Fred Finch Youth Center Employee Reviews

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Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAJune 2, 2018
Working with youth is tough; however, when working with level 14 youth the environment can become overwhelming and dangerous at times. The children at the facility live there and have severe mental issues or behavioral concerns.
Pros
24 hour facility
Cons
Dangerous and overwhelming
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Great place, Learned a lot!
Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 23, 2018
I learned a lot of valuable information, it was a great introduction to the Human Resource area for me. I got to touch all the different areas of HR, that lead to my desired route of Recruiting.
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Mental Health Clinician (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAMarch 4, 2018
Working at Fred Finch Youth Center provided me with a valuable experience as a clinician. The program I worked in went through some changes in management that turned out to be quite positive, and it was clear and evident that the management wished to support their staff through encouraged self-care and work/life balance practices. I felt during my time there, however, that there were far too many meetings required that often impeded on time needed to fulfill other responsibilities. I had a fantastic supervisor who was incredibly supportive. The program director was also quite phenomenal! One drawback to this job is that there is a tremendous amount of paperwork required by the County. It can be a lot for a person who is accustomed to simple clinical charting.
Pros
autonomy, good leadership, training opportunities
Cons
County paperwork, many meetings
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Pretty Good
Training Specialist/AA-Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAFebruary 13, 2018
Management is very sweet, unless your issue is Political Correctness-related. One boss was bullying, threatening my job everyday and no one effectively addressed the issue.
Pros
Compassionate Staff
Cons
Bullying Boss
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Great
Behavior Supervisor (Current Employee) –  El Centro, CAJanuary 24, 2018
Great place to work at. You get paid your hourly rate for administration, driving, and driving. Great work environment and encouragement to continue education.
Pros
paid hourly rate for driving, material, administartion
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Mental Health Counselor (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CADecember 20, 2017
I find it takes a long time to get processed into a job that is really stressful for how little entry-level employees are paid. There are however several admin as well as part time positions available for those that are willing to endure.
Pros
Many jobs available often, full benefits package
Cons
Long hire process, and stressful in some departments
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I hated this job
Mental Health Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  Vacaville, CANovember 27, 2017
Management was terrible and never backed up staff when clients assaulted them. This job was probably the worse job I have ever had and would never work for this company again.
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scary place to work
AM Assistant Supervisor/Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CANovember 15, 2017
You dont get the support from management that you need. It's a shame because most therapists that spend a year or two there are good hard working people who want to make a difference. Wages are extremely low compared to work load, and the stress is high. Restraints are scary and some clients can become aggressive.
Pros
a lot of paid time off
Cons
stressful enviorenment, low wages
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good for recent college graduates
Clinician (Current Employee) –  Lemon Grove, CANovember 12, 2017
good for recent college grads willing to do anything to get hours. inflexible practices, stress over productivity, policy and proceedures change daily.
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Great place to start your training
Clinical Social Worker (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAOctober 11, 2017
This is a good place to begin your training but extremely stressful; chaotic administration; and mixed messages in regards to directives and expectations provided to front line staff versus clinicians and middle management.
Pros
great place to learn; awesome kids
Cons
high stress, little acknowledgement of effort, not enough advocacy from administration in regards to needs of clinical staff.
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Mental Health Therapist (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAJuly 21, 2017
Great place to gain some social work experience. Management was not always available I did not feel as supported as I should have been when I first started and my coworker quit. I felt very alone at that time. Pay could have been better it would have made it easier to deal with the stress.
Pros
School hours, school holidays off
Cons
pay
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It's ok
Youth & Family Partner (Former Employee) –  Lemon Grove, CAJuly 19, 2017
It's a good way to help families and you without making sure that that you have a most positive impact in the lives and become something much better in this world and also for parents to find ways to help better assist her child and becoming a more successful person .
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Mental Health Counselor (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CAApril 22, 2017
Everyday is different. Working here I learned that you need to take care of yourself because the job can be stressful overall.Hardest part of the job- More support from upper management.
Pros
Free lunches and dinner.
Cons
Short breaks, upper management
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Fun place to work
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAApril 7, 2017
Fred Finch is a great place to work with very good staff and management. The work can be stressful, but is very rewarding in the end. Great learning for those interested in getting into the field of social work.
Pros
Great team
Cons
Hard work
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Good place to start out- no financial security
Property Manager (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAApril 7, 2017
Fred Finch has a great culture, but the compensation lacks, especially considering the amount of work that is expected to be completed. Great place to build resume, but not a long term career, especially if you do not have a masters degree.
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Tough place to wok
Care Coordinator/Behavior Specialist (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAMarch 20, 2017
I wanted to love this job. The families and co-workers were great, but management was pretty poor. They didn't address concerns and often put employees into unsafe situations. The compensation is pretty good, benefits and vacation are not great.
Pros
Compensation, work independently
Cons
no office space, poor management, unsafe situations
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Unorganized
Behavior Technician (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJanuary 16, 2017
Poor organization, bounced checks, lack of communication, no reimbursement for mileage or cell personal cell phone usage, low-pay, lack of training, too much driving
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Great place to work at
HR Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CAJanuary 5, 2017
Learned a lot about HR procedures
Handling ATS and HRIS systems
Flexible timing
Great work environment
Helpful peers and mentors
Organization doing great work with children
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Stressful and Harassing Workplace
Finance Assistant (Former Employee) –  Oakland, CADecember 25, 2016
This is an organization where some managers like to play nasty games to their department employees. Managers played favorites by assigning good promotion potential projects to employees they liked. Employees that have more work experience and better knowledge are given mundane and busy work. I knew an employee with a PhD degree doing clerical and data entry busy work. While another employee who is sociable but is a nasty backstabber and bully with lesser knowledge and background gets higher level work. Managers sided with bullies to force victims out. Managers also assigned duties to employees that they don't like but giving tasks that they are never good at. Employee with never get promoted because they will never be outstanding for doing the tasks that are their weakness. The workplace had a very heavy workload but very low pay. Hard work do not get rewarded or promoted. Medical and dental benefits are very cheap with high copays.
Pros
Free Parking
Cons
See Above
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Great experience
Mental Health Therapist (Current Employee) –  Oakland, CADecember 22, 2016
This agency provides diverse exposure to multiple programs and populations. There are many opportunities to learn various intervention tools and utilize them. The agency provides great opportunities for growth.
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