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Family Preservation Services Reviews

Updated March 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunity to get experience in the counseling field and work directly with clients (in 3 reviews)

  • Good starter position for gaining experience in the field of mental health (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Organization, Low pay, work/life balance is hard (in 9 reviews)

  • Uncooperative with a huge amount of work performed at home (which you are not compensated for) (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "TDT Counselor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TDT Counselor in Farmville, VA
    Current Employee - TDT Counselor in Farmville, VA

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    salary-used to be hourly only, time off such as spring break and Christmas break

    Cons

    pay not enough for level of experience


  2. "Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Vacation, Holidays, Some good training opportunities

    Cons

    Organization, Low pay, work/life balance is hard

    Advice to Management

    I feel like the caring for your employee's and clients is definitely there but I wish there was more directness in management style. Also providing opportunities for employees to earn pay increases would be helpful and boost morale. Overall this is a good starting company but not a place I can see many people making a career out of.


  3. "Behavior Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Behavior Technician in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Behavior Technician in Roanoke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly, helpful, and encouraging!
    It's a rewarding job
    Receive a lot of experience

    Cons

    Takes a while to move up in the company
    Weird hours with unpaid cancellations
    Over worked and burn out likely

    Advice to Management

    Offer more financial motivation/incentives or at least financial stability.


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  5. "Decent job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    easy work schedule, most holidays off

    Cons

    military budget, inexperienced personnel, constant changeover

    Advice to Management

    learn how to do your job


  6. "Poor leadership"

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    Current Employee - Staff Member in Rutherfordton, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Member in Rutherfordton, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    It's at a good location and within a great community. The therapist are caring and dedicated to provide excellent care. Going rate on pay for the area.

    Cons

    Leadership, leadership, leadership. Or lack of. Can't ever find a supervisor. They spend so much time trying to convince the community they are great. They need to spend more time trying to figure out where they failed as leaders. Turn over is very high.

    Advice to Management

    Don't tighten your noose too tight. Listen to your staff before you loose them. Employees come and go but the leadership keeps on


  7. "Therapist"

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

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for they care about their employees and the clients they serve

    Cons

    They could have higher pay rate for salary. Do not like their salary plus option program, when do not have enough client sessions on your work load

    Advice to Management

    Great to work with they do not micromanage


  8. "Coordiantor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Company mission means well.

    Cons

    Pay is way below industry average

    Advice to Management

    Dont get so hung up on the type of degree an employee has. Some people may have all degrees in the world but no ability to manage others. Also this is a for profit company so you need to start hiring buisiness people to run the business aspect rather than trying to get social workers to learn how to do it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No One Cares - It's all about the money"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in Winchester, VA
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor in Winchester, VA

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working with the kids and depending on school, the teachers and administration
    Great, supportive coworkers.

    Cons

    No raises, no bonuses, no incentives to work with this company
    Keep changing polices/expectations then management become defensive when we express concerns
    Management is NOT receptive to any kind of criticism

    Advice to Management

    Try treating your TDT counselors like you give a crap about them
    Stop putting us down with passive statements


  10. "This company is a joke"

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

    Pros

    Waste taxpayers money forcing families to talk

    Cons

    Absolutely waste of time an money

    Advice to Management

    Shut it down put ga. Tax dollars on the roads not stupidity like this


  11. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Financial Intake Representative in Rutherfordton, NC
    Current Employee - Financial Intake Representative in Rutherfordton, NC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours, good benefits, they take care of my family and try to work around me!

    Cons

    Overload of work, high stress environment, and we deal with a lot of personalities.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback, be clear in expectations, and follow through with promises.



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