Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Springfield Gardens, NY – May 27, 2016
Birch Family Services has helped me gain confidence in speaking to parents, staff and children alike The two greatest things about this job are definitely the majority of the staff, and of course the children. The hustle and bustle doesn't stop until the last bus has left to drive the children home, but it's a good type of busy. The therapists, for the most part, work hand in hand with the teachers and teachers assistants; they truly have the children's best interests at heart. Unfortunately, the hardest part of the job is the management, or lack there of. When dealing with delicate situations such as the parents of intellectually disabled, emotionally disturbed and/or autistic children, the most important thing to have are supervisors that support you. However, most often then not, these supervisors usually are afraid to speak up for their staff or simply do not care enough to vouch for them. What kept me here for so long, was watching many a child who might not have been able to talk in September, be able to greet me hello when they graduated come June.
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 26, 2016
Management peers were very unprofessional. No matter how much you try to do things accordingly it felt like one was out of the loop. Companies very unorganized and you never know when you'll be suspended or out of a job. Not worth working for this company
Working with the individuals and watching them achieve their goals
Company and management very unprofessional. Not worth your time.
AO Staff (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 13, 2015
Management is awful here as well as job security. Working with individuals is rewarding but there is nothing else about the position that is so. Upper management care only about business and do not value the employees. They do not go out of their way to learn the ins and outs of programs and only involve themselves when numbers aren't being met. They are also so uninvolved that expectations are high and incredibly unreasonable. High case load, limited time. Very obvious, heavy favoritism within direct management which is discouraging to other staff working just as hard. Direct management is not involved enough to be able to hold staff accountable for anything. Many people have retired or quit over the last year. Stay away.
management, job security, high case load, no bonus, no raise, no room for growth
Assistant Payroll Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 19, 2015
Being in the payroll setting, there is not typical day. Calls and questions vary from day to day. The atmosphere is relaxed and management and co-workers are friendly, one of the best group of people of worked with. The best part is the mission behind the organization. Assisting those that have autism or other developmental disabilities is rewarding in itself.
Administrative Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 9, 2014
work was great everyday , I learned most of the skills I have today such as Microsoft word ,excel ,PowerPoint,filing , scanning, created e-files, and data entry.my manager was pretty awesome he was very helpful in many ways.my co-workers were pretty nice they were very resourceful in difficult times.The hardest part of my job was leaving because I really enjoyed working with them as well as meeting amazing people. The most enjoyable part of my job was learning the skills I have today to hopefully provide to your company.
Nurse Administrator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 22, 2014
Fulfilling environment, great place to work. with modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Compassionate. Driven. Birch provides an environment where you're empowered to be your best. They believe the most important goal is the opportunity to do your life's best work to enrich the lives of the individuals we serve.
Teaching Assistant, (Current Employee) – Long Island City, NY – May 27, 2014
I greatly enjoy to working with children.Working with children with special needs is very difficult, but when I see progress, that makes me happy. We have many activities like: morning circle, computer time, gym, playground, library, math and social studies. My coworkers and I try to teach children how to play with other peers, how to communicate with us and to get the best results we need to cooperate with each other and work as a team. The most enjoyable part is when children participate and when you can see them smiling.
Direct Care Counselor (Current Employee) – Far Rockaway, NY – October 31, 2013
Birch Family Services is the most unprofessional place to work for. They feel just because you are there that you have no other options and that you must put up with their BS. I'm a college student with a 10 year history in another field making far more money and came here because I figured it be more flexible to my school schedule and less demanding. Big mistake. I would have been better taking student loans and keeping my sanity!
if you suck up they'll give you all the hours possible
Making sure the consumers live a healthy productive life.
Direct Care Counselor (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 17, 2013
A typical day a work is helping the consumers out with their daily living skills and working on their goals. I learned a lot over the few years I been at Birch such as approaching things in a better matter, having patience, values, culture etc. I have the best manager in the world she keeps everything running smoothly. My co-workers are kind good people, loving, caring and responsible. The hardest part of the job is when a consumer shows a bad behavior but besides that its great because I am always able to redirect them. The most exciting part of the job is seeing the guys smile, when their happy, when they reach and succeed certain goals.
Direct Care Counselor (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – November 2, 2012
Good place to start a career working with the developmentally disabled population. I learned how to engage with the individuals. The co-workers are great to work with, but management appeared to lack in employee relation skills. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with the individuals.
How to deal with emergencies How to manage & organise documents +documentations very important 90% With good professional relation ship Critics When you accomplish some thing I like all the establishments but vigrous chenges And also as the time goes your personal rquirements changed