Tuesday, December 27, 2011

You know it's going to be a GREAT week.........

when you get a message, the day of a holiday weekend, for a brand new client, one you have yet to write a plan for and have bits and pieces of background info on saying:

"I need you to call me back ASAP. My child HAS to be out of his temporary living situation in a couple of weeks. I really need you to get on this because he CANNOT be made to be homeless."

Gee, thanks. Now I know what MY stress is going to be for the New Year.

(And I can't help but think that the family may have known this info when I did the intake last week but withheld it from me thinking I would not take the case otherwise).

I guess I'm just a moody social worker this morning.

Now I get to call them up and remind them that we are NOT a crisis housing program and that they (like it or not) will need to make temporary, alternate arrangements (i.e. allowing the client to stay with family which was pointed out by them as an option at their intake ;).

Happy social work Tuesday-day-after-a-holiday-weekend all!!!

What "crisis" is on your plate this morning?


  1. Aww man. I sometimes hate working in this field. There always seems to be a problem. Not so much a crisis but we have a break week planned so 35 kids marching in the door at 9am. Can't get enough coffee in this body this morning! Craziness.

  2. You mean you didn't just whip out the ol' magic wand and make things better? You ARE a Social Worker, right? That's what we do... ;o)

    I have a sign hanging in my office that says "Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." It's probably the best notion EVER! :)