This is the most difficult job you will have in your life!
Mental Health Technician (Former Employee) – Champaign, IL – June 19, 2016
You are assigned a unit to work, however you float based on staffing needs. One boy unit and two girls units. These needs are sometimes based on legitimate reasons, but will most often be due to favortisim, unproffessionalism, nepotisim and cliques.
Management is often involved with you on a daily basis. Unfortunatly , management does disciplining, and interevning when there is a problem or telling you how to better do your job, or firing you.
Co-workers come from all walks of life, however they are young and often inexperienced working with mentally ill kids which may make the job even more difficult. I found it to be cliquish while working there.
Difficulties of the job: Whistle blowing, physically restrainting mentally ill kids (ages 10 to 18), co workers who were unprofessional and inappropiate, favortism, nepotisim , random and frequent firings proved to making working here very difficult. Also having to write progress notes during times to physically supervise the children.
Outings with kids, over time
No breaks, calling off difficult, nepotisim, favortisim, being involved in physical restraints with children or adults, high stress