Best place to work in both personal satisfaction and patient care
Mental Health Specialist III/ Clinical Therapist (Former Employee) – Anchorage, AK – August 3, 2015
This was the most satisfying and rewarding job in mental health I have had. Each and every day was different, much like Centennial Peaks. I never knew what I was going into in regards to the patients, however when speaking on behalf of my co-workers I knew what to expect. That was support, positive attitudes, teamwork, understanding and creativity. This included the management team. I felt that I was able to go do management with any issues and they would be resolved in a way that would consider all those involved and to make everyone happy or satisfied with the decision. The safety of the patients was the priority as well as maintaining a therapeutic environment. Working with challenging and difficult youth was the hardest part of the job. Some of the rewards were hearing the youth tell me thank you for helping them or when they would write me thank you notes or the younger children drawing me pictures and getting excited to see me walk onto the unit. Working at North Star was a great experience and I would recommend anyone to work there or if they needed treatment for their children.
free meals, great positive environment, room for advances in my career, requested time off was easy to attain, loved the population I worked with, co-workers were supportive, positive, and easy to get along with, management took pride in their work.
not enough staff at times of crisis, short breaks on extended shifts, admitting patients when the units are full