Positive, caring, professional atmosphere for helping others within a counseling team environment.
Pros: health and dental benefits, caring and professional atmosphere, insightful staff meetings with encouraging management, and plenty of rewarding challenges.
Cons: some legal issues did prevent us from being able to have more influence in the lives of some clients, but we did our best in affecting positive change in their lives.
I had the pleasure of working for Gateway Community Services in the early 1990's, until I had my first child. I found the Adolescent Outpatient Department to be a warm, fun, and creative place to be part of a professional and caring counseling team. My immediate supervisor, Frances Broadhurst, afforded team members the opportunity to work in a variety of facilities and situations, which allowed me to learn several different positions and familiarize myself with various therapeudic options. My responsibilities included individual and group therapy sessions, educational intervention groups, play and art therapy, preparing treatment plans and other legal documentation.