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Arizona Department of Child Safety DCS Specialist Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2022

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29%
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59%
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Arizona Department of Child Safety Director Greg McKay
Greg McKay
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    The experience was ok. Just not the job for me.

    Oct 29, 2021 - DCS Case Aide 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    There are none - run

    Cons

    Lots of driving. Grunt work

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  2. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Meh

    Jun 8, 2022 - DCS Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefit package is decent. Coworkers are helpful.

    Cons

    High caseloads, high turnover rate.

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  3. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    My Experience

    Apr 11, 2022 - DCS Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Job Security Working with Families and Children

    Cons

    Heavy Workload Often Doing the Work of Others Mentally, Emotionally, and Physically Draining

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  4. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Do it for a resume but be ready for burn out

    Mar 13, 2022 - DCS Specialist II in Phoenix, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Pension, resume, exposure, often supportive employees, sense of making a difference

    Cons

    Ran like a business, inconsiderate and selfish upper management, “buddy system,” unreasonable expectations, BURN OUT, pay sucks

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  5. 1.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Hard

    Mar 7, 2022 - DCS Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits, rewarding job, and overtime is offered

    Cons

    Very overwhelming and little resources for help

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Overworked

    Oct 25, 2021 - DCS Specialist in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Lots of overtime, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Too much work for one person to handle.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Stable and stressful work for a good cause

    Dec 10, 2020 - DCS Placement Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The children and families in need are the primary pros, and only real social workers stay for this. Although it is difficult to find the right role within the department, once you do work is easier. Strong management team at Placement Center allows for higher retention than most offices.

    Cons

    Pay is consistent, but low with minimal increases after you've worked for several years. High stress job that is not for the faint hearted. You will experience things that you literally thought only happened in movies/ books.

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Meaningful Work

    Aug 27, 2020 - DCS Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Help families reunify - Assist people in making life changes - Meet great people in the local community -

    Cons

    -Unrealistic amount of work for one person to complete -No significant help from senior management - Emotionally taxing - Impossible to get ahead of tasks, "to-do" list grows larger with each passing day - Senior management constantly asking the DCS Specialist to handle more tasks which all take away from your ability to fully and genuinely meet all the needs of your families. - No time for "self care" which is so heavily talked about

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    On-going Specialist

    Feb 12, 2021 - DCS Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommend
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    Business Outlook

    Pros

    - flexible schedule - Have the ability to work from home - Ability to flex time in office

    Cons

    - Pay is terrible. - People continue to leave the company causing everyone's caseloads to increase - Constant stress - Upper management does not care about worker's well-being during COVID. Still had to go see children even when they tested postivie for COVID

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    2 people found this review helpful
  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    DCS

    Apr 1, 2021 - DCS Investigator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, time off, sick time, overtime, pto accrual

    Cons

    Large caseloads, poor supervision, lack of leadership, difficult work/life balance, unnecessary practices, management

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