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Updated January 12, 2017
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  1. "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Center For Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Internship experience, competitive wage, free supervision

    Cons

    early morning hours. fast work pace.


  2. "Its a life-changer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Center For Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    The company has good pay, fair caseloads for patient to counselor ratios, and the staff is great.

    Cons

    The hours are 5am-1pm, so its a total life change to get to work so early. The health insurance offered is expensive and they dont have security in the building, even though some patients can become irrate.

    Advice to Management

    Get some security for the buildings to ensure the safety of staff and other patients.


  3. "It's As Good as You Make It"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Program Director in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Center For Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Any job can be frustrating but at CBH you learn while helping make a difference in the lives of countless people. The people I work with are amazing and skilled, the patients are appreciative, and the compensation is in direct proportion to the amount of work I put in. You don't get paid to sit on your fanny and play on Facebook. If I work hard for the company, they will work hard for me.

    Cons

    Because this is a for-profit BUSINESS, it is in the habit of making money. With that said, upper management isn't quick to throw money away on frivolous things that might make a self-absorbed counselor happy. This gets translated as "being cheap", when in fact it is being business minded. Unfortunately, because the company owners know how to run a business and not give in to ever liberally minded social worker they have a high turn-over rate. This is the biggest con - because it effects the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Compliment your staff - EVERYDAY. It doesn't cost anything. Do it often and be genuine.


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  5. "Rewarding work with an unpredictable, toxic work environment"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Counselor in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Center For Behavioral Health (More than a year)

    Pros

    The counselors are amazing, passionate about their work and incredibly knowledgable. Counselors worked together very well, always willing to work as a team and help each other out. Clinical supervision for licensure is offered if there is room. On-site supervision for CADC and general supervision for all counselors offered. My immediate supervisor was great, gave a lot of positive feedback and had amazing clinical skills. Working with the patients was the most rewarding part. Not a lot of them truly wanted counseling, there were a lot that just wanted the medication, but even seeing how quickly the medication could help them feel better and be more functional was amazing. And the clients who did want the counseling were interesting, engaged and really good people. I miss my patients to this day. Getting off work at 1pm was nice even if getting up that early was tough. They were also flexible with time-off, you got a day off during the week when you had to work a weekend and they worked with you even if you didn't have enough PTO.

    Cons

    Low compensation, although I believe this has changed and they now offer better wages. Poor benefits that are very costly to employees, no short-term disability. At times the harm reduction philosophy was pushed so far as to be negligent, such as continuing to dose patients who were abusing large amounts of benzodiazepines or still using IV heroin, thus putting them at risk for withdrawal. When this was 'staffed' with management, the solution was to require the patient to attend group as well as individual counseling - which they often did not, and management would still put off referring them to inpatient. I understand not wanting to push people out of treatment, but it was playing with fire. There was also no recourse for clients who didn't attend counseling, the counselors would get dinged for it instead. Peer review system often punished counselors for mistakes their predecessors had made, and although management insisted peer reviews didn't REALLY matter, they were taken into account for raises. I witnessed management pick out certain employees and, there is no other word for it, bully them. Caseloads were much higher than explained at hiring, and higher than state limits, but if counselors didn't see every client every week they got dinged. Consistently unrealistic expectations of paperwork and workload, lack of positive feedback and abundance of criticism, and inconsistent policies and procedures. There were several times when I would ask 3 Team Leads the same question and get 3 different answers, because no one knew. Promotions are based on popularity with the management, not qualifications, and management will tell counselors they shouldn't be friends outside of work or they won't be able to move up.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your counselors, offer fair compensation for the workload and stress level, find a better system for dealing with continued use, offer more paid time off, scheduled lunch breaks that counselors won't have to leave in the middle of, offer more positive feedback and support and streamline policies and procedures so everyone is on the same page.


  6. "Do not believe the So-called good reviews!"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Center For Behavioral Health (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Absolutely Nothing! They are con artists!

    Cons

    If I can keep one soul from falling into the Hell that is this company than I am happy. Do not believe positive reviews they are most likely people who run the company leaving the information. This company will hire you in at a already low salary and then when you notice they are paying you $2 less than what was agreed, they say that all their nurses start at this salary. Also the health insurance offered is so high you cannot afford it. Do yourself a HUGE favor and do not work here! The fact that they try to con you into a low salary is grounds enough to pass it by. I am not lying they offered me a low salary of $18, I agreed to it. First check they paid me $16 and I was told that this was what everyone starts out as! This of course is after you have already put your two weeks in at your last job and are in a way stuck until you find something else. This was not a mistake, this is policy! Another nurse relayed the same thing happening to her. DO NOT WORK HERE!

    Advice to Management

    Close down!


  7. "Interesting work"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at Center For Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting off work by 1 pm even if you have to be there by 5 am. Enjoy working with majority of the clients.

    Cons

    Consistency. Things that change from day to day. I don't feel that the directors diectors have your back. One in particular seems to enjoy drama.

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel valued. There is never any acknowledgement for nurses day, counselors week, administrative professional day, etc.


  8. "Enjoyable work. Compensation issues."

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    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Johnston, RI
    Former Employee - Physician Assistant in Johnston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Center For Behavioral Health part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyable co-workers.
    Satisfying, rewarding work.
    Decent hours/ schedule.

    Cons

    Paycheck withheld for several months without explanation 2012.
    Status changed to independent contractor without consent/discussion or notice 2010.

    Advice to Management

    Be upfront about compensation changes/do not delay paying employees-they will leave


  9. "Bad employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good salary for bachelors level

    Cons

    Bad management high case
    Loads a ton of paperwork

    Advice to Management

    Care about your employees more and be fair


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good for experience, bad for your soul"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Center For Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The patients are amazing to work with, you learn a lot about medications, co-workers are fantastic, and builds confidence if this is your first job.

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Lack of communication and lack of consistency cause power struggles and poor treatment of patients. Management shows favoritism to some patients and staff while treating others like garbage.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure everyone is on the same page. When something is black and white, don't turn it into a shade of grey. Provide positive feedback more than once a year.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "BII"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Center For Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    The agency is very thorough with pay, schools that you are sent to, time off, cover pay for now shows etc. but they only pay $16hr and that's with a MA degree

    Cons

    The pat could be better and the follow up on how the teacher are treating their staff can be better as well. your kind of on your own when I comes to implementing your work after orientation.



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