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Stressful day-to-day
Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAMarch 18, 2017
I worked at North Spring for over a year and I can verify that the pay you receive is minuscule compared to the work required. As a newer employee, be prepared to take the backseat and poor assignments compared to the long tenure staff.
Day to day there is a lot of variation that could be remedied through simple communication from management. Must be comfortable with confrontation with residents and be comfortable with performing physical restraints on residents, albeit with assistance, but occasionally it will start as just a 1 on 1.
There are minimal bathroom breaks (if any), especially when working a 16 hour shift on Saturdays/Sundays.
Pros
Free meals, lax management
Cons
Hard to advance, management, lack of breaks
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Culture and supportive administration are lacking
Mental Health Professional (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAFebruary 2, 2017
The culture is not very trauma informed, which is unfortunate since most clients have a trauma history. Staff are under tremendous pressure to meet productivity and other standards, that are often unrealistic given the environment and limited resources. Administration takes a punitive stance toward staff who do not meet their expectations. Work culture echoes that of a traditional for-profit, capitalist corporation, which is not ideal in the mental health sector. Also, there is pressure to grow service lines when staffing and resources are not adequate to do so. Making a profit, and not providing quality treatment or a positive work environment, is the bottom- line.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Under staffed, harsh administration, not trauma informed
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You will work your life away there and for nothing
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAApril 4, 2016
The benefits are horrible, absolutely horrible, you have to find your own coverage to get a day off, there is no support from anywhere, the only good thing is experience that is why they are always hiring
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Toxic atmosphere and very poor treatment of employees
I'd rather not say (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VASeptember 7, 2015
Upper and middle management make North Spring one of the most negative and hostile work environments I have ever experienced. As a long-time healthcare worker, I can say North Spring is one of the worst facilities I have worked in. The problem is management. They bully floor techs and staff and are quick to ruin someone's job if you stand up for yourself. Do not expect to be treated fairly or for anyone in managment to have your back. I strongly dissuade anyone from working here.
Pros
little to none
Cons
management, poor pay, no recognition of good work, toxic work atmosphere
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Working with adolescents
Therapist (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAMarch 29, 2015
Very rewarding to work with this population. The work can be draining at times. The work load is pretty heavy at times. The clinical team is the best!
Pros
great pay, free lunches, christmas gifts, and employee appreciation events
Cons
flexibility in days off, work some weekends and evenings, kids can be aggressive
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Emotionally gratifying, but can be exhausting
Mental Health Specialist (Current Employee) –  Leesburg, VAApril 9, 2013
The best thing I love about this job are my coworkers and supervisors. I feel appreciated and supported, and for the most part, we all make a pretty great team. The biggest struggle comes from working with the kids. On the one hand, when you have the opportunity to see them change and grow, it gives you a great sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, and even hope; but when these kids first start out, there is hardly any respect, and there is a potential for danger from their physical aggression (this is where coworkers being good backup comes in). It really takes a thick-skinned and determined sort of person to work here, to get to the good that's in the kids through all of the bad.
Pros
beautiful campus/grounds, get to participate in outings for free
Cons
sometimes dangerous and physically/emotionally exhausting
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Rewarding
Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAFebruary 1, 2013
Great pay, benefits, employee base, environment is safe, clean
Pros
location, philosophy
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Rewarding Job!
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAOctober 16, 2012
Managed a team of Mental Health Specialist and assisted with the direct care of clients

Oversaw daily facility operations, facilitated the hiring process, and conducted training sessions

Prepared daily, weekly, and monthly schedules in addition to maintaining safety standards
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please see resume
Full-Time Admissions Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Leesburg, VAOctober 15, 2012
As an admissions coordinator, the position was busy and stressful at times. The staff were cooperative and helpful as new admissions arrived almost daily.
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