Children's Case Manager, Waterville, ME - February 28, 2016
My job consisted of an 8-5 work day, sometimes lasting until 6 or 7:00. Sometimes I would have to be at school meetings at 7:15 and was still expected to work until 5:00. This job is difficult to balance if you have a family. You have to learn how to say "no" and really encourage families to learn to do things for themselves, or else you can easily be taken advantage of. Management cares more about productivity than quality of service to clients, although they will pretend like they do. Productivity is basically impossible to pull off unless you fudge your billing and amount of time spent on each activity throughout the day. Management puts so much emphasis on productivity that it is a normal occurrence across the board that case managers will make up billing. The hardest part of the job is maintaining your integrity while still trying to make productivity. I love working with clients, families, and collaborating with service providers.If you can get past the micro-managing impersonal management this might be the job for you.