Prior to Hoyleton, I had been in social work for more than 10 years doing both foster care and case aid. The work I did in foster homes really provided me great experience understanding the dynamics of families and the importance of youths having a stable environment.
Hoyleton had been recommended to me as a great next step in my career and a place that could provide new opportunities for me. I had the experience in working as a case manager, but it was important to me that I had a supervisor and organization behind me to help further guide me along my journey.
To be a strong Foster Care Case Manager, I feel that you need to be naturally compassionate and caring. But you also need to be motivated to be a voice of justice and equality. There’s not a better feeling than being able to help families develop through difficult situations and thrive.
It’s okay to admit you don’t know something. Hoyleton is so good at providing the support to allow you to make mistakes and grow from them. They also have their employees health and well-being at the forefront of all they do. Whether it’s the safety of their people, flexibility in schedules or providing outlets to talk through the issues you deal with each day, they really want the experience of being at Hoyleton to be the best it can be.
It’s nice to be a part of an organization that continues to adapt and innovate to meet the needs of our communities and makes real positive change.