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Updated Jan 14, 2022

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3.0
54%
Recommend to a Friend
67%
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Oklahoma Department of Human Services Director Justin Brown (no image)
Justin Brown
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Longevity pay, great benefits, positive work environment(in 31 reviews)

  • "After 3 years, the benefits are good, longevity pay is nice, the work environment for most part is good(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There are lots of long hours which keep you away from your own family(in 15 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement, low pay(in 13 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love it

      Oct 28, 2021 - Probation Officer in Oklahoma City, OK
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are the best pro

      Cons

      Pay is bad but okay

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Jan 14, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very family focused and worked with. E when I needed time

      Cons

      Long hours at times due to priorities

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Foster Care Specialist

      Jan 7, 2022 - Foster Care Specialist in Duncan, OK
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Supportive Management Family Unit Feel Diverse Insurance Decent Pay

      Cons

      On-Call Large Caseload Burnout Constant Foster Home Emergencies High Turnover

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Love/ hate

      Dec 29, 2021 - Child Welfare Supervisor in Lawton, OK
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Fulfilling, make a difference in the world, good pay and benefits

      Cons

      No work/ life balance. Effort is there, but caseload sizes are unrealistic

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      It has it's moments

      Dec 28, 2021 - Child Welfare Specialist II 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The benefits are adequate. Pay is the best for this area. The trainings are helpful. Flexible hours.

      Cons

      Pay is good but does not match the amount of work that is done. More pressure on dates and numbers with less focus on children and family's well-being. Very high turn-over rates. Sometimes unrealistic expectations by higher-ups. Sometimes lack of communication county to county.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Difficult work environment

      Jan 5, 2022 - Child Welfare Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Different everyday, working with families is rewarding

      Cons

      Very political, with unrealistic work expectations. Do not expect a 40 hour week. You work all the time to complete interviews and close required cases.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      DHS Review

      Nov 19, 2021 - SSS-II in Pryor, OK
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits are good, training opportunities are diverse, culture is decent

      Cons

      Terrible pay, incentives, case management positions are overwhelming

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good benefits, pay for the region

      Oct 18, 2021 - Child Support Specialist II in Tulsa, OK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits allowance covers or helps cover insurance/health care; effectively an extra $600-700/month (single, no dependents) of income in addition to salary. Good job security. Pay and benefits are above average/good for the area.

      Cons

      Pay does not scale year by year to track inflation like federal employment. Depending on county, office, or specific job title caseloads may be high (especially for Child Welfare in Tulsa or OKC, or for SNAP workers in general). Occasionally difficult clients. Minimal promotion opportunities that depend on people in existing positions retiring/leaving/getting promoted (which is not often).

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    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      High Stress

      Oct 31, 2021 - Child Welfare Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Doing meaningful work Working with some great kids and foster parents Ability to telework to do documentation Great benefits

      Cons

      Caseloads are too high to actually make a difference. It’s really just documenting, writing reports, and crisis management. There isn’t enough time to really give the time and attention needed to every family. There is a lot of guilt because there is so much you can’t do either because there isn’t enough time or people don’t listen to you. It’s impossible to have a work/life balance. Even when you’re off, your work phone will go off with calls and texts. Even when you’re not technically “on call” you’re always on call. You fall in love with the kids and families you work with and will lose sleep worrying about them. You get exposed to a lot of traumatizing information and sometimes get put in unsafe situations. The pay is a joke. There isn’t enough time to claim mileage and submit the claims, so you end up losing hundred of dollars every month with how much you drive. The benefits are great, but it’s nearly impossible to time off unless you’re a supervisor.

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    10. 1.0
      Former Employee

      BAD BAD WORSE

      Nov 18, 2021 - Child Welfare Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Helping kids stay out of trouble.

      Cons

      Don't know where to start.

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