- 5 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
Alrighty girls, so I kinda need help making a decision regarding my job.
I am currently a case manager at a mental health clinic. I have an office in the clinic where I pretty much see the clients the doctor sees every day. There are some changes coming up to our clinic and they are offering some field case management positions. This means the case manager would go out to visit the clients in their homes. Instead of meeting with clients for about 15-30 minutes, like I do now, I’d be meeting with them for about 1 – 1.5 hrs. maybe even 2 or more, and of course we’d meet in their homes. In my current position, I have to make 50 hours a month of client face time, and in the new position, I would be making 100 hours because we would be meeting much more often. Also, the field position pays a dollar more an hour and they pay mileage, which from what I hear from coworkers, it can be some good extra money.
One of the reasons I am thinking of doing the field case management, besides a little extra money, is this. I have my master’s degree in Counseling. When I take my exam to become liscenced, I will need to complete 3,000 hours of client hours. If I do the field case management at 100 hours a month, then I can finish my 3,000 hours in about 2.5 years. That would be awesome.
But on the other hand, I’m comfortable working at the clinic. I like my office and 8-5 hours. I like being able to go home and not think about work again until the next morning. I like the structure, you know. Also, I hear they are a little more micromanaging in the field case management position because they want to make sure you are actually meeting with clients and not just saying you are.
Anyway, I have to let my supervisor know by tomorrow if I want to switch over and I don’t know what to do. Part of me thinks I should say no for now and wait to see what happens down the road, but then I’m afraid the opportunity will not come up again. I think this is something I’d like to do, but I really like my job right now and I don’t know if I wanna change it. Can you tell I’m very indecisive??? So what do ya’ll think? I’ve asked my friends, SO, and mom, and I’m getting varying responses.
Oh and let me know if I need to clarify anything. Thanks! 🙂