Based on my experience, the job was extremely stressful and created high anxiety. Please be advised that you are on call 24/7 which can result in having to drop whatever you are doing to support a family in crisis. The youth and family can be disrespectful, resistant to services, and often cancel appointments which can be problematic when you are required to see a family 3 times/week. If counselors are not meeting 3 times per week (totaling 12 sessions/mo), appointments will have to be made up before the end of the month. The amount of paperwork is overwhelming. Ongoing meetings, consultation, training's, and long commute times can create dysfunction in trying to manage a caseload. A future employee can anticipate driving up to 100 miles/day (or more) depending on where your youth and family are located. It's possible an employee will drive up to an hour outside of the county you work in. In addition, much of the services provided are provided by individuals that may not be licensed, so there is a level competency that is questioned as well as ethics. The staff provided an environment that was comfortable but the demands of the job are unrealistic, stressful, and inconsistent. Also, a nice bonus is offered but much of the bonus is impacted by taxes, so don't get too happy. You are responsible for paying it back if you decide to leave earlier than the contract you signed. Plan to have your last pay, mileage reimbursement, and/or expenses to be offset by what you owe to the company for leaving. The salary is okay but I'm not certain you can put a price on one's sanity.
Staff and co-workers were great to work with
on call 24/7, excessive traveling, large amounts of paperwork, no consistent schedule, working with disrespectful youth, the pressure of meeting with families/collateral's 3 times per week, and poor ethical boundaries