MFT Trainee (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – May 8, 2018
Though Bill Wilson Center did not pay its MFT trainees, I learned a lot while I was there. I received extensive trainings, supervision, and support. I also got to work with a variety of different client populations and learned how to diagnose and began learning about medi-cal documentation.
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – April 5, 2018
I loved my job at the Bill Wilson Center. I was given the opportunity to help young men and women in various ways. A typical day was coming into work and there being anywhere from 5 to 20 children living in the youth shelter. Building relationships, bonding and helping the children was what I remember and enjoyed the most. Some days we had issues with a few of the children and some days were spent having fun going on outings, cooking or just hanging out in the shelter. Every experience was a learning experience and I would not take back working there and helping those children at all.
spending time with the children, going on outings, learning about the different children, giving back.
not being able to help more children who needed help. only having 1 facility.
Mental Health Specialist I (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – March 15, 2018
Do not apply here unless you really need a job with benefits. They will stress you out and show favoritism. The positive is that you will gain a lot of experience in counseling as far as writing assessments and treatment plans but you will have very little support.
Coworkers are great, client's are great, but you have no life
Clinician II, TAY Behavioral Health (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – May 13, 2017
This is not a 40 hr/week job. This is not even a 50 hr/week job. The staff is great and the client's are great but between the county requirements, the MediCal requirements, the agency requirements and the case loads you will have to eat/sleep/breath documentation. Still, the pay is reasonable and the benefits are good. The less "life" you have outside of work the more it will work for you.
Clinician (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 15, 2016
I could describe the job with this three words. Now, I'm working at another agency and the paperwork is much more manageable, my new schedule is very flexible and I have enough time to take care of me and my family.
VOLUNTEER (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – April 8, 2015
Counseled individuals confidentially and anonymously who needed a listening ear. This type of work was extremely eye opening and rewarding to calm individuals down and help them out of their hardships.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – December 31, 2014
• Input client data into AWARDS and CMS computer programs • Oversee AFDC applications for client funding • Creating the daily census • Filing, auditing and monitoring clients files. • Emergency Commercially Sexually Exploited Children intakes • Working closely with Santa Clara and San Jose Police Departments with emergency intakes • Screening, evaluation and orientation of homeless youth • Handle crisis phone calls and walk-in crisis situations • Provide individual and group counseling to residents • Discipline youth and recommend or initiate other measures to control behavior • Daily, weekly and monthly program reports • Maintain and dispense appropriate medications
Over all it was a great place to work at, with some drawbacks but I managed.
Peer Mentor/Peer Partner I (Former Employee) – San Jose, CA – September 23, 2013
A typical day would be, I'd come into work an talk to the youth about how their day was, how they were doing, what their plans were to getting off the streets, were they looking for work. Things of that nature. I learned that no one is immune to hard times and that's its always import to stay calm an positive about what ever life throws your way, good or bad. Managment was like my co-workers, cool and down to earth. I think the hardest part of the job was seeing kids on the steet like that, so young. It was sad. The most enjoyable part was seeing one of the youth succeed in findind a job or finding housing for themselves.
Enjoyed working with all the counselors and clients.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – November 27, 2012
I would answer a multi-line phone, helped clients when they came in some were only Spanish speaking and I interpreted for them, I would create files for them making sure all the paper work is in order if they had a co-payment I would take it and enter the amount in the computer. I enjoyed helping people and getting the help they needed.
Information System Specialist (Current Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – August 26, 2012
I manage the agency database and am the IT liaison for the agency. Typically, I correct data entry errors and run SQL queries to ensure that the data that's being entered is correct. I also troubleshoot IT problems and determine to escalate to a third party IT support company. Currently, I am managing the implementation of a new agency database. Meeting with program managers and staff to determine what forms and fields are needed for this new database. Also, creating timelines and deliverables for this new database.