Intern (Former Employee) – Ventura, CA – August 13, 2014
I completed my internship hours by working with adolescents in an outpatient program. Facilitated and co-facilitated multiple groups sessions. I performed dozens of intake interviews. Developed treatment plans. I supported client’s families with family-related issues. Hosted family/individuals group sessions on relapse prevention assignments, attending AA and NA meetings with emphases on establishing new friends, connecting to a sponsor, and working with clients who have co-occurring disorders. I worked closely with CPS on multiple cases. Solidified my understanding of the sensitive nature of recovery, related ethical issues, and importance of discretion and maintaining client confidentiality at all time.
I enjoyed working as a team and meeting the needs of a diverse group of clients
Intake Coordinator (Former Employee) – Santa Paula, CA – February 28, 2014
I enjoyed helping people in an empathetic but compassionate way. I worked well with my team as well as on my own. I made sure that my work was complete and efficient. Being challenged on a daily basis helped me to grow in the field.
Rewarding work helping people change their lives for the better.
Treatment Advocate for Sober living (Former Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – November 28, 2012
It's a high stress work environment, but at the end of the day the feeling of accomplishment for helping another human being is profound. The teamwork of employees is a must to excel in this field of work and you become a very tight well oiled machine. The hardest part of the job is without a doubt having to say goodbye to clients. The most rewarding, showing that team work and communication solves most any problem.
Director Residential Program (Former Employee) – Santa Clarita, CA – July 31, 2012
Every memo contains a threat in some way of there are people out there who want your job. The management team is made up of ex-cons and expects that you are working an angle and trying to steal from them. Working there is like an evil game of spin the bottle. If the fickle finger of fate points to you, and eventually it points to everyone. If you can't stand the pressure-there are other people out there that want you job. It is like having an abusive boyfriend, when you are there you can't leave and when you leave you wonder why you ever started. If you complain while you are there, they try to convince you that they are the only ones who will take you "you could never find any place where you would get away with what you get away with here" (an actual quote). Working there is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer, it only feels good once you stop. If they spent half the time and effort they spend on keeping the competition out on making the place better they wouldn't need to sandbag the competition. The CEO used to be a used car salesman, any questions?
Treatment Advocate (Current Employee) – Saugus, CA – April 4, 2012
I have been working for this company for over a year and a half now. I have not had a "6 month" review yet, which I was told should have happened by now. The staff here are for the most part friendly but can be pretty self-centered. I would not recommend someone to this job whom i cared for.