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Helpful (1)

Highly supportive coworkers and supervisors, unsupportive upper management

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - School Based Therapist
Current Employee - School Based Therapist
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Coworkers are wonderful and supportive, noble work, good benefits, lots of down time in the summer, free continuing education online, able to make your own schedule and it can be flexible as need be

Cons

Pay is low and they continually decrease it, many barriers to actually doing counseling, tons of paperwork that is never ending, considerably company bureaucracy, long hours during the school year, very high and unreasonable productivity expectations, under lots of pressure from supervisors/managers to meet the unreasonable and unattainable productivity, productivity is tied too much to salary and most of the time productivity is out of the therapist's control, redundancy in paperwork

Advice to Management

Work harder to understand how difficult your employees' jobs are and what it's like to make such little money but having such an important job and an expensive Master's degree to pay off. Try to find a way to have a reasonable salary instead of low salary + commission; the stress in not being able to control our full salary is very difficult at times.

Other Employee Reviews for Family Preservation Services

  1. Overall a positive experience!

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

    Pros

    - Helpful staff - Supportive supervisor - Reimbursed for supplies

    Cons

    - Low pay - Not as well regarded in the community as other agencies


  2. Overall a pretty good experience. Position was an in home counselor.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intensive In Home Counselor in Verona, VA
    Former Employee - Intensive In Home Counselor in Verona, VA

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The branch I worked for in Verona, Va was wonderful. The camaraderie in the office really helped with some of the isolating feelings that could accompany the job. Can make your own schedule as long as you are meeting the hour requirements.

    Cons

    Job can feel isolating at times. Hour expectations were unreasonable and unattainable. Closer locations were promised but never came to fruition. So much paperwork, it was very difficult to separate work from personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Advocate for employees to Corporate to help them understand better what it's like for each individual employee instead of just another number. Lighten the load that is put on supervisors so they will be more available for the in home counselors; especially since the counselors deal with many crisis situations.


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