Chemical Health Technician (Tech.) (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – September 15, 2014
Pros: direct client contact
Cons: under-staffed at times
Being a Chemical Health Technician, (TECH) is challenging and rewarding. Assisting clients with their personal needs as well as helping them navigate the CD program so they may be exposed to all the program has to offer. The real challenges came when the number of staff on hand was low. It was rewarding to see the positive change in clients as they – more... progressed through the program. – less
Employee (Current Employee), St. Paul, MN – August 29, 2014
I have worked for Meridian Behavioral Health for 5 years, I have seen the company open up an endless amount of advancement opportunities for employees. Meridian is one of the fastest growing behavioral health organizations in the country and they will always look internally for advancement as they grow. Meridian has recently started a High Potential – more... Academy where employees at each of the sites are chosen to be groomed for advancement! The administrative team is highly educated in the field and great to work for, the CEO is down to earth and promotes that employees contact him directly with issues or new ideas. Client care is always at the utmost importance in all of the decisions for the company, and it shows in outcomes and client satisfaction surveys. The staff are great and have a strong passion for helping not only the clients learn and grow but each other as well. My experience working here has been beyond great, and I hope for many more years with the company! – less
Staff member (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MN – October 16, 2013
Pros: most co workers are great
Cons: too many to list
Management- is a joke. The director cares more about herself and bringing in money, then she does about clients or her staff. She has been seen yelling at staff members and also ignoring client care.
Living areas- the clients rooms are disgusting. Staff likes to blame this on clients, but its the facility. Rooms have bugs. There is mice that live in – more... the eating areas and also client rooms. Ceiling is falling down in common areas. When it rains, prepare for water coming in from the ceiling.
Client care- be prepared to be talked down to, treated like a child, and be kept in treatment beyond the amount of time you need. If there is empty beds, counselors are told they cannot graduate a client so they can keep beds filled. Clients are also referred within company even if their needs are better served at another facility.
Staff- the staff can be seen bickering about each other. Techs sitting in their office playing on their cell phones. Lack of nursing. High staff turnover. Tech manager degrading clients and talking down to them. Nurse manager more concerned with herself and her looks, then client care and her nurse turn over.
Most nurses do not stay for more than 1 month due to the way they are treated. Counselor stay is typically 3-6 months. Supervisor stay is 4 months. Tech stay is typically 3-5 months.
There is no room for advancement. Be prepared for empty promises. There is no raises. Be prepared to not have days off that you have earned. – less
Administrative Manager (Former Employee), Gainesville, FL – January 28, 2013
Pros: assistance with gas mileage.
Cons: short lunch breaks.
Check Voice Mail and e-mail. Check with Supervisor. If an assessment needs to be completed do so. If not leave to start home visists. All meetings are usually on Tuesdays at 8:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Turn in Productivity to the Secretary. Follow daily Protocol . To keep up with Productivity and to stay focus with all paper work and documentation. Management – more... was cooperative and helpful. Co-workers were team players and fun to be with. The hardest part of the job was trying to catch the clients at home to complete an assessment.The most enjoyable part was being able to reach our and help people that were disabled. – less