Pros: free lunches from vendors, client friendly workplace, friendly staff
Cons: meridian services does not give raises, the salary you begin with you end with!
Meridian Services cares very much for their clients and tries to make sure that client's are first priority with staff. Staff works together for the good of the clients. A typical day at work encompasses a minimum for five hours of billable time seeing clients. A Case Manager might assist a client at the grocery, food pantry, doctor visit, or emergency room visit, or just meet with them at their home to make sure they are provided with services to assist them in their daily lives.
I learned to document everything and to word documentation in a format that is acceptable to Medicaid/Medicare. Notes must be submitted within 47 hours and sometimes this is hard to accomplish. A 15 minute contact might take as long to write a note as a five hour contact.
For the most part management was helpful, friendly and willing to answer questions. My co-workers were awesome to work with and became a team for the betterment of the client.
The hardest part of the job was when a client failed at their personal goal and you felt like you were failing also.
The most enjoyable part of the job was watching the clients achieve even a small victory. It might be for some one week sober/drug free or one year or ten years, each was a huge victory to them.
Another enjoyable part of the job was the inpromptu lunches where staff met to get away from work for just a little while.