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Fred Finch Youth Center Employer Reviews

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okay
Housing Manager (Former Employee), Berkeley, CAMay 6, 2014
Pros: work with youth
Cons: needs better management
not stable management team. the supervisor wasnt into working with the youth so she gave things to do with the youth
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Great learning experience
Mental Health Therapist, IMF (Former Employee), San Diego, CAApril 1, 2014
I provided and facilitated group therapy to youth who experienced trauma and were removed from their homes for a variety of reasons. Group therapy allowed the youth to process their feelings as well as improve on their social and coping skills. It was definitely a job that allowed for personal career growth, as well. I carried a heavy caseload while – more... with this job, and the paperwork was never too light. I gained much experience working with foster youth, as well as, furthered my career goals. – less
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it's mental health
Overnight Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee), Lemon Grove, CANovember 28, 2013
no real issues beyond lack of coverage for overnights... could be more family friendly
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Fun work environment.
Mental Health Counselor (Current Employee), Lemon Grove, CAAugust 30, 2013
Pros: benefits, every day is different.
Staffing is bar-none the best I have worked with. No day is ever the same. I would recommend it as a stepping stone into the mental health field.
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Supportive to personal and professional growth
Family Partner (Current Employee), chula vistaJune 24, 2013
Pros: flexible hours
I have learned to set personal goals for myself. I have learned from the community that I have worked with, diversity. I really enjoy the team willingness to help.
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A well-rounded company providing quality social services to SD County
MFT Intern-Therapist (Current Employee), San Diego, CAJune 14, 2013
Pros: good benefits, involved management, supportive agency for acquiring hours towards bbs licensure.
Hours: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Group & Individual therapy for 6 - 18 year olds
Excellent group & individual supervision of BBS hours
Teamwork & flexibility were crucial to the success of the position
Trauma Informed Care was a focus of our work with the minors & the child care workers at Polinsky Children's Center
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Dynamic counseling position.
Home Services Coordinator (Former Employee), Lakeside, CAMay 6, 2013
Pros: dynamic position.
Cons: violence
At Fred Finch Youth Center I began as a counselor and was promoted to Home Services Coordinator (HSC). Both positions were extremely complex and dangerous as the clients were very aggressive. That said I thoroughly enjoyed working there using a wide array of behavior modification techniques and counseling strategies with teens in crisis. As the HSC – more... I was responsible for all counseling duties as well as menus, home care, needs, and anything involved in caring for the teens on the residential end of the program. Managed several staff members. – less
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Great Work Place
Mental Health Counselor - Shift Lead (Former Employee), Vacaville, CAFebruary 18, 2013
Pros: great times together before the holidays
Just sad that the Vacaville California location had to be closed.

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Crash Course in Humanity
Special Ed. Teacher (Former Employee), Oakland, CaliforniaFebruary 10, 2013
Pros: a chance to make a real impact, very real personal connections, knowledge and experience of counseling and human support
Cons: very draining
This was the most physically and mentally challenging task I have ever undertaken. Many days left me physically and mentally battered, but the pay off was a functional understanding of what make each of us tick at the most essential, ground level of our humanity.

I have amazing stories from this experience. AMAZING.
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Management Unprofessional
Office worker-Administration (Former Employee), Oakland, CAOctober 4, 2012
Pros: some positions are union
Cons: over worked
This is the worst company I ever worked for, administration management is unprofessional they like to play immuture games with staffs and set staffs up for failure so they can get rid of staffs they dislike. One manager comes to work with her mood swing and take her frustration out on staffs and sometimes yell at them. The company don't care enough – more... about staffs to provide ergonomics workstation, a lot of the desks and chairs were donated from the 70's,80's & 90's which are worn out. They have some of the worst working condition, old smelly building that has mold growth and mold smell, and the company does not provide handicap accessible for wheelchair and disable person.If a employee has a problem with a manager there's no luck in resolving issue with HR and manager immediate supervisor because they will side with the manager. The company shows lack of appreciate toward staffs, they can't even provide free lunches, when management do give to its staffs it's a $5 Safeway giftcard, dollar store item, or something they made with the office supplies which is pathetic. I never seen a company with such a huge turn over in staffs like FFYC, people come and go because management is unprofessional and they will over work you for a little bit of money. – less
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It could have been a great company
Overnight Residential Living Assistant Supervisor (Former Employee), Oakland, CAApril 22, 2012
Pros: meet great young people
Cons: not allowed to help the young people we served
I love the clients I served unfortunately, the management tied the hands of their supervisors and first line staff. They allowed the clients to abuse staff. Safety was definitely a issue. The company had to close down.
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first job out ofcollege job
Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee), Vacaville, CAApril 17, 2012
Pros: good place to start
was working here right after college, and shut down 6 months after i started there