Child and Family Services Agency

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Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Clerical Assistant

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    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant/Secretary in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Clerical Assistant/Secretary in Washington, DC

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Working for Child and Family Services Agency was a great experience for me, before this job I was working as a housekeeper and I wanted a position an office and CFSA give me that. It teach me how to work in a office siting, I met new people, teach me some accounting information, and how to be a team player.

    Cons

    The downside of working will Child and Family Services Agency is that so many people don't follow the correct protocol, and it hard to get feel supportive under some of the superviors.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Its a good start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


  3. I did this internship for school credit.

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

    I have been working at Child and Family Services Agency as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good culture of the agency

    Cons

    agency did not seem controlled

    Advice to Management

    none


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

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  6. Really disorganized & unprofessional

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Social Worker in Washington, DC

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Extremely productive

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Child and Family Services Agency full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great application of theory and practice

    Cons

    generally very Long work hours

    Advice to Management

    Interface with employees more.



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