What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Case Manager, Social Services in Elizabethtown:
"In it for the outcome, not the income."
I wish I had realized that EVERY 4 year degree guarantees a higher income than an art degree...even though an art degree is far more rewarding on a daily, personal basis.
Case Manager, Social Services in Wilmington:
"That the building I was working in wasn't a secure building."
Stay focused and accurate with all cases.
Case Manager, Social Services in Temple:
Take time to familiarize yourself with local resources. Build partnerships for future references and offer your knowledge and availability to other organizations. Network as much as possible. Treat all of your clients with dignity and respect. Know what your limits are. Always look for areas to advance in your career and build on them.
Case Manager, Social Services in Birmingham:
"That you would have to juggle so many issues at one time."
Always make sure your record keeping is detailed and accurate.
Case Manager, Social Services in Portland:
"Time Management Is Essential."
Create boundaries for yourself in the way you manage your workload/caseload. Having systems in place to address workflow and timely processing, while maintaining regular contact with clients is essential. Use technology to your advantage.