What One Would Expect From a Large Nonprofit Organization
Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee) – Various – September 6, 2016
Typical day at work varies depending on location (different cities) and department (DCF, DMH, DD, DYS, etc). The immediate atmosphere is manageable, especially if coworkers and supervisors are cohesive. Upper management has serious communication deficits and follow through on their end is nonexistent. It appears that many administrative positions have minimal insight into what actually occurs at numerous programs, as a whole. Non-administration is part of a union, which can be a double edged sword (it may work for or against an employee; most often performs negotiations poorly); therefore, know your rights as an employee. Time management may be one of the most difficult portions of the job, especially with low pay, requiring many employees to work extra shifts or second/third jobs. Relief of shift is not always guaranteed on a given day. Some days the clients being served are the challenge, while other days, it is the administration/corporation as a whole, that is the challenge.
Health benefits, possible opportunity to advance, meet diverse/exceptional individuals