Family Preservation Services

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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2.7 11 reviews

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great environment

    FPS Therapeutic Counselor (Current Employee) Passaic, NJ

    ProsFlexibility, environment, gained knowledge, benefits. FPS is a great work experience and you learn SO much.

    Consexposure to dirt, filth, feces, bed bugs, and dangerous neighborhoods. The pay is low and does not compare to state agency salary although program is a state sponsored program.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPutting yourself at risk and going into a family home without knowing the situations that can occur in the local area is dangerous. Better compensation is needed to justify spending long hours in unsatisfactory home conditions in unsafe neighborhoods.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All about the money

    Counselor (Former Employee)

    Prosco-workers are the only positive thing about this company

    Conseverything!! Considering the level of education needed for any jobs with this company, the pay is pretty pathetic. The benefits totally suck and recent change in management turned the last ounce of hope for this company into a total disaster. They give a crap about their employees and only care about profits.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart caring about your employees and clients, or you will go under sooner or later! Employees are leaving left and right and the bad reputation is locally known among competitive agencies and customers, which is why you are not getting contracts. If you increase educational expectations, start increasing salary!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    lasted one month

    School Based Therapist (Former Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsFree supervision, plenty of opportunities for clinical growth. relatively speaking, fps offers a wide range of services in a region (Asheville) where mental health services are poorly lackingada

    Cons24k base salary is beyond ridiculously low
    toxic work environment
    they are a FOR PROFIT organization, profiting on the backs of lowly paid masters level therapists and the medicaid funds of clients served.

    Advice to Senior Managementraise the pay for counselors by about 10k per year and your turn over will lessen. company vehicles for staff that must work in the community. staff laptops with appropriate software. make the office a more welcoming environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nightmare

    Adult Therapist (Former Employee) Asheville, NC

    ProsThe work is meaningful and the clients are interesting. The other therapists are all great: supportive, friendly and hard working. They really care about the people they work with.

    ConsThe pay is miserable. The hours are very long. Although the company provides supervision, it is very uneven in quality. Management is focused on profit and not on client welfare "get them in and get them out" is the philosophy. The technology resources are minimal. Communication between management and the therapists is inadequate, slow and often misinformed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees with respect and clients with compassion.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointment

    Case Manager (Current Employee) Martinsburg, WV

    ProsThe only positive thing that WAS in place was setting own hrs. I'm not sure it applies when you have to send your daily schedule to the office.

    ConsInconsistency across the board
    Lack of direction & training
    No mileage pay
    Low pay
    Company's expectations are unrealistic
    Managements' attitude lowers morale
    The office is in Kernysville where there is a lack of transportation

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop a procedure manual for each individual office.
    Staff your office with people who want to work, not complain
    Outfit the office so it's welcoming- including appliances
    Ensure the office is CLEANED, stocked, and utilities: water, phones, and internet are in working order
    Have a computer system in place that is current and applicable to the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Avoid and work somewhere else if possible!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat co-workers, somewhat flexible schedule.

    ConsWorking in unsafe conditions often going to homes that are dangerous and unsanitary. In-home and Mental Health Support required to use own car and paid mileage rate from early 1980's (.30 p/mile)- we were told that we were lucky to get this as it was NOT required although other agencies in the area pay .50-.55.5 cents per mile. Upper management staunch with communication problem. Uncooperative with a huge amount of work performed at home (which you are not compensated for). Company DOES NOT seem to care about clients and their welfare at all--only looking at profits:(

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun and rewarding career experience

    Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) Fort Pierce, FL

    ProsOpen office with friendly coworkers and great management

    ConsDress code for the work environment is pretty strict

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Highly supportive coworkers and supervisors, unsupportive upper management

    School Based Therapist (Current Employee)

    ProsCoworkers 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

    ConsPay 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 Senior ManagementWork 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overall a positive experience!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Helpful staff
    - Supportive supervisor
    - Reimbursed for supplies

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

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

    Intensive In Home Counselor (Former Employee) Verona, VA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsJob 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 Senior ManagementAdvocate 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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