Long work hours, no support, non-existent work life balance.
Community Based Clinician (Former Employee) – El Monte, CA – October 24, 2017
Typical hours were 9-12 hours. Would often have little to no time balancing client care, meetings, trainings, and productivity demands. Management was not receptive or advocated for clinicians, they seemed more focused on the bottom line and productivity versus client care. If you want to learn clinical skills, how to develop as a clinician or are a seasoned/license eligible clinician go elsewhere. Did not learn any clinical skills during employment there. Constant changes in upper and middle management as people were often moving to new positions or leaving the agency.
Culture- Lots of focus on wellness, but little translates to support or any kind of action to primary care providers. Agency culture appears concerned with their image in public. Upper management has little knowledge of day-to-day job concerns.
Hardest part of job- Meeting productivity within the 40hr workweek without having to work on weekends/late nights. Typical workweek includes late afternoons as that is when clients are available. Heavy commuting to client's homes. Rotating 24/7 on call crisis hotline. Lack of work-life balance, high stress work environment. Paperwork gets in the way of direct client care.
Most enjoyable part of job- Working with undeserved populations; the clinical work with clients; being able to make a difference.
Lunches, working with undeserved population, the clients.
Long work days, long hours, no work-life balance, heavy paperwork, lots of red tape, lots of commuting/driving.