Behavior Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – August 6, 2018
I loved my job - I loved my coworkers, I loved the kids, I loved my job duties. I did not like the mandating, the constant blowing up my phone on days off, making taking time off as difficult as possible, management playing favorites, and ultimately management acting in a manipulative and retaliatory way when receiving employees' notice of leaving.
Psychotherapist (Current Employee) – New Kent, VA – June 29, 2018
Cumberland is a great hospital if you have the passion for helping children and watching them succeed to become more independent. As a Psychotherapist the work is a rewarding and the department is supportive. The direct supervisor makes sure that you are treated like a person, and not just like you are someone that can be replaced.
Employee (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – June 11, 2018
The turnover is extremely high. It is not a safe working environment as the patients are extremely violent. The dietetic practices are in inhumane for morbidly obese patients. The diabetic patients aren't given enough tools and resources to make good nutritional decisions. The culture of management is cut-throat and there is no room for growth.
Assistant Director/Acting Purchasing Director (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 9, 2018
Unable to review the Hospital honestly, as I had to file a law suit for gender discrimination in 1982. It took 5 years for the City of New York to settle my case favorably in State Court. Case was reported in NY Times, and in State of NY Law Archives. Sorry
TEACHER (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – March 14, 2018
Frankly I want to refocus on the positive. Administration and benefits PTO awful. No support, demanding over time without mutual benefits. Personnel unethical,unprofessional, no linking communication between supervisor and staff. Demand more time and not enough money. Wisp of company order of operation. Finally most unhappiest people, with an out to get you attitude. the building had an air of problems.
Special Education Teacher (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – January 27, 2018
The school at Cumberland Hospital was a good place to work with good colleagues. Working within the hospital as a whole was very difficult. It was very challenging working with students with a plethora of behavioral challenges.
Behavioral Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – January 4, 2018
FOR PERSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES: Nurses and behavioral counselors, who spend the majority of the time with the patients, get treated very poorly.
We are often out of ratio making it dangerous for the staff and the patients. The proper 1:4 ratio is stretched to 1:8 or even 1:10 if a behavioral counselor has to step in as a teacher
There are a very small amount of people on the code team that are on there everyday . These people receive less than an hour of training on properly how to restrain a child . No one is properly trained and because on certain people are on thd code team but code happen throughout the hospital and dude to the short staff a lot of people can’t get to the codes.
The pay is based upon there impression of you . It was discovered that they would hire people with degrees in other fields (business, biology, etc) and pay them over people with the proper education and experience . Raises are very few and far between and it’s hard to obtain even if you’ve been there for a while
Mandation is this places speciality. Specifically 30 minutes before your shift is going to end . They could know there’s a hole in the schedule for a week and will wait til the last second to try to feel it and if they are unable to no one is allowed to leave the hospital so you could be forced to work 16 hours instead of 8 and they will often force a lot of people to work a lot of doubles . This only stops If you inform them that you need extra money , at that time they will strangely start canceling you for all the shifts they need help with
stressful, high turnover, long hours quick turnarounds
Behavioral Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – December 8, 2017
providing service to children in mental health from all walks and avenues from life. Helping them to heal and recover from abuse mental illnesses. A typical day would be starting work dependent upon what shift. 7am, 3pm or 11pm. But the likelihood of mandation (being made to stay and work a full extra 8 hours daily) is very high due to poor turnover and retention of direct care. Some shifts make this worst by requiring to work an 8 hour shift. Then turn right back around in 8 hours or less and work a scheduled 16 hr shift every weekend. Due to scheduling rotations. Overall the workplace culture and morale is very very low due to some of the cirucmstances stated above. While management is fully aware of these circumstances and provides lots of incenitives during these seasons. They are reluctant to change the failing systems in place, or seek outside help if the know how to do so isnt there. The hardest part of the job is dealing with these inconsistencies on a day in and day out, and the anxiety 90% of staff receive showing up for work daily understanding that they will likely be affected by it. The most fulfilling part of the job comes in the form of serving some of societies most damanged kids, and reaching that point in treatment where the light finally comes on and they begin to take active part in their own healing.
lots of overtime, shift differentials & incentives, helping kids
Military Marketing Liaison (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA 23124 – October 15, 2017
Stressful place to work, workforce culture is all about the money. They would rather admit a child whose insurance pays more versus the overall total concept of helping a child. Nepotism is big in the company, with many of the senior leaders who are previous or current friends and relatives.
BEHAVIORAL COUNSELOR (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 4, 2017
Management does not care about your personal life. Working 12-16 hour shifts almost daily should be expected. You won't be able to take PTO even though they offer it. They care more about money than they do about the patients. Not the job for you if you want to actually learn.
Behavioral Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – June 30, 2017
The management at this hospital have no regard or appreciation for their employees. They are expected to pick up multiple shifts during the week even after working 40+ hours a week. They are extremely short of staff so Mandating happens a lot, which means you are expected to stay an additional shift (8 hours) on top of the shift you just worked and this can happen multiple times of the week. Many employees do not arrive at their scheduled time so others have to wait past their scheduled clock out time to be relieved. Management does not hold them accountable for their tardiness at all. Employees, especially behavior counselors, are underpaid for the amount of work they do. Working with the children is extremely rewarding and will motivate you to return to work everyday even with their behavioral problems. You are also able to learn a lot about treatment of chronic ilnesses as well as brain injury related aliments.
Behavior Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – June 5, 2017
Getting to work with troubled and disabled children has many rewards. But management does not take care of their employees enough to want employees to stay for long. Great employees will get overworked and stressed because they let good employees go for ridiculous reasons that is caused by management, resulting in others having to cover their hole. Poor employees will be kept for no reason. Great employees will reach a breaking point and will be blamed for snapping. Management looks for reasons to fire employees, good or bad. A typical day differs from shift to shift. Day and evening shifts escort patients from place to place, "process" with patients and their problems, provide food/drink/medical care, develop group therapy discussions, and act as a role model. Night shift watches over each patient throughout the night with routine checks, files the previous day's paperwork, creates new paperwork for the coming day, provide medical care if needed, and monitor/accompany patients in the restroom (including showers). Each shift IS responsible for maintaining a clean and tidy workplace, though night shift has the most opportunity to clean up. Each shift is also responsible for communication between other shifts.
Possibility for overtime
Unappreciation, Mandation, no support/encouragement from Management
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – New Kent, VA – March 29, 2017
Cumberland is a great hospital if you have the passion for helping children and watching them succeed to become more independent. I have worked here for over 5 years as an RN and the people that don't stay are the ones that aren't here for the right reasons. I hate to see all negativity about the hospital when the mission here is GREAT. I have seen kids lose hundreds of pounds, learn how to manage there diabetes, learn how to walk and do amazing things they had never done before. The people on here that write negative things about this hospital are probably the ones that no longer work here because they weren't here taking care of the patients. I would recommend any nurse that wants to make a difference to come work at Cumberland Hospital.
Patiet interaction, Salary/Shift Diff., Holistic Care
Behavior Counselor (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – March 27, 2017
I would not refer anyone to work for this company. While money and overtime is easily made, the risk of injury is high. There is a very high turn over rate because of management and the way they schedule. The management is untruthful, rude, and very unorganized. It is not a hospital, it is a behavioral facility that has populations (patients) that other places will not take. It continues to be understaffed and employees are mandated everyday.
Plenty of overtime!
Never enough staff, Population working with can cause harm to you!
BC (Former Employee) – New Kent, VA – March 16, 2017
Management is absolutely the worst here. MANDATION IS OVER THE TOP!! Units are filthy. No postive activities for patients. Over wellness care for African American patients is horrible. Making a positive difference in a patients life was very rewarding but management wouldn't acknowledge that. You work so beyond your job description and get no praisal for it. Units staff work great together for care of patients