What is it like to work at STARS Behavioral Health Group?

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Stressful environment with no career growth
Written by Psychiatric Health Facility Youth Counselor (Former Employee) from Torrance, CA on May 31, 2018
Working with troubled adolescents in an environment where some kids have mental disorders and are suicidal, in a level 14 locked facility can be very intense and unpredictable. A typical day included supervising adolescents in their dorms, the community area and in the school setting. As a youth counselor, I made sure they excelled in a healthy and - more ... supportive environment. I documented the client's behaviors daily, along with created behavior plans for clients. The staff members varied, on the one hand I worked with supportive team members who enjoyed working with this population, and on the ot ... - less
ProsFree meals, gained experience, and working with supportive teammembers, fulfilling line of work.
ConsYouth counselors are over worked with a lack of support from management, low wages, employee burnout is high, not a thriving environment for kids.
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