselves and you have to play the game of what they want in place. There's a lot of favorites within the Dept. which is also a joke. Professionally I would not work for this company as a floor staff, many physical assaults and a lot of B.S. paperwork to follow. If you want to make a difference in a youths life , apply else where
the food at the facility that i was at was excellent
minmumal staff support from the higher up's, big turn over, too much overtime due to people not wanting to work at this facility(jcjc)
Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee) – Lexington, MA – June 4, 2014
This was a document intensive job which required a lot of writing and driving to clients' residences, however it was a fun job as staff encountered different clients during the day some of whom were quite humorous.