Agency itself is good...programs need to be re-evaluated
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Mineola, NY – February 26, 2013
The agency has several good programs and great intentions. BUT if you have problems with upper management in a program do not bother going to HR because nothing changes. The problems continue and at times gets worse. Employee handbook is "edited" when needed. If you are called for an interview, ask youself... Is this the person I want to work for? Is this who I want to deal with everyday? Everything changes once you are hired! Although the job market is rough and money might be tight...keep looking.
Hardest Part of the Job: Aside from dealing with program director and assistant director, home visits, high number of cases, unrealistic expectiatoins, and lack of office space.
Most enjoyable part of job: working with the families, seeing changes within the family, and co-workers
Not all program directors are the same.
location, "trying" to make a change, agency benefits
upper management has no respect for staff, salary, inconsistency, high employee turn over