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Not a good place to work
Case Registrar (Former Employee) –  Macon, GADecember 6, 2018
This was the most depressing place I have ever worked. The women in this organization were so mean and ugly to one another. Never had anything positive to say or do for one another. The negativeness would roll over to how they viewed & treated their clients.
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It was a job
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Competitive
Social Worker (Current Employee) –  Chelsea, MADecember 5, 2018
Managing care work
Ensure that all clients are provided for. Typical day at work include contacting collateral to either receive or provide updates.
Fun.
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The Staff is great
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 4, 2018
The staff is great, and it's nice to know you are working for the children. I was just under a contract that will be ending soon, and theefore my reasoning for desiring new employment.
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Work at your risk
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaDecember 2, 2018
Everything you hear about this company that is not in a good light is true. I gave them the benefit of the doubt at first, then it just continued to crumble, the management is unorganized and treat staff poorly.
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Not a team environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Decatur, GADecember 1, 2018
Workers weren't a team. Workload was not evenly distributed and weighed heavily on certain employees. Too much gossip and not enough concern for clients.
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A very cut throat place of employment.
Child Protective Investigator (Former Employee) –  FloridaNovember 30, 2018
A typical work at work come in the office or option to work from home. Get a case to investigate. Go out on the case, see the children and families within 24 hours.
Pros
Great benefits such as life, health, dental, and vision.
Cons
This is a very unprofessional environment to work in. The priority is to assist families in need, but when you have inconsistency from management, management lies, pretend to have your interest at heart, but will throw you under the bus to save themselves. Being honest, having integrity, and trust is unheard of, but this is suppose to be a place with morals, but unheard of at this place of business..
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Social Services
Economic Support Specialist Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GANovember 28, 2018
Social services can be rewarding yet taxing. The positions in this field as in most necessary positions in this workforce are greatly undervalued. Hopefully one day, our services are acknowledged and we are compensated accordingly.
Pros
stability
Cons
pay
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Team work equals completed task.
Intake Specialist (Telecommuter) (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLNovember 27, 2018
It's a very demanding work schedule and a quota has to be made. The management is easy to work with. Having access to the support team makes it easy to complete tasks.
Pros
Telecommuter Preferences
Cons
No cost of living benefits
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Productive
Medically Needy Unit Secretary (Former Employee) –  Savannah, GANovember 27, 2018
Very busy day,
learned new procedures
didn't deal with management
hardest part of job was listening to too many bosses
most enjoyable part was helping people
Pros
Helping people
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Dog Eat Dog
CHILD PROTECTIVE INVESTIGATOR (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLNovember 27, 2018
Harranged and threatened from above, and treated like garbage by your peers. Administration was always threatening to jail workers for misuse of information. C0-workers were always overworked, hence they could not take the time to help you.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management and job culture. No back-up.
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Thankless Job
Public Assistance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLNovember 26, 2018
The job is a state government job. Case loads are unmanageable and the pay and benefits are not very good. Work atmosphere can be difficult due to the nature of the work. Leadership is not bad but limited in opportunities for things advancement and pay raises. like a
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Have dedicated employees who are providing a needed services.
Senior Public Assistance Specialist (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLNovember 25, 2018
Have dedicated employees who are providing needed services to the public in particular, Medicaid assistance. Social services is a very important umbrella a society needs to provide although belittled by some.
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Helping People
Operation Analyst I (Current Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale FlNovember 25, 2018
As an employee, learn how cope with my coworker. Learn about harassment at work, disability and trustworthy and ao on. Being to work as teams in order to get job job done
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Underpaid, under appreciated
Foster Parent, Mentor (Former Employee) –  Laramie, WYNovember 19, 2018
Foster parenting is not for someone looking to make a living. We paid way more out then we were ever paid in. 649.00 per child, no daycare expenses or help. Management felt all foster parents did it for the money and treated them as so. However, foster parenting can be the most rewarding job ever.
Pros
Working with the kids
Cons
Being treated like the enemy
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Ok job.
Social Services Analyst (Former Employee) –  DeRidder, LANovember 18, 2018
Job was ok. Stress level was high due to employees/management. No clear direction on job. Pay was decent. Helped pay bills and make ends meet. Benefits were great.
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stressful, demanding workplace
Permanency (FC) Case Manager Lead (Current Employee) –  Decatur, GANovember 15, 2018
Very stressful work environment. long days and early mornings. Case management overload, countless meetings throughout the month. Poor management. Unrealistic expectations. FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE
Pros
pays well
Cons
stressfull
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Demanding and not for the faint of heart
Social Service Worker 3 (Former Employee) –  Cleveland, OHNovember 14, 2018
To work for this company you must have very thick skin and should not be offended easily. You have to be prepared to set all of your preconceived notions about human behavior aside. You have to check your bias and prejudice at the door. You have to believe people can change and grow. You have to have a strong natural support sytem to help you deal with the horrors you will be exposed to and have to directly deal with. You have to be prepared to congratulate yourself and not look for any recognition from anyone, except maybe your co-workers or direct supervisor, if your lucky enough to have a good team. You have to love to help people and have genuine desire to do this type of social work, because like I said in the subject line, this job is not for the faint of heart.
Pros
Lots of time out of the office
Cons
Very high stress
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fun work place
Economic Self Sufficiency -Case Analyst (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLNovember 14, 2018
very productivity
and i enjoy researching the cases to better assist the families in need , the hardest part of the job is when you hear thier stories of struggle and children& women that's been abuse , and had to leave thier town and the case end up closing
Pros
stability, you move around within the state
Cons
pay to low and not worth all the work you deal with
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Working with families is a rewarding job.
Family Service Specialist II (Current Employee) –  Atlantic City, NJNovember 14, 2018
Working with children and families is a rewarding job. The hardest part of the job is when you have to remove a child or children from their home and place them into foster care. Management is their to guide you and I would not trade it for the world.

I just looking for something temporary until I return to work in March of 2019.
Pros
travel reimbursement
Cons
sometimes you may work long hours.
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Enjoyed working for DCF
Program Manager/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLNovember 14, 2018
Worked for this organization for almost ten years and learned a lot of case management skills that I was able to utilize throughout my career in the Social Service field.
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