Overworked- underpaid/under appreciated
Foster Care Family Worker (Current Employee) – Peoria, IL – July 1, 2014
I have been working as a family worker here since the summer of 2012. Everyone I know working here is looking for another employer in the field because of how poorly the staff is treated. They adjusted how they pay their employees so they could get out of paying us real overtime, so instead it comes out to approximately 2.75 an hour per overtime, which you will work and a lot. My supervisor is never around and there have been multiple complaints about it, but nothing ever changes. The work atmosphere is high stress and not supportive. I would have never chose to interview here if I knew how it would be. They pay 10 grand under the other social service agencies, the health insurance is not competitive, and the vacation time is horrible compared to others.
no support, poor leadership, bad attitudes, low pay, no appreciation