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Secure placement for children who were removed on emergency basis due to allegations of abuse and neglect
Case worker (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 22, 2014
Pros: supportive environment
Cons: there weren't adequate foster homes; census differed daily.
We had adequate foster care agencies to work with. Sometimes, there wouldn't be adequate vacancies for higher levels of foster care.
We had adequate supervision and guidance for securing placements. We always worked together to secure placements as a team within each unit.
The hardest part of the job was placing children who had severe and multiple – more... conditions.
The most enjoyable part of the job is placing a difficult children in foster care. – less
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Demanding and rewarding job
Outreach Worker (Current Employee), Blackpool, ENGJanuary 20, 2014
Pros: challenging and busy
I don't have a typical day at work, priorities are arranged and planned and families are supported as, and when, they drop in to the centre.
I have learnt a host of valuable skills including empathy, empowerment, coaching and guiding and how to complete full family assessments.
I am distance managed and work closely with colleagues both within the centre – more... and across the town.
The hardest part of my job is when I have to refer the family in to social care. This does not happen often but, occasionally, depsite the best efforts of both myself and the family, a referral has to be made to protect the children.
The most enjoyable part of the job is when you see a family change and grow. When the parents are empowered to make changes, no matter how big or small these are, the lives of their children improve. – less
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I really liked my time while i was doing my certificate 3
Room Assistant (Former Employee), DubboOctober 3, 2013
just being a tafe made my day I enjoy being around children and just some of the words and sentences they come out with. the imagination is just fantastic
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High pressure but rewarding environment
Social Work Asst (Current Employee), DundeeMay 7, 2013
Pros: felt you were making a genuine influence in children's lives.
Cons: can be very difficult at times.
I work within a locality children services social work team, covering the east end of Dundee. This had a wide variety of clients and involvement. This ranged from low level investigations to high level child protection issues.
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Compassionate and Fun
Childcare Assistant (Former Employee), Orange, AustraliaMay 7, 2013
Pros: 1 hour lunch breaks
Cons: carpark
A typicaldy at work would consist of caring for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. Preparing the children for meal times, productive play and learning.

The environment at he centre was very inviting as all co-workers gotalong well and were able to establish when someone needed help, this was also due to excellent communication.

The most – more... enjoyable part of the job was definetley getting to know all the chidrens personalities and watching them intract with other children. – less
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okay
School/Outpatient Therapist (Former Employee), arkansasMarch 14, 2013
Pros: families and communities
Cons: the organiztion
job is disorganized. learned to find another job. management were very detached and not at all productive. coworkers reflected management and morale of job. hardest part of the job is the job was not effective or organized. most enjoyed working with families and the community.
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Productive and fun to work there
Administration (Former Employee), Manhattan, NYJuly 27, 2012
Pros: different trips
Cons: it was contract
I learned a lot about data entry and the different platforms that computers has
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Very Demanding
Child Protective Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 24, 2012
Pros: great pay and benefits.
Cons: long, unpredictable hours.
The work day at ACS was unpredictable due to families in serious crisis. I learned great time management and to use time efficiently and wisely. The management team at ACS was supportive, as was fellow co-workers. The most difficult part of the job was removing children from their families. The most enjoyable part was implementing the necessary services – more... to reinforce and redirect families. – less
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One to one caring special needs of child
Casual/Special Need staff (Current Employee), Matraville, NSWDecember 15, 2011
Pros: free lunches
Cons: short breaks
As a casual staff, I work when the centre calls me for some special need children specially to support child's individual as well as peer activities in participating stimulating play and learning activities.