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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 (less than an 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.

    Neutral Outlook

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    Office Assistant (Typing) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at CDSS in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was lengthy because a special exemption was required to hire additional employees.

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    No negotiating took place as the State has set salaries.
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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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