Family Preservation Services Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    Current Employee - Financial Intake Representative in Rutherfordton, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Intake Representative in Rutherfordton, NC

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good benefits, they take care of my family and try to work around me!

    Cons

    Overload of work, high stress environment, and we deal with a lot of personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback, be clear in expectations, and follow through with promises.


  2. FPS review

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in Martinsville, VA
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in Martinsville, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    FPS had great employees to work with and great pay and offered great trainings for all staff. They also are a big company.

    Cons

    They have a hard time keeping staff at times. If they ask you to do something and you don't feel it's right, they will make up some reason and let you go (they did it to me).

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and treat employees with more respect. Don't let employees go for reasons that are not honest.


  3. Average

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    Former Employee - Day Treatment Counselor in Warrenton, VA
    Former Employee - Day Treatment Counselor in Warrenton, VA

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

    Pros

    Great Employees with whom to work.

    Cons

    Poor pay policies, i.e., no pay for time off.


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  5. Counselor

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to help youth and families.

    Cons

    Little pay and poor benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Offer a better benefit package and improve salaries.


  6. Employment Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule, get to work in the community serving the community, constant training on how to improve methods of working with consumers

    Cons

    Often take work home, can be high stressed having to work with consumers who are not sommited to engaging services, use of own vehicle.


  7. Its a job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Family Preservation Services

    Pros

    Helping kids in your community

    Cons

    It is not a good job that works with you if you need time with family


  8. IIH QP

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    Current Employee - QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Asheville, NC

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with GREAT people, good supervision, lots of flexibility, opportunities for growth or lateral movement within company, ability to think/work "outside the box".

    Cons

    The system within the company functions is broken, making the company and parts of the job frustrating, impersonal and pointless, little transparency, not the best material support, administration/support staff overworked leading to ineffective support for therapists in the field.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, more consistency in policy and procedure, more support staff and materials (computers, office equipment), more space to perform duties.


  9. QMHP

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    Former Employee - QMHP in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - QMHP in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    awesome team; director was amazing; flexible schedule, pay was above average for this type of job; reimbursement for mileage and cell phone

    Cons

    on-call without any extra compensation, paperwork; mileage was not equivalent to what the state or other organizations recoup their employees to use personal vehicles

    Advice to Management

    Consider compensating your team leads and team members for being on call - provide opportunities to complete documentation remotely


  10. More lows then highs but I stuck with it because I enjoyed the work with my clients.

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Access to online continuing education -Given a choice about working during the summer -Average pay -Caring supervisors

    Cons

    -Often had to do paperwork at home off the clock without pay -Management at times invaded boundaries. Calling after hours and on weekends for non-emergency work matters. -Unprofessional behavior from some in management. Sharing personal matters about employees with nonessential individuals -Not reimbursed for mileage for home visits (which were required on a monthly basis - at least) -Redundant and excessive paperwork -Supervisors overloaded which prevented them from fully assisting with crisis when needed -Difficult to maintain balance between professional and personal life. Urged to practice self-care but nothing was in place to ensure counselors were able to do this without repercussions (if took time off)

    Advice to Management

    Put into place a system that would allow counselor a few hours each week away from the school setting to complete paperwork while being paid without distractions. Reimburse for mileage. Dip into profits and hire more supervisors/TDT coordinators to spread out responsibilities to enable supervisors to be available to their counselors during emergencies.


  11. I loved it

    Former Employee - In-home Counselor in Rockbridge Baths, VA
    Former Employee - In-home Counselor in Rockbridge Baths, VA

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with in Staunton, VA

    Cons

    Long driving distances in rural mountains but compensated well for it.



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