Very Rewarding, but Emotionally Exhausting
Client Advocate (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – December 20, 2016
I loved working at SafeHaven of Tarrant County where I was a Client Advocate on second shift that did everything from helping to meet the daily needs of clients in shelter, to answering crisis calls, general office work, picking up clients and handing out supplies such as baby wipes, diapers, and laundry soap. Every day had something different going on with the same basic undertones of a non-profit agency for domestic violence. The variety kept the job from being repetitive, but constantly working in such a stressful area was very taxing on emotional reserves. I did learn that I loved social work and wanted to get a graduate degree to do administrative social work. Management was always willing to work with employees on every level and they did their best to really take of their employees, including self-care promotion. Most of my co-workers were fabulous to work with and helped reduce the stress of the atmosphere with various celebrations and events. I loved being able to help people on a day-to-day basis, especially when they were going through a rough time.
Wonderful experience, great co-workers, meaningful job
High stress, emotional toll