Anyone Work in Family Services?
Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:53 PM
Another thing that gets to me is when I see immigrants who have only been here a couple years and are struggling to just get some food. It makes me wonder if my parents were ever in that situation when they first came to the US like 25 years ago. It makes me feel so grateful for what they sacrificed for our family.
In the end... I think its definite that working in CPS is something that I would never be able to handle. Thats something I really thought that I wanted to do, but given that this is hard enough, no way I can handle CPS.
I know immigration may be a hot topic, but I am not trying to start any debates or anything. I just need some encouragement that my job will be rewarding in some way or that it will get better.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:00 PM
I hope things get better for you. And i think having compassion for the workers will help you be better at your job. again i have no experience so its just my opinion.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:49 PM
I do think it's a good thing that you are so empathic when dealing with your clients. I think for some people in the field it's easy to become so jaded and desensitized to client situations just because you see it on a daily basis. You have to compartmentalize it all to a certain degree because you don't want to bring it home with you, but you also don't want to go so far that you remove all empathy and become robotic and detached on the job. I think a lot of these clients are so used to case workers who are just cold.. imagine how comforting it must be for them to meet someone who does actually care. I think it's a good trait that you can bring to the table.
Hang in there Bianca. It can certainly be a rewarding job, but it can also be very demanding and overwhelming. Just don't forget to take care of yourself to prevent burnout.
Posted 03 April 2009 - 09:59 PM
I think as long as you keep yourself sane and have outlets for frustration that you are bound to experience that you won't be come one of the "bitter caseworkers"!
Keep your head up...what you do is important!!!
Posted 03 April 2009 - 11:21 PM
My work has been a humbling experience. I left private practice 10 years ago to do this work and haven't regretted it a day since. I promise that you will find your place. I applaud your willingness to even venture into the field.
Posted 04 April 2009 - 05:45 PM
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