Collaborative and Compassionate Work Environment
Clinician (Current Employee) – Pittsburg, CA – July 7, 2016
I have been able to gain valuable work experience since starting at Lincoln as a MFT Trainee in 2013 and then being hired as a clinician (MFT Intern) since 2014. Supervisors, managers, and colleagues have all contributed to a fun and supportive work environment where I felt free to ask questions and also build personal relationships.
The nature of working with youth who have experienced trauma and/or poverty can be very difficult. Lincoln as an agency is aware of these challenges and helps support staff through self-care days, individual and group supervision, staff meetings, and training. Medi-Cal billing can also be demanding and have a steep learning curve, but this is an important skill that can help further a career in this field. I have always been able to find help from Lincoln staff in learning the ins and outs (and constantly changing nature) of Medi-Cal billing. Even with the challenging nature of the work, I have always felts supported and encouraged to find a balance between work and personal life. I was able to take a great maternity leave when I had a baby and felt supported returning to work and pumping for my baby.
Overall, Lincoln has great agency values and puts those into action in the community. The CEO embodies these values also and has had personal meetings to hear the perspectives of employees. I have really enjoyed working with Lincoln and value the experience I have gained, as well as the personal relationships I have formed.
Compassionate staff, great experience for gaining hours, helpful learning environment