Great learning experience for anyone, but especially criminal justice, social work, and psychology majors. Gain knowledge in social services, child welfare, and the real-life struggles of disadvantaged youth. Typical work day was spent providing a structured and safe environment while knowing that at any moment, a crisis could quickly unfold. Staff on shift must be quick on their feet and act as a cohesive unit in order to maintain safety and chaos which occurs at every opportunity. Sometimes unsafe environment. Best part of the job was learning how to manage chaotic, dangerous, and stressful environments with ease and as a team. Management could be proactive at preventing many of the conflicts that arise.
sometimes fun, good health benefits
long hours, dangerous, often frustrating