Great Non-Profit Agency
The Child Welfare Department at St. Vincent Catholic Charities is extremely dedicated to servicing foster children, birth parents, and foster parents. There are no typical days in Foster Care Case Management and flexibility in one's schedule is a must. I have learned to work with a diverse population and have developed excellent verbal and written communication skills.
The hardest part of the job is finding time to process the almost daily secondary trauma foster care case managers are subjected to. In addition, the position is not family friendly, Due to the intense nature of the job and hours required to have successful outcomes for families, there is not much time or energy left for one's personal life. This includes time for one's children, grandchildren, and church.
The most enjoyable part of the job is affecting positive change through building relationships with foster children, birth parents, foster parents, other professionals in the field, court personnel, and service providers.
My supervisor at St. Vincent Catholic Charities has been an excellent role model. She provides constructive feedback and is always available to answer questions or assist in brainstorming sessions in difficult situations.
All departments within the agency provide excellent service delivery to all clients. They treat everyone with dignity and respect.
Excellent Paid Time Off
Extremely stressful, traumatizing work