Pros: paid lunch, healthcare and 401k benefits
Cons: long hours, not a lot of opportunity for advancement
The Warapround Program is a very faced paced and fluid working environment. Work Days ranged from the average 8 Hours but could extend to working 12+ due to the nature of the program. As someone who works for the Wraparound Program, you are typically on call 24/7 for crisis situiations. During my tenure there, I worked a wide variety of situations and was trained on multiple different scenarios that one may have to face while working with the families that receive the service. I personally achieved being selected by the agency to become a trainer for the Wraparound Program.
The hardest part of the job is the amount of effort and energy that you will find yourself putting into the families that you serve. If you do not have the heart for helping families in need, Wraparound is not a program for you. Successes with the families that work through the Wraparound process are all very gratifying, and will most certainly keep you motivated to continue. By far, seeing a family succeed is the best part of the job. It will out weigh practically any negatives that are experienced.