I enjoyed working with families to prevent involvement with CPS and the courts.
Family Support Specialist (Former Employee) – 1313 Farnam, Omaha, NE – November 23, 2018
Worked daily in office. People in unit, including supervisors, were very supportive and helpful. Worker carried a caseload of around 15 families for intensive social care. Worker visited each family, in their home, twice a month and discussed barriers to needed resources. Worker assisted families in appropriate discipline and tips on working with difficult behaviors. Worker documented all contact regarding each family and staffed each case with clinical supervisor monthly. Focus for working with families was brief family based, solution oriented problem solving and resource referral. I learned from families as well so that I was better equipped each time I met another new family. It was very rewarding to help families and children stay out of the system. All families were participating in a voluntary capacity so they were usually open to new ideas. The hardest part was seeing families occasionally find their way into the court system because they were unable to change their own patterns of behavior.
Rewarding keeping families out of the system.
Disturbing when families were unable to make necessary changes to stay out of the court system.