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Updated Jan 14, 2018

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  1. "IHSS Caregiver"

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    Former Employee - IHSS Caregiver in Red Bluff, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CDSS part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Paychecks always came on time without error.

    Cons

    Minimal training is provided and there is no room for advancement or pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Offering an array of classes and supplying lists of resources could benefit IHSS caregivers and the populations they serve.

    CDSS2018-01-15
  2. Helpful (1)

    "I am a caregiver to the sick and elderly"

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      Current Employee - Caregiver in Victorville, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at CDSS part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      I can keep my elderly mother home with me and give her the care she needs at home.

      Cons

      My worker at IHSS does not call me back when I need to talk to her.

      Advice to Management

      Have supervisors do their job in a timely manner.

      CDSS2013-07-19
    • "Satisfactory: Wages are minimum and benifits for P.T are none."

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      Current Employee - IHSS Caregiver in Kelseyville, CA
      Neutral Outlook

      I have been working at CDSS part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Elderly people get needed care.

      Cons

      The Union doesn't do a whole lot for the workers who only work P.T. in Lake County. We get minium wage where as other counties in this state get quite alot higher wages.

      Advice to Management

      Wages need to increase, and benifits for the part time workers are needed as we still get charged for "union dues" even though we don't recieve benifits for work under 30hrs. a month.

      CDSS2012-08-05
    • "Support your local Caregiver Union!"

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      Former Employee - In Home Caregiver in Eureka, CA

      I worked at CDSS

      Pros

      If you need income and are not a hopeless screw-up you can find work as a caregiver. If you are serious about the job there is a lot of opportunity to do some real good out there.

      Cons

      Low pay, no benefits. This was not even a legally protected occupation until last year, meaning no matter how many hours you worked you were never eligible for overtime pay. Also Caregiving is the most prone-to-injury occupation in the US, it's really easy to get burned out because the downside to there always being available work is that there is ALWAYS available work.

      Advice to Management

      Bring back the 33 hour training course offered in 2010 as soon as you can. It taught me a lot about the responsibilities of ethics inherent to this job that many of my peers that came after the class stopped just have no understanding of.

      CDSS2012-05-07
    • "Helping those in need is personally rewarding."

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      Current Employee - Caregiver in Oakland, CA

      I have been working at CDSS

      Pros

      Providing help for people in need is personally rewarding. The health benefits are great. You can choose your own schedule.

      Cons

      The pay rate is low. There is no opportunity for advancement. The care recipients are often in some kind of distress, which can be challenging to deal with.

      Advice to Management

      Payroll problems arise too frequently. Delay in processing time sheets can result in interruption of health benefits, as well as paycheck delays. More administrative support seems to be needed in that area.

      CDSS2011-05-12
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