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Updated Jan 5, 2022

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3.7
71%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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Oregon Department of Human Services Director Fariborz Pakseresht
Fariborz Pakseresht
19 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay , union job so good benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • "Flexible schedule depending on client you work with, PTO and dental and vision benefits, opportunity to help people(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "low pay, late pay, no health benefits for family(in 4 reviews)

  • "If you can handle that and find a healthy work/life balance then you will succeed(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Best supervisor and team

      Nov 22, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team, supervisor, work life balance, pay and benefits

      Cons

      Tough cases, occasional unpredictable schedule

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Excellent job to strive for

      Sep 15, 2021 - Digital Marketing Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helping people, building relationships that last,

      Cons

      It’s tough to clock in and out on time while travelling different time zones.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Insurance

      Sep 14, 2021 - HSS in Keizer, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      What insurance is best with bariatric and fertility when it comes to Oregon state employee insurance? My choice are keizer, Moda synergy, or providence?

      Cons

      Must have bariatric and fertility included

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Tough Work but Rewarding

      Sep 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Grants Pass, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      This is a very rewarding job. To have the privilege to serve the community and protect it's children to the best of your ability is truly rewarding. To help eliminate safety threats and guide parents to healthy parenting strategies as well as helping parents achieve their personal goals as a person and as a parent is awesome.

      Cons

      This is a very tough job that exposes you to a wide range of issues within the community including but not limited to aggressive personalities, mental health issues, substance abuse issues, domestic violence, and child abuse. If you can handle that and find a healthy work/life balance then you will succeed. If not, you will burn out and it will negatively impact your quality of work.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Employee

      It was a good experience, with some hiccups.

      Aug 5, 2021 - Social Service Specialist I 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The department was good overall, we had proper equipment and trainings, help available from supervisors. It gave me personal satisfaction, moral satisfaction, the feeling that I helped lots of children who could not speak for themselves or were helpless in the hands of adults who were around them.

      Cons

      The MAPS department needed some push and just some support staff employees did not seem to be coordinating with the PS unit very much where I was working. It seemed like they expected that the PS worker should do everything on their own without any effort made by the team. It was hard work and such attitudes were not very helpful. The PS unit was forever short staffed overburdening the workers double (sometimes tripling) their work but not paying them more than one worker’s wage.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Helpful.

      Aug 5, 2021 - In Home Caregiver in Hillsboro, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helpful and informative. Quick response to questions

      Cons

      Sometimes the phone lines are very busy.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Flexible schedule

      Jun 2, 2021 - Homecare Worker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      With this position you can have a very flexible schedule.

      Cons

      Direct deposit is not simple to set up.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rewarding

      May 22, 2021 - Homecare Worker in Grants Pass, OR
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You get to meet amazing individuals

      Cons

      It’s just like every other jobs that has issues that arises and just need to be able to remain calm and find a solution

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Are you compassionate?

      Feb 22, 2021 - Casworker 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Help people and reunify families

      Cons

      Large caseload, long hours, no time for self care

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Transitioning into technology.

      Feb 17, 2021 - Direct Support Crisis Specialist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Management, very help and understanding

      Cons

      Haven't experience any issues yet

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