A workplace that allows me to help Veterans with several life areas
Army Social Work Fellow (Current Employee) – Baltimore, MD – February 22, 2017
A typical day at work has varied for me during my time with the VA as an Army Social Work Fellow. I have held many roles during my time training as a Fellow. The main roles I have held have allowed me to conduct assessments, deliver therapy and evidence based techniques, do home-visits and coordinate discharge plans for a variety of populations.
I learned how to deliver these services in an effective manner that will allow me to be a successful clinician and Social work Manager in the future.
Management in my agency has been very helpful, providing me with over 100 hours of clinical supervision and making themselves available for growth-promoting discussion outside of these scheduled meetings.
The culture is such that we aid in the mission of serving those who have borne the battle so that they may find healing and recovery through engagement with our agency.
The hardest part of the Job is the inconsistency in the work load and trying to occupy my time during times when work is less busy. This allows me to challenge myself to reach out of my comfort zone and ask for other opportunities to make a positive impact on the agency.
The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the lives of Veterans improve that I have worked with.
Good benefits, flexible schedule, supportive management