Program Educational Coordinator (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – March 5, 2019
The day starts off with warm good morning's from the receptionist in the front lobby. The early morning consist of checking emails and catching up with viable shift reports from the previous shift for preparatory details. We usually starts by gathering morning birds and greetings them enthusiastically. Breakfast is then brought in the dining room. This is routine everyday but it possess a missing fundamental piece. Alongside with the essential supplying of the person served needs, they have other needs which, behaviorally, is challenging in their own ways. However, it's an open opportunity to build a rapport with the person served and focus on their recovery planned accordingly. In the end, the purpose is to create a safe environment that implements effective approaches to reduce challenging behaviors into safe healthy choices/behaviors.
3, 10 minute paid "mental" breaks, Everyone is down to earth, The resident/staff relationship is memorable.
inadequate planning, lack of structure, ineffective facility-wide communication, and staff negleting their duties, Burnout
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Pleasant Hill, CA – February 17, 2019
A typical day at work consisted of one on one counseling, medication administration, and support with activities of daily living. I learned how to support individuals struggling with mental health challenges as well as the importance of medication management. I learned better time management skills and people skills. The workplace culture was positive and supportive at the time I worked there. The hardest part of the position had to do with watching individuals make poor choices. The most enjoyable part of the position was watching individuals succeed in their life plans.
Being a part of helping others succeed.
Seeing the effect unhealthy family members had on individuals.
Nurse (Former Employee) – Vallejo, CA – February 3, 2019
This is a horrible place to work. There are so many people who quit. The morale is the lowest that I have ever seen in a mental care facility. Everybody is unhappy here. There are so many BAD attitudes. I’ve never worked at a place that is so negative and depressing. If you are reading this and you are considering working here, DONT. It is a waste of your time. The turnover rate is so high. The Staff get mandated to work everyday. It’s sad. And nobody and I mean nobody likes the DON. She is so unprofessional and just nasty to staff. Stay away from this place. Go work somewhere else where you can be appreciated.
Recovery Coach (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – January 11, 2019
Crestwood behavior health is a place to learn about each different mental illness. Recovery coach job to help rehabilitate each client. Working at crestwood give you a opportunity to interact with each client.
LVN (Former Employee) – Vallejo, CA – January 8, 2019
What a great place this would be for both clients and nurses if not for the lack of education and demeaning DON. The staff turn around is at such a fast pace/high rate that it is very sad to see. The DON is not helpful in providing a positive work environment but does the complete opposite! Belittling the nurses in such a fashion that it’s disrespectful and downright unethical. It’s amazing that administration are not aware or maybe ignore?
Activity Assistant (Current Employee) – Fremont, CA – December 8, 2018
Very diverse place to work in This is a good place to work if you need experience in health care field Department heads have many years of experience Staff are friendly and helpful Many residents to handle, but it’s easy to do work once you’re settled
Quality Assurance Coordinator/ LPT Unit Supervisor (Former Employee) – Vallejo, CA – November 14, 2018
Crestwood has a therapeutic work environment. All the staff are very helpful and the management are very professional. The Administrator is very Intelligent & cares about the staff's development. it was a pleasure working at Crestwood Vallejo.
Service Coordinator (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – November 3, 2018
Dangerously misinformed Administrator made the San Francisco Healing Center both a dangerous and unethical place to work. They claim to offer DBT to the clients but there is nobody trained to facilitate. After the Program Director left everything collapsed. The patients no longer receive quality care, staff morale is low, and staff is constantly being injured. The Director of Operations acts like she cares but it’s really about the bottom line and staff safety is not a priority. Acuity level is much higher than what staff is trained for and the ratio of staff to client is far too high. It’s sad because this place could really do some wonderful things but as long as the cure Administrator is there things will only get more dangerous
Clients and direct care staff
Program director left and things went downhill fast, Administrator, lack of support, dangerous, high turnover
Housekeeper Aide (Former Employee) – San Francisco, Ca – October 30, 2018
This place is no bueno ! They tell you one thing about a position and then they tell you another thin. Management there is no bueno, I worked my butt off working for the sf crestwood, they never appreciated my hard work. I was a housekeeper by the way, and when I got there those toilets were black and thanks to me those toilets got WHITE !!!!! Management is no buenooooo no good!
No proper supplies for cleaning
Management, no communication, no good pay, full of lies, no greetings, rude management
Recovery Specialist (Former Employee) – Fresno, CA – October 21, 2018
Admin was unprofessional at times. Absolutely no team work from Admin. They spoke rudely to employees. Admin was always pulling staff in asking if there is work gossip going on, had me puzzled. Admin does not care about your family life or obligations. Your schedule is constantly changing without notice. No cooler in the kitchen, cooking for 15 individuals sweating! Admin would take 2 to 3 hour lunches.
Well compensated for frequently hazardous work, but vital training not always availablel
Rehabilitation Assistant (Former Employee) – Carmichael, CA – September 18, 2018
Working with clients with severe mental and physical illnesses and disabilities was often hazardous, and while you are well compensated for your work, vital on the job training is not always provided due to availability of upper management and often hectic environment. Left position for reasons unrelated to company and my rating is largely due to an unfortunately poor fit between myself and the type of work Crestwood does.
coworkers and a loving atmosphere centered on self care and then care of others