Just an Okay place to work.
INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY COUNSELOR (QMHP) (Former Employee) – Manassas, VA – October 4, 2014
A typical day would consist of seeing scheduled clients 1 to 3 hrs. a session depending on the severity of their case. Your schedule is flexible but that is not always a plus when clients cancel or they are simply not at home. You do learn a lot working with the families on how to apply therapeutic techniques and as well as working with different backgrounds. Group supervision was informative because you get to hear about all the other cases other counselors may have as well as meeting employees you may not see on a day to day basis. Individual supervision which occurs every other week was somewhat helpful.
A big negative ( I guess) when working as an in home counselor was
your hours are not guaranteed. If you do not see a client you do not get paid. Speaking of pay...... you only get paid ONCE A MONTH which is the 2nd Friday of every month.
PRODUCTIVITY is a must with this company. Low productivity =no money for the business, that at times seemed more important than providing counseling to a client.
Lastly, When providing in home counseling , various companies pay you according to the severity of the case, meaning by levels. Level 1,2,3. This company pays you the same hourly rate no matter how sever the case may be. Their hourly rate is under $30 an hour. Other agencies pay waaay more. You do not receive mileage reimbursement but are paid minimum wage for time travel as well as attending meetings and completing paperwork.
Flexible Scheduling, group supervision
Low Pay, Start up company, Wear and tear on vehicle, Hours are not guaranteed, get paid once a month