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Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. "PSW"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really nice I like that I work with older adults and there isn't a bunch of inexperienced people there

    Cons

    None so far for me


  2. "Psychiatric Social Worker"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair pay, good benefits and decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Workload is demanding, and clients can be challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be more in touch with the frontline staff's roles and demands to be able to implement more effective policies and strategies to assist with worker burnout.

  3. "Admin/Typist Front Desk Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Administrative/Typist Front Desk Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative/Typist Front Desk Clerk in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff,nice working environment

    Cons

    I did not experience any cons


  4. "Los Padrinos Juvenile Hall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downey, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Downey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits. Pays well. Vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Literally everything else. DMH management here are unethical and verbally/emotionally abusive to their employees. Numerous complaints have been made and DMH does nothing to help. Extremely high turnover rate. Difficult to transfer within the county and takes a very long time to get hired or to transfer. Expectations are unfair and impossible to achieve which causes constant stress and burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human beings.


  5. "Excellent experience for early career psychologists"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist II in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist II in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well paid for working outside of private practice

    Easy atmosphere and enjoyable colleagues; supportive supervisors

    Wide breadth of clinical cases

    Benefits benefits benefits

    Cons

    Large caseloads

    Little clinical work in administrative positions

    Honestly very few cons - it's a great place to work for psychologists if you don't wish to go into private practice right away


  6. "Psychologist"

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    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist II
    Current Employee - Clinical Psychologist II
    Recommends

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay relative to other mental health agencies

    Cons

    Few opportunities for advancement for clinical psychologists


  7. "PSW II"

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    Current Employee - Psychiatric Social Worker in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - Psychiatric Social Worker in Long Beach, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits which include medical dental pension, there are some supportive staff, great training opportunities. Free pre-licensing courses.

    Cons

    Politics makes it hard to get anything done. Some administration use intimidation tactics. Lots of paperwork. Not enough space to get work done.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage staff, be more uplifting, help improve morale, be a grower not a drainer. Have an open door policy so that staff feel comfortable approaching you.

  8. "Psw1"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Attain clinical hours quickly

    Cons

    Transferring to another office is tough

    Advice to Management

    Be more fair


  9. "Going from ok to worse"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity for up and coming social workers and nurses to make a good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Extremely political, hard to advance in career unless you know someone or are african-american. Interviews are conducted even though they already know who they are going to hire. Clients/patients are not the priority.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people fairly, allow advancement of varied races, not just african-american, make clients the priority.


  10. "Great place to get your foot in the door"

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    Current Employee - Medical Case Worker II in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Medical Case Worker II in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Benefits, job security

    Cons

    can be difficult to promote or transfer

    Advice to Management

    promote team building and positive reinforcement


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