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Children's Bureau of Southern California Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2018

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  1. "Parent Partner"

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    Former Employee - Parent Partner in Lancaster, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great team members to work with and good pay

    Cons

    It was no cons working for this company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2016-12-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outpatient therapist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Trainings Getting hours towards licensure Quick acquisition of hours

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about numbers and profit margins. Therapists are over worked with high case loads, and no empathy/support.

    Advice to Management

    Don’t abuse your therapists, they are your bread, and butter.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2018-07-26

    Children's Bureau of Southern California Response

    July 30, 2018Director of Marketing & Communications

    Thank you for the feedback. Children's Bureau strives to provide excellent services to our children and families. We offer extensive training and support to both new and current employees with the goal that they can be successful in their role with the organization.

  3. "Nice Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time

    Pros

    Nice group of colleagues in Los Angeles Office.

    Cons

    No moral or professional support from managment.

    Advice to Management

    Employee respect and recognition is key.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-11-30
  4. "Therapist"

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

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The ability to work with a diverse population of people.

    Cons

    High caseload number that require long hours.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-08-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good purpose, but staff overworked"

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    Former Employee - Clinician in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, fair amount of independence for professionals who are salaried,

    Cons

    Not enough administrative staff for the workload expected by the county.

    Advice to Management

    More support staff to support the therapists.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-06-18
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clinician In Baldwin Park"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician in Baldwin Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, pay is decent, gain hours needed quickly due to high caseload.

    Cons

    Difficult supervisor, excessive high risk cases with no true support.

    Advice to Management

    Work with HR for better management skills, and more clinical supervision needed to support high risk cases.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-06-09
  7. Helpful (2)

    "I miss Children's Bureau!"

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    Former Employee - Child/Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Children's Bureau of Southern California for more than a year

    Pros

    At Magnolia, Children's Bureau had a definite family feel to it. The upper administration really cares about the mission, population, and employees. The clinicians are great.

    Cons

    When I worked there, there were long periods of time where our supervisor was contracted, rather than on-site. Even though the program director and the director of quality assurance were always willing to assist, it sometimes felt like the clinicians were alone. Work life balance is also difficult given the Department of Mental Health's guidelines that progress notes and intakes had to be completed in 24 hours, but...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire two supervisors, one for Magnolia and one for Oakwood. That way the clinical supervisor and UM will hopefully stay for a long time.

    Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-03-08
  8. "specialist"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time

      Pros

      Friendly Staff in the office.

      Cons

      Average pay compared to other non profits.

      Children's Bureau of Southern California2017-01-07
    • "Working for the greater good"

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      Current Employee - Not A Clinician in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Caring professionals throughout the agency. You realize your positive impact on children's lives everyday. Most offices are small and easy to work in. Certain senior managers are better than others .hope you get the good one

      Cons

      Benefits are good if compared to other social services organizations. Just OK if compared to other fields. Budgets and departments come and go based on the grants.

      Advice to Management

      Do us a favor and Focus on your own self development not just ours....

      Children's Bureau of Southern California2016-10-17
    • Helpful (1)

      "MFT intern"

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      Current Employee - MFT Intern 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Children's Bureau of Southern California full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      This is a place that will take good care of it's employees when it comes to benefits and pay. High flexibilty depending the supervisor. Very nice supervisors and clinical director though they will keep you on your toes when it comes to productivity and performance. Good training and tools. Hours toward license and nice facility at Magnolia office.

      Cons

      Tough on deadlines and paperwork is expected to be up to par with DMH standards. Need to be able to juggle multiple tasks and deadlines and sometimes it leads to therapist burn out. Somewhat cold and corporate environment.

      Advice to Management

      Put equal emphasis on clinical growth. Working in tough communities.

      Children's Bureau of Southern California2015-07-16
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