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    It all depends on the family you work with

    Current Employee - In-Home Care Provider  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - In-Home Care Provider in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at CDSS part-time for less than a year


    If a family you know personally chooses you, then you can avoid most of the red tape.
    You can accept or turn down clients to work with, and you pretty much arrange everything through the family.
    If it's a great family, it's a wonderful experience.
    When you sign up for direct deposit, you get your paychecks promptly.


    You have to go to an orientation and fill out paperwork, and pay for a livescan.
    It takes 4-6 weeks from signing up until you receive your pay stubs to fill out. So you can either wait to work until the first one comes, or you can work without getting paid for a month and then get a big paycheck for that whole period.
    Families might flake out on you, and there's not much you can do about it.

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    In Home Care Giver Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Yucca Valley, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Yucca Valley, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at CDSS in February 2009.

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    has become very difficult to get hired, its a bunch of hoops in an unfriendly environment.

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    • not really a traditional interview these days. do not apply here if you resent unwarranted scrutiny and a sense of constant mistrust by employer.   View Answer
    • there were no questions per say its you go in apply they tell u when the next group class so to speak is , and where and when to get you're background and drug screen, do all that and wait. maybe you'll get a referral. like its indicated would happen. not. nowadays you are not getting a client except for on your own. and then good luck finding reasonable hours for them   Answer Question
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Headquarters Sacramento, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1970
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
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The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) takes care of its state residents in need. The agency's mission is to help strengthen families and support the most vulnerable individuals as they develop independence. CDSS provides a wide variety of services in areas such as employment, health, housing, and transportation. The agency offers programs for seniors, children and adults with disabilities and health limitations, and refugees. CDSS also provides disaster services, adoption support, foster care, and day care services. The department began as the Board of... More

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