Department of Human Services United States Employee Reviews
Job Work/Life Balance
Department of Human Services
Job Work/Life Balance
Appreciation of staff goes a long way
Bureau Chief-Planning and Support Services (Current Employee), Arlington, Virginia – January 23, 2013
Pros: benefits for employees are excellent.
Cons: management team that doesn't readily accept diversity and create opportunities for upward mobility.
My present position keeps me extremely busy; however, I have a wonderful staff who are supportive of the work that we do and don't mind going the extra mile to provide excellent customer service. I go out of my way to demonstrate my appreciation for my staff and try and recognize their efforts in a way that is unique to them. I am rewarded by the outcomes achieved through quality assurance reports that render excellent results as well as staff who share with me that coming to work does not feel like a chore.
Mail Clerk (Current Employee), Atlanta ga – April 15, 2015
Pros: state benefits
Cons: low pay
The few years that i have been with this\ company has be pleasant to be honest. I have learned how systems work as far as the postage machines goes. As far as my work day consist of; Getting to work around 7:35 am. Turning/ booting up the postage machines. Wait for a few minutes till its time to start work at 8 am. Around about 8:40 i go to the US post office and drop out out going mail from 2 peachtree. Pick up the mail from the US post office to bring back to the building. Unload Truck; Sort mail and prepare to take upstairs to take to Floors according to the mail addresses. Take mail from floors back to apply postage. (Repeat process @2 pm). I like shortly after around 5 pm
The training that I received at the Detroit Rescue Mission was very informational, in conjunction with the Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan.
Childcare Director (Former Employee), Inkster, MI – April 13, 2015
Pros: I got training and information through The 4Cs of Michgan #1 in Child Care Training in Wayne County.
Cons: It is a State funded position & got cut. I did it for the experience.
My typical day at work in this field was to plan activities for infant to preschool aged children. I learned to have patience with children of all ages and races. I incorporated a lot of the skills that I learned with the American Red Cross of Southeastern Michigan in child safety procedures. I was really informed on how to deal with Infant CPR safety and choking hazard for small children. The hardest part of the job was to handle all aspects of running a small home based business on my own by doing a lot of educational research. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the excitement and eagerness in the children to learn. I was a young mom just graduating High School and trying to find myself and I found a love in my own children as well as others. This experience prepared me to continue my education in early child hood development and business management training.
employee (Former Employee), Nashville, TN – April 13, 2015
I prefer not to provide a review, as different people have different experiences. It depends on the division and division management. There are a lot of hard working people in this organization who care about the people they serve.
DCS-Temp (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – April 5, 2015
Pros: Life experiences
Cons: Shelter closed
helping the younger children with homework and baths at night. provide learning activities. Helping the teen moms balance school and mother teaching the to cook and using coping skills when feeling overwhelmed.
Health Care Provider (Current Employee), Saginaw, MI – April 1, 2015
Routine. I've learned that my clients are special people. Management is okay. I don't have co-workers. When the clients are not feeling well, it's the hardest part of the job. I enjoy their conversations, and their smiles.
Vocational Development Specialist (Current Employee), Washington, DC – March 27, 2015
As my resume shows, I am currently assisting at risk families in Washington DC at the Department of Human Services as Vocational Development Specialist. My work duties include numerous task and case management in assisting TANF recipients with becoming self-sufficient. I conduct assessments and develop case plans to remediate family barriers to employment. Also during these assessments I utilizes various counseling and therapeutic techniques in an attempt to address social, environmental, emotional and medical problems.
Medical Eligibility Specialist (Former Employee), Tyler, TX – March 26, 2015
Loved working for the Aged and Disabaled i felt like i made a difference in there lives by helping. Work place was safe and secure, was a respected place to work, Hardest part of the job was when there was nothing else i could do to make there life much easier and better. My supervisor Charlotte Key-Jackson was very honest hard working and fare person, always tried to make sure all the employees were treated with respect and farness.
Caregiver for Client and Family Management (Former Employee), Joliet, IL – March 18, 2015
Cons: absolutely everything associated with dhs illinois
Never - EVER work for DHS Illinois in any office. I'll just leave it at that. There's no advancement and no incentive to do anything well. I had no training, no management and certainly no enjoyable part of any day. The clients weren't the problem - the SYSTEM is the problem. Main issues - the union constantly badgering people to vote this way or that way, Union robo-calls at all hours of the morning - noon and evening, the DHS office not knowing what was going on AND the state being broke and cutting hours.
Personal Assistant (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – March 10, 2015
My assigned duties are. Assisting elderly with everyday task such as. Grooming, bathing, planning and preparing daily meals, attending doctors appointments, cleaning homes, and laundry. During everyday task I learned that each customer is different.
Staff Development Specialist (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – March 10, 2015
This company is very professional and positive environment. I feel like the work I do makes a difference in peoples lives. I enjoy helping people and want to continue to do that throughout my career as I work in human services. There is always room for advancement and the people there are very encouraging.
Mobile Eligibility Specialist (Current Employee), Southfield, MI – March 6, 2015
My day varies, how I plan my day is not how it always go. When working with the public I have learned that going with the follow is the best way. I have an awesome opportunity to assist senior citizens and although it can drain every ounce of energy from the body. I would not trade what I do and the smile I see on my seniors face when I help them.
Family Services Worker (Current Employee), Fayetteville, AR – March 5, 2015
The DHS does not always promote from within, so the likelyhood of advancement is little. The environment is toxic. Workers receive little pay for the extraordinary amount of stress they are asked to endure. The only good thing about worker for the state is the benefits- paid holidays and good insurance.