It is like High School with EVERY stereotype you can think of... EXCEPT YOU'RE AN ADULT!! ”
Pros: Benefits, working with you, job security
Cons: Low pay, terrible management, micro managing at its finest
working at Juvenile Services has Good Benefits, good job security, working with youth and having an impact on youth to make sure that they succeed and not transition into the adult system. Working with community resources such as schools, county programs, and other organizations to make sure youth is getting proper services.
But there is Low pay for the work you do. The starting pay is mid 30s and the senior case workers make mid 40s. Way too many chiefs and not enough indians. Micromanaging is very high. If you're happy and comfortable in one unit, they will move you into a unit that you are not happy about. If you want to transfer to another office or unit, they will hold you "hostage" while move someone else that doesn't want to be moved and make them unhappy as well. Favoritism is way too common in the office, Administration that started in one county and transferred to another county and worked their way up will look out for the workers they started with and will recruit them to come to the county they are in charge of. When a promotion opportunity arises, the higher ups will only mention it to the workers they want to apply.