DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Port Jefferson, NY – September 22, 2017
They overwork you to death. If you're in residential prepare to work 12+ hours every shift. The pay is nothing for the amount of workload you are given. As rewarding as the job is and even for how great the benefits are, it's not worth it. They do not care about or protect their employees. They treat you like you are disposable but yet they're constantly looking for staff. It's very sad.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Holtsville, NY – July 25, 2017
I felt the staff and managers were very unprofesional. There was more drama and fratinization than anything else. The residents were not treated very well and the managers point blame on staff to keep there jobs.
Driver (Former Employee) – Port Jefferson Station, NY – July 15, 2017
I wasn't there long and lost interest in the position I held because of the insultingly low pay -- it's pathetic. Whether the fields are nursing, care aides, or transportation, you're gonna earn less at Maryhaven than at other companies. You need to have a desire and passion to take care of diabled folks, otherwise the low pay will make you resentful and you'll end up asking yourself, "Why am I here?" On top of that, the place is run down, staffed with portly, know-it-all libtards, and the place has a peculiar smell. I was happy to leave.
I have been in Behavioral Health Billing for many years and this was an opportunity for me to expand my knowledge in this field. I was able to work independently which allowed me to work more efficient and be more accurate.
Goal Coach/Case Aid (Former Employee) – Marysville, OH – February 13, 2017
working with those who are battling substance abuse and mental health challenges. Being a roll model and sounding board for those who need someone to listen. Assist in setting goals of sobriety and futures after sobriety
LPN (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – December 31, 2016
This place is unorganized, unethical and unpredictable. The nurses are not trained correctly, the charge nurse is hard to get along with. Upper management will not stand up for you even if you are right. The case aids are out of control and do not take direction from nurses. Save your license, do not work here.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Current Employee) – Port Jefferson, NY – December 2, 2016
Typical work day is caring for the individuals needs. What I have learned is the person center planing toward the individual needs and wants. Management and co-workers work well as a team. The hardest part of the job is working when its under ratio. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the individuals accomplished their tasks/goals independently. I strongly believe that Maryhaven needs to be unionized for empolyees.
Drug and Alcohol Counselor (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – August 2, 2016
I try to stay busy all of the time with groups and one on one sessions with clients. Work closely with clinical supervisor. Communication with co-workers are important. The most enjoyable part of the job is my clients.
Internship (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – April 14, 2016
I only have experience with the Residential Adolescent Unit. Staff is committed to the recovery of their clients. Groups are held twice daily and there is an opportunity for the clients to continue their education in house as well as a credit recovery program. Management in the Adolescent Unit is very supportive of interns and the supervisors are extremely knowledgeable. I have learned and practiced assessments, leading groups and individual clients as well as family sessions. The hardest part of the job has been to learn to "go with the flow" dealing with chemically addicted adolescents particularly boys, in my case. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the difference made in the lives of the clients.
Counselor (Current Employee) – Columbus, OH – October 31, 2015
Working here is non stop action when working with the adolescent population. The ability to think quickly and often with out assistance is a must. No much to be learned here from the upper management although co-workers will provide assistance when available. the hardest part of the job is minimal job training, limited CEU opportunities due to work load, reactive supervision and intervention, and high demand on productivity with minimal time for documentation. The most enjoyable part of the job would be the autonomy of the position, knowledgeable, co-workers, and pay.