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Terrible place to work, worst job I've ever had.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Family Service Association full-time for more than a year

Pros

Some of the non-management staff were good to work with.

Cons

Dom Betro. Dom Betro. Dom Betro. Where to begin? With the sexism? With the irrationality? With the incompetence? With the unrealistic, and ever-changing expectations? With the cold, calculated manner in which he built this "charity" non-profit to enrich his building trade friends? With the delusional board which rubber stamps this CEO's every decision? With the stunning loss of money (donated and/or grants) which has been wasted in his on-going efforts to open food businesses under the guise of fund-raising? And for the grand finale reason NOT to work at this place - 48 of their staff needed food baskets at the holidays - because they are so poorly paid (and treated; Betro's disgust for them is not very well concealed). If you want to be paid poorly, led poorly, work in an environment where favoritism is rampant and ethical behavior rare, this is the place for you!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get rid of Dom. He is the well from which all poison flows in this poorly run banana dictatorship. He should go back to losing his shirt trying unsuccessfully to run restaurants and quit wasting grant and other funding with his incredibly inept and corrupt 'leadership.'

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Service Association as an intern

    Pros

    Good for getting a variety of MFT-Intern experience. Different programs, ages, and (some) specialized training available, which is good for getting a well-rounded experience as a therapist who is learning their trade. This is the ONLY reason you should ever consider working here. Also, the contracted clinical supervisors are great. Good support and know their stuff.

    Cons

    Pay, like many non-profits, is terrible. Favoritism runs rampant in the clinic, and a lot of unprofessional behavior came out of upper management. Although it seems that things have gotten a little better (from what I've heard) as some of the psychotic people have left and more mentally stable people have taken their place. Money is always scarce (unless you are upper management), and therapists have to provide their own supplies (except for charts). Offices are small and some the different satellite locations were in unsafe areas. When the therapists who worked in these places brought concerns to the attention of the management, they were ignored and told to suck it up because everyone had to do this when they were interns. (really?) I guess what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and this place really puts your stamina to the test. I will say, if you can survive here, you can survive anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forgetting you were interns once (and some of you still are - your title doesn't automatically make you better than your peers - and they ARE your peers, licensed or not.). Treat people the way you want to be treated. Use those therapy skills you all learned and show some empathy with your employees. Listen to what they are saying to you. And show some respect. These things are often enough to make up for lack in pay and increases loyalty towards your company. Don't care about loyalty? I know you do care about paying people to attend expensive trainings and they quit 6 mos. later when they got tired of the nonsense. The suggestions above would probably eliminate this trend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Clinician I  in  Moreno Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Clinician I in Moreno Valley, CA

    I have been working at Family Service Association full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible schedule, good experience in a variety of programs,

    Cons

    depending on your supervisor you can feel cut off due to size of agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to create more comrodery with in the agency by doing outside events and offer bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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