I loved working with the Appalachian community. My co-workers for the most part were wonderful. Management is difficult as there seems to be a power struggle. I love managing my own schedule, being able to help others, and seeing clients meet their goals with my help. It is difficult to work with this population of people, and see their struggles, poverty, and not have adequate resources to aid them in their mental health recovery. This could be the best job ever if the pay was not poverty level and the management could find a set hierarchy and go with it. The PTO is pretty good. Benefits are decent, but the pay is ridiculous, and way lower than any other behavioral health center.
Management issues and low pay