You have tools to assist you in entering your daily contacts such as a tablet, cell phone, etc. You will make decisions along with other CPS staff in order to determine the next steps in a foster care case. You work with many people and professionals to help you assess the case and needs of the families such as attorneys, parents, children, relatives, fictive kin, foster families, case manager, therapists, psychiatrists, teachers, etc. You are required to see each child in foster care on your case load every month. You are also required to follow up on the progress that the parents make each month on the court ordered services such as therapy, parenting, employment seeking, housing, domestic violence classes, substance abuse therapy, etc. The best part of the job is seeing how resilient the kids can be and making it work for them to have a permanent home that is safe and loving. The hardest part of the job is balancing the deadlines with court reports, court environment, safety risks, late hours, the emotional toll it can take, etc. Your coworkers become your second family since you see them often in the office and at court.