Marriage/family Counselor (Former Employee) – Lompoc, CA – December 1, 2017
Management was great. Weekly supervision for therapists was excellent. Working conditions were sometimes poor. Working with students during school hours many times did not provide us with an appropriate setting to provide help for the students we were seeing. The most enjoyable part of my job was the juvenile offenders court system whereas I was part of the weekly court hearing. The judge would interview each prisoner as to what he or she was doing to change their life style. I was available to any juvenile offender who expressed an interest in seeing me.
Interesting work. Helping juveniles
School sometimes hindered us from providing counseling for needy students.
Family Advocate (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 27, 2017
Company was managed so poorly it lost contracts and when they laid people off, several people including myself were not paid monies owed. I called, sent emails, went in person and was paid a little but not all. No advancement. Not honest. I would not recommend anyone work here unless you want to work for free
Family Resource Coordinator (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 25, 2017
The upper management is awful. They have no compassion for the employee or foster work-life balance. They only care about the bottom line and demand high billables without adequate compensation to their employees.
While at the Family Service Agency I worked with clients having credit problems. I was able to offer them credit counseling while also negotiating with their creditors to help them to reduce their financial issues and debt.
It was a rewarding job, helping people, but offered no potential for advancement.
Therapist Intern (Former Employee) – Burbank, CA – July 8, 2017
This place (from when I was there) had no real full-time clinician positions. Instead, they just offered part-time clinical hours to any MFTI's that were available in exchance for clinical supervision. It's a good place for your practicuum experience...but if you want to get hired, go elsewhere.
School-based Counselor (Former Employee) – Lompoc, CA – May 18, 2017
The schools I worked for had good principals and my supervisor was excellent. I gained greater skills in counseling. Management was available and helpful. The culture was fine. The hardest part of the job was trying to help students when parents weren't actively involved. The most enjoyable were seeing students excel.
The company I worked for was helpful and respectful
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.
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