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Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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Dr. Derald Walker
49 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Standard benefits Mission is good Teams can be decent

    Cons

    Not trauma informed Lack of morale Information changing daily Inexperienced managers

    Advice to Management

    In lieu of money give some respect

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2018-02-01
  2. "Cascadia is great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A great mission! New CMO and CFO are changing things for the better

    Cons

    They are working on raising people's wages but this will take another year or so for the admin people.

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2018-02-01
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Residential Counselor2 QMHA"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are not many Pros for working for this company. Decent health insurance

    Cons

    Very chaotic the people that are clinical QMHPs are usually new out of school and trying to figure out what the hell they need to do without much help and that's who you're supposed to turn to as a qmha when you need help... just a mess...bad environment...moody coworkers.... Many co-workers really did not care about the clients... it was just a job until they could move on to hopefully something better

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and some of you need to stop acting like the clients I swear some days the mood around the place you couldn't tell who were the workers and who were the clients LOL

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2018-01-26
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Would not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pay well for this line of work. The clients are great to work with. Flexibility in schedule. Good amount of paid time off but you are often not allowed to take it due to scheduling and being denied by management. Great experience in the field of mental health.

    Cons

    Managers of residential programs tend to have limited skills and respect for their employees and clients. Managers contribute to the sexual harassment and assault cycle in the work place. The company sees its staff as disposable and are willing to risk their safety for the revenue of dangerous clients. Employees are forced to work double shifts (frozen to stay overnight when you were working a swing shift) and forced...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and make change.

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-12-08
  5. Helpful (3)

    "qmha"

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    Former Employee - QMHA in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good out of college job

    Cons

    Everything else. They put quotas. Treat mental health like a commodity

    Advice to Management

    Stop the quotas

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-12-20
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Decent Entry-Level Jobs"

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor II in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Working with marginalized individuals -Helps develop an understanding of why the mental health system does and doesn't work. -A relatively safe environment to develop an understanding of the interplay between socioeconomic issues and mental health in.

    Cons

    -Could not care less about its entry-level employees. -Doesn't make efforts to invest in/retain good employees. -Doesn't offer performance/term-based raises. You will always make the same amount of money as someone with identical credentials who has been newly hired.

    Advice to Management

    Expanding the availability of services doesn't matter if you aren't investing in making the services effective. Stop opening new sites and focus on employee training, pay, and support. Constant employee turnover is economically costly to the company and emotionally costly to the clients. By not valuing hard working employees properly, you will inevitably lose them to employers that will.

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-11-05
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Behind the scenes honest truth"

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    Current Employee - Residential Counselor in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    + The coworkers you'll have are genuinely good people. If you ask them for help and be sure to thank them, they'll have your back. Remember, they're definitely NOT there for the money. They're there because they're good people. +Benefits package is literally the kind that can keep you alive. Kaiser makes all my meds affordable and the coverage allows for mental and medical appointments at $20-40 each. Cascadia also has...

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    Cons

    - So far, annual review is a joke. If you did a great job, you get NO raise. I wish I had read the reviews here before I took the job. During my interview, when I was asked to take this job, I was promised I'd have a chance for a raise during annual review. Sadly that turned out to be false. -Favoritism goes unchecked. That's great for you if you are a good butt kisser. Not so great if you have a sense of honor....

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    Advice to Management

    1. Learn how to say thank you every now and again. Would it kill you to give out a starbucks giftcard to the people who stick their neck out and give up sleep to help cover shifts? At least bring some donuts for the staff as snacks sometimes. Goodness! 2. Implement company wide traditions that make work more fun. Why not a winter holiday party? A potluck or white elephant wouldn't cost a dime. A quarterly donut day would...

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    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-10-02
  8. "Counselor III"

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    Current Employee - Counselor III in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    They have recently updated their pay rates making it more in line with other non profit programs.

    Cons

    They are a very large company

    Advice to Management

    none

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-09-07
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time

    Pros

    Issues with cultural competency and professional advancement. They are working on it. Make sure you negotiate your salary. They low-ball everyone and say there is no wiggle room, but there is.

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of infrastructure, and lack of cultural competency.

    Advice to Management

    Fix it.

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-07-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "social worker"

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    Former Employee - Social Worker in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the benefits were very good

    Cons

    In my case I had a pathological co-worker who sabotaged me

    Advice to Management

    Don't ever let one co-worker have exclusive power over another worker (especially a new one)

    Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare2017-04-24
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