Pros: assist in giving clients the needed tools for change
Cons: finding creative ways to motivate clients to engage in the change process.
This position gave me the opportunity to not only interact with clients in the field who were in danger of Child Protective Services stepping in, but it also gave me the opportunity to interact on a daily basis with other case managers within the agency, as well as other Social Service agencies, and daily meetings and interaction with the director. The hardest part of the job was working with clients who were resistant and non-compliant. This taught me a lot about self care so as not to carry my work home with me. I love home based case management, as well as crisis intervention. I look forward to getting back into the field as soon as possible.