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Oregon Department of Human Services Social Service Specialist Reviews

Updated Sep 20, 2015

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  1. "DHS"

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      Current Employee - Social Service Specialist in Portland, OR

      I have been working at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Well-intentioned employees that are aware.

      Cons

      Low salary for employees doing a very difficult job.

      Advice to Management

      Be supportive

      Oregon Department of Human Services2015-09-20
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      "Social Service Specialist I"

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      Former Employee - Social Service Specialist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time

      Pros

      You come in contact with many professionals, individuals, and situations that you would otherwise never encounter.

      Cons

      Again, you come in contact with many professionals, individuals, and situations that you would otherwise never encounter. The work/life balance is almost nonexistent as you get piled on with crisis after crisis, paperwork after paperwork, and bureaucracy run by so much regulations that you can hardly breathe. (However, it is understandable since you are dealing with incredibly sensitive and delicate situations.) All of...

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      Advice to Management

      There are opportunities to get training but you can rarely take time off to attend them due to the nature of your work. Most of the managers and supervisors were extremely helpful and willing but they themselves were overwhelmed with their work.

      Oregon Department of Human Services2014-12-04
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      "Avoid this company"

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      Former Employee - Social Service Specialist 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Oregon Department of Human Services full-time for more than 10 years

      Pros

      Human services. Some workers can get education through state which can lead to better work elsewhere.

      Cons

      Unethical management practices. Conditions fluctuate widely. Strong economy, staff gets cut. Weak economy, workload increases without rehiring.

      Advice to Management

      I think at this point only a major management sweep would be effective in solving issues. There may be a handful of decent managers there, but even they have to struggle with those higher up on the food chain. Unfortunately many of those in management are more interested in their own political potential than they are in accomplishing anything for the agency. Specifically: 1. Management needs to be transparent...

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      Oregon Department of Human Services2013-11-19
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