Family Clinician (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – August 6, 2013
I really learned family therapy at this job, which has helped me to be a better clinician overall. I like the hours and the independent nature of this job. The clinical supervision was superb, and my co-workers input and feedback was very, very important. The program for families was very structured and effective in changing dysfunctions within the families. The commute from Oakland could be very difficult if there was an accident on the bridge.
good supervision, good food
some of the neighborhoods where the client lived were dangerous.
Clinical Supervisor, Trainer, and Therapist (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – September 3, 2014
FSA is a highly disorganized non-profit mental health agency with high staff turn-over due to poor management and terrible benefits. While some staff is exceptionally dedicated and working hard in difficult circumstances, burn out is high because the work is demanding and management offers little tangible support.
opportunity to help people
low pay, disorganized upper management, horrible health coverage
I loved working there, it was challenging, rewarding and a great place to work, it had a wonderful program manager.
CAT and Hart Advocate, (Former Employee) – Redding, CA – April 8, 2015
A typical day at work, included a morning meeting with a contracted agency where you picked up information and had a mini case management meeting. Left and went to the office to check messages, referrals and care giver needs, made necessary phone calls and planned out the home visits and did the home visits that were on the board. Took your lunch, checked into the office did paper work on morning visits and checked the board for other home visits and responded to any crisis and if you had time you made another home visit to check on and existing client then returned to finish any documentation or scheduling that needed to be done . If it was an office day you did intakes and helped with paperwork referrals or documentation. We had in house case management meetings on Tuesdays or Thursdays to discuss the case loads and results. We had regular Inservice meetings and trainings on a regular basis. There was an on Call schedule that changed weekly which required taking crisis phone calls and home visit interactions after the office closed. I utilized all of my skills for the good of the clients we worked with. My co-workers were great team players. The hardest part of the job was finding care givers to do emergency crisis in home services for referred clients from the our contracted partner, do to the short on-call participants for the in home services, but we had a good group to work with. The most enjoyable part of the job was working in a position that allowed me to use my all of my skills, law enforcement, mental health and public relations,more... and knowing that I was doing something that benefited the community.less
helping the elderly, working with the community to keep them safe, and knowing what I did made a difference in someones life.
That the non-profit closed its doors, and returned grants that were non competitive.
Parent Aide (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – June 11, 2012
I was a mandated court reporter for a Family Service Agency where I worked side by side with Child Protective Services. My typical work day was driving around Maricopa County providing supervised visits to parents who were in the CPS system. I took their children to them and provided them weekly visits and I documented the visit. I learned to have a thick heart and to help others so they could have a second chance at life. I didnt get to see my co-workers due to our different work hours but would get to see them on Friday mornings at our meetings. The hardest part of my job was arriving home from a 10 hour work day and still having to type out my documents and not having enough time to spend with my family. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping men and women be better parents.
Majority of the position held at this job was teaching parents the skills they needed to help them regain custody/ custodial rights of their children that were removed by Child Protective Services and placed in Foster care Homes.
seeing families grow anf bond, as a result of working with them.