Families First Counseling Services
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About the company

  • CEO
    Rick Venenga
    70%
    approve of Rick Venenga's performance
  • Company size
    201 to 500
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  • Headquarters
    111 Plaza Circle Waterlo...
  • Link
    Families First Counseling Services website
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Family Support Specialist in Mason City, IA
on January 6, 2023
What is the best part of working at the company?Staff are great. Supervisors and upper mgmt team seem to rely strictly on what supervisors say and not the employees What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Trying not to make mistakes that can be thrown in your face later. The learning curve is with each client caseWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Some stress and obvious "cliche" What is a typical day like for you at the company?Paperwork...appts with clients. More paperwork. Trying to connect and communicate with clients
Front Desk Receptionist in South Jordan, UT
on January 4, 2023
Families First has turned into money first. Unless you are a doctor or clinician, you do not matter, you are a number. You are not recognized for your hard work, it only gets more tedious tasks added to your “work responsibility”. We are short staffed due to people finding better jobs and the constant gaslighting from management that “you are not working hard enough”. Management is cheap, extremely unorganized, hypocritical and will find any reason to never give you a raise even-though you have been there for years. Families First needs a reality check in wages and how to treat employees. One of the only benefit's is some co-workers are amazing and a joy to work with. Other then that you get no benefits, terrible insurance, no sick days, short breaks, no maternity or paternity leave, barley any PTO (only full-time employees).
Family Support Specialist in Fort Dodge, IA
on September 4, 2022
Working with families is very rewarding however you must work long hours be flexible enough to work weekends. It is very challenging to balance work and family.
Families Support Specialist. in Muscatine, IA
on August 30, 2022
The nature of social work is difficult and demanding. The hours can be long but there is flexibility in scheduling. The job has a significant learning curve with documentation being a priority. The training is good and the company gives great support and time to learn the job. While most of the work is independent, there is comradery among the team. Income is based on cases, so the more cases you can manage the more money you make.
Integrated Health Home Director in Decorah, IA
on May 6, 2022
Teamwork is a strong focus. Building relationships with coworkers is highly encouraged. Self care is essential and discussed at every individual supervision. Time is given for actual self care and supervisors check back with staff to support self care.

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During the interview they ask you if you’d like to make your own schedule which is only partially true because you make your own schedule around the schedules of other people. Which makes for late nights

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