A typical day at work is chaos, stress, being cursed out by clients, and being micro-managed. Tasks that you were not able to complete the day before will begin to pile up on you as management's main focus is to make you stop doing what you planned to do and work on things they are getting in trouble for. When you do not finish a task because of the daily emergencies that happen within your case load it will still be your fault. There is little to no support and even when you explain to management that you are stressed, overwhelmed and over worked you will be ignored and given more tasks to do. The job is almost impossible to do and it is certainly not any easier when you have no support from management.
My advice? Look elsewhere. Working at ChildNet is terrible. The caseload is too high, which management does not care about because all they are looking for is a name to assign to a case. The pay is low in comparison to all of the duties you are responsible for. The benefits/insurance is awful. Work/Life balance...What is that?
I love working in the social services field, but ChildNet makes me rethink my decision to pursue this field.
Most of my days and my colleagues days end in tears from being over worked and undervalued. PLEASE! Take your education and experience to a company that will actually value and appreciate you, because you wont find that at ChildNet!
Any check is better than no check?