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Family Preservation Services Reviews

Updated October 11, 2017
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Pros
  • For a mental health support role, very low relative stress & taking work home (in 5 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to get experience in the counseling field and work directly with clients (in 3 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. "Great growth opportunity for Master's level clinicians"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rocky Mount, VA

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    FPS wants you to excel in all that you do. Supervisors are supportive, albeit busy.

    Cons

    Paperwork is a con in any mental health agency.


  2. "Honest opinion"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible Positive coworkers

    Cons

    Long work hours. Lots of paperwork.

  3. "Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Counselor in Roanoke, VA
    Current Employee - Counselor in Roanoke, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent management! Fantastic benefits package and vacation/leave time. Competitive salary! Very supportive co-workers and a positive work environment. Strong ethical foundation!

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Good employees, poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Intensive In-Home Team in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - Intensive In-Home Team in Asheville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    I love the other people that I work with. They are passionate about serving our community and helping the families that we work with! I also enjoy the flexibility that my position has, as I have the freedom to schedule with my clients individually.

    Cons

    The pay and benefits are poor for the expectations and stress level of the position. Management of the company is poor and extremely disorganized. The company is behind technologically and this often interferes with my job and creates additional unnecessary work. Health insurance benefits are terrible if you aren't a single person (premium for me and my spouse would be $570/month-$90 for single). I also have concerns about the financial stability of the company in general.


  5. "TDT Counselor"

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    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


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    "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Behavior Technician"

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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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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


  9. "Decent job"

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    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


  10. "Therapist"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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


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