I withstood the onslaught of the Administration at Rosecrance for about three years. The pay was deplorable. Management is a tight-knit, entrenched circle of Phil Eaton followers. While they are making six-figure incomes, the staff under them is underpaid, expected to work far more than a 40 hour week with no compensation for over-time. JAACO inspections drive the clinical environment. Positive results mean 'accreditation' which translates out to the flow of insurance dollars. Unless one is looking to spend 10 - 15 years at the Counselor level to obtain a "supervisor" position, advancement is out of the question. Rosecrance has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars in their facilities. The newer Adolescent Center and the new Frank Ware mental health facility are simply 'eye candy' which attracts wealthy suburbanites who bring their 'out of control' teenagers for 'treatment'....and pay premium prices for it. Bottom line? Alcoholics Anonymous still has the best track record, the highest percentage of those who enjoy long-lasting recovery and still does it for nothing. Like I said -- find another career!
collegiality of those who are on the 'floor' with 'clients'
over-bearing administration, poor wages, excessive client charting, minimal opportunity for advancement, few long-term employees.