Poor Management & Work Life Balance
Alternative Response Caseworker (Former Employee) – Temple, TX – July 2, 2018
Anyone can do a job for a year and with this one you might not make it too far after that. Burnout is very high due to poor management and poor work-life balance. Investigations is not for the faint of heart and you need to be emotionally tough as well as be willing to sacrifice your personal life. I would get calls all the time from my boss outside of working hours. If you get a good supervisor this can be an excellent position, but no matter what you will be working hard. There is a retaliatory culture where criticism of management is not taken well whatsoever. Lack of support from management is pervasive and you need to learn to take care of yourself. However, there is a lot of job security, because the burnout is so high, almost no one gets fired and there are constant openings. You really do make a difference in this position, but there is a lot of stress and if you're not careful it will eat you up.
Flexible Schedule, Travel Pay, Extra Stipend
Constant Overtime, Lack of ability to take vacation, and poor management