Community Counseling of Bristol County
Team Leader (Attleboro) – easy apply
Community Counseling of Bristol County – Taunton, MA
Seeking full-time Team Leader for the Bridges to Recovery Program in Attleboro. Must have at least five years of human services related experience… Glassdoor
- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Community Counseling of Bristol County full-time for more than a yearPros
Laid back atmosphere, young staff. Inside of your 9-5 hours you make your own schedule. Occasionally, you really do make a difference in someone's life (ie getting someone out of homelessness or helping someone quit their substance abuse). Supervisors are down to earth and supportive. Time off is given with no fuss. Miles you put on your care are paid back at about 45 cents a mile.
Tuition reimbursement for graduate school.
Good experience for resume (you are essentially a social worker, which many companies recognize as a tough, detail-oriented job).
Life outside of work is respected- you are expected to leave at 5 (as opposed to other salaried jobs expecting you to stay an hour or two later).Cons
Low pay (28k starting), few computers and office supplies to go around. Encouraged to over-bill Masshealth for things (eg tax payer money).
Sometimes you have to help scum bags and moochers sign up for welfare they don't need when they really should be getting a job.
You get some entitled and ignorant clients sometimes (and sometimes you get sweethearts- just the luck of the draw).
Not well trained to deal with suicidal clients who see you as a therapist-type support.
You have to drive your clients around in your own car- either you get commercial drivers insurance (costs extra) or you risk getting sued by your client if you get in an accident.
Not much room for advancement.
Changes in company policy coming down all the time, which usually end up bloating your office work to increase billing.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Ask CSPs more for input on company policy changes. The community support program could be run a lot more efficiently if only we were asked. Please invest in more computers for offices.RecommendsNeutral Outlook