School Counselors.... NO!
School Counselor (Former Employee) – Juvenile detention center – February 2, 2019
This is the worse place to be a school counselor. The turnover is VERY high! All you do is paperwork! You can never really see a youth unless there is enough staffing which makes your job more difficult when there are deadlines. There are a lot of barriers and no training!!!!!!! Being a school counselor in the juvenile detention center is very difficult and can be potentially dangerous . You are often blamed for things you were never trained/notified about . Don’t let the 3,000 bonus make you apply. That should have been my first RED FLAG! The environment is very stressful and unprofessional! Management talks down to you and you are often treated as if you are locked up. Upon arrival every morning you have to turn in your keys and you cannot take your phone into the building as well. Only a 30min lunch and the school does not close when it snows you are required to go to work/use leave. I believe the school district is a better place for school counseling! I have seen MORE, but the space provided is not enough for me to continue writing . You can apply if you would like, but you will regret it!!!!!!!
Management, lack of training, barriers, leave, and unrealistic expectations!