My day was spent with an over abundace of clients. The shifts were 12 hours with a 30 minute break. The Mental Health Tech, are to do all B/P's, 15 min face checks, hold all meetings, engage in conversation on an individual basis, take clients to lunch and help to get clients medications. Do all body searchs, luggage searches, and contraband searches. Far to much to do for one person.
I learned that every day was a long hard day.
The management was very nasty to the workers, staff turn over was high. Clients were not held accountable for actions. Doors being smashed as the clients would try to bust through the med room door.
The hardest part of my job was not getting a break. It was exhausting. And praying each day I would go home safe to my family.
The most enjoyable part of my day, was going home!
no management support