Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

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Great place to work!

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Former Employee - Protective Service Worker in Lincoln, NE
Former Employee - Protective Service Worker in Lincoln, NE

I worked at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

HHS offers great training opportunities and has started working hard to make sure workers are trained before they get cases dumped on them. You also get state government benefits (health insurance, retirement plans etc) - the benefits can't be beat in the private sector. There are lots of opportunities to move up (or move to a different department) - HHS also has offices all over the state, so if necessary you can move towns and keep a similar job title.

Cons

Case loads are really high, and when you're doing this kind of work its hard to leave it at 5pm and go home....if you have a heart for the work you're doing, you'll end up putting in a lot more than 40 hours per week. Some workers are require to take on-call, in addition to regular working hours. Expecations from management are sometimes unrealistic, especially given the high caseloads. Management seems to tell you what needs done w/o helping you figure out realistically how to get it done. (i.e. you will see all the kids on your caseload this month, you will get all your documentation done, and you will not work overtime b/c the department doesn't want to pay for it)

Advice to Management

Please recognize how many cases I have and be realistic in your expecations. Help me prioritize to determine what needs done first, and what can slide until case loads are more manageable.

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  1. Child and Family Service Specialist-CFSS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can get all the overtime you're able to work.

    Cons

    The caseload is too high. You're suppose to have 12 cases but the average is over 30 cases for each worker. You cannot balance your home life because if you really care, you would be at work trying to decrease your caseload but that is valuable time taken away from your family.

    Advice to Management

    Management should get together and be on the same page as in what is expected from the assessments.


  2. It was okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great pay once off trainee status, paid training, nice co-workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    no support in management, no ceiling for case total


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