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Excellent facility with poor management
Youth Specialist (Former Employee), 1525 N RitterJanuary 14, 2014
It has been my experience that discrimination has become a serious issue with LCFS partnered with Community HealthNetwork
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Knowing you did just more than a job everyday
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Concord, NHJanuary 12, 2014
Pros: feeling like your job made a difference everyday
Cons: being a non-profit, the compensation was on the lower side.
I really enjoyed this job because I felt like I was truly making a difference. I was like a peer to the foster parents, because if they couldn't get in touch with their child's Social Worker, I was a willing ear to their frustrations. I loved our group of employees- they were a very dedicated and hard-working bunch of women. The hardest part of this – more... job was hearing some of the stories told by the Social Workers in meetings. The most enjoyable part, which was a nice break for all, was we established a staff retreat day- we would go to the sea coast for day during the summer to have a nice lunch and participate in team building activities, or just talking. – less
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Productive work Enviroment
Property Manager (Current Employee), Muskegon, MIJanuary 7, 2014
Pros: helping others to become more self sufficient with quality of life.
During my time with Lutheran Social Services I have come to know many people from residents to co-workers. I have found that my time here was a learning and productive experience.
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Rewarding Job help children in crisis but was not the job for me.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Mount Vernon, ILJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: supervisor and co-worker egos
Supervising group home activities, prepare meals, conduct recreational activities.

What I learned is that this was not a good fit for me and that the children had extreme behavioral issues.

Supervisors were erratic and co-worker would avoid duties to add stress.

Hardest part of the job was dealing with violent children.

Most rewarding part of the – more... job was helping those children when you could. – less
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Receptionist (Current Employee), Shrewsbury, PAJanuary 6, 2014
Pros: close to home
Cons: no challenges
7.5 hours per day. 5 days per week. Not much more to tell you. Started in May of 2013. Seeking more challenging employment.
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Great work place and fun!!
Direct support care (Former Employee), Saint Paul, MNDecember 31, 2013
Pros: great benefits, great work environment
Cons: shoveling snow!!!
I enjoyed my time at Lutheran social services. Everyone worked hard and still had time for fun. I met some wonderful people. I probably would not have met if I would not have come their to work. Manement was great and wonderful team work. The work was pretty mild. No real problems.
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Many different social services opportunities
Treatment Director (Former Employee), El Paso, TXDecember 22, 2013
Pros: smaller social services agency
Cons: under-developed local managerial staff
There were various aspects of this social services agency where one could work to serve humanity.
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Clean and friendly
CNA (Current Employee), York, PADecember 17, 2013
I currently work 1030p-630a both Friday nights and Saturday nights. I do hourly rounds checking on the 30 residents that I care for and also help other coworkers with their rounds. I provide ADL care for certain residents in the morning. The manadement is currently under revision, and we have just welcomed both a new administrator and director of nursing. – more... My co workers are all wonderful and hardworking. The hardest part of my job is caring for 30-31 residents and the most enjoyable part of my job is caring for the 30-31 residents. I feel great pleasure taking care of my residents, and having them be apart of my life when they are near the end of theirs is very rewarding. – less
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OK
Case Manager (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIDecember 14, 2013
I was not so happy there, so much unprofessional conduct and lack of respect of population served. But it made me to go back to school.
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Good balance
HUD Service Coordinator (Current Employee), Butler, WIDecember 14, 2013
Allows for a work and life balance. Supports staff daily in job.
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Don't even think about it.
CNA (Current Employee), Grand Rapids, MIDecember 12, 2013
Pros: coworkers & residents
Cons: no breaks/lunches, pay, overworked, bias, upper management
This place is for the strong only. I've worked here for 11/2 years so far and for the most part I've enjoyed it - I've never got in trouble & having a job is a blessing. I love the residents, I love my coworkers and I even loved all my supervisors BUT it's the upper management that everybody hates. They don't appreciate anything, always working short – more... until it's convenient for them (like when State shows up), pay is low, insurance is very expensive, and they flat out don't care about us. They are very bias.......rules apply to some & not others or they only enforce them when it's convenient for them. They like to "appear" to be a great place but they are very "dirty." Also, 3 ppl of upper management said that we're nothing but butt-wipers and @ our last few All Staff Meetings have been quite intense. Worker morale is extremely low & turnover rate it is very high. Regardless of all the negativity, and the list goes on, I'm still blessed w/ this job and I stay b/c the residents need us & I love them. – less
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An amazing team to work for.
Thousand Oaks, Homeless to home case manager (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CADecember 1, 2013
Pros: food and drinks always offered
We worked with low-income families and individuals, to help them lear to help themselves back out of poverty.

I would meet with 5-25 clients a day, and the hardest part of the job- attemoting to give full care and attention to over 150 clients.
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Providing Home Care
Personal Care Attendant (Former Employee), Concord, NHNovember 26, 2013
Lutheran Social Services has a warm friendly climate. They match care providers to elderly/disabled clients.
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Productive Day
H.R Manager and office receptionist (Former Employee), Victoria TexasNovember 18, 2013
Pros: great families
Cons: office equipment not working.
A typical day at work is doing my families payroll checks.
Everyday you learn that a child always needs a home.
I had great management leaders.
Worked with excellent co-workers.
The hardest part of my job not being able to find a home for a foster child.
Finding a great home for my foster kids.
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Productive and friendly
Residential Program Assistant (Current Employee), Muskegon, MINovember 14, 2013
I love the people that I work with and the company is warm and inviting.
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Upper Managment
Direct Support Professional Supervisor (Current Employee), Maplewood, MNNovember 8, 2013
Pros: making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities
Cons: no chance for advancement.
There is no room for minorities to move up in the company.
There is favoritism when it comes to applying for jobs.
They do not recognize there supervisors achievements.
There benefits are to expensive.
Supervisors and DSP's have the hardest job and get paid the smallest salary.
Not enough benefited positions.
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Pleasant work environment, friendly staff and flexible schedule
PCSP (Current Employee), Peterborough, NHNovember 4, 2013
Work environment varies from client and may be very easy going. Friendly supervisors and schedules are customized between employee and client.
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Excellent place to work
Team Leader (Current Employee), Sterling, ILOctober 28, 2013
Excellent place to work, very good people, compensation could be better, very hard to get a raise regardless of schooling.
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Caring atmosphere to work with handicapable clients.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), Ada, MNOctober 27, 2013
Pros: felt at home with the residents, like caring for a family member on every shift.
Cons: road blocks due to financial or insurance coverage of cares for the clients.
A typical day at work would start by greeting the residents, preparing healthy meals, assisting with daily living cares, administering medications, documentation of activities per shift per resident, transport, lift, observe, take vital signs, and use first aid procedures.
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Contractual work setting for substance abuse treatment
Psychologist, therapist and group facilitator (Former Employee), Marquette, MIOctober 26, 2013
Pros: set your own schedule and interesting variety of clients and needs
Cons: part-time, contractual with wide variation of income
Interesting work providing a variety of clinical services in the community; emphasis on substance abuse treatment to court-mandated clients.

About Lutheran Social Services

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