Due to a shift in my circumstances, I will be moving away. Unfortunately, that means leaving West Central, which greatly saddens me. I love working here. It is hands-down the best job I've ever had. I love the work and the staff.
Resident Monitor II (Former Employee) – Marysville, OH – May 29, 2017
Too heavy of a work load placed on Resident Monitors for the amount of pay. Security staff ran at minimum nearly every shift I worked. Was called and asked to work nearly every day off to come in to work to help meet the minimum staffing requirement. Management did not do enough to address this issue in a timely manner creating safety risk for everyone at facility. Training was sporadic. Communication between management and lower level security staff was not always good.
Holiday pay, commitment of staff for residents to succeed.
Currently part time Resident Monitor (Current Employee) – Marysville, OH – July 30, 2013
The people at West Central have been very good to me. I spent some time in there, due to my own addiction issues and they were willing to give me an opportunity to work there afterwards. They were also willing to let me do my internship during my Bachelors program. I will forever be indebted to the management of West Central. I feel like I have made some good friends there.
I worked security for this organization for 2.5 years. For the most part I really enjoyed my experience with the organization. Working with residents can be very rewarding and is fun. However, the work environment for security staff is very stressful, aided by the fact that we are poorly trained. Due to poor training, management micromanages which is frustrating. Management also attempts to motivate workforce through fear and intimidation. This tactic gave the impression that you were expendable to the organization and not valued. Dealing with management was the hardest part of the job. The residents are the best part of the job.
Counselor (Former Employee) – Marysville, OH – April 30, 2013
I enjoyed working at West Central because of the majority of the people and getting to see success stories with clients. However, there is no room for advancement, no raises, benefits kept getting cut, and very little employee recognition. One staff meeting included the Executive Director telling employees they had no morals or values due to other coworkers engaging in unethical behavior. My position was 'counselor'and it was more a 'group leader/case manager.' I left to be an addictions counselor with another agency, but am grateful fit the opportunity I had at West Central.
Chemical Dependency Counselor (Former Employee) – Marysville, OH – December 19, 2012
Great co-workers that have become life-long friends. Open door policy with administration. Hardest part of job was deciding when a resident needed to be unsuccessfully discharged for various reasons. The best part of the job was watching a resident grow and be discharged successfully.