Psychologist 2 (2 months)
- Business area: Direct Care and Treatment (DCT) – Forensics
- Education: Master’s degree
- Length of time at DHS: 4.5 years
- Location: Southeast Minnesota
Which benefits do you like the most about DHS?
Health care; pension; pay; flexible scheduling; ability to telecommute (working remotely); helping the people of Minnesota; paid holiday; accrued vacation/sick times; career opportunity and advancement; student loan forgiveness program/tuition reimbursement; paid parental leave.
Why are the benefits you chose above the most important to you?
Work-life balance. Adds value to your education.
What about DHS’s benefits or culture helps you continue to work for DHS?
I can see my education in action every day.
What would you tell a new employee or prospective candidate about a DHS job?
LOL…unless you are truly passionate about the work…the joke about filing in triplicate is no joke.
Do you have a specific or impactful memory while working at DHS?
I have actually had the rare opportunity to watch hope grow in the most hopeless place. Patients who did not participate in treatment would not sit for over an hour in a group and have to be asked to wrap things up.
What are your hobbies/interests?
Creating, growing, sharing.