I worked at ATCIC full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Senior level Managers were supportive
Cons – Work/ Life Balance and compensation could improve
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-12-03 15:47 PST
I worked at ATCIC
Pros – From my work experience there, I don't have much positive to say about the organization
Cons – Poor management; supervisor was abusive, biased and oppressive.
Advice to Senior Management – I would focus on employee's former experiences if they are applying for a position; my supervisor clearly didn't have the skills to do the job she was hired for. I believe more exploration needs to be done of a potential employee around ethical and human relations skills; in addition, some sense of a person's mental health ought to be explored without breaking confidentiality boundaries. In my situation, there was a clear target of getting rid of me and another co-worker. When grievances came up, in my case, the managers of my supervisor really didn't listen to my story (at least in the way I perceived it), but sided with the supervisor; in one case when I filed a formal grievance with the subject being my supervisor, someone in the administration simply removed it without even consulting me. This was very demoralizing, and ethically wrong. At the very least it was negligent in terms of leadership. To me, it's unconscioniable (sp) for a community mental health system to have so many ethical and dysfunctional problems with management. We are role models, and human beings should never be treated like machines, but with a high degree of human dignity. In the latter area, I found severe shortcomings, and would be hard-pressed to recommend ATCIC to community members or professionals.
Christopher Beam, MA, CPS (State of Texas)
2013-09-25 08:14 PDT
I worked at ATCIC
Pros – Working at ATCMHMR was a positive experience in that one is able to provide social services to clientele who benefit greatly from a structured, experienced support system. Family and friends are often unavailable or suffer from burn out and cannot effectively support the client in achieving and maintaining optimal functioning and health in the community. The knowledge base and contacts available at ATCMHMR are extensive even though funding for mental health treatment has historically been insufficient to meet the needs of the community.
Cons – Turnover of staff is high, pay for social work is low, and the stress of attempting to manage medications, treatment, and problem behaviors can become overwhelming when programs are undermanned and underfunded.
Advice to Senior Management – Treat your employees like gold and offer as much support for them as possible. Be on the lookout for possible employee burn out and fight for increased funding so that service provision runs as smoothly as possible.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2010-04-10 15:18 PDT
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