A typical day at work is that it is never typical. Every day is different. There is always plenty of paperwork to do and it is never boring. The day flies by. I have to bring home back with me though so it is hard. However I love the families I work with and when the kids I work with make huge progress. I have learned alot about mental health assessments, writing ISP's and have had first hand social work case management experience before graduation. I could not have asked for better experience prior to graduating. I have also made some great friends with my coworkers even though we could go a week without seeing each other. THe hardest part of my job is not getting credit for driving around, not knowing when I will eat lunch everyday,dealing with difficult parents as well as hard to reach kids and the never ending paperwork. THe most enjoyable part of my job is the positive impact I get to make on the families and the kids I work with as well as the progress I see them make over the course of a year. I have also learned a lot about myself in the process, a lot about mental health and a lot about interventions to do in relation to those mental health disorders. I have also learned a lot about the systems involved such as juvenile court, children and family services, the educational aspect of a childs life, IEP's, probation as well as accessing community resources.