Wrap coordinator/counselor (Former Employee) – Vancouver, WA – August 3, 2018
CCS has a great mission and I very much enjoyed working with the clients that I served. However, (when I was there) most employees are on call 24 hours/day Mon-Fri, in addition to a weekend on-call rotation. This meant that working 10-12 consecutive days was common and working odd hours overnight or 12+ hour days happened occasionally. Moreover it was very difficult to engage in family events or go out on week nights due to the possibility of being called into a crisis. Management as a whole was very supportive and fair, with one exception that brought a toxic environment to the workplace which was one of the reasons that I left. Pay was probably slightly above average, paid time off was very generous, but medical benefits were not affordable for a family. Overall it is a great place to gain useful experience but the lack of work/life balance is a recipe for burnout.
Good pay, generous paid time off
On call schedule removes any possibility of a good work/life balance
Worked volunteer program HOPWA (Helpers of People with AIDS)
HOPWA Coordinator (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – July 28, 2018
I was hired as case aids assistant. Then moved into the HOPWA coordinator position. Funding was cut. I was then moved to maintenance work. Cleaning out temporary homes for mothers and their kids. Then I was promoted to Drug and Alcohol rehab. I would help clients get into drug treatment places. Held weekly meetings for check in. Quit this job when I was hired into Soft Count at Tulalip casino.
Learned to have patience. Better understanding of what people with drug problems were going through.
Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – July 20, 2018
The upper management influences the day-to-day workings of this company in a way that at times created a hostile work environment. There is a high degree of turn over and difficulties around retaliation for self advocacy as individuals or as a department. Caseloads are extremely high and support and safety are overlooked often. A good place to accumulate hours quickly.
Direct Care Professional (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – July 18, 2018
It was a low key environment with low stress in getting things done. You made sure the clients were ready for their day. You would take them to their appointments when needed and assist them in their daily living.
Case Manager/Intake Coordinator/Admin Assistant HR (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – July 17, 2018
Great job, tough job. It can be difficult and stressful at times. Understanding that most individuals / couples are wonderful mentors to their children. There were only a few homes that needed to be closed (for reason).
Poorly managed, gossipy environment, sexist (90% female) favoritism and inequality.
Choosing not to disclose (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 27, 2018
While this company itself has an incredible cause this particular office is run by substandard management. They have next to no clue how to actually run an office or keep to a budget. They follow principals of gossip and *girl talk* rather than result based work. Don't waste your time working here, you'll make more elsewhere.
Awful management team that is driving a great company into the ground.
Behavioral Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – June 8, 2018
This company is an enriching and wonderful place to work, with ample opportunity for growth and advancement. The staff and supervisors are encouraging and collaborative, and the work is challenging and fulfilling.
Youth Partner (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – June 5, 2018
drama too many women talking and gossiping, everything they"stand for they don't! they don't support eachother it seems its all a contest who gets what and how much done no support system everyone has their own case
This Place is a joke, Upper management is not concerned with the people they serve or their employees
Stability Site Program Generalist (Current Employee) – Tacoma, WA – May 8, 2018
I was so excited when I started working for CCS and it only took about a week for me to understand what this place is all about. Upper management often makes promises to the residents at the Stability Site and doesn't fulfill them. This leaves the residents angry and they lash out on the staff. There is no consistency and the Director and Managers don't know how to communicate with each other. My problem is specifically with Homeless Adult Services. There is favoritism among the Managers and they do not allow staff members the opportunity to advocate for themselves when it comes to behavior that other staff members report. I can not wait to get out of there!
The staff is able to pull together and work as a team despite the lack of leadership.