I was told that I would need 15+ years of experience to receive a competitive salary. They mandate hours as well, so if you come in for an 8 hour shift you may be forced to work a 16. They are always understaffed due to high -turn over rate and injury of employees, who are paid very little for the amount of work expected. Overall, it was basically said that Mental health workers were a dime a dozen and easily replaceable, not valued by employer. Shifts are 7am-3:30pm, 3-11:30pm, or 11pm-7:30 am. Often would have to pick up 3+ shifts a week just to make any money.
Great experience, work with patients, overtime
Low pay, long hours, bad shifts.