Working with vulnerable adults was personally rewarding and I was able to make a difference often.
Pros: working with people of various cultures and agencies.
Being able to be a part of a team which was able to assist in making people live better and safer lives was rewarding. Helping to have perpetrators brought to justice was very rewarding.
Management was very good in the early years, but as people retired, management that was put in place did not have an understanding of Adult Protection and the work we did. The yearly budget allowed for APS to operate under was $100,000.00 yearly for the entire State and remains to this day. I have been told that this indicates the State of Nebraska does not value APS work or clients.
The hardest part of the job was getting people on board to prosecute cases of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation for APS.
The most enjoyable part was succeeding to bring stability, services and safety to clients who needed these items for various reasons.