Educational Assistance (Current Employee), Aspen Hill, MD – August 5, 2013
Pros: communication between the staff and faculty
Cons: injuries that may occur when handling destructive behaviors.
On a typical day of work, I would follow my assigned students around to their classes 1st - 6th. Provide assistance when students need academic help and follow the behavioral plan by going over their behavioral report cards. I have learned how to manage students who are difficult to teach, and how to interact with them during breaks or downtime. The – more... management is typically good. Supervisors may be in meetings and may be difficult to get in touch. The co-workers are very supportive especially in emergency situations. When a staff calls for backup on the walkies, there are always staff coming to their aid. The most difficult part of the job is managing students behaviors when they have difficulty handling changes.The most enjoyable part is when you can compare the students behaviors from the past to the present to see a positive change. – less
The work was fulfilling and families were appreciative and receptive to learning
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner-Family Focus (Former Employee), 6501 N Charles Street – March 28, 2014
Pros: i gained a great deal of knowledge and the work was rewarding
Cons: i was not fully supported in this new role for seph at that time.
A typical day was providing individual therapy,medication management and certain evenings throughout the year were allocated for group therapy. It was my first position as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and I was able to gain a wealth of knowledge with individuals who were diagnosed with neurodevelopment delays. It was a warm work environment. The – more... hardest part of my job was that I was the first Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner on the SEPH campus and some were not open to this new role. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with children and educating families. – less
Social Work Intern (Former Employee), Ellicott City, MD – January 14, 2014
Pros: working within the smaller entity of a larger organization
Cons: limited opportunity for growth
A typical day involved completing individual and group sessions with clients after treatment team discussion. I learned that clients are often reflecting the dynamics experienced within their home/work environment. Management was busy with scheduling the training opportunity, Continuing Education in-servicing, and resolving processes involved with the – more... ongoing flow of intake and discharging clients for outpatient planning. – less
Administrative Assistant/Coordinator (Current Employee), baltimore, maryland – September 13, 2013
Pros: working with the children
A typical day at work for me is answering the phones and administrative duties as assigned. The hardest part of my job is not being backed up or supported by management when applicable. I have learned and still learning that things will not go the way you plan or invision, however, a job needs to get done. People will do whatever it takes to save themselves. – more... You will have co-workers that genuinely have your best interest at heart and those that don't. For the most part, I enjoy working here. The kids are fantastic and although you have your good days and bad days, I always see the sun shining. – less
Social Worker, LCSWC (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – August 7, 2013
Pros: free parking, education
Cons: bad management
I work in one of the day hospitals. The patients are great but the management is horrible. Always threatening to discipline workers makes it a very threatening environment. Workers are not treated equally and the boss has her favorites. Actively looking elsewhere.
Patient Care Coordinator (Current Employee), Baltimore, MD – May 12, 2013
Typical day consists of gathering information for morning treatment team rounds. This information is then presented and discussed to an interdisciplinary treatment team. Co-workers are great, work as a team. Enjoy working one on one with the attending physicians.
Hardest part can be the mental stress at times when acuity and census is high. Enjoy working – more... with the patients and seeing how their mood and health improves with the program. – less
Dedicated, compassionate staff that serve as advocates and provide excellence in mental health care.
Unit Manager (Current Employee), Towson, Maryland – March 23, 2013
Pros: helping patients and/or families with mental health needs.
Cons: there are so many that need help, there is still a stigma associated with mental health in our society.
Sheppard Pratt is a challenging yet rewarding place to work. Challenging in that ever day is different and one has to be flexible in order to advocate for and meet the needs of our patients. Rewarding in that the staff is loyal to the team and dedicated to providing the very best care to our patients. This offers a sense of pride and accomplishment.
Rewarding career choice in a positive work environment
Principal / Education Director (Current Employee), Special Education School Western Maryland Region – March 21, 2013
Pros: professonal development and support opportunities
Cons: distance from the mother ship - we teleconference when we can
Working with caring, focused staff who share core values that are reflective of an entire health care system has been a bonus to an already interesting career field for me. Providing a venue for students/patients to receive the help they need to reach their potential has been a gratifying part of my job. Adequate compensation and and benefits and fine – more... professional support has made my fourteen years working here quite comfortable. – less