SBHS

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SBHS Reviews

Updated May 18, 2014
Updated May 18, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience with kids, Bad experience with staff

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Technician  in  Streamwood, IL
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Technician in Streamwood, IL

    Pros

    Great learning experience for working with mental illness in youth.

    Cons

    Staff ranges from very caring and involved to being there only to get the paycheck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should learn what BHTs are doing in their day to day work to provide appropriate staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Staff lacks care and compassion for kids

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    Former Employee - BHT
    Former Employee - BHT

    Pros

    Some staff on the floor take the time to form a relationship with the kids

    Cons

    Management is invisible except to scold employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what your staff does and support them on the floor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Life changing oppurtunity, but high burn out rate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great way to work with at risk children and give back.
    On floor staff is supportive
    They supply you with an oversized blue polo

    Cons

    Not safe - we are understaffed at all times
    Full time hours are a JOKE. Maybe you will get the correct 40 hours a few months out of the year, but prepared to be cancelled at least one or twice during the week when population is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a walk in your staffs' shoes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great kids, horrible management

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor/Behavioral Health Technician  in  Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Mental Health Counselor/Behavioral Health Technician in Streamwood, IL

    Pros

    You have an opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the lives of youth who have often been abused and neglected by almost every adult they have met.

    Cons

    Upper and middle management usually do not understand the requirements of the job, so they often lead blindly. Rules are arbitrarily created and enforced. Favoritism and promotions are rarely merit based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the job of the counselors, with actual observation and interaction with the kids. (Try working a unit on a day with crises.) Your leadership would be more meaningful and effective if you actually understood what the mental health counselor's job entailed.

  6.  

    Great for gaining experience but not to stay for long...

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    Former Employee - Expressive Therapist  in  Streamwood, IL
    Former Employee - Expressive Therapist in Streamwood, IL

    Pros

    This is a tough environment because it's a mental health hospital for kids and adolescents. I name that as a pro because it builds credibility, personal strength, and professional ability really quickly. It's a great place to put on your resume, that's for sure.

    Cons

    For one, they are for profit. At UHS this means that the well-being and care of the children is not the top priority. Cutting costs, reducing staff, and pushing paperwork is more important. Personally, I was laid off because my department was deemed to be supplemental and not really all that necessary. Fine. But the people who are still there (interns, post-doctoral fellows, therapists, etc) are being forced to work many more hours doing jobs that they were not hired to do and they are not being given sufficient respect or support. They will burn out. Children will suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the kids first. Money is necessary because that's what pays the bills and keeps things running. But when you're promising to take care of minors in their most vulnerable moments, you need to make sure that you are adequately staffed, that your staff are well rested and well paid, and that the employees feel valued. Otherwise you are begging for trouble.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place,wonderful people,good environment,cleanliness given utmost importance

    Cons

    Little self time...lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could work on inclusion

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Excess of Office Politics and drama

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - some employees are dedicated to their jobs (in it to help kids)

    Cons

    - Managers play favorites
    - team leads in certain departments come to work to relax and eat
    - some people get fired for minor things while favorite employees (friends of upper management) can get away with a lot.
    - little respect for those not in the loop.
    - segregation in departments (easy departments go to young white employees while the harder departments go to everyone else).
    - staff relies too heavily on drugging patients when they act out.
    - not all patients are treated equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change department managers.

    Doesn't Recommend

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