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When I was working there, every week we would lose clinicians to other agencies

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Former Employee - Staff Therapist  in  Lowell, MA
Former Employee - Staff Therapist in Lowell, MA

I worked at South Bay Mental Health Center part-time for less than a year

Pros

Good support staff, a feeling of "we're in this together" between the clinicians, can work part or full time, provide trainings.

Cons

A LOT of pressure to keep and add client hours, having to eat in your car in order to make minimum hour demand, do not pay gas mileage, a high rate of team members turnover, a lot of no-shows

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Understand that it's wrong for both the client and the clinician to have the therapist see 8 clients a day. A sure way to lead to burnout.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    large organization/ revolving door new hires

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    Former Employee - Fee for Service Staff Clinician  in  Brockton, MA
    Former Employee - Fee for Service Staff Clinician in Brockton, MA

    I worked at South Bay Mental Health Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    excellent training during probation period
    team members helpful
    highest FFS compensation rate in area
    provides outreach services

    Cons

    supervision focused on billable hours during probation period (3 months)
    60-70% outreach /on the road
    large number of no show/cancellations
    difficult to balance life/work/billable hour minimum

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    assist staff in maintaining billable hours and provide some clinical supervision during first 3 months. I made the same mistakes in paper work because my supervisor did not review my intakes for 3 months. offer compensation for "free training" since billable hours are not possible when at training

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company cares about profits, not clients.

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    Former Employee - Staff Therapist  in  Salem, MA
    Former Employee - Staff Therapist in Salem, MA

    I worked at South Bay Mental Health Center full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Had a few nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Management only cares about hours. Was impossible to focus supervision on clients. No respect for clinicians. Terrible client care record.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try caring about clients more than hours, as we are supposed to be a mental health care company. Pay clinicians better.

    Doesn't Recommend
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