I was paid by the state to provide chilcare for my sister.
Childcare Provider (Former Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – August 9, 2018
The state is great in helping parents who need assistants with daycare for working families under the poverty line. The state doesn't assist with single parents who actually work but can't make enough to make ends meet.
Human Services (Current Employee) – West River – June 15, 2018
I work with a lot of people at the state and find this job very rewarding. The pay could be better as compared to similar roles in other states, but then again, I think the work culture is a lot better than those other states as well. I've been around a while and if you are a hard worker and enthusiastic, it will pay off working for the state. If you are a slacker ... look elsewhere. Management is supportive - as much as they can be. Dress code is business casual for my area. Everyone treats each other with respect. Hardest part of the job is helping some customers who can never be satisfied. Greatest reward is helping customers and seeing the results of our help.
Respite Care Provider (Current Employee) – Yankton, SD – July 12, 2017
I work for a specific family doing respite care for their son who has cerebral palsy. It is rewarding and fun. The state of south dakota provides the family with funds to pay me whenever they need a break.
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Sioux Falls, SD – October 18, 2016
A typical day is to see clinic patients, assess and determine if the patient needs to be seen by the provider. We have daily emergent situations that my coworkers and myself work very hard to help these patients. Working in my current position I deal with alot of mental health patients, mental health medications, medical procedures, and clinical medications
Family Services Specialist (Former Employee) – Martin, SD – October 1, 2016
Its a thankless position where those who should be behind you fail. Having poor supervisors prevents future growth and lacks support. The children and families you work with are amazing and it is very rewarding knowing you can make a difference in someone's life
Working here allowed me to talk a little with people everyday. They become a little part of your family. The job also allowed freedom to do my tasks at my pace as long as they all got done in a timely matter. In this position I learned multiple things. The computer systems were their own so you learn from scratch. Part of the program was rewritten at one point and I had to learn a new system. I learned how to use multiple copiers and binding machines which were interesting.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Fort Thompson, SD – December 30, 2014
Overall I have to say that the job was full filling. I worked with mostly Native Americans and developed a very good relationship with the majority of them through respect and courtesy. My personality fit in very well with the majority of clients that we served.
Co-workers, clients and other outside staff that were not part of WIC but other programs that were there.
Not enough time for the work load due to the allowed FTE, 24 hrs a pay period.