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Family Preservation Services Reviews

Updated August 20, 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. "Fun and rewarding career experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Pierce, FL
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Fort Pierce, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open office with friendly coworkers and great management

    Cons

    Dress code for the work environment is pretty strict

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  2. "I loved it"

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    Former Employee - In-home Counselor in Rockbridge Baths, VA
    Former Employee - In-home Counselor in Rockbridge Baths, VA

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

    Pros

    Great People to work with in Staunton, VA

    Cons

    Long driving distances in rural mountains but compensated well for it.

  3. "Administrative Assistant Position"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    i got a chance to learn new things

    Cons

    the office was not running smoothly

    Advice to Management

    everyone need to work as team and communicate


  4. "Counselor"

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    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


  5. "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.


  6. "Overall a positive experience!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Helpful staff
    - Supportive supervisor
    - Reimbursed for supplies

    Cons

    - Low pay
    - Not as well regarded in the community as other agencies


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment"

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    Current Employee - FPS Therapeutic Counselor in Passaic, NJ
    Current Employee - FPS Therapeutic Counselor in Passaic, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, environment, gained knowledge, benefits. FPS is a great work experience and you learn SO much.

    Cons

    exposure to dirt, filth, feces, bed bugs, and dangerous neighborhoods. The pay is low and does not compare to state agency salary although program is a state sponsored program.

    Advice to Management

    Putting yourself at risk and going into a family home without knowing the situations that can occur in the local area is dangerous. Better compensation is needed to justify spending long hours in unsatisfactory home conditions in unsafe neighborhoods.

  8. "QMHP"

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    Former Employee - QMHP in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - QMHP in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Family Preservation Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    awesome team; director was amazing; flexible schedule, pay was above average for this type of job; reimbursement for mileage and cell phone

    Cons

    on-call without any extra compensation, paperwork; mileage was not equivalent to what the state or other organizations recoup their employees to use personal vehicles

    Advice to Management

    Consider compensating your team leads and team members for being on call - provide opportunities to complete documentation remotely


  9. "IIH QP"

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    Current Employee - QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Asheville, NC
    Current Employee - QUALIFIED MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL in Asheville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work with GREAT people, good supervision, lots of flexibility, opportunities for growth or lateral movement within company, ability to think/work "outside the box".

    Cons

    The system within the company functions is broken, making the company and parts of the job frustrating, impersonal and pointless, little transparency, not the best material support, administration/support staff overworked leading to ineffective support for therapists in the field.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, more consistency in policy and procedure, more support staff and materials (computers, office equipment), more space to perform duties.


  10. "Employment Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Family Preservation Services full-time

    Pros

    Really flexible schedule, get to work in the community serving the community, constant training on how to improve methods of working with consumers

    Cons

    Often take work home, can be high stressed having to work with consumers who are not sommited to engaging services, use of own vehicle.


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