Terrible place, awful management, will make you hate everything
Family Support Worker (Former Employee) – Wichita, KS – February 21, 2018
SFCS puts their employees in unsafe work conditions and expects them to work days, nights and weekends for awful pay. Family Support workers and Social Workers break their backs trying to piece families back together while supervisors and directors sit in their office and stare at their computers and call you into their office to demand why you don't have everything done. Meanwhile foster kids are allowed to assault staff and other kids with minimal if any consequences again and again. It's not uncommon to see staff at their desk crying, overloaded from all the work needed done. SFCS cannot keep good workers around because they expect them to work with case loads up in the 60s! I would never recommend a social worker friend of mine to work at SFCS.
employee (Former Employee) – Oklahoma City, OK – November 11, 2017
worst place ive ever worked.at....I dont reommend anyone to work there. its very disorganized....very unprofessional lack of experience supervisor for the foster care prpgram for the Oklahoma City Office. The Director lacks backbone.
Family Support Worker (Current Employee) – Emporia, KS – October 24, 2017
SFCS offers a life-changing job title dealing with children who have been placed in DCF custody with authority for placement. SFCS main goal it to work with the children and families to reintegrate the children back into the home. It is not a 9-5 job and requires extreme dedication and flexibility.
Youth service worker (Current Employee) – Salina,Ks – October 9, 2017
It's a good job to set an example and do good things for yourself and the community you live in. The employees are really negative and talk bad about the kids when they vowed not to. The maintenance is poor and the boys dorm STINKS. The pro I give the job is keeps you active and free meals. The pay could be alot better since the kids will manipulate and try to beat you up.
Youth Service Worker (Current Employee) – Salina Kansas 67401 – June 4, 2017
Dedicated to the efficient operation within the facilities and working as a team in problem solving when possible or independently in an effort to achieve the highest good for our clients, company and employees.
Child welfare is not an easy field of services to be in. There is often little guidance and you can not ever be prepared for the chaos that ensues some days. However, the culture and atmosphere among the staff at Saint Francis Community Services gave me hope, guidance, support, and taught me how to be an excellent social worker.
Family Support Worker (Current Employee) – Wichita, KS – April 2, 2017
I love working for this agency. I love helping families succeed. The ability to make your own schedule so that you can visit with the families is extremely helpful. I also enjoy working with the community and the local courts. Co-Workers and Supervisors are friendly and available to assist. I appreciate the company's acknowledgement of self care and job burn out as they provide services for workers.
Stability, Independent Schedule
Pay is not ideal if you have exprience or a degree, Can't advance without specific licensing or degree.
All the workers were helpful when it came to being a new employee and were very welcoming for this field and environment of work. Seeing how children in the system and their cases go from start to finish was very eye opening.
Sacrifice your personal life, social, physical and emotional wellbeing
Therapist (Former Employee) – Garden City, KS – February 6, 2016
LOVED working with SFCS families. Unfortunately, that happened mostly after 3:00 PM and 6-8 hours of paperwork.If you are a salaried employee you might make $12 hr. Supervisors were happy to listen but didn't offer meaningful support.
Meaningful work and great experience working with DCF and courts
Extremely heavy workload; unreasonable expectations
administrative assistant (Current Employee) – Kansas – December 5, 2015
I'm reading a lot of negativity and wanted to shed some light from my perspective. I am not a case worker. I have a degree in social work and work in the office. The people I work with on the therapy side are wonderful. I have never worked with more wonderful, caring people who genuinely care about your well-being, and my experience there for the past three years has been nothing but positive.