As a TWU Title IV-E recipient, I have been a Conservatorship worker in Denton, TX for nearly two months now. I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I began, but I have discovered that I learn something new and entirely useful each day. I entered a supportive unit that has more than welcomed me, which made the transition from the Academy to "real life" CPS casework go much more smoothly. Although my caseload is currently high for a new worker, I have found it manageable through good time management and organization. I believe that having a system of organization will help to make any caseload manageable. An important thing to remember is that there are so many resources (namely, your co-workers) that you can turn to for help and guidance. Despite the many challenges, the rewards, no matter how minute they may seem at times, far outweigh those everyday challenges. The IV-E program has been a great way for me to begin my social work career, working to improve the lives of some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
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