A typical week at work is preparing for the groups that I facilitate, advocate and crisis intervention, assist with case management clients, attend team meetings, assisting clients with life skills. I learned that what we bring to our clients we serve is vital in assisting them in their own abilities through strength-based approach and positive self talk and seeing the individual in their own environment. you need to manage your time with your own day to day schedule and sometimes have too at a moment notice change the plans you have for the day, due to other staff needing assistance or coverage, your clients need assistance. I feel that your co-workers as a team make the difference in supporting everyone's role in the agency. the hardest part of the job is dealing with manic individuals. the most enjoyable part of the job is working with your clients on a day to day basis, and the co-workers trying to help keep things light due to the job can be stressful. It is important to maintain self-care, because self-care for yourself allows you to be in a positive state to help your clients.
They don’t appreciate their employees. Clients are great and community events are fun. Sometimes over worked and schedule issues. You see so many good employees leaving the company soon after starting. Unorganized. I put a lot of time and effort into the company and didn’t feel like I was valued. Management purposely left me out of events near the end of my employment.
community mental health organization. Choose another health care organization. Some flexibility in work hours. Lots of travel and not great mileage compensation. High amount of administrative repetitive tasks.