Case Manager (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – October 22, 2013
Pros: being able to effectively assist families rebuild relationships and family dynamics
Cons: limited resources that are available to our families that we service
Most days I am on call in case of an Emergency. Daily, I am responsible for assessing situations and must be able to make appropriate decisions that would benefit the families while working towards permanency. I have learned that behind each of us there is a story, whether positive or negative, our stories influence our decision making. The majority – more... of my team that I currently work with, we have worked with each other for over 14 years and I have worked with my current Supervisor for 18 years. We definitely have an excellent working relationship as well as friendship. I would have to say the most rewarding and enjoyable part of my job has been the fact that when children are taken from their parents, the parents are mad with the world and can be quite difficult to work with initially. I take pride in not being bias and developing a positive rapport with the parents that last far after their case has closed. This allows me to offer support and continued encouragement. – less
Refugee specialist (Current Employee), st cloud MN – October 20, 2013
I have 7 years of experience of different works and different countries and different people. I know 4 different languages and more than 10 different cultures. I have an experience of both volunteering and regular works for an office and also production lines.........
Case Manager (Former Employee), New York, NY – October 3, 2013
Pros: great staff
Cons: a challenging work environment
As a case manager at Lutheran Social Services I was responsible for a case load of 40 adults living in a transitional home, which was geared toward supported independent living. The case manager supported tenants that were overcoming homelessness mental illness and/or substance abuse. My duties included scheduling meetings with tenants to help support – more... them with any needs or concerns with public assistance, health care, or housing. This position developed skills in the area of research along with verbal and written communication. – less
This is great agency. It gives you a chance to help where it is most needed.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee), Columbia, SC – September 17, 2013
Pros: company picnics, involving them in the special olympics, taking them to church and involving them in christmas pageants and special programs.
Cons: not enough time, there is so much to do.
Getting the clients ready for a regular day, such as prompting them to do correct hygiene procedures. Working with them in picking out clothing that match, correct eating habits. Providing structure at all times. My joy comes from seeing the outcome of my working with them seeing the joy on their faces when I give them complements on how they look and – more... how they put their put their talents to work with a little help from me. My co-workers and I work together with them and we provide structure they need most. The hardest part comes from knowing what and where they came from and the things that they endured.The end results which comes out positive which is my continuing committment to care. – less
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Sheboygan, WI – September 5, 2013
Pros: staff and training
I would still be here if I did not want to pursue a career in non profit. We got the opportunity to make a difference for several mentally challenged people and give them a new start. Love this organization.
Housekeeping/Homemaker (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – August 21, 2013
Working with elderly clients on an daily base cooking and cleaning for the clients transport clients on daily routine. Management are good people they help you on any type of problems that you my have. the co-workers are good oriented people. the most enjoyable part of my job is to work with the elderly people learning new things everyday.
Luthern Social Services is a very good company to work for
Caregiver (Former Employee), Mesa, Az – August 21, 2013
Pros: delightful people to work for and with
Cons: there were no cons here
Being a caregiver for my Mother, i worked for this agency and was treated wonderfully and always had any help, advice, supplies or anything else I needed. If I had a question or problem or anything really, they were always there for me. They were awesome in the training field and provided me with what I needed. I will always be grateful for all the – more... help and care they offered me. – less
Rewarding and enjoyable job with kids in need of special support
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee), Red Wing, MN – August 19, 2013
-Take care of children with disabilities (bath, feed, ambulate, medication administration) -I learned that mentally challenged kids have so much to offer and have hidden talents that some people may pass by. -Management is great -Collaboration is key while working with my co-workers and I found that teamwork was a big part of this job -The hardest part – more... was when the children would be in a behavior that was difficult to stabilize -The most enjoyable was to get to see the kids learn and interact with you. – less