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Updated July 30, 2017
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  1. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Nurse in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Nurse in Streamwood, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SBHS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, staff and nurses have a real passion for what they do. Good pay, great benefits, and I feel like I am really making a difference sometimes.

    Incentives for overtime offered, staff appreciation has improved in the last few years

    Cons

    Challenging when acuity and census is high. Registry staff don't receive benefits.
    Communication is sometimes lacking, would like to see more consistency.


  2. "RN"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very proactive with care programs and management is solid. Pay and benefits are better than done of the competitors. Good orientation program.

    Cons

    Consistency in applying rules. Performance reviews appear hurried and just check off a to do list. Teamwork and communication at shift change could be better.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Behavioral health technician"

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    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Technician in Streamwood, IL
    Former Employee - Behavioral Health Technician in Streamwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at SBHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits of being full time : Health/dental /vision insurance because it's under UHS. Other than that nothing more to say at all about them and no other pros

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, poor and unprofessional management, a lot of favoritism and no team player attitude, supervisors are incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff fair across the board and learn how to be more professional

    SBHS Response

    Jun 26, 2017 – Human Resources Director

    I'm very sorry to hear of your experience. Did you present your concerns to Management or to Human Resources?


  4. Helpful (3)

    "BHT"

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    Current Employee - BHT in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - BHT in Streamwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The only pros really is the idea of being able to help people who are in need of special attention/care. With this job, you are able to reach out to these people who are struggling functioning in the society. SBHS has a clear and specific program for the patients and staff follow these strictly.

    Cons

    Patients are sometimes aggressive so good reflex is a MUST HAVE.

    Staffing wise - I've worked on days when we didn't have enough staff in the unit. That really puts your safety at risk, as well as the patients'. Also, we've had patients who'd been admitted multiple times. Some of these kids do not belong in this hospital. They need special treatment and putting them with the rest of the patients gives the unit an unsafe environment.

    Pay rate - rate is low for how demanding the job is. BHTs do more physical and mental work for these patients

    Advice to Management

    STOP ACCEPTING EVERYBODY! The company takes whoever they can, without proper evaluation whether or not they belong in the hospital. Some of these patients are in need of more treatment and better treatment plan.

    When it comes to pay,


  5. "Overall poor quality"

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

    I have been working at SBHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and a reasonable amount of paid time off, and likely one of the highest salaries available for someone in the mental health field.

    Cons

    Little respect for personal boundaries and work/life balance. As an inpatient therapist it can be difficult to juggle paperwork, meetings, and having at least 3 sessions per patient per week, and still get out at a reasonable time each night.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on patients over profit. Often patients are admitted to the hospital and kept there longer than they necessarily should be for the sake of profit. There is pressure from management to ensure each patient stays a minimum of 7-10 days.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mental Health Counselor/Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Mental Health Therapist in Streamwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at SBHS part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The population that we help is very interesting and presents the opportunity to help some of the most needy. Management takes the insurance burden away from the counselors so we can concentrate on giving our best service/therapy.

    Cons

    This company has not raised the salary of anyone I know (this is true for people who have been with the company for 5 years or more). The management team seems inexperienced and limited in many ways.

    Advice to Management

    To offer quality service, you need to treat your employees as an asset and not as just a number.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Outpatient Therapist Position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SBHS part-time

    Pros

    Great training, friendly staff, good values.

    Cons

    Very independent work space, paper files, busy staff.

  8. "Therapist"

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    Current Employee - Therapist in Streamwood, IL
    Current Employee - Therapist in Streamwood, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SBHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The majority of the staff, across disciplines and levels, are relatively young, highly motivated, dedicated, knowledgable, flexible, and supportive of one another. Some of the most competent and friendly employees in nursing, psychiatry, utilization management, and dietary departments that I have worked with. Compensation is competitive. Opportunity to work with many populations and professions to expand your skill set and knowledge. Patients and families tend to be truly enjoyable to work with and share their appreciation for staff on all levels. Great Opportunities to give back to the community, participate in committees, and create diverse professional connections. Overall, the direct care staff exceed expectations in terms of skill, clinical knowledge, patience, and therapeutic rapport with patients and their families.

    Cons

    Some professionals' work appears to fluctuate based on personal feelings toward patients, their parents, and other employees. Quick to take credit for others work while failing to provide minimum required individual treatment sessions and family work, or repertoire of clinical skills. Entry level staff receives little support or protection from supervisors, and are frequently blamed for the failed interventions of therapists, managers, and medication changes. Too often you may overhear mid to upper level employees disrespecting or mocking patients and families, while trash talking and attempting to sabotage staff members who maintain appropriate and therapeutic relationships. The culture tends to operate from a narrow-minded, ego-driven framework; if staff, patients, or parents advocate for unmet treatment goals, different medications, or alternative therapies, they may be victim to retaliation. Consistent Untimely creation and implementation of therapeutic programming, if created at all. Lack of understanding of basic ethics and treatment modalities by some clinical staff. Large divides between department directors who are not above publicizing their disdain, while allowing power struggles to compromise patient care. Failure of supervisors and administration to hold employees accountable, leading to frequent staff turn over, dangerous crisis situations, use of restrictive measures and rights restrictions, unrealistic hours and workloads, and patient regression and rehospitalization. Lack of staff development, training, and feedback-especially direct care staff, with no accountability from management.

    Advice to Management

    Hold staff accountable for their unmet responsibilities, expectations, professional abilities, and interpersonal behaviors. Promote a culture of respect, teamwork, and professional development. Establish a system of true oversight and supervision to prevent unethical behaviors and bullying/wrongful blaming, while promoting completion of documentation, consistent implementation of clinical programming and use of interventions for treatment goals, and client-centered service that is accurately reflected. Refrain from sharing negative opinions about other departments and employees to staff members.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not the best experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SBHS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, full time hours available, experience with exposure to different behavioral problems and practicing counseling techniques

    Cons

    Staff seemed very clique-y and were often difficult to work with, especially on child unit. There wasnt the greatest communication and the managers seem to think the BHTs are totally ill equipped. I also didn't like how they handled crisis intervention situations...too often staff was automatically hands on with the patients.

    Advice to Management

    Better training to ensure less physical holds


  10. "bht"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at SBHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    entry-level experience for psych majors

    Cons

    dangerous job, administration has petty squabbles with one another


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