Saturday, February 21, 2009
A new case worker for Boo.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it or not, but Boo's case worker (the one she had from day one) quit. I guess it shouldn't have come as a shock that she'd find a different job, there's a high burn-out rate for CPS workers and she lasted much longer than most, but it took us by surprise when she told us.
The original case worker left her job at the end of January and we were waiting to see when we'd hear from the new one. We were hoping we wouldn't have any troubles with taking Boo to Hawaii with us, since the first case worker gave us written permission to do so.
Well, we've just now heard from the new case worker (22 days after she started). She called to schedule a home visit with us. I had to tell her that we couldn't do one next week as she'd requested because we're still in Hawaii.
Sadly, she didn't even know we were in Hawaii. Apparently there was very little transition between the old case worker and the new case worker, so she had no idea that Boo was out of the state!
We're not in trouble, we had everything in writing for approval, but she seemed a bit flustered that she didn't realize this until I told her.
We've scheduled a home visit for the week after we return.
Did I mention that the new case worker sounds like she's about 16 years old? Oy Vey!