The system was supportive. Provided job security and good benefits.
LCSW (Former Employee) – Jefferson Parish, LA – July 16, 2018
The work with Jefferson Parish public school system was rewarding and fun. At the beginning of my career with that system I worked with elementary school students where I used play therapy individually and in group. The system was supportive of creative interventions and provided all the tools a therapist needs. Later working with upper level students provided a different opportunity to use different therapies like CBT, psychotherapy, interpersonal therapy, family therapy, group therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, etc...
The system provided a good benefit package to their employees and their families. The breaks/holidays we got with our students gave us the golden opportunity to be with our kids/family on their breaks.
Advancement was not possible in that system. The job culture of school social workers was supportive and encouraging.
Time off coincided with my daughter's school schedule.
no opportunities for advancement