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Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services Reviews

Updated November 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and pay is decent (in 12 reviews)

  • Comfy state job with good benefits (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • You need to use your own vehicle to make home visits (in 3 reviews)

  • Gossiping Employees, employees don't show up for work, low pay (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Systems Support Specialist II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time

    Pros

    Getting to work in a team environment that focuses on combined problem solving for efficiency.

    Cons

    Can be somewhat hazardous if working at an SSLC but I dont really have any noteworthy cons. I loved this company.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on career development with current employees and offer more merit raises and certifications.


  2. "LVN"

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    Former Employee - LVN II in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - LVN II in Abilene, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The residents are amazing. Set rotating schedule allowing for future plans to be easily made.

    Cons

    Pay raises are based on state budget and are rare.

  3. "Guardianship Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    When called to help out most of your coworkers will help out. The clients, it feels good to advocate for them.

    Cons

    The shear amount of duplicated paperwork is ridiculous. Think A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. DADS is about 20 years behind the rest of HHSC in technology and procedures. You have to use your own cell phone so if and when you leave you will continue to receive calls at all hours because this is a 24/7 job. Legal is a joke. There is no opportunity for growth in this position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people a decent wage and stop adding a new form to fill out every time someone sneezes.


  4. "Denton State Supportive Living Center"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time

    Pros

    Great insurance and benefits for full time employees.

    Cons

    Individuals without proper training, education, or experience placed in positions that are not ment for them. The agency was sueccessfully sued by the Department of Justice and there was too many issues at the Denton State Supportive Living Center for me to stay. Upon leaving, I made an EEOC complaint due to discrimination.

    Advice to Management

    Have training on EEOC policies, revamp your training program, and hire individuals that meet requirements by law instead of hiring based off of filling a need or off of a referral by a friend.


  5. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Abilene, TX
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, keeps me busy, amazing work being done

    Cons

    Holdovers suck (when someone on the next shift doesnt show or calls in you may have to stay for that shift too. , very tiring,


  6. "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay is decent

    Cons

    Mandatory hold overs and clients have no accountability for their actions even tho some know very well what they are doing


  7. "Program Specialist I"

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    Former Employee - Program Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Specialist II in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits matching retirement 401k 457 paid sick leave, holiday

    Cons

    Gossiping Employees, employees don't show up for work, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay get better employees

  8. "Learning opprotunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    So many opportunities learn, a different culture of services

    Cons

    Politics. Documentation is crucial. So many meetings

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget that your employees have families and would love to have work life balance.

    Many employees that work here love their clients and want them to succeed.


  9. "Policy Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Policy Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Policy Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They provide a flexible schedule

    Cons

    There is no training provided by the company


  10. "Community Care Worker I"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * I really enjoyed worked with the elderly and disabled populations by helping them get access to the resources needed to stay in their homes.

    * I liked the fact that you can pretty much run your caseload without any micro-managing (although I've heard horror stories from other offices about management).

    Cons

    * You're expected to use your personal vehicle for home visits, which is not a problem, but they are ridiculously slow in processing your mileage reimbursements. It can take up to 90 days before you see your reimbursement check yet you are expected to still do home visits in the interim. Considering the pay is sub par and you get paid once a month, it's really hard especially if you have to travel quite a distance to meet your consumers.

    * They don't assign cell phones or laptops. They expect you to use your personal cell phone while you're in the field and they don't offer any type of compensation for it. There's also no laptop so there's a lot of wasted time that could be used wisely if we had access to laptops while in the field.

    * There's a lot of turnover and you then are held accountable for cases that are behind regardless if it was your fault or not.

    Advice to Management

    Assign cell phones. Process travel more quickly.


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