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Updated May 11, 2014

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Patrick W. Lawler


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    Great coworkers and a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery supportive staff members. Strong team mentality.

    ConsPay is pretty low.

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    The corporate culture appears positive and supportive but struggles to show its employees that they are valued.

    Unit Supervisor (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat experience working with at-risk adolescents and learning about trauma informed care. Work with team members can be rewarding.

    ConsWork with the clients is challenging and can be gratifying. However, management does not provide a consistent, well organized environment that ensures stability in the milieu. Staffing is often a challenge and qualified employees are not readily hired for needed positions.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Success at this job is dependent on creating connections with co-workers.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Arlington, MA

    ProsSupport among colleagues is great (at least it was when I was there!), Compensation is similar to other positions in the same field. Physical work environment is pleasant and comfortable

    ConsThe population of students can be really difficult to work with. Administration seemed out of touch with the needs of day to day workers. Staffing is decreased during the night which sometimes made work harder.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend a few days every few months taking on the role of the support staff, or at least work alongside them. See what people have to go through.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Young leadership, unsupportive culture

    Residential Counselor (Former Employee) Arlington, MA

    ProsGood experience working with adolescents, good training and education about mental health, good opportunity to see a wide range of emotional and behavioral disorders.

    ConsYoung, often cliquey staff. Young inexperienced leadership at the Residential Director level. Agency is not forthcoming about job responsibilities at time of interview. Culture not supportive to staff having difficulties.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire older and more experienced/educated leadership. Screen potential residential staff more carefully and be more forthcoming about job responsibilites and hours.

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    Not Worth the Battle

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Arlington, MA

    ProsYoung staff, very flexible scheduling, lots of time off, understanding around "mental health" days

    ConsExceedingly cliquey, difficult to advance, young management with no prior experience calling all the shots, taking lots of students that will never meet their treatment goals, crisis assaults without the qualified staff to handle the situations

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't just promote to promote - make sure your supervisors actually have the knowledge and experience to progress. Bumping up recent grads with no prior experience leads to lots of messy - and dangerous - situations.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    diversified.

    Residential Counselor (Former Employee)

    Prosgood management
    flexible in schedule
    good team to work with
    many different offices in the US and in the world

    Consit might not offer all the benefits that other companies do.

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