Counsellor 2A (Former Employee) – Digby, NS, and Grandville Ferry NS, – 29 May 2017
I had a very good time working for Communtiy Services in Nova Scotia. The staff were very nice and helpfull. Most days I was booked ahead of time but somedays we were led the seat of our pants.This means somedays we were told very little about the clients and were we were goimg, so I had to figure were we were going and who we were going to meet. So It was a adventure . The foster parents were very nice and most social workers did care about their clients. The other people I worked with were helpful and we got along.
going to the middle of no where, with very little direction or help.
Typical day at work varied due to life happens and the clientele we have. I learned a lot about people life circumstances and why things happen that we cannot control. Management was really amazing. Workplace culture was a nice mix.
Program Clerk (Former Employee) – Truro, NS – 12 April 2014
Providing assistance in delivery Housing Grants to lower income families and Seniors is very rewarding. Knowing you have helped those in need is one of the most rewarding things in life. You cannot judge people at any time. Work very closely with your co-workers. Hardest part of the job is telling someone they do not qualify. Things go smoothly when all parties are on the same page and back you up when a decision has to be made.
The typical day at the Department of Community Services was covering the reception desk for breaks. This include answering the phones, greeting clients. I also typed notes from a Dictaphone to their database, filed, fax and photo copied documents.
The most enjoyable part was the people that worked there, they were very friendly and seemed very happy to have the other students and myself help them out in their very busy office.
Seeing newborn babies get adopted into a loving home.
Hearing stories of how badly some children have been treated, and then taken away from their parents.