Lehigh Valley Act , RHD (Former Employee), Bethlehem, PA – November 2, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: high stress, burnout, lousy management, unrealistic goals for clients and case managers
Job is not bad at first. Continues to get more difficult and corporate is unrealistic in expectations of what can be done with a severely mentally ill client. Decent pay, great coworkers, lousy management.promises made about raises that never came to fruition.high turnover.
Residential Advisor (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – September 27, 2014
Pros: no prior training needed, several schedules to choose from
Cons: unprofessional leadership
Having been in corporate for quite some time, I've grown accustomed to a certain level of professionalism. Since being employed I've noticed a lot of laid back behaviors. It's just my opinion but I do think that management focus on the wrong things. When there are all staff meetings, I can't tell if I'm at work or if I've stepped back in time to middle school. Supervisors often play and joke in the most inappropriate times. When someone is attempting to be professional and address employees, they do it as though they are talking to a group of adolescences and teens. Then to top it all of cell phones are rarely on vibrate...It's just unprofessional all around.
Pros: autonomy, no nursing leadership to report to
Cons: no break, no time off, little pay for hours you are expected to work, poor team leadership
Recently worked at this location for several months. The persons in charge of the team is intrusive, condescending, refuses your request for time off and expects around the clock participation. Was asked to overlook good nursing practice and bend the rules to meet current demand. Stay away if you want to maintain skills and license.
Registered Nurse/ Case Manager (Current Employee), Dover, DE – August 8, 2014
A great place to work if you don't want to keep your nursing skills up dated. Greta working hours and the people there are great. The population we served behavioral health visiting people in their homes or community and delivering medications.
Great place to work with opportunity for advancement
Case Manager Trainee (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – August 7, 2014
Pros: company culture
Cons: contractual work
A typical day at work consisted of being a life coach to welfare recipients. In addition to providing said recipients with job placement and development, we also taught and developed job skills workshops.
Resources for human development has a unique company culture that encouraged my leadership style. During my tenure at RHD, I learned the value of hard work and perseverance. Within the span of six months, I was promoted from an administrative assistant to a Case Manager Trainee. I also learned that I find immense gratification in helping others better themselves whether it be finding a job they really want or accomplishing their goals in life. Being a part of the success of others is the greatest gift.
The managers in RHD were very supportive and growth-oriented and valued their employees enough to provide them with opportunities for advancements and bonuses.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with people who had the "welfare mentality" These individuals didn't know any other way to provide for their families and finding ways to change their outlook on life was the most challenging, but exhilarating aspect of my Case Manager Trainee position. As for the most enjoyable part of the job, I would have to say it is being a part of the solution and helping people achieve goals they thought they would never achieve. Additionally, I found researching solutions to individual's problems to be a very exciting aspect of this job.
R.H.D.NEW START PROGRAM RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PA – April 14, 2014
HELPING A PERSON WITH THERE PROBLEMS ON DRUGS AND ALCOLHOL.THAT THERE IS HELP FOR THE ADDICT WHO IS SEEKING TO LIVE LIFE WITH OUT THE DRUG OR ALCOLHOL.I DID MANAGE TO GET THROUGH TO MOST OF THE CLIENTS AND STILL TODAY THEY ARE CLEAN AND DRUG FREE AND MAKING ALL THERE N/A AND A/A MEETING .CO-WORKING WERE SOME OF THE BEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET AND STILL TODAY WE STILL TALK ABOUT STILL KEEPING A POSITIVE MIND.THE HARD PART OF THE JOB WAS NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TO A PERSON THAT IS HURTING AND NOT WILLING TO OPEN UP AND ASK FOR HELP.KNOW THAT I GOT THROUGH TO SOMEONE.
High level of autonomy; advancement opportunity in Philadelphia area
Creative Arts Therapist / Behavior Specialist (Current Employee), Wilmington, DE – March 30, 2014
This is a company you can be proud to work for--they're the best in the area at what they do. Client care comes first. Benefits are not that great, especially for a large, established company, but pay is slightly higher than average in the field. Work can be difficult but rewarding. Variety of work sites throughout Delaware, but far more in the Philadelphia area.