Good intentions for consumer help, poor management
Clinical Practitioner. (Former Employee) – Rather not say – August 1, 2018
The Center's got a good mission, a few good clinicians and good intentions but it will never become more than what it is: a political, bureaucratic mess of an agency that has no real talent or passion in their upper management, VP and C-suite level people.
I've worked with some caring professionals that truly care about the mental health and sub use consumers that we work with but almost ALL the management is bad. Mostly just internal people that get promoted and stay forever. They don't care about consumers, consumer care or ask us anything, everything is doled out to middle managers and direct care workers and there is no say in anything. It's gotten worse. Paperwork is long and redundant. Only get reimbursed for mileage if we use our cars to see consumers. They are always finding ways to control services more and worry more about money and their six figure salaries than they do our consumers, services, or the overall morale health of the agency. HR dept. is a joke and are more concerned with threatening to not pay you if you don't keep up with your trainings than real personnel concerns. Good people don't stay here long, there is A LOT of turnover and they don't pay competitively for nurses or doctors or licensed counselors. The work environment is often stressful, favoritism is rampant and overall just a badly managed agency.
get experience to work with local mentally ill population, sometimes get free CEUs.
bad upper management, no raises, stressful, demanding.