Nurse (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – November 21, 2016
They use a turnstile service. Get them in, get paid, get them out. Many patients are quickly admitted to RI for payment then urgently sent to ER/ ICU due to medical instability. Good job for BHT, very dangerous job for nurse.
Behavioral Health Technician (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – August 20, 2016
Upper managements are clueless about everything,and have no idea what they are doing.Decisions are made without any clear thoughts about the consequences of such decisions and the harm such decisions would bring to very vulnerable people. Chairman is totally focused on his own pet project,and turned a wonderful organization that has provided very much needed services to people who needed that the most to a total disaster lacking vision,vision ,and ideals.
Recovery Services Team Leader (Clinical) (Current Employee) – Claymont, DE – May 25, 2016
A lot of changes in just 3 years, many to come. Not a bad place to learn and grow with great supervisors. You are the middle man in every program and you have to learn how to work with Community Providers.
Work as a peer specialist (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – March 28, 2016
Environment is optimal for assessing one's skills in a mental health capacity. You work independently with the clients assigned to you. Downside is the communication between agencies who work hand in hand with you during a crisis.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – North Carolina – March 4, 2016
As a nurse, you can be assigned to have 16 patients on what is named the "living room" side. You are responsible for medication administration, vital signs, daily progress notes, plus the CIWAS and COWS assessments every four hours! When on the Admission side known as the "Retreat", a nurse can have up to six patients and do all the "presentations" that arrive, which in everyday language, means people that walk in seeking treatment. Management knows this is too stressful and will cause burn out, but just continue with the mentality that you can only do the best you can. This is not only unfair to the patients but can be dangerous. Wish I had never darkened their door!
Most patients are so appreciative of your time and service.
Many days it is so busy you do not get a lunch break.
Case Manager/Discharge Specialist/Recovery Connection Lines Specialist II
BHT / Recovery Liaison/Coordinator II (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – January 23, 2016
I worked in three different positions in this agencies. I was a Behavioral Health Technician who worked overnight shifts. I had the opportunity to complete inventories, vital checks, and discharges. I also worked as a discharge specialist, collaborating with counselors and doctor's to have individual discharged to a suitable placement and with needed medications. I also worked in the recovery connections line as a referral specialist for the Recovery Response Center West, and also providing customer service and referrals to individuals with mental health challenges in the community.
Flexibility of positions and opportunity for advancement
Chef (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – December 21, 2015
I have never worked for a recovery facility before. This location is a 30 bed recovery center for men and women in crises. The guests can stay for up to 30 days. My job was to work with a nutritionist and produce a balanced menu providing 3 meals per day with snacks.
This taught me a lot about being a good cook and that has helped me become a great chef.
I am passionate at what I do on my job I am there to make a diffierents
Peer Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Henderson, NC – December 18, 2015
It varies from day to day with our guest , at any rate we work together as a team players to get the job so everyone is happy at the end of the day, and the hardest is doing documentation is not so hard but a must in order to know and learn it's important ,, knowing that I did my best makes me feel good , then to ask my peers and the say the same thing , that awesome !
We have a great cook there and we eat free, how awesome is that .
Peer Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Harrington Delaware – December 15, 2015
A typical day is being able to overcome the challenges you will face each day. No two days are the same. You have to be able to adjust to the situation and remember we are here to serve the people that we help
Success stories give you a feeling that can't be described
Peer Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Oxnard, CA – November 18, 2015
I really enjoyed working at Recovery Innovations helping people with their substance abuse and mental problems as I too had walked in those shoes at one point in my life. My supervisors saw me as their "poster child" because what better person to understand an illness than one who went there and came back. I feel that this is my calling in life and want to give back for the help I received.
The only drawback was that the job was only part time. I kept hoping that would change at some point but it never did.
Behavioral Health Specialist (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – November 5, 2015
Despite facing challenges with advancement in positions, Recovery Innovations allows for the worker to learn new and challenging ways to work with the serious mental health population while acquiring the skills needed to learn case management and treatment plan execution.
Community Living Specialist (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – August 26, 2015
Some of the managers mean well. The company portrayed to workers that you will be assisting individuals in recovery. Its more like participants (clients) struggling with mental disorders. They dont prepare you for what really happens at the sites. No raises and/or no advancement for certain individuals. People have been working there for 2 years and never got a raise. Some of the participants belong in nursing homes versus independent living. They make is seem one way then when you get out in the field youre all alone when a participant is having a bad day.
You get to support people in need.
They are not who they say they are, you think youll be getting hired for one thing and it turns out to be something different.