disappointing. appeared to have something to hide. bad management
director, st clairsville, oh - November 22, 2014
The CEO told me management didn't "trust" me because they were "afraid you will quit and report us for what you learn about us." When I interviewed I was told restraints were a last resort and that the facility was moving away from restraints. That was not the case. 10 restraints were done in a 2 hour period. As a therapist and as a manager I felt none of the 10 restraints were necessary. Therapists tried, but no one, especially management seemed to care about coping skills or identifying why the little kids, and they were little, were escalated. I was told by the CEO I wasn't involved in enough restraints. Management prided themselves on the number of restraints they participated in. As a manager I found this unsettling. There is a huge lack a communication which leaves the mht feeling isolated. The units are filthy. Food and beverages are often spilled on the floors and let there. Children's belongings are everywhere and no one knows what goes where. Kids daily wear someone else's clothes and shoes. Morale is extremely low. Training is poor at best. If you are in management you will be expected to work well beyond 8 hrs every day even when circumstances do not warrant it. You are expected to put the job over your family at all times. The facility has a history of unethical and abusive behavior. Sadly in my short time there, despite reassurances from the CEO, the behaviors continued. The facility needs all new management from the CEO down to the unit supervisors. They need quality ethical leaders then and only then will fox run become what I was promised it was.