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It depends on the county. I’ve worked in both larger and smaller counties. Large counties consist of a lot of catty favoritism. There’s so much drama! There are too many chiefs and not enough staff. You end up getting multiple directives from multiple people, and it’s pretty overwhelming. Caseloads in larger counties are generally higher bc they have a hard time maintaining staff.
Smaller counties have a lot less drama, but they aren’t necessarily easier to work in. If you’re like me and you really care about the children and clients, it is very hard to work within the good ol boy sustem and politics that take place in the smaller counties. Supervisors care more about rubbing elbows with judges and attorneys than they do about following policy or law. It’s very disheartening.

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At least 50 hours per week. The hours on the job posting say 8-4:30. That’s almost never true. You have to schedule in-home meetings with families at times when they can all be at home (usually after 5pm or later). Foster care workers also have to supervisor visits bw parents and children after school/ work hours. Most workers have 25+ cases on their workloads. Many have over 40 cases. It’s impossible to work 40 hours per week in their job.

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It varies, but usually less than one month.

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One week, you'll receive and email or phone call.

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Once a year and may only be a few cents

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Once called to accept position the drug sample is from urine specimen.

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10 hrs Monday- Thursday

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