Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee), Smithtown, NY – May 24, 2013
Pros: helping others
Cons: healthcare, appointments
Arrive at work and greet the residents to make sure they are doing what they aught to be. Then proceed to do room checks and take attendance for those residents that went to their day program. I would then start restorative services with residents that were home. After completing the services, I used OMH guidelines to write up the services. We filed – more... important paperwork and used filing systems on the internet. The hardest part of my job was the relapse of the residents mental state. The most enjoyable part of my day was the fact that the residents depended on me personally on a daily basis. I learn a multitude of information about mental health patients and their conditions. – less
Cobra Case Manager (Current Employee), Smithtown, NY – June 26, 2012
My schedule varies week to week. In a month i need to see all 40 clients, and manage all of their immediate needs. I complete daily paperwork, assessments, treatment plans, intakes and necessary documentation of services.
A lot of work, long hours. Rewarding work to see Clients well. Job does not pay well.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Hempstead, NY – June 18, 2012
Pros: positive outcome for clietns.
Cons: salaries are low.
Multi taks, prioritize tasks. Speak to clients through visits and on the phone both in Spanish and English. I have learned to focus and complete tasks, think more independently and to work more productively with difficult staff members. Our management is in constant flux. I have had many Supervisors seven during the ten years I've worked there. The – more... agency has co-workers who are team players. The hardest part of the job is keeping my head above water due to the heavy work load. The most enjoyable is connecting to the clients knowing my efforts have made a positive difference. – less
Senior Mental Health Counselor (Current Employee), Medford, NY – April 24, 2012
Pros: vacation, personal and sick time accumulated each pay check.
Cons: busy days
This job has a lot of learning opportunities. There is a lot of hands-on experience with the population. I have learned a lot about how symptoms of mental illness affect individuals on a daily basis. I have also had the opportunity to learn a lot about the Department of Social Services and Social Security benefits; how to apply, recertify and keep benefits – more... for my clients. This job is best for those who are able to multitask and are good at time management. The environment with my co-workers is supportive and helpful and the hours are flexible enough for me to have time with my family as well. – less