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"Overall a pretty good experience. Position was an in home counselor."

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Former Employee - Intensive In Home Counselor in Verona, VA
Former Employee - Intensive In Home Counselor in Verona, VA

I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The branch I worked for in Verona, Va was wonderful. The camaraderie in the office really helped with some of the isolating feelings that could accompany the job. Can make your own schedule as long as you are meeting the hour requirements.

Cons

Job can feel isolating at times. Hour expectations were unreasonable and unattainable. Closer locations were promised but never came to fruition. So much paperwork, it was very difficult to separate work from personal life.

Advice to Management

Advocate for employees to Corporate to help them understand better what it's like for each individual employee instead of just another number. Lighten the load that is put on supervisors so they will be more available for the in home counselors; especially since the counselors deal with many crisis situations.

Other Employee Reviews for Family Preservation Services

  1. "My time at Family Pres was full of peaks an valleys."

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Aide
    Former Employee - Behavioral Aide
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Family Preservation Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you like to work with kids with behavioral issues, this is the perfect job.

    Cons

    ~You have to answer to your boss as well as the principal of the school.
    ~You almost feel like a middle school babysitter.
    ~If your child (that has behavioral issues) gets in trouble, the principal will blame you.

    Advice to Management

    Set guidelines for principals and counselors.


  2. "FPS ok but not great"

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    Former Employee - Counselor in Winchester, VA
    Former Employee - Counselor in Winchester, VA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, decent pay, great hours

    Cons

    arrogant bosses, it's all about the money, not the clients

    Advice to Management

    there's a big difference between a boss and a leader. Some of your management staff is absolute wonderful, others need to learn to become a leader! Teach them to say "we", instead of "I", to give credit, instead of taking credit, to say "let's go" instead of "go"

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