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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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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.
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Typical day as a Case Manager
Case Manager (Current Employee), Chicago, ILOctober 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
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office work and production are my experiences
Refugee specialist (Current Employee), st cloud MNOctober 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.........
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Case Manager (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 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
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Good Opportunity
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 18, 2013
This was a good place to start my career. I gained a lot of administrative skills while working for this company.
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This is great agency. It gives you a chance to help where it is most needed.
Residential Counselor (Current Employee), Columbia, SCSeptember 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
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LSS is a great social services company.
Manager, Information Technology (Former Employee), Austin, TXSeptember 16, 2013
They manage retirement homes as well as helping people in need. They also manage adoption programs.

Lots of great people.

About Lutheran Social Services

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan (LSSM) creates communities of service. We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion – Read more