Letters to the Editor

June 19, 2014

Thursday letters: DSS needs trained workers

The S.C. Department of Social Services’ problems — including the deaths of several children — culminate from poor decisions made by management. When faced with budget cuts, the agency opted to hire less credentialed personnel, shifting away from trained social workers in favor of generic “case workers.” While this saved money (not as much as you would think — social worker salaries are not high), it led to a paraprofessional work force.

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