Center for Urban Community Services

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Productive and great place to work
Rehabilitation Specialist/ Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Midtown Manhattan, NYJanuary 8, 2018
this was one of my favorite places to work. I learned a lot from the staff and my supervisor. The director was great and the clients were great to work with.
Pros
room for advancement
Cons
none
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nice work place
Case Manager III (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYSeptember 26, 2017
good people to with. there was no flexibility at times and there was some favoritism within the staff. management slow to act on situations and does not stick to rules put in place by management.
Pros
pay for school
Cons
no advancement
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very productive
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 7, 2017
very challenging a good balance working with clients to reach goals.
Management easy going approachable good learning environment.
Team players/ Staff helpful organize professional
Pros
helping clients reach their goals
Cons
none
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a great job
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 28, 2017
I met with clients. Created/Reviewed case notes. Participated in supervision. Conducted home visits/outreach. The only thing that I disliked was the train ride to work everyday. My supervisor was great. My co workers were nice too. The office was also very accommodating.
Pros
helping those in need
Cons
limited funding
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Fast paced environment
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 11, 2017
Very fast paced environment.
Culture is very diverse
Great benefits
Company's mission is to help people with needs to rebuild their lives back in the community.
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great first jobthis
intake specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 17, 2017
CUCS is a great place to work for those starting out in the human services field. You learn a lot of skills that will help you as you grow in your profession.

The downside is the only way to advance is if you are an LMSW/LCSW.
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Great agency to work for.. pay isn't great!
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 9, 2017
Opportunity for advancement. Great supervisors! Politics of how things are done can be vexing and times! But overall a great agency to work for. Enjoyed working with the clients! They made the job enjoyable!
Pros
Advancement
Cons
Agency politics can be vexing sometimes.
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They have high standards allaround
Clinical Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 29, 2017
I worked for CUCS right out of school. each program has their own culture, but they also strive to have an agency wide culture of respect. The have very high standards for staff, but I think that's a good thing, because it means everyone works hard, not just a few people. Those high standards also mean that clients receive quality care and as a staff member you feel good about the work at the end of the day.

There is a lot of complaining about the health insurance, but honestly it's fine. And they have other good benefits. The employer contribution to retirement plans is low, but otherwise the benefits are above average for social services.

They put a lot of value on staff development. That said its very hard for someone without an MSW to move up past a certain level. But there are scholarships available and they support employees doing their internships at work.
Pros
good culture, nice benifits
Cons
have to move up if you don't have an MSW, 24/hour on-call hours in many roles
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Great Benefits, Lower than average pay
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 10, 2017
working at CUCS has its ups and downs. The benefits are great there is even a plan where you dont pay any premium but just pay a discounted out of pocket expense when you go to the doctors. Which is great for those who rarely see the doctor. Management is a little lax and the home office is forever changing their policies on certain things without informing the entire company. The pay is below average for the market but that's supposed to change pretty soon. Co-workers are pleasant. Hardest part of the job would be dealing with the clients. There's always job postings being sent out for people to advance to the next level. They are very big on continuing education and offer very informative training's that employees can attend every month. All in all its a very good company to at least start out with.
Pros
benefits, laid back atmosphere
Cons
pay
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great place to work
Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 24, 2017
Clinical Work Environment. Very supportive staff. Credentials important. Client centered program. Good place for a person just graduating to acquire clinical skills and a supportive clinical supervision experience.
Pros
Compensation package. Salary. Work hours.
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Good work at a good place
Clinical Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 15, 2015
Interesting work with clients in need. Caring environment balanced with the requirements and policies of keeping a large agency running.
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fun and productive location to work at.
Maintenance/Custodial Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 11, 2015
I had to work hard but in the end was able to obtain a skill in which I will be able to use for future employment and economic advancement.
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Great people, great place to work
Assistant Program Director (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 20, 2015
Great place to work. Management is not overbearing but definitely sets reasonable expectations. The hardest part of the job for me was the commute, but I thoroughly enjoy coming to work and learning from and working with management.
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Excellent Social Service Agency
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  New YorkJuly 3, 2015
CUCS is a great social service agency based in NYC. CUCS provides above par case management services to it's clients and is very supportive of their staff.
Pros
High staff support
Cons
not much room for growth without MSW
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Productive and caring work environment
Per Diem Case Manager, Hegeman Building (Current Employee) –  39 Hegeman Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11212June 18, 2015
Excellent management team
Program Director and Assistant Program Director do not withhold support and appreciation of staff
Program Director is an amazing spirit and true champion for underprivileged populations
Co-workers are easy to work with and equally love the mission, great team support
Pros
Staff lounge, microwave and refrigerator, freedom to work creatively and independently in a team supported environment
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High value on performance and data driven decision making in a social services organization
Director, Management Services - CUCS Institute (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 31, 2015
CUCS values data driven decision making and their program performance benefits from it. The organization is a leader in the field of permanent supportive housing and community based services.
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Case Manager Level 4 (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 6, 2014
Work with CUCS is a pleasure. Love working with people and helping them in any way I can.
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Great place to work overall.
Rehabilitation Counselor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 9, 2014
I learned a lot while at tCUCS and enjoyed working with clients and staff.
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Great learning experience.
CASE MANAGER (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 16, 2014
Very busy day to day operation due to the service population. My internship has offer me great educational support. It's a place where you learn and grow and develop as a worker. Staff is very supportive. I enjoy working with the mentally ill homelessness population. My job is rewarding when my clients' end their street homeless and move into permanent housing. At times, it's very difficult to met the demands of the job due to all the work that is required.
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Family Service Director/Disability Coordinator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 18, 2013
Great coworkers and very supportive work environment. The most enjoyable part of the day was the interactions with families.
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