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Office clerk (Former Employee) –  Boulder, CONovember 13, 2017
nice people very happy environment. come in and start on computer help some poeple on computer. very helpful. loving poeple in work going to lunch. talking to poeple about there problems
Pros
free lunches
Cons
temporary
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Strive to make a difference
TBD (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COSeptember 26, 2017
Mental Health Partners does a world of wonder, or at least it tries too, within the Boulder County community.
I most enjoyed my colleagues, they are some of the best humans to surround yourself with, and they sincerely care about the work they do for their clients and the overall community.
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ugh
Therapist, Teen Programs (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COSeptember 16, 2017
not worth the effort to write out all that is troubling about this agency. AVOID if you possibly can. too low of pay for work. No clear leadership. horrible benefits
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Great place to grow skills
Crisis Counselor (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COMay 24, 2017
MHP gives a lot of training and continued education and room for growth. They care about you as a person, not just you in your functional role. It's a team-building environment.
Pros
Management support, room for growth
Cons
Pay
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Non profit company with admirable mission
Billing Account Specialist (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COApril 16, 2017
Excellent company to work for. Strive to be the employer of choice and value employee feedback. Employees that truly believe in company mission and work to help community.
Pros
Employees and Mission
Cons
Work load expectations and maintaining a work-life balance
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Community Mental Helath
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern (Former Employee) –  Broomfield, COFebruary 6, 2017
MHP is a wonderful organization with a dedicated and very intelligent staff. They are committed to providing the best possible service to each client and working hard to contribute to the community it serves.
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Cannot retain talent and qualified staff
Intern (Former Employee) –  Boulder County, COFebruary 5, 2017
MHP does an excellent job in hiring excellent and qualified candidates (if not over qualified). However, MHP could work better in supporting employees and retaining individuals. The turn over rate is very high. The "revolving door" aspect of employee turnover rate is not supportive to clients who need services and not supportive of the budget and work environment.



Being short staffed is very stressful. The case load is very high, and as a result, the qualify of client care. I would also recommend that MHP reevaluate individuals who work in management as the quality of individuals who are in charge of supervision was very poor and feel this is a contributing factor to the high turn over rate.
Pros
opportunity to gain supervision hours and hours towards license
Cons
high turn over rate, poor management
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Can not attract enough good talent
House Manager/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Longmont, COAugust 5, 2016
I wouldn't recommend working here long term. Too much turmoil and understaffed. Skip this place and look elsewhere. Very Liberal environment creates folks that get sidetracked and can't focus on the critical issues. Cutting costs is more important to executive staff.
Pros
help for folks with mental issues
Cons
Unliked CSO, low moral, high turnover, understaffed
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A good place to get started and learn
Internship (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COJune 1, 2016
The very high caseload, the lack of communication from management, concerns constantly being ignored, and the pressure to manage many cases has lead to an unsatisfactory feeling of "burnt out" (I am happy my internship is over) . In my short time, I observed staff members frequently quitting.
Pros
Passionate coworkers, good place to start career
Cons
Turnover rate seems high
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The opposite of employer of choice
clinician (Former Employee) –  BoulderMay 29, 2016
Management and MHP executives have noted the higher than average turnover rate and the turnover rate has been expressed in meetings. This is not the employer of choice. This is not a healthy work environment--high case loads, stringent policies, and a culture where communication is not encouraged amongst staff. Clear signs of little or no training amongst some management team staff.

The manner in which performance is measured borders on being illegal, the benefits are sub par, and because of the high case load/low pay many staff members are very stressed and can make for a toxic work environment . Isn't this ironic that this is a mental health facility?
Pros
Gain supervision hours for licensure, other team members to commurserate the bad work environment
Cons
Shorts breaks, low chance of getting a raise
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Serious Management Trouble
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Boulder County, COMay 17, 2016
I agree with other reviews saying there is an "Elitism" attitude with upper management. It started in 2013 when the Chief Strategy Officer came on board. He was a very poor selection for a position that is not even needed. He unfairly eliminated very talented technical people that were leading MHP in the right direction. MHP has been wavering ever since with no technical leadership.
Pros
help to needy people
Cons
over worked, understaffed, no technical leadership
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Horrible
Ex-Employee (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COMay 13, 2016
Do not work here. You will regret it. It used to be a great place to work but has steadily gone downhill since the hiring of a clinical psychiatrist into the Chief Strategy Officer role in 2013. Management is out of touch and there is a culture of elitism and secrecy. Technical decisions are made by non-technical people and large scale projects frequently fail. The organization is top heavy and needs a haircut and a shake up to oust the entrenched. They claim to want to be the "employer of choice" for Boulder County. Laughable comedy. Save yourself headaches and heartaches. Skip over this company and aim higher.
Pros
Nice campus location in Boulder
Cons
Management, Elitism, Out of touch, stale, parking
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Don't send your child here! What kind of place is this?
Assistant (Former Employee) –  Denver, COApril 10, 2016
Not surprising this place has bad reviews.
Requiring:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Psychology, Social Work
Also required: Two to five years relevant experience in traditional and non-traditional youth service setting and...
Need to have:
....Experience working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems, empathy for mood and personality disordered teens

The pay rates $12.76 to $17??!!

No parent should send their child here when the salaries for this type of skill level is this low! Stunned.
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'Elite' Top Heavy Management not clued in to employees or clients
Psychiatrist (Current Employee) –  IrisApril 6, 2016
Top Heavy Management concerned more with their job titles (VP's and Directors) than providing a constructive work environment for their employees interfacing directly with clients. Management has created a segregated 'elite' group. One recent example is they renamed the Sr, Systems Administrator (IT position) to Director of IT because they could not find anyone to accept the Sr. Systems Administrator position. Non-technical management can not make decisions. Don't waste your time here if you want a long, fulfilling career.
Pros
Understaffed, highly stressed employees get the job done regardless of Managment
Cons
focus too much on nonsense job titles; separation of Management and Employees
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Frustrating, disheartening, toxic work environment
Outpatient Counselor (Former Employee) –  Longmont, CO 80501March 28, 2016
Caseloads were through the roof, clinicians were constantly quitting due to burn out, management ignored our concerns and basically told us we weren't working efficiently enough. People (like me) were referred to (by our CEO) as a "negative Nellys" for bringing up legitimate concerns about the ethics of what we were being asked to do.
Pros
They paid for CAC classes
Cons
See above
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Managment too heavy, need to cut worthless Chief Strategy Officer
philanthropy Officer (Current Employee) –  Boulder, CONovember 16, 2015
The lack of experience of the CSO hurts MHP. The CSO has never had any major accomplishments. Good talker but lacks experience.
Pros
non-profit easier job environment
Cons
short staffed, low pay, over worked, stress
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Able to utilize skill set, organization resistant to change
Customer Service Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COSeptember 8, 2015
Two stars. Able to utilize skills. Passion for client quality of life and recovery mid level staff and down. Upper management lack of client focus.
Pros
Able to utilize skills, client focused mid level staff
Cons
Upper management lack of client focus
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Not The MHC it used to Be
Supervisor- Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boulder, COAugust 31, 2015
Management heavy, clients come second, HR is there for the upper managers only in personnel issues.
One of the most stressful environments I have ever worked!
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Comment – February 9, 2017

Corporate mentality means the clients and staff lose!
It's sad that a once great center started by hippies, for "the people" has come to this.
Many fine staff, but awful leadership makes it for not.

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Active environment with a lot of freedom for creativity. Support from team members and other staff when difficult situations arose.
Recovery Care Coordinator- Case (Former Employee) –  Longmont, COAugust 24, 2015
The work day included charting, meeting with multiple clients for hour long sessions, organizing for groups and or helping in the milieu.
MHP was a place where I learned about the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Model, Assertive Community Treatment Model, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other evidence based practices.
I enjoyed and appreciated my co-workers and supervisors and the amount of support they were always willing to provide.
Difficult situations would arise with clients from time to time and having minimal resources could often be a struggle.
The most enjoyable aspect of this job was seeing clients succeed and simply being able to spend time with them.
Pros
Supportive, flexible, creative environment
Cons
Salary, minimal resources
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Poor Exec Management
Clinical Psychologist (Current Employee) –  Boulder, COJune 13, 2015
Good place to work if you like to help people but get paid very little. Everyone seems to be over worked, under paid and highly stressed.. High turn over, poor direction from CSO focused only on money. It would be nice to hire some experienced business people instead of psychologists... the executive team has been in place too long so there are no new ideas, very stagnant.
Pros
Helping people
Cons
Poor leadership, Lack of Direction, Focus is on cutting budgets and laying people off, High Stress
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