Different experience, but nonetheless a great workplace
Social Service Worker Student Placement (Former Employee) – Mississauga ON – November 4, 2014
A typical day of work at the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre was greeting clients, answering phone calls and client inquires, scheduling appointments, prepping for upcoming appointments. I learned so much being a student placement at this organization. Some of which included: having to draw the line between empathy and sympathy, how to write case notes, how to conduct interviews, and how to interact with clients who were going through their rough stages. Management and co-workers made working at this organization relaxing and comfortable, they were able to help me without any hesistation and lead me through any procedure step by step. The hardest part of this job would be having to deal with clients and their stressful situations, having to tell them if they were not eligible for our assistance program. However the most enjoyable part of this job was being able to help clients who desperately needed the assistance and being told that I made a difference in their lives.
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