A Real Nightmare! Run!Run!Run! Don't Work Here!!
Case Planner (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – July 11, 2016
Abbott House is a dreadful workplace with favoritism all around. The Program Director and Assistant Program Director seemed to be related and as a result many things fell through the cracks. The Assistant Director had no clue how to string sentences together properly and she seemed jealous and punitive towards those who could. The supervisory and case planning staff functioned with constant stress. Staff would quit or were fired routinely. Whenever you heard that someone was not allowed to do visits and had to remain in the office and complete notes, you knew that person would be fired in a matter of days! The salary was inadequate and the hours were long. Many of the foster parents, especially for therapeutic foster care, seemed to want the money but not the foster children. The children ended up suffering from neglect and deep emotional issues with the caseworkers being used as the scapegoats. By the time you got to work, got run through the ringer, did court, home, school, mental health, drug treatment and other visits you were of no use to your family. This was just a depressing, dreadful, dangerous job on many, many levels.
Awful Assistant Program Director whose grammar was poor, yet she was responsible for reviewing workers' notes, Very low pay, Long hours involving court, home/school visits, Had to escort clients to the hospital and stay there with them for hours, Some work days lasted a total of 14 days on the job, Inability to use comp time because notes were due, Long-term stress that carries over into your personal life.