The workplace is never boring. There is always something new happening.
Addictions Counselor (Former Employee) – Orlando, FL – February 7, 2018
Work is fast paced between documentation, problem solving, multi-tasking, counseling in different areas, based on individual patient needs and/or concerns. Many times, you learn how to deal with similar patient situations but in a way that suits the individual. Many times as a counselor, you have to diffuse potential negative incidents and altercations while maintaining a professional demeanor and be able to problem solve. As a professional counselor, you are expected to time manage your duties and responsibilities while also attending meetings, training sessions, conducting workshops and submitting reports on a timely basis. Workplace culture is diverse and one has to be culturally conscious. The hardest part of the job, though you get used to it, is that the hours are from 4:30am - 1:pm or 5:00am - -1:30pm. Nevertheless, at the end of the day, it is great to see patients making positive changes or at least starting to.
All staff trainings are free and the company accomodates time and meals.
Work hours are difficult to adjust to. It takes time and a toll on your body.