Lakeland Behavioral Health System
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  • CEO
    Nate Duncan
  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Industry
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Bha in Springfield, MO
on July 19, 2021
I went into this wanting to help youth but what i got was no back up in stuff or decisions I made. The kids run the show there and they lose employees faster than they can hire them!
Behavioral Health Technician in Springfield, MO
on September 8, 2021
Honestly, I use to love working here since I first started, but almost 2 years here and I am absolutely miserable. People keep quitting, (which I understand), the kids are wild, the units are completely unstructured, the managers are trying but it is not enough. They rather pay employees from the other location to come work a unit and pay them more then they would rather pay the home unit staff. Pay is an joke, 12-13 dollars to be yelled at, hit, disrespected, on units that have no structure because everyone keeps quitting and no one wants to work them? No thank you. I have met some of the best people in my life working here, and I cherish them. Lakeland has the potential to be something great but unfortunately im afraid they arent going to do what needs to be done to achieve that.
Unit Manager in 440 South Market
on August 13, 2021
I didn't. Know what a psyche tech was, training was spot on, leaders claimed I was a natural. Determined to excel at the job, making an outstanding reputation which gave me huge opportunity to advance. The culture be what you make it and with high risk population, knowing your team has your back gives you extended family.
BHT in Springfield, MO
on August 11, 2021
They are so short staffed and won’t try to help out in the floor when needed. The managers are terrible and do not care for their employees. The pay is awful and the patients do not care if they hurt you or not. Your phone is constantly being called while you are on your scheduled vacation to come back early from vacation because they need help. If you take your earned time off they will force you to make up the time instead of using your earned vacation time. Managers will tell you that you are replaceable and the turn over rate is higher than it should be. Staff will allow patients talk about you to your face while laughing about it then throw you under the bus like they did nothing wrong. The upper management will constantly lie to you and not back you up in anything at all. Your mental and physical health is worth more than working here.
Unit manager in Springfield, MO
on July 22, 2021
It is a very busy day. Structure is the key to a successful day. Engaging and learning the patients history and things that work for them. Somedays the shifts are filled frequent escalation issues that staff on the unit are able to usually maintain themselves. If help is needed during the day and evening shift there is usually lots of response to staff assistance. Overnights it is limited. However most patients are sleeping. Compassion, empathy, that the patients needs are real to them and understanding are a great tool to use in developing relationships with each patient. Every day you learn something. Administration could be more supportive in how the units run and the positive things that each unit is accomplishing. Provide more staff per shift. Go by the acuity not numbers. Lots of diversity. Hardest part of the job is seeing patients that struggle due to the system. Not feeling like they belong. That no one cares about them. No place excepting them. If they act up no matter how little they are sent back to a facility instead of taking the time and teaching them skills that they will be able to use throughout their life. Most enjoyable: helping kids with behavioral, emotional, and psychotic needs. Seeing them improve. Some even changing their lives.

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