Medical side is functional, Specialty mental health is a mess
couselor (Former Employee) – Oakland, CA – July 6, 2017
This is specifically about the Specialty mental health department. Pros: higher pay scale (due to union) compared to other non-profits, friendly and supportive co-workers, close to bart and AC Transit.
Cons: Stressful and unrealistic deadlines for paperwork, because of that you are brow-beaten to take your home work with you with NO overtime provided. The Electronic health record system interface is absolutely horrible and nonsensical. There is not enough managers to provide sufficient supervision and they too are stressed out and overworked. Lacking clear strong leadership, the Executive director just quit after 1 year to go work another agency. Not enough psychiatrists to actually evaluate and diagnose clients.
lack of leadership, stress, etc