Recently, several Shout Outs have come in from foster parents, each with something great to say about employees. Here are just a couple of them!
"I wanted to take a quick minute and drop a shout out for Deborah Geymer. When Deborah was assigned to us as a continuing case manager for our foster son, she was new to DCS. However, you never would have guessed it. What she lacked in knowledge about the system, she quickly made up and has become an expert in the system. If she doesn't know the answer, she never lies or avoids, she finds the answer to the question. She makes up for any lack of knowledge with active determination and extra hard work for the little one in our care. She cares for the child and for us like we are of utmost importance. Her customer service, care, and advice on issues go above and beyond. I hope she is recognized for all of her hard work at DCS."
"I am a single foster parent, and I just wanted to give a shout out for my caseworker, Amanda Shively. I've been a foster parent for over three years, and have had seven placements total so far (including two currently). In that time, I've had my share of good and bad experiences, but have not told anyone either way. So, I was thrilled to hear that there's a forum to give credit where credit is due!
Amanda deserves recognition, as she has truly been wonderful to work with. She's kind, respectful, flexible, thorough, available and of course, cares about the children. I've been lucky enough to have two different placements with her and I wish she could be my case manager for all going forward!
One thing I noticed that she does (and no one else has) is take all her notes on an iPad. What a great idea for efficiency! Along those same lines, she responds quickly to any questions or updates I've had and often does so via text messages and emails. Again, efficiency at its best. I know her case load is full, but she still does an amazing job!
Thank you for all your hard work and efforts, Amanda!"
Great work, Deborah and Amanda! You both show a wonderful commitment to foster parents and the children in their care. Keep up the great work!