Compassionate, therapeutic environment
Intern (Former Employee) – West Los Angeles – October 2, 2012
It was a good learning experience. Typically, I would review previous sessions notes and then meet with clients for therapy or counseling,. I learned a lot about veterans of the military and their culture. Management was good but the main manager left her position and most of the work was left for the manager above her thus giving her an increased work load.
My co-workers were extremely, kind, supportive, good teachers, and people that made the residents and interns happy. The hardest part of the job was learning that a client had an episode over the week-end and was in the hospital or jail. The most enjoyable part of the job was working and developing relationships with the clients while setting appropriate boundaries.
Unfortunately, there was no compensation or benefits and no job security due to intern status.
lunches were cheap in the cafeteria, attire was informal on fridays
no compensation or benefits, no mileage reinbursement for time spent driving from my house to work.