Clinical supervisor and counselor (Current Employee) – Lawrence, MA – 28 December 2016
Been working with Lawrence IHT for 2 years and have had a lot of opportunities for advancement and growth as well as clinical support and guidance. If you are looking to get excellent supervision, clinical experience and learning opportunities this is a wonderful spot. A lot of room for movement within Lahey programs as well.
Recovery Specialist (Current Employee) – Danvers, MA – 25 June 2017
Very poor company to work for. They do not appreciate employees and they pay us poorly. Promotions hardly come your way. The program I work for is about to close and the youth hardly have consequences.
Senior Crisis Clinician (Current Employee) – Lawrence, MA – 26 March 2017
This would be a good place to acquire skills from seasoned Clinicians, if this were allowed. Management is sorely lacking in leadership, listening to the needs of staff and population served. No appreciation for those who go the extra mile. Favoritism shown to those who do not, necessarily have a working knowledge of the Program. New Clinicians lack proper training prior to being placed on shifts, alone causing a "back-up" in patient care.
SENIOR CRISIS CLINICIAN (Current Employee) – Lawrence, MA – 24 February 2017
Administration tends to overlook the work of those whom are most invested in population served. Administration tends to attack those who do the most without complaint. Administration could use Cultural Diversity training.
I love my job.
Administration could be more compassionate towards staff and population served.
professional staff (Former Employee) – MA – 13 October 2015
Not sure what is going on here . Lots of staff and supervisors jumped ship, poor communication between departments, and between Mgmt. and staff, etc. Big changes were implemented, apparently with little thought of ramifications on staff, clients. Sadly, clients and patients are the one paying the highest price. It used to be a vibrant place with a good reputation. Morale has dropped sharply over last years, and with good cause. Unsure about how or if the organization will be able to turn things around.
Started off well, but has been going through changes
Therapeutic Mentor (Current Employee) – Lawrence, MA – 18 September 2015
I enjoy working with the clients that are supplied, but the company has started taking ab it of a turn for the weird at the moment. It's a decent work environment, but not much space for growth in the level in which I am currently in.
Excellent setting in which to prepare for MA licensure
Behavioral Health Clinician (Current Employee) – Haverhill, MA – 11 August 2015
Lahey Health Behavioral Services provides holistic clinical treatment to an underserved population within the community. Utilizing a collaborative approach and developing treatment plans based rooted in evidence-based practice.
Clinician (Former Employee) – Danvers – 5 August 2015
Beware of 3 month trial period. Without need of a warning an employee can be terminated without cause, without an exit interview, and be asked to turn in keys without saying good-bye to clients or cleaning out his/her office. HR believed supervisor without speaking to employee or providing the opportunity for documentation of the contrary. HR took over three weeks to mail out COBRA details.
All my supervisor cared about was the perception of herself and the program and the paperwork. She gave little training on what she wanted and how to navigate the system. She wouldn't acknowledge improvements or clinical care. She minimized violence between clients and family members without filing incident reports.
Even the VP expected employees to work, quote, "50 hour work weeks if necessary" to complete work load, which I did several of. Real lunch breaks were frowned on, while multiple smoke breaks of other staff were the norm.
Lahey Health Behavioral Services favored profits over staff and clients.
I enjoyed providing therapy for the clients
Un-importance of therapy, Hr, management, unreasonable expectations, poor training...
Medical Records Coordinator (Former Employee) – Haverhill, ma – 22 July 2015
During my day at work, I make charts for new patients, I answer phones, I file charts, filing,data entry, among other tasks I learned the importance of time management in order to complete all tasks in a timely manner Management works as a team to help employees when needed in various situations My co-workers are awesome to work with and are always willing to help me out if I need it The hardest part of my job is ensuring all therapists have accurate updated files in order to efficiently help their patients The most enjoyable part of my job is helping my co-workers throughout the day
grunt (Former Employee) – North Shore – 22 April 2015
After more than a decade of service I was still at a very low salary, had had many supervisors who all made at least 30k more than me but who didn't understand at all what I did. Expectations and productivity requirements were draconian. They have eliminated all but the very basic of holidays. Paperwork was back breaking and lunch breaks non existent. Insurance costs very high, and changed carriers every year. Office was not customer friendly and our office moved several times disruptive to customers and staff. Use of sick time was penalized and raises unheard of except for when Lahey took over ( a plus for Lahey). The company got rid of any sites that didn't make money without thought to where clients would go. Profit driven, disregard for employee and disdain for clients.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Tewksbury, MA – 28 January 2015
There is no room for improvement in the company, however, you get out what you put in. You can learn a lot from the clients, though, the treatment center is not part of Lahey Hospital-meaning they do not receive money from the hospital in support of the program and subsequently the pay is awful. There is a high turnover rate for employees and clients only stay for a week and wind up coming back over and over again because their length of stay is so short-they do not receive adequate treatment.
TT&S / Therapeutic Mentor (Current Employee) – Haverhill, MA – 27 January 2015
• Engage youth in weekly mentoring sessions in their community to work on personal and interpersonal development and skills and monitor progress. • Communicate weekly with all collateral care providers, guardians, attend weekly supervision, and complete all required documentation and insurance authorizations. • Assist In-Home Clinician with case management services and working with family toward identified treatment goals.