Pre-licensed Therapist (Current Employee) – Lake Isabella, CA – August 8, 2018
CCS has proven to provide me with excellent work experience. I've learned a great deal and believe it has done a lot to prepare me for my future as a licensed therapist. Management has provided more training then I've ever received in past jobs and has helped equip me with the skills I need to be the best therapist possible. For the most part, it is a professional setting and good guidance is provided. That being said, all people have their flaws and nothing is ever perfect, but I have always felt respected and treated fairly. They have been very flexible with me when needed. Health care is not the greatest, but it's something and has met my needs thus far.
Great training, great experience, usually annual raises
Office Assistant (Current Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – June 23, 2018
The hardest part of the job is "Keeping up with the Kardashians." There are always updates, improvements in the workplace, and training's to attend.
A typical day for me is wearing two or more hats at all times. My keys are even color coordinated. I have been covering a position for the past 6 months and I am glad to say I was given the opportunity to learn and improve my skills.
Recovery Coordinator III/Therapist Trainee (Current Employee) – Taft, CA – May 19, 2018
The teamwork is amazing at the clinic. They are always there to help, answer questions, or assist with clients and caseloads. You can tell they really want to make your life and job easier, especially when you are learning the ropes.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Mojave, CA – May 4, 2018
This company is a very organized company with great co-workers always willing to lend a helping hand, this company offered room for advancement . Was wonderful making a difference helping our community
Great place to work and develop skills in the mental health field
Care Manager, College Community Services/CalWorks (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – September 11, 2017
Workplace culture is great, really feels like a family-oriented office with very supportive staff and clinicians helping each other with the day to day tasks and appointments we have with participants.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Mojave, CA – September 11, 2017
I really enjoyed working for this company because I believe it was a true stepping stone for me to learn and gain tons of knowledge and experience working with the Mental health community. I really enjoyed putting together the Toys for Tots event for those in out community in need. Being a part of an organization that really went above and beyond to see our clients succeed and become active members of society to me was very rewarding.
Recovery Coordinator I (Current Employee) – Taft, CA – August 21, 2017
A wonderful place to gain experience, and further advance skills as a case manager. However there is very little room for growth/advancement, health benefits are not great, and pay does not necessarily reflect the amount of work that goes into the job.
Advancing case management skills, staff, flexible schedule
Healthcare benefits, little room for growth/advancement
Marriage Family Therapist Intern (Former Employee) – Tehachapi, CA – April 20, 2017
Upper management is only focused on billable hours at almost any cost! HIgh turnover of Program Managers, (immediate supervisors) UNBELIEVABLE! Clinical staff run and work in fear of not reaching target billing goals everyday and being fired. Told to delete critical information about a client's lack of care from previous treatment plan if it sheds a dim unethical light on the company! If you don't meet targeted billing hours for three months, you are fired!
Good place to get your feet wet, but you may drown at any minute. Beware, the water is very cold and deep!~
Staff and co-workers are compassionat and caring. Program Manager is Stellar!
PSC (Current Employee) – Orange County, CA – May 26, 2016
I've been with the company for just under a year and the total staff at our program is around 25 and serving nearly 200. This staff count includes medical, management, front office staff, specialists, case managers and part timers. Over the course of my year I have seen more than 10 people leave. Some new and some old. The management turn over is crazy, some staying for less than 3 months. The work load is overwhelming and I have to work at home despite being payed hourly. I really appreciate my coworkers and the comradery and experience I receive. However if this were a job that I wasn't emotionally invested in if be absolutely sick of it.
Positive work staff/relationships, hands on experience
Heavy turnover, overwhelming, poor management support
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Mental Health Worker (Former Employee) – Kern County, CA – May 5, 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job are working with clients who are trying to improve their lives. The worst part of the job is the management and office politics that put productivity and billable hours before helping people or supporting employees. Don't take my word for it--find out why they have had extreme management and employee turnover...find out why people have left...find out why they have been investigated by authorities for harming clients..talk to former employees who left...not the fake testimonies posted here. If you like paper work and prefer doing that over helping people--this job is for you...if you are an intern and believe you need no guidance, direction or support in mental health services, this job is also for you because your supervisor will only meet with you at the most 1x a week---not to discuss helping clients, but to talk about reports, billing, AZ, and productivity.
The offices are in the beautiful Kern River Valley
The management does not care about helping clients, so you are on your own.
Co workers are great. They really care for their clients.
Case manager (Former Employee) – Ridgecrest, CA – October 20, 2015
Upper manage is very shady. Not trust worthy. Benefits are terrible. If you don't meet productivity 3 times you are fired. Meeting productivity takes away from client care. The only good thing is the coworkers.
This is what I do on paper, way better in person! :)
SA Counselor Outpatient Program (Current Employee) – Lake Isabella, CA – December 29, 2014
I am a member of a team of wonderful caring people who are hard working in the mental health field. I start my day by logging onto computer checking email and reviewing my schedule for day after that I use the 1st hour in AM for notes etc. and then I usually start my 1st appointment at 9 am with several others scheduled on intake and individual session day, 2 groups per day 3 days a week including a education class for 1st offenders called PC1000. I have learned that everyone is individual but recovery needs are similar so I try to guide the client in direction of success and what they are willing to do, witness the moments and provide professional guidance with positiveness and hope with evidenced based practice. Management is very supportive and available when needed. Co-workers are awesome, mostly women who are very caring and able to make a great impact. The hardest part of job is undetermined to date! I enjoy people, change for good, being able to be a coach and doing my part to make my community a better place. Knowing My Influences is very important.
Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee) – Wasco, CA – June 18, 2012
The job was based on part-time. The staff was fun to work with, and they cared for their clients. At the time of employment, there were many changes with management occuring. It was flexible enough to balance life and work. However, there was lack of creativity and innovation to work with the client based. Although, I wanted to provide more treatment, there was minimal opportunities to do so. Perhaps changes within the company would improve the treatment base.
flexible with outside life
management, unable to provide the treatment the clients needed