Difficult work enviornment, overwhelming work load, lack of support and assistance.
Social Worker III, Child and Family Services (Former Employee) – Gastonia, NC – January 27, 2015
A typical day at works includes an extensive amount of paperwork, phone calls, and limited time in field work spend with your clients. I learned how involved the Social Services agencies are with their clients and the families in need. I learned while working there, the importance of the role of a Social Worker. Most of my co-workers were overwhelmed and complained that workers often get, "stuck," in their positions. Most workers report feeling that there is not enough time in a week to accomplish the work that is needed and we are often cutting our clients short to take care of other mandatory tasks. It is common to work 12-14 hour shifts and not be able to flex the time. The hardest part of the job is completing the work given to you and tending to your families to a level that you are comfortable with. This causes issues with work/life balance because you wish to give your best to your clients you are not able to take the time to care for yourself. Most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the impact you have on children and their families in a positive way.