Counselor (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 27, 2015
NET would be a good place to work with the right supervisors in place. I would with addicts with heroin addiction. The counselors were unable to implement behavior modifications skills to help correct the problem. Supervisors were in agreement with the negative behaviors, which made it difficult for counselors to do their job. However, I enjoyed working with my past co-workers, which we kept one another encouraged. For the clients we were able to help change, that was rewarding.
Therapist (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 12, 2015
NET is a decent company to work for in some ways at least compared to others like it. However its NetSteps program for methadone treatment is a dead end for counselors and clients alike. Clients are stuck in IOP groups for years with 9 hours a week of "therapy" with little incentive or ability to move into OP with fewer group hours (less group hours, less revenue).Pay raises are rare to never. If you want more money you can do Saturday or Sunday makeup groups for fee-for-service. It would be tolerable if not for the clinical director. He is knowledgeable and he will let you know that. You move up in the organization as you endear yourself to him. As a result he surrounds himself with lap dogs/yes men (and few women in leadership apart from the director's wife). You will have some great co-workers but don't expect to develop clinical skills or ever have individual supervision. If you really need a job or a place to start then start here but you won't want to stay. Most who do are bachelor's level clinicians without PA certification so they are stuck.
10 holidays, generous sick days
management, no raises, little promotion from within
great place if you are passionate about addictions counseling
Counselor Coordinator (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – February 26, 2013
They offer excellent benefits including paid training and paid time to participate in training workshops. Compensations are low however, and job security is not guaranteed. There is a lot of travel involved as they operate multiple sites in the area and you will likely work at most of them.
paid training, room for advancement, passionate about clients
nursing (Former Employee) – Northeast Phila – June 8, 2013
The staff was nice and pleasant. Dispensing methadone is not hard at all, it's the other duties that go along with nursing is what make it frustrating like: Ans phones for stupid reasons; non nsg tasks, collecting urine samples like more than 50+ daily, performing phlebotomy and EKG. It wouldn't be so frustration if it was organized!! Also, the computer software is HORRIBLE!!!
very early work schedule 0530-1330 or flexible work schedule
pay rate & zero compensation for other certifications. need a urine nurse
Behavioral Health Worker (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 10, 2015
• Provides one-to-one mental health interventions to children in order to promote age-appropriate psychosocial growth and to prevent placement in a higher level of care. • Collaborate with teachers and other school personnel to help them develop the skills and techniques needed to integrate the child academic and social activities.
Methadone dispensing nurse, clinic and prison (Former Employee) – Bridge St - Northeast Philly – March 15, 2014
The company itself is good, it's this site that's horrible. Program director is a horrible person & so as his his assistant, which is his wife. Apparently he's known in Philadelphia for his "great work" but he doesn't know what he's doing. They won't put anything in policy so nothing's official and they can change the rules all the time. They basically keep people on methadone for life so they can keep making money instead of helping them getting clean and sober and have productive lives. The patients in this clinic run the show. They let them do whatever they want. They can show up high as a kite and as soon as the nurse says they will not be medicated, patients immediately run to the program director and try to override the nurse's decision. The doctors and counselors are just as bad.
Management also micromanages. Program director wants to be in things he shouldn't be involved in. They also make positions for their friends so they can keep working in the clinic even though they're extremely unproductive.
No pay raise the whole time I was there. I was getting bonuses once a year, which do not even amount to a $1 raise, and the amount you get is controlled by the program director. The moment he doesn't like you because you don't agree with him, there goes your bonus!
They don't care about their employees and will throw you under the bus without hesitation.
Prison program management is horrible. The supervisor there when I resigned did not know anything. He just got the job coz the other counselor can barely speak English.
Once you decide to leave and give your 2 weeks notice,more... they treat you like a red headed stepchild and if you don't keep in touch with the main office in Spring Garden, the program director will try to mess up your pay and the vacation time you have left to get paid for.
Basically, if you want to get experience in a drug treatment facility, this is somewhere to go just to get some time in but don't plan on staying here long. Also, if you need to use this place as a reference for your new job, don't use this place's actual address because the employees here won't help you. Direct everything to the main office. People are actually competent there and they'll really help you out.less
Excellent Experience - Poor Management - No Advancement
Counselor (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – July 16, 2013
This is an excellent organization if you have little to no experience in the D&A field but tremendous interest and passion. Here are the specific pros and cons with details.
Pro: - Large organization so you will touch on many different skills and duties (ie. individual/group counseling, assessments, intake) - Many counselors are extremely knowledgeable and will provide good clinical help. - It is something new everyday even if you have the same task everyday. How your clients react and the challenges they either give you or they face themselves will keep you on your toes. - Autonomy in that you are left to complete paperwork and travel to sites on your own without anyone breathing down your back.
Cons: - Upward growth is left for friends of team leaders and supervisors. People in higher paying positions are there due to who they know and not their skills. - Large case loads change without your knowledge. One day you will have certain clients and the next day you may not. Same can be said for your schedule which changes without anyone consulting with you, even sometimes in the middle of an individual session you will be called to go elsewhere and cover for someone. This is bad for developing client rapport. - Supervisors are no help. They are unprofessional and have been known to leave in the middle of the day to spend time together. When you present a clinical issue they basically tell you you are on your own. - Yes you are paid for you training and team meetings but this does not mean additional pay. You will be trained during normal work hours normally devoted to paperwork.more... - No praise for a job well done but they are never afraid to ask you to do much more at your expense/their convenience. - The clients are aware that there are inconsistencies and it causes them to act out and not take counselors seriously.
Overall this is a good place to get your feet wet but do not expect very much. The experience and knowledge you gain will help you with other agencies.less
Full time employee (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – January 8, 2015
I have worked here for two years, if you want to keep any professional license you probably want to run away. Managment is clueless and think they know it all. Employees are seen as replaceable and they don't care unless they get paid. They claim to be for the people but yet all they see is dollar signs. Breaks are nowhere to be seen. Managment turns their head at the corruption. unrealistic policies are put into effect.
methadone dispensing LPN (Former Employee) – philadelphia pa – January 24, 2014
Everything starts off great then after you find out that no one knows what they're doing and it's a learn as you go type of job.
Pay is low for an LPN but it is very little work compared to working in a long term care facility. Management is non existent. Prepare to have no life as you get stuck with a schedule that is best for them, no consideration for employee's personal life.
Its a very tight working environment with nurses who have been there for over 2 years & they have a cliche (yes grown women that have a cliche) which you are not and will never be apart of which is fine because if you're smart you're only there for the experience.
as a competent nurse you don't utilize any nursing skills. You basically collect urine and click a button to dispense methadone.
if worst comes to worst your supervisor will throw you under the bus, they will not stand up for you. so watch out.
if you are ready to retire this is the perfect job for you, if you're a younger or new nurse run for the hills
no lunch so you leave 30 minutes earlier
macro management, hostile co workers, horrible schedule, unstable work schedules
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – August 4, 2014
Typical work day started with the previous work day's review and corrections. Then it would be client oriented when they would arrive and go to their designated rooms. From here we would go through the mail, complete all Disability Claims forms and prepare the information for mailing. Answering phones and scheduling appointments with cold calling to in treatment facilities to schedule the inpatients leaving their facilities with outpatient appointments for our facility.
Really enjoyed the Diversity and Co-worker at Kirkwood.
Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – February 21, 2015
Busy and Exciting workplace Learned about the Disease of Addiction Wonderful, Helpful, and Considerate Consumers not completing treatment. Seeing the difference a smile and words of encouragement make.
Behavioral Health Worker (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – September 16, 2013
NET is a good agency, and is known for providing resources for people who needs them. NET has a lot of positions in their agency such as BHRS/STS, case management, Cape and a lot of umbrella agencies. I had the opportunity to work in the BHRS/STS program and have done so for the last three and half years. A typical work day was to come to work at 8:00 am to 3:30 pm and work with assign clients that have behavioral problems, disorders and/or autistic. I learned a lot within my three years with NET. I've learned how to communicate with children high and low on the autistic spectrum. NET also provides continuous training seminars as well. However the management is not set up well. I dedicated my services with NET for three and half years and now I'm part-time to not having any work because they were inaccurate about authorization and clients getting services. The co workers are nice; a lot of different personalities. There were not any hard part of the job; sometimes the students are hard to handle, but if you're good with talking to people and have empathy/understanding, you'll do fine. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping these kids with whatever assistance they needed at the time. The joy of having these kids/students communicate with you and share what's bothering them is truly a blessing.
Case Manager II (Former Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – October 31, 2012
I was a case manager that worked with children that had been place in foster care. At time my job was heart breaking when I had to remove a child from their home. I had to investigate families situation and do what was best for the child.