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Center For Drug Free Living Reviews

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Dick Jacobs, M.S., C.A.P., L.M.F.T.
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  1. "Program specialist"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Intercession City, FL
    Former Employee - Program Specialist in Intercession City, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Overtime was always available, good Christmas bonus and great teamwork with staff.

    Cons

    I was there for seven years and only received a .45cent raise. It was a very stressful job.


  2. "Case Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hours and pay are not as competitive as they are at other companies

    Cons

    mileage restrictions and very "clique-y"

  3. "What You Would Expect"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Orlando, FL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The CFDFL is exactly what you expect when working in drug treatment. There is the ability to make a profound impact in the lives of those who need the help. You have many people who have been working for the company for years, which is impressive considering the burnout risk in this profession. There are amazing people with huge hearts who pour more than the 9-5 into their day and give their everything to just make a small impact in someone who is ready for it. As an intern, I felt appreciated and nurtured to explore my skills. I was praised for my work and I had counselors who were 20 years into the profession, humble enough to ask me about something I had done or a conceptualization of a client they wanted feedback on. It's nice to work in an environment without [too] many egos.

    Cons

    Like in most mental health an substance abuse treatment centers, people are haggard. They are tired. They've seen even the most hopeful cases relapse. There is a lot of burnout and a certain amount of learned helplessness. They are constricted by the model they are allowed to use for clients - managed care and insurance. The facilities are not always in great shape.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate.


  4. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Senior Youth Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Youth Counselor in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free registered intern supervision, good experience

    Cons

    unethical at times, higher ups don't care about you, bad pay

    Advice to Management

    quit your job


  5. "Hard working employees"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Center For Drug Free Living full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    internships & supervision, paid holidays, vacation & sick days, kind colleagues, not too far from home, usually a yearly bonus.

    Cons

    extremely low salaries considering the education & talent of the employees working there, no pay increase for over 6 years, high turnover probably because of the pay.

    Advice to Management

    so far the advice hasn't helped much. They did increase licensed employees hourly rate by about $2.00 but they don't seem to mind the high turnover to keep the pay low. Masters level starts at about $10-15,000 less than the national average!


  6. "Great clients, lousy pay."

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

    Pros

    The clients are great to work with.

    Cons

    The pay rate is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Increase your rate of pay for Masters level clinicians and you will decrease your turnover rate.