Nice place to begin in State government
Licensed Master Social Worker (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 7, 2015
My first foray into mental health. Excellent ground work, but difficult and not always immediately rewarding. Very challenging system, bureaucratically antiquated. Great opportunities for growth in the SW industry if one is interested in developing their own private practice. The Office of Mental of Health is one of the foremost NYS government institutions that provides necessary training for certification advancement. Pros, a permanent job and permanent paycheck after probation. Cons, Top heavy with management, ulterior motives and machavellian tactics utilized to insure the growth of very few individuals. Co-workers not interested/too scary to hold union feet to the fire, therefore nothing much changes from year to year. Also, takes seven years to reach top salary.