Casa Pacifica

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Casa Pacifica Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Fantastic place to make info a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist  in  Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Behavioral Specialist in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Rewarding experience and a chance to change lives.
    -Lackluster pay is made up for by great benefits!
    -Supervisors and management team are on your side. They will go up to bat for you if you are honest, and are understanding about mistakes or shortcomings.
    -Plenty of people in every department have been with Casa Pacifica for a long time. These people all started in direct care, and if they're willing to stay for 10+ years, you know that management is doing something right.

    Cons

    It's the mental health field, so don't expect to get rich by working here. Staff turn-over is higher on campus as opposed to community services as well, so keep that in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the wonderful work, and look into ways to invest even more in you employees hoping to make their career at Casa Pacifica!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camarillo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA

    I worked at Casa Pacifica full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    As far as agencies go, employees, leadership, etc., some of the best.

    Cons

    Little compensation, however, hired at will and exempt status, so you might be expected to work 50-80 hours on any given week and it doesn't matter.
    Upper/Senior management will make decisions as they please, with a focus on residential services, turning a blind eye on Community Based Services, staff, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think before you act.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    challenging position. frequently clueless and out-of-touch leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Casa Pacifica

    Pros

    great staff team
    many of the kids become like family
    good training and benefits

    Cons

    senior leadership seemed totally disconnected with staff needs.
    different departments often undermined one another with kids.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A tough job, any way you look at it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Camarillo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Camarillo, CA

    I have been working at Casa Pacifica full-time

    Pros

    Working with troubled children can be very rewarding when interventions are effective. The employees have a good sense of humor. The work is never boring. The activities staff are required to participate in with the children are diverse, fun, and interesting.

    Cons

    The hours are long and overtime follows a nonstandard structure--only work over 40 hours a week is considered overtime, and 12 or 16 hour days are compensated without overtime. Breaks are rare. The youth/clients can be aggressive and very disrespectful. Communication between shifts can be inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that floor staff are compensated more fairly; they are the backbone of the organization and in order to keep them happy, standard overtime structures and break schedules should be adhered to.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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