Messy desks are a good sign, right?
Child welfare case workers are busy. This often leads to messy desks. But is that such a bad thing? Albert Einstein once said, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Here are five things you’re likely to find on a case worker’s desk.
Case management is a job that involves lots of paperwork. Workers are constantly reading, typing, and organizing files and paperwork for different cases which can lead to filled desks and drawers. While this might sound like a lot, it’s great knowing that it’s work that supports one of the most important causes out there – helping children and families in need!
2. Empty Caffeine drinks
Who doesn’t enjoy a great cup of coffee? Case workers undoubtedly work hard at their jobs. When they’re burning the midnight oil, favorite drinks help out from time to time. From Starbucks to Red Bull, these drinks stack up on case managers’ desks.
3. Drawings from clients
Clients are very important to all KVC employees. A case worker will hang any drawing, card or coloring on their desk that a child gives them. Read our blog featuring workers showing off their client’s artwork.
4. Thank you letters from past clients
Case management is a difficult job, however it does have high rewards. Many past clients will send thank you notes, graduation announcements, or letters to the case workers who helped them during a difficult time.
5. Lunch they never had a chance to eat
There is never a dull moment in the life of a case worker. Between meetings and court dates, sometimes case managers don’t have a chance to eat their lunch in one sitting. Still, the fast-paced, rewarding job of being a case worker makes lunch taste even better when getting time to sit down and enjoy it.
Case management might be a busy job, but it is a highly rewarding job as well. If you are looking for a career change, visit our careers page to find a job in your area. If you would like to help in other ways, find out more about volunteer opportunities or how to donate to KVC.