Pros: this child welfare agency is becoming a model for the nation.
Cons: agency is in constant change mode(downsizing, while seeking to improve services to children and families)
Managing the day to day operations of three Supervisory Social Workers, fifteen Masters level Social Workers and one Clerk. Our staff learned to work cohesively as a team. Our staff was responsible for monitoring caseloads consisting of children and families,where the children had been removed by Family Court,and placed in foster care. Our staff worked closely with judges, attorneys, therapists, teachers medical staff, and various other community agencies in providing the best services possible for our clients. Social Workers attended family team meetings, treatment team meetings, court hearings, special education meetings, conferences with our clients' teachers, and other close contacts of every family. The hardest part of the job was leading my staff through the frequent changes in policy/protocol at the agency. The most enjoyable part of the job was the positive anticipation of going to work each day and knowing that our staff had such a highly professional work ethic. We truly wanted all staff to have a pleasant experience each and every day.