An ok place to start but not to stay
Clinician I (Current Employee) – Norwich, CT – October 2, 2017
UCFS behavioral health services (both outpatient services and community based services) is a good place to gain experience as a new clinician, but it isn't sustainable in the long term. Caseloads are high, pay is low, and management is focused on numbers and profit rather than on the well-being of their employees and clients. Policies, especially those related to sick time and paid time off, are punitive and discourage workers from taking sick time that they have accrued. Upper management is generally not very supportive of workers, though middle management does try to be supportive. Turnover rates are high and management doesn't value retention. As a clinician in any of the behavioral health programs, you will gain an immense amount of experience working with a wide variety of clients and make excellent professional connections with your coworkers, but management adds unnecessary stress and puts up barriers to getting your job done well.
Weekly supervision provided, feels like a team environment, coworkers are supportive, decent benefits
Low wages, punitive and restrictive PTO and sick time policies, workload too high, values quantity of visits over quality of care