A lot of potential but not really caring about the best for the patients pertaining to social services
LCSW CONSULTANT (Former Employee) – Delano, CA – June 18, 2012
Depending upon who the managers were was the treatment of the licensed staff providing supervision.
The laws were utilized to provide inadequate social services by those titled "social service designees" whom the public are unaware of being trained by a simple website for only a few hours to provide these poor, unsuspecting people with a staff possessing no real experience in social services. The site teaches them a few "buzz words" and they get the job that truly belongs to an experienced MFT or MSW at least.
The job was to provide supervision to these inadequately trained / undereducated employees. It was not real supervision, only a review of notes that were so limited that a lot was being missed in the treatment of the patients.
So, in closing, the 10 hours per month that our state of California deemed "enough" to provide to this population of terminally ill, death and dying situationed population of mostly the Hispanic culture and their suffering families by a licensed clinician, who was not even allowed or had access directly to these poor families was a difficult thing to be involved in. Tried to implement meetings for the possible, future caregivers and for those with long-term, etc problems within dealing with the comatose patients but all efforts were thwarted by some who just did not care and did not want to work that hard.
Sad, but true. You look around you and wonder why mental health is not improving and depression is seemingly growing. This is a prime example of "bandaid care" for a cancerous problem in mental health.
bathroom was clean and equipped
no breaks, crowded office with no desk space to work, undereducated social service staff