Highly visable organization. very concerned about making mistakes
Family Advocate (Former Employee) – Chesapeake, VA – August 14, 2012
I worked daily on behalf of the clients providing assistance to citizens and families in need. I help families and citizens who were scheduled for family court appearance and and needed an advocate. Provided help to those who were experiencing barriers to service in the community and link them to service providers. When time permitted worked on the development of a resource manual, participated in and out of agency wide meetings,presented the program to other organizations, such as public schools, service boards, courts and behavioral science agencies.
I learned that barriers to service created hardship not just to families and citizens but to entire community. Also, collaboration makes my job easier.
Management style of leadership was autocratic. The fear of making a mistake interfered with growth and creativity.
Some co-workers were great, kind and helpful while others exhibited a lack of cooperation, fearful that sharing useful information would diminished their ability to make progress.
The hardest part of my job was the high visibility of the organization and leadership attitude that no mistakes are allowed. It makes the work environment difficult to work comfortably knowing that staff is constantly scrutinized.
Working on behalf of the families, citizens and representing my organization in the a public forum to bring about positive change is rewarding.
flexible work schedule. benefit
salary. lack of challenge