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"Parent Aide/ Caseworker"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, DE
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dover, DE

Pros

Good Pay
Friendly environment
Professional growth opportunities
Excellent management at my location

Cons

Had to use your own car most of the time to visit with and transport clients
Hours went WAY beyond a normal work day without overtime. This was to accommodate client work schedules and children's school obligations.
All of my clients except one was an hour or more away. So driving, especially in the winter when it got dark early, started to be unacceptable to me.

Advice to Management

Get more company cars.
Send caseworkers in pairs in Winter and when hours run into night time or when the client lives in a dangerous or remote area.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Choice Foster Care and Adoption Agency

  1. "One of the worst work experiences"

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    Former Employee - Parent Aide in Dover, DE
    Former Employee - Parent Aide in Dover, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Children's Choice Foster Care and Adoption Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many pros other than the free food and friendly staff. In the first month or so, you're treated like royalty and the welcome seems warm.

    Cons

    There was a lot of gossip, especially with management. Even after resigning, management would speak bad of their former employees. Management would pretend to care about the worker's caseload - in reality, not care at all. Bringing up concerns about the amount of work thrown at you was completely pointless as management would give you unrealistic ways to lessen load. They assigned way more cases than the amount in the job description and their reason behind that was "they were understaffed". All in all, management was unprofessional! Demeaning to clients and foster parents. Very high turnover rates because the staff is over worked and underpaid. Staff's safety did not seem concerning as you were required to accommodate the parents and children - so working from 9am to 8pm was pretty normal. Children's Choice claims to have flexibility when it comes to school and taking classes. FALSE. Management would throw it in staff's face reminding staff that work comes first, education second and that "it's a privilege to be able to attend school and work."

    Advice to Management

    Spare yourself the trouble and stress, don't apply.


  2. "Foster Care Case Management in Philadelphia"

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    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Children's Choice Foster Care and Adoption Agency full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Co workers and children to work with.

    Cons

    Management isn't very sufficient when Assistance is needed. The 2nd in command does nothing but play with her cell phone all day. She refuses to help anyone and can never assist in solving problems.

    Advice to Management

    Get an assistant that will actually do a job and not. Pass it on to case managers and case aides. Also, take cues from other agencies and start making the Foster parents responsible for the children They are paid for.

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