A typical day for a Residential Counselor at The Bridge includes assisting individuals with basic expectations such as time management, hygiene, attending treatment and medical related appointments, medication management, facilitating therapeutic groups such as DBT and IMR, teaching life and social skills, and documenting all of the mentioned in daily treatment notes and periodic reviews. I've learned that a person needs a lot of patience to work in this field; due to its often slow progressing nature. Management is usually fair and accommodating; although I had a couple of pay related issues I had to fight them for. I can't speak for the entire company's employees as I only worked in a specific program; but I found my co-workers to be mostly pleasant, professional, and fun to work with, and at other times unfair and stubborn without reason. The hardest part of the job for me personally was long periods of stress due to how emotionally taxing the job can be (individuals being rude and uncooperative, seeming lack of treatment progress). Also, compared to other agencies in the state, The Bridge offers a relatively low pay rate. The part I enjoyed most about working here was witnessing a measurable amount of progress in the individuals lives and knowing that I helped to make that happen. All in all, I would recommend working for The Bridge.
employment stability, benefits