A rewarding job in a community based environment
Counselor (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – May 23, 2012
In a typical day at work my shift partner and I run the day treatment activities from 9:30am to 2:00pm. Afterward, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm I attend to the needs of each client providing individualized support towards achievement of their long-term goal towards independent living (ie. developing basic needs and life skills, parenting skills, case management, medication, and 1:1 counseling). In between all of these tasks I also write clinical notes on clients' treatment goals and progress, perform clerical tasks, and assist the administrative team with various projects. I am able to multi-task and work in a stressful environment with the help of my co-workers because we all work together as a team to make sure clients' needs are met. The hardest part of my job is the schedule. Every shift I work is 12 hours long with one overnight shift in the middle of the week. With such long hours I am drained at the end of each shift. However, I do enjoy my job because I get to do something meaningful by helping others to overcome obstacles and learn the skills to live a healthy independent life.
great compensation and benefits