Psychologist (Former Employee) – Manhattan, NY – September 27, 2018
The good: MHSC has an amazing mission to fill gaps within mental health across NYC (we all loved it). You meet amazing colleagues who all want to fight the good fight as you do. The starting salary is great for a new clinician out of school (if you are not licensed). The bad: The salary NEVER changes, there are not opportunities for raises (although they neglected to mention that). Your experience really depends on the site you are assigned to and who your supervisors (from your site and MHSC) are. There are way too much training, which is problematic as 95% of the training cannot even be considered a refresher for most. It just feels insulting. Communication with and from the administration leaves much to be desired. Before I left we had lost almost 80 out of 250 people, I hear even more have left now.
Salary (only for first of three years), Great amount of sick and vacation time, good benefits, great colleagues
No raises, lack of communication and respect from administration, difficulty getting hours.
Behavioral Health Clinician (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 15, 2018
MHSC is a great place to work as a recent graduate. Salary is competitive especially if you only have your MSW. However, salary doesn't increase once you get your LMSW. My experience hasn't been the best and there's a lot of clinicians leaving for different reasons. If i had to give an overall rating to MHSC based on my experience it will be a 5 out of 10. Best of luck to the new cohorts!
Competitive Salary, benefits, flexibility with schedule, paid training days, respect your placement choice
Repressive environment, poor administration. Good salary
Behavioral Health Clinician (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 19, 2017
You really have to get the right supervisor, right coordinator and right site placement in order to enjoy your job at mental health service corps. Overall the environment was repressive and the operation team does not keep their promises.
paid trainings; very competitive salary
Disorganized administration, not supportive, oppression, normalize your issues, disregard crisis, irrelevant duties, place many people to far sites--no reimbursement for metro/gas
Supervising Psychiatrist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – August 23, 2016
Struggling to find a balance between patient care, employee needs, and political demands. Management has difficulty admitting when they do not have answers Currently there is no active work, but there will be eventually. I loved my coworkers