Child and Family Services Agency

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Child and Family Services Agency Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Its a good start

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    Current Employee - Social Worker  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Social Worker in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Child and Family Services Agency full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Salary and Benefits.
    The experiences with cases and families are excellent for skill building.
    Opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    Office Politics
    Unpredictable Schedule
    The culture of the agency is like no other, there are extremely professional individuals and others who forgot why they got into this line of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take out time to plan and coordinate major changes.
    Hire and promote based on skills and benefit to agency overall mission.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    I did this internship for school credit.

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Middletown, RI
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Middletown, RI

    I have been working at Child and Family Services Agency as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    very good culture of the agency

    Cons

    agency did not seem controlled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
  3.  

    As a Supervisory Social Worker , provided quality services to my clients for more than nine years.

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    Former Employee - Supervisory Social Worker  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Supervisory Social Worker in Washington, DC

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    My experience of working with "hard to work with clients" has been that staff burn out and turn over can be avoided and clients can be effectively served by providing hands on supervision, guidance, encouragement, appreciation and support to the the frontline staff. I have been successful in helping my clients stay out of trouble, out of the institution or foster care placement for extended periods of time by following the above mentioned management practices.

    Cons

    Due to acute shortage of social workers and lack of support from my immediate supervisor affected my performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe in participatory management, in which the treatment team makes all decisions collectively and the team leader provides proactive leadership to the team members. The leader remains closely involved in the process of helping, supporting, encouraging and enabling the clients to solve his/her problems. The communication between the leader and team members is open and ongoing. The team leader is a source of strength, motivation and inspiration to each member of the team.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Really disorganized & unprofessional

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    Former Employee - Social Worker  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Washington, DC

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good Salary. Opportunities for clinical supervision (though the quality may not be ideal).

    Cons

    Management was disorganized, inefficient, office politics played a large role, resources were very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd suggest starting over from scratch. I really feel sorry for the children who come into care in the District. They pushed hard to get highly qualified candidates to come work for this agency, however, these people were managed by unprofessional staff. Of a group of 6 that I started with, only one is still working there three years later. Half left within the first year. The other two left shortly after becoming LICSW.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Extremely productive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time

    Pros

    Great application of theory and practice

    Cons

    generally very Long work hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Interface with employees more.

    Recommends
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