Why work for Folium, inc.

Purpose

Our staff are not only motivated with income, but also with a genuine job purpose. Folium has a core purpose of bringing effective change to humanity, which provides a focused and selfless purpose for each employee.  

High-Performance Culture

Folium requires efficiency and integrity from our staff, to earn the trust of our customers. Our programs are monitored by both federal and state guidelines, therefore policies and procedures must be adhered to at an excellent-rated standard.

Creativity

Innovative ideas aligned with our Mission, Vision, and Core Values are always welcome. We encourage staff to promote new evidence and research based practices and opportunities in our programs. 

Perks

Competitive benefit packages, paid time off, and flexible schedules, are just a few of the advantages to working at Folium. Professional growth is encouraged and frequently provided by professionals within our agency. 

Exposure

Great potential exists for network expansion and influence within the community, other organizations, and government. Our agency staff interact with various referral sources as well as community agencies to support our customers and promote and enhanced quality of life. 

Interaction

Each day involves social interaction which leads to interpersonal relationships. Folium promotes relationship building and teamwork through both formal and informal avenues. 

Autonomy and Ownership

Daily opportunities occur for independent task completion with support as requested. Folium promotes collaboration with and encouragement of staff through engagement in roles and activities that both reflect our individual interests as well as the Vision of the organization.

Diversity

Our staff expect the unexpected and prepare for a variety of responsibilities involving a variety of individuals. Our services are provided with individuals of all socioeconomic and cultural influences and belief systems.  

Altruism

Our staff are selfless in their pursuit to provide high quality treatment and support to our customers. We are committed to a positive mindset with the authentic purpose of assisting others. 

Integrity

Our employees are provided with an honest and transparent work environment with the commitment toward moral principles. Professional courage and authenticity are desired traits of our staff. 

employee spotlight

Paul Mancia, MS - Managing Director

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When did you start working for Folium, Inc.? While you were in school or right out of school?

I began working at Folium in 2005 about a year out of graduate school. I was not a resident of the area, nor had I spent much time in the area so taking the job was quite the leap of faith. Once I was exposed to the organization and core values, it made the decision very easy.


What positions have you held throughout your career at Folium, Inc?

I began working for Laurel Life Services division as a TSS and within about a month had added MT/BSC work.  About two years after that I helped begin the Family Based program in Franklin/Fulton county service as Program Coordinator/Family Therapist.  In 2008, I accepted the position of Program Coordinator over all the Family Based Programs (Franklin/Fulton and York/Adams and the sprouting Brief Treatment program in York/Adams and JUMP programs.) As the Brief Treatment program rapidly grew, around 2011 my primary focus was the Brief Treatment program. As the organization grew, I was able to begin developing within the Transition Classroom model, adding these programs to my role. In 2016, my position expanded to that of Regional Director and then in 2018 to Managing Director to help sustain the rapid growth the organization experienced. 


What helped you pave your way up the company? More schooling, experience, timing? 

I know it is cliché, but relationships. I feel I have been blessed to have had such amazing supervisors and that Folium values  good leadership. Knowing I had those relationships and support from the organization, I was able to grow professionally and personally to make decisions that helped us grow. 


Advice to anyone else thinking of continuing their education or to work their way up in the company.

Don't be shy about letting people know  what your goals are. There are a number of employees I hired that now serve in a leadership role. If this is your goal, go for it! Make relationships and don't treat whatever you are doing as just another job. 

Lindsey Ensminger, MEd., NCC, LPC - Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services

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When did you start working for Folium, Inc.? While you were in school or right out of school?

I began working at Folium in the fall of 2004. I had recently finished by Bachelor's degree in Psychology and was working at a childcare center.  I was looking forward to find a job in my field, and began working as a TSS. That year, I also began graduate school, so I continued my job as a TSS for about 3 years while taking grad classes. 


What positions have you held throughout your career at Folium, Inc?

I started as a TSS in Franklin County, after completing my Master's in School Counseling, I had the opportunity to move into a BSC/MT position. I was in that role for about 2 years when a very unique position as a contracted school counselor for Chambersburg Area School District became available. For several years I was in this role at Benjamin Chambers Elementary School. One summer I worked in Cumberland County. as STAP Clinician planning therapeutic groups and taking clients on community outings. Over time, I built a small caseload doing Outpatient Therapy. Experience in all of these roles were extremely valuable as I moved into the role of BHRS Director in 2015 and then in 2018 the Regional Director of Behavioral Health Services. 


What helped you pave your way up the company? More schooling, experience, timing? 

Throughout changing positions, I had supervisors who were supportive and encouraging of pursuing internal opportunities that were of interest to me. I wanted to pursue my LPC and needed additional classes, as well as, clinical supervision to obtain this. While working full time, I finished the remaining credits I needed for licensure by completing a post Master's certification in couples and family therapy. 


Advice to anyone else thinking of continuing their education or to work their way up in the company.

Set goals for yourself. Some may take longer to achieve, but don't give up and don't be afraid to try new things. Consistently doing your best will pay off in the long run.