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Stars Behavioral Health Group Mental Health Specialist Reviews

Updated May 16, 2019

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  1. "Mental Health Specialist II"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist II in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Staff is helpful and everyone goes out of their way to help you -Supervisors are understanding and very compassionate -Great mileage and cell phone bill reimbursement -Productivity expectation is very reasonable -Training staff adequately prepares you for job expectations -Create your own schedule -Management is the very best -Formal CERTIFICATED trainings for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, Motivational Interviewing, TF-CBT,...

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    Cons

    -If you're not disciplined with time management you will suffer cons. Being unorganized appears to make clinicians less productive. Structure each day accordingly.

    Stars Behavioral Health Group2017-10-28
  2. "Not a supportive company"

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time

    Pros

    They provide individual and group supervision, and good benefits.

    Cons

    There has been a consistent and historical issue with the communication styles between management and employees. The expectations are high and unreaslistic to live a balanced life. Stars does not take self-care seriously, and will work you until your last drop.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication and positive reinforcement to boost moral and a positive energy. I feel it would be helpful to have upper management make themselves present in team meetings to get non-judgmental feedback, and will not reprimand employees that voice their concerns and needs. It is important to help your employees feel heard and safe to share their needs and honest thoughts.

    Stars Behavioral Health Group2019-05-17
  3. "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist 

      I worked at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time

      Pros

      great work atmosphere and camaraderie with co-works

      Cons

      Low paying, little to no bonuses.

      Advice to Management

      Increase morale by offering staff more pay raises and bonuses.

      Stars Behavioral Health Group2019-02-21
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      "Mental Health Specialist II"

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      Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist in San Bernardino, CA
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      Positive Outlook

      I worked at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      For the most part, it is a great company to work for where you find lots of training to improve your clinical skills. You are also surrounded by a lot of knowledgeable co-workers, and able to gain great clinical experiences. They offered flexible work hours, excellent training, and great benefits.

      Cons

      Limited guidance during direct supervision hours for new intern. It is more case reporting, but it is made-up through training and supportive co-workers.

      Stars Behavioral Health Group2017-06-27
    • "Good experience"

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      Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist II in San Jose, CA
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      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There are always excellent training opportunities within the company and outside resources/workshops. Flexible schedule opportunities. There is room for creativity in your work.

      Cons

      Documentation is tidious and there is an excessive amount. Medi-Cal requirements in general requires lots of work and assessments.

      Advice to Management

      Less ridgitity would be greatly appreciated. More appreciation towards the employees. More vacation time would be great. More self-care emphasis would be appreciated as well.

      Stars Behavioral Health Group2016-02-25
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      "Overworked"

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      Former Employee - Mental Health Specialist II in Fresno, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I worked at Stars Behavioral Health Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits, and decent pay for the area.

      Cons

      Although the population you serve has a 50% no-show rate, the company will harass you to meet productivity standards and make you feel as though any other clinical skills you may have are meaningless compared to the numbers you produce. They will encourage you to get, "creative" in reaching those numbers, without regard to the confidentiality of the client. The employees that do get "creative" get applauded. They will...

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      Advice to Management

      Listen to your workers, people who are actually working with population, and be flexible in meeting the needs of your employees, otherwise good, ethical employees will be leaving left and right.

      Stars Behavioral Health Group2016-02-19
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      "Bad Company To Work For"

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      Current Employee - Mental Health Specialist II in Long Beach, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Stars Behavioral Health Group

      Pros

      Flexible schedule Don't have to be in the office

      Cons

      Low pay Administration does not care for you. Can't see kids at school anymore so you are working more nights.

      Advice to Management

      Pay your employees what they are worth.

      Stars Behavioral Health Group2015-07-11
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