Relief Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Roxbury, MA – May 11, 2018
I worked overnight with no supervision. I picked up some daytime shifts as well. the downside to working in this department would the fact that you're obligated to come in during inclement weather and/or stay at work if your relief staff cannot come into work. there is no room for growth and the manager hires people based on personal relationships and sometimes they're not the best fit for the job. The manager is not very professional and very indiscreet with confidential information. If you're able to oversee this issues and just do what is expected of you, you'll be just fine. Money was great, I easily made $800 on a bi-weekly basis.
Guaranteed hours, good income
not the best policy for incliment weather, no sense for leadership and teamwork
Substance Abuse Counselor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – July 3, 2018
Once upon a time I loved working for Dimock. The minute you don't agree with unfair practices and you make a formal complaint they will do anything to get rid of you. I was not fired I quit because of unfair practices.
Your job is never secured there, management is harsh
Worker (Current Employee) – Roxbury, MA – March 4, 2018
There is no job security, it is not a nice environment. I have seen employees work their hearts out, but then managers quickly turn around and lay off employees (I get it, costs) but then refuse to give references to past employees which makes it difficult for them to get new jobs. It is funny how this place is a community center to help the community but the last thing they do is help their own employees. Work somewhere else. The senior managers really only care about themselves.
Housing Specialist (Current Employee) – 41 dimock st boston ma 02119 – December 12, 2017
It needs better management and growth. Not much growth in income and positions at the Dimock Center.
Typical day at work consist of 10 hours of work crunched down in 8 hours or 7.5 hours as that's the hours you getting paid for. 7.5 NOT the full 8.
Hardest part of my job is doing all that you need to do and finish it by the end of the week ( business) day/ week.
Management- Well it depends on what kind of manager you want. Do you want a manager that can teach you something? or a manager that's just the manager because they were fortunate to have that position when the time was right? think about it.
Recovery Specialist/Case Manager (Former Employee) – Roxbury, MA – July 17, 2017
A typical day at the dimock center is highly stressful. Rules change on a constant basis. Employees are not team oriented and are very cut throat. The culture of dimock is very diverse. I didn't enjoy the constant cut throat of employees and the high stress environment. The greatest part of the job was helping to change live within the community.
infant/toddler/pre-school teacher (Former Employee) – Roxbury, MA – June 17, 2017
i was an infant, toddler and preschool teacher. it was fun but challenging. learning about different children and how they all learn in different ways and how to accommodate everyone at once. lots of paper work for every child and home visits and parent teacher conferences.
watching the children grow and learn
communication between staff, management and parents. not always on the same page
Support Service Supervisor/Clinical Social Worker (Current Employee) – Roxbury, MA – May 25, 2017
supervise Medical Case Managers and Peer Advocates as well as individual therapy for clients in our department. Great work culture and co-workers. Learned a lot about multi-tasking and collaborating with different professionals.
Medical Records Technician (Former Employee) – Roxbury, MA – February 19, 2017
Maintains medical records operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes. Initiates medical record by searching master patient index; identifying existing patient records or need to assign a new number; interacting with registration areas and physicians' offices for information verification; processing or creating the record folder. Ensures medical record availability by routing records to admissions and emergency departments, physicians, and other authorized hospital staff; maintaining chart location systems. Completes medical record by reviewing information; notifying health care providers of record deficiencies; tracking outstanding records; notifying medical director of physicians in jeopardy of losing admitting privileges. Resolves medical record discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information. Maintains historical reference by abstracting and coding clinical data, such as diseases, operations, procedures, and therapies, using standard classification systems; filing documents. Prepares statistical reports by collecting and summarizing medical care and census information, such as types of diseases treated, surgery performed, and use of hospital beds. Provides medical record information by answering questions and requests of patients, hospital staff, law firms, insurance companies, and government agencies. Maintains patient confidence and protects hospital operations by keeping information confidential; following release-of-information protocols. Maintains the stability and reputation of the hospital by complying with legal requirements.
Dental Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 15, 2016
Dimock is a great place to learn new skills, meet great coworkers and serve the community; however, it is not a place to spend 20 years working. If you get $20 an hour, you will make that 20 for the next 20 years. You will never get a raise, but your responsiblities will increase. THe place is not a healthy working enviroment. Managerment sucks. They talk down to you, and have no clue what they are doing
low pay, doing everyone work, bad leadership, lack of diversity in higher up
Case Manager (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – June 7, 2015
Typical day at work was seeing clients daily and learned to become an effective Case Manager. The Management team and co-workers all worked together for the better good of the organization. The hardest part of my job was seeing my client moving out of the shelter and into permanent housing. The most enjoyable part of my job was empowering young women to pursue education and to pursue a career.
Adult Medicine Practice Manager (Former Employee) – Roxbury, MA – May 9, 2015
in the beginning i was under the impression that it was a very well ran establishment. The focus toward PCMH model is what drove me to be part of the team. Had a very effective relationship withe the Clinical staff. Struggled with the non -clinical staff. differences in message and culture. resistant to change. politics and lack of defined exceptions led to stuggling