Great place to learn how to work with Emotionally Disturbed Youth and DMH paperwork. Company strives for a family feel with employees
Pros: learn about several diagnosis, a chance to treat diagnosis and weekly supervision to help you provide the best services to clients.
Cons: no flexibility in schedule and salary only applies if you work over 40 hrs a week.
As a therapist you will work at a very busy and fast pace. You must learn how to multi-task and be very flexible with your daily schedule. I learned how to work with emotionally disturbed youth, work with a multi-disciplinary team, do paperwork for LA DMH, and become very efficient with time and stress management. Management is very hands on in teaching and helping employees build skills necessary to be successful in this field. Co-workers at Crittenton are great, friendly and helpful. The hardest part of the job is that there is an extremely large work load and the expectations are to get work done even if it means working late into the night ( I have worked 13 + hours at times). Also notable is there is no flexibility with the schedule, as you would expect with a salaried position. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the growth and improvement of the clients.