Pros: setting your own schedule, good supervision, open-door policies actually implemented
Cons: not being compensated for actual mileage, driving everywhere, eating, constant text messages/talking on phone (all at the same time) in the car
A typical day at the job? That is hard to describe because each day is completely and totally different. You typically set your own schedule with a partner you work with 70% of the time. You and your partner have at least 6-8 cases (families) that you are required to wok with uing Structural Family Therapy. If you are interested in staying with the company, within three years of completing the trainings you will be considered a Masters Level Therapist; but within the company alone.
I have learned much about myself, i regards to my morals and values. I have learned about families and their struggles, where they have been, and how they got to where they are today. I have seen a lot of abuse, reviewed traumatic and very personal histories of the family members.
In regards to co-workers, they are nice people. The only downfall is that you do not say in the office longer than 3 hours every other day. Your office becomes your vehicle, your trunk, and your own living room.
The hardest part about the job is not having a constant schedule, havin clients cancel repeatedly, working long hours, driving all over a county(s), having to change churches, clubs, places you go to shop because your clients either work there or are members of the same organizations you are a member of.
The most enjoyable part of the job is whn you are discharging a family; especially the ones you either could not stand and/or the families you were most proud of. The families you are proud of and/or like are far andfew in between.