The job of a case manager can be very stressful at times. Just like many jobs within the human services field, there is a high burnout rate. People decided to leave the human service field for a variety of reasons. Sometimes you decide to go into a profession then realize it’s not for you. There are other times when the profession you enjoyed has changed to the point where it’s no longer enjoyable. In some cases, the changes have caused mental and emotional stress to the point where it’s no longer worth it to stay in this field. Unfortunately, case management is starting to head in this direction (actually almost there). People are leaving case management jobs and moving on to other jobs in the field and some are leaving the human services field altogether. There are a number of reasons that cause employee burnout in case management. Here are just my top five based on my conversations with fellow co-workers and personal experience.
1. Unrealistic Expectations
5. Job Related Stress