Pros: pay for beginning therapist is moderate
Cons: no breaks, little time for paperwork, supervisors are unclear and talk behind your back, very intense and stressful.
Lifespan is a high demanding place for those who are okay with and ready to spend 8-9 hours daily in a salary position. Most of it is doing groups, but kids are highly behavioral. Paperwork is quantified by two or three versus other mental health positions. They do not have an accurate tracking system for paperwork in which they loose or forget the – more... materials you have already done. They operate all paper non electronic which is timely. Supervisors are not supportive enough. They pick on the mistakes you make several times a day. They lack consistency and training. They have no new hire orientation you figure it out as it goes. They have fired employees without giving a written or verbal warning*** The demand is high, very little praise and incentives.. you may be able to tolerate it for 6-12 months but many workers do not past the 1 year -2 year mark. Supervisors really need more clean direction and often misguide and confuse therapists/teachers/ and adjunct staff..this then makes your work with the kids and paper work a living hell... many headaches.. yelling and screaming from the kids....attempts of leaving the building. I recommend not to work here!!! TOO MUCH STRESS NOT ENOUGH INCENTIVE/RECOGNITION. – less