What a terrible experience. They work you like a mule, no consistent support, management have little to no experience and are over burdened and are poorly trained themselves.
Case loads are unsustainable - it’s like pushing mud uphill to really get anything done. Responsibilities far exceed ones capacity to make any difference.
Mean girl work place culture. Management is poorly trained
Union was a joke
If you’re a cow and can sustain a herding mentality- and all you want is your PERS and then this is the place for you. God bless you.
If you’re motivated, progressive, have opinions other than groupthink and value work life balance then the bureaucracy of State employment may quickly dim your lights and kill the joy you once had about being a social worker.
WA is really progressive in offering services for indigent clients.
Caseloads, low pay, lack of support