Program Coordinator - Day Habilitation Program (Former Employee) – Purchase, NY – August 11, 2017
Typical day was attending staff meeting, data entry, spending time in the classroom, and writing lesson plans. Management was hands on, super involved in the classroom. Very large turnover with staff, stressful on management! Difficult to certify staff, medication, community inclusion left up to management! Not enough drivers with CDL, this was the hardest part of the job. Unrealism goals for both staff and consumers. Most enjoyable part was interacting with clients.
Clean working enviorment.
Customers report to the center dirty, not enough staff because of the heavy turn over.
Behavior Specialist (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – July 22, 2017
My experience at CPW was very positive. Supportive team approach, and as the Behavioral Specialist I was on beeper throughout the day was on call for behavioral emergencies. It was fast paced (which I loved) and challenging.
Was on a school schedule so I was off on snow days!
Lack of training with some of the staff members, but I was able to educate them on basic behavioral approaches.
Former staff (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – July 20, 2017
When first hired at CPW, the experience was enjoyable as it was a new field for me. The ability to truly advocate for those with/without a voice, or under served was a pleasure. The idea behind active programming really allowed for staff to plan and execute creative, meaningful experiences for the Participants.
There is a huge disconnect between management and staff. One of the quick solutions is being reactive opposed to proactive.
Staff tend to work together to get through the day, If ioverworked for $10/hr, low/no benefit factor
Lack of incentive to work, poor/horrible communication b/n mgmt and staff, lack of help/support, terrible working conditions, no resources for building employee knowledge base, trainings are a joke, lack of staff support
Community Day Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – May 24, 2017
The whole company is going in the red. upper management only watch out for friends and family members back. the workload doesn't and never matches the pay. Most staff are very childish, making the environment uncomfortable to work in.
Direct Care Professional (Current Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – May 22, 2017
My days at work are good. The individuals are understanding and cooperative. I learned how to adjust to each of their needs. Management is unfair, lie and only think about themselves. The hardest part of the job is listening to the lies management tells when they try to mislead staffs, and the point that they pay us $10 without raises to do a lot of work. The most enjoyable part of my job is taking the individuals to places so that they can live an adventurous life even though they are wheelchair bound.
Former Employee (Former Employee) – Rye, NY – May 2, 2017
A typical day involves 2 staff members overseeing classrooms of 15 individuals, when the ratio should be 4:12 individuals. Overworked & def underpaid.
Poor management, no organization, lack of proper communication, under the table pay wages for select preferred, favoritism, no promotion from within company, filthy & mold infested work location(s), shifty administration
Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – July 26, 2016
Busy morning greeting, and transporting Individuals to their classroom, and prepare them for their activities How to communicate, support, and assist in their daily activities Management was great Co-Workers are good team players Leaving the job Knowing that I made someone feel good
Residence Counselor/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – April 13, 2016
The one aspect about working here that I enjoyed is that everyday was different. Being part of the management team I learned and became well adapted to understanding different personalities. My co-workers did what ever needed to be done to help achieve the goals we were striving for at any particular time.
Appreciation for work performed is acknowledged periodically
Payroll and benefits compensation could be better.
its good job if your retired and need side money but as far as making alot of money thats not the case no one picks up there phones and its hard to reach people its just not the best job with people who got alot of bills and what not
Productive work environment with amazing co workers
Day Hab Assistant/Teachers Assistant (Current Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – July 2, 2015
Working at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester has been truly rewarding. It gives people the opportunity to work with, as well as build relationships with individuals of the CP community. Working with this organization has taught me plenty of things. For starters, I learned that cerebral palsy can come in many different forms. I have had the opportunity to work with both the adult as well as the children of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. Working here it is very easy to gain a relationship with the consumers you work with everyday. As for the co-workers, majority of the people I have worked with are team players. The day moves faster when you have people that's willing to help and be helped. The most enjoyable part of my job is putting a smile on the consumers face.
TEAM LEADER (Current Employee) – Rye Brook, NY – April 9, 2015
I work on several different projects throughout the course of my work day. The hardest part of my job is trying to coordinate the Team. I interact with the Individuals I serve to ascertain their needs/wants and formulate goals to meet their needs to ensure that they participate in their activities of daily living within the scope of their ability. The most enjoyable part of my job is when I am able to talk with the Individuals that are verbal and they ask questions about their Plan of Care.
Very productive and enjoyable school atmosphere intriguing arousing learning in developmental challenged children, fun in being a second mouthpiece.
Teacher's Aide/Day Care Aide (Former Employee) – Westchester, New York – February 10, 2015
Feeling a sense of accomplishment and achievement giving back and sharing what I have learnt; creating an atmosphere of excitement and fun to eager waiting children with great anticipation to learn. Learning never stops, we learn each day knowing and understanding that each child is different and unique likewise their learning ability; education is being an embodiment of the message one wishes to communicate. Rather than imposing ideas on the student a well rounded teacher attempt to create an environment within which the child will be able to make something of him or herself. One may never find perfect co-workers knowing that people are different and are from different communities however one should not focus on the negative but accentuate the positive in fulfilling the wholesome child with love, books, values, confidence, and character. Children are easily distracted knowing that their attention span is limited so desire ongoing activity keeping their little minds involved and not easily distracted; a hard job to keep them focussed. It is most enjoyable when these innocent children are enjoying what is being taught and engrossed attentively to the task of learning.