great place to work if you enjoy helping children
Family Partner (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – January 19, 2015
Drove children to many different activities, visits, psychologist appointments, court etc. Management sometimes not understanding of the dangers some of the higher risk children presented while driving out on the road with them. Stomping your foot on the gas pedal because you wouldn't stop for a cigarette butt, on the way home from an ashtray. But, the feeling you get when you give those same kids your respect and trust, and in turn gain it back from them. When they would beg you not to leave and when you could mentor between them and the foster parents to help them to better understand each other. Best job ever. I would still be there, if the mileage on the car hadn't been so big. They had me drive down to Vancouver, and up to Seattle. I had so many miles on my car that it was going to wear out before I had it paid off. Also being on call, made it impossible to plan for any family needs, or doctor appointments etc. At the time I had my own children, so being paged just as I was heading into town or to an appointment with one of them made it very bad for family life. Also was required to do over nights at the last minute. Now with the kids grown, I would not mind that as much. Still a lot of miles on vehicle however. Miss the interactions with the kids.
loved the challenge of the job. loved inter acting with both kids and foster parents.
wasn't in love with being on call 24 hours a day then.