Strategic Behavioral Health - This company has an extremely HIGH turnover rate, disrespectful management and extremely low pay for the expectations. | Glassdoor
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"This company has an extremely HIGH turnover rate, disrespectful management and extremely low pay for the expectations."

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Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leland, NC
Former Employee - Residential Advisor in Leland, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Programs mission and agenda is extremely well written. 1st shift is well organized. Font of the facility is a clean with pleasurable staffing. The hallway of the educational area is neatly aligned with art or showcasing educational assignments. With adequate management it could be a great facility and work environment.

Cons

*The programs mission and agenda is a facade. Once behind the double doors conditions are unsafe, unsanitary, they prefer obedience of staff over competence, majority of staff have know comprehension or training in mental health other the 5 day crash course from the company. Vast majority of those hired have no concept of DSM-IV assessments. Many said they found the job announcement on CraigsList.

*The company prefers to promote less qualified staff. There are always errors weekly with payroll.

*Fraudulent job descriptions. Residential Advisors are not all treated the same based on shifts even though job descriptions are the same. 3rd shift RA's are treated more like maintenance workers and hotel attendants for clients which is no where on the job description. No matter your degree, experience or credentials you will get the same as everyone else $10.00 an hour. RA's are expected to do tasks that should be completed by nurses without a pay increase on any shift.

*Management has a severe level of abuse of power, consistent write-ups and drama daily. Employees especially 3rd shift are forced to stand for 8 hrs in a hallway while monitoring clients. Only option is to sit on an unclean carpet which is never shampooed unless there is an upcoming accreditation inspection. Clients may spit, bleed, regurgitate, defecate, urinate on floor that employees are expected to sit on.

*2nd shift is extremely unorganized and the weekend is an absolute zoo. There are no psychologists onsite during 3rd shift which is when residents often have their psychotic rages. It is left to staff to deescalate these situations which is fine but there should be a clinical professional available onsite at all times. Often at night is when they are ready to divulge valuable information which can be lost in translation with just a short documented note by novices.

* Employees are devalued during staff meetings and bullied. Many are too intimidated to speak their mind without fear of retaliation from management.

*On-site teaching staff is not diverse based on the demographics of clientele. Teaching staff does not follow federal regulations of IDEA with IEP's. Students are taught on the same level despite notations in medical records in accordance to Specified Learning Disorders.

*Employees are not given two 15 minute breaks. Breaks are disguised as meetings which require you to arrive 15 minutes early than advertised work schedule. Staff is required to enter through the back door.

*In all earnestness it was one of the worst places I've ever worked in my life but with the most potential for true results if their management is totally revamped and a restructuring of the standard operating procedures.

Advice to Management

Hire college educated knowledgeable staff with human services backgrounds and/or experience, which will require increased salaries but will provide a more efficiently run facility. It will decrease high turnover rates and provide the professional level of consistency in the lives of the clients you are servicing. It is very difficult for them to bond and reach a level of stability and trust if the facility itself is unstable and poorly managed. Salaries should be based on the level of experience and for the high risk level of injury required in this type of job - salaries for degreed personnel should be between $20 - 30 an hour. "You get what you pay for."

Other Employee Reviews for Strategic Behavioral Health

  1. "Unpredictable"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    Helping kids receive the correct treatment

    Cons

    Management is very unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation to there staff


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The Little Company that Could!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Strategic Behavioral Health full-time

    Pros

    -Talanted employees at both the corporate and local level. Most work very hard and care about the patients and the employees.
    -The mission, vision and values are well defined.
    -Most employees feel valued
    -Offer good care and focus on safety and compassion.

    Cons

    -this is basically a big company that is run like mom n pop shop. Too many inappropriate relationships, gossip and overall childish management at the top.
    -too many state visits, IJs, managed care suspensions.
    -lack of integrity by senior management.
    - The two senior managers act like high school best friends and they are not focused on the true issues of the company
    -The corporate office actually yells and screams or shames employees on all levels basically making them feel threatened.
    -They don't know how to strategize with and appreciate the experience from their corporate team.
    -once you don't work there anymore your phone rings off the wall with people begging you to help them find a job.

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    Advice to Management

    You must learn to listen to the experience and expertise of those that you surround yourself with. You are missing out on becoming the best mental health company due to egos. Your owners should interview past and present employees to understand
     the truth of what's going on within the organization.
    Jim Shaheen, is an educated man but gives away his
    power and credibility to those under him. He is not involved and this is hurting the company. It's like the managerof a good restaurant allowing teenagers to run it to the ground. (and the sad part is if he reads this he will shrug it off and simply laugh in denial).

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