Dietary (Current Employee) – Glenville, NY – February 11, 2016
A typical day at work includes greeting my employees and having conversations about their day, while setting up the food line, and preparing breakfast, lunch, or dinner. depending what shift I have. I've learned that you have to be able to multi task, be patient,friendly and able to work with diversity. The hardest part about my day would be the night shift because we have to have everything cleaned, and set up for the morning shift. The most enjoyable part of my day is getting to interact and have small talk with the patients making sure they are doing okay.
Chef de Cuisine (Former Employee) – Glenville, NY – January 19, 2016
it was a great experience. I was treated with respect and high esteem. I learned people skills, new ways of doing my job more efficiently. the hardest part of the job was pleasing the patients taste's in food while they were going through withdrawal from drugs and alcohol.
Addiction Technician (Former Employee) – Glenville, NY – January 6, 2016
I worked for Conifer Park for almost 2 years. The team of employees that I worked with were amazing, and I think there are many staff members that truly do care about the patients and what they do there. Management, however, does not. There have been many times when I would report to my manager about issues within my building that needed to be corrected, and they were never even addressed. Myself, along with several other co-workers, had also asked to be supplied with updated education material because the materials we had been using were very outdated. Although we were told we would receive newer issues, we never did. Certain members of management absolutely should not be in a position of authority and do not have the ability to conduct themselves as such. There are times when individuals will be understaffed, and management will not provide any assistance to find coverage or assist the staff member.
Also, advancement opportunities are far and few, and getting ahold of HR to advance yourself is a joke. Also, it is important to document everything you hand to HR, because they have a tendency of losing the documents as well as lying as to when you are able to use paid time off and which kind of time you can use.
Experience in the field, decent pay, excellent co-workers
Glens Falls, Substance Abuse Counselor CIT (Current Employee) – Glens Falls NY – April 25, 2015
A typical day at work is clocking in. Spend the next hour getting materials together so I can teach a three hour group. After group I write group notes and then leave. Most of my co-workers are nice but we have no friendships. The hardest part of the job is coming up with good material to teach the clients. The most enjoyable part is teaching the group.
Licensed Practical Nurse (Current Employee) – Glenville, New York – March 9, 2015
An interesting challenging place to work, Fluid fast paced environment. Clients can be difficult. However your actions, thoughts, deeds and Behavioral here does make a difference. A great place to work for mid career nurses.
great staff supportive management
must be aware of the challenges of mental illness and substance abuse clients
Large Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Organization
Asst. Director of Outpatient Operations Regional (Former Employee) – Glens Falls, NY – November 13, 2014
A typical day at work was busy. A lot of crisis management and traveling from meeting to meeting along the way. There were never enough hours in a day. I learned a lot about managing operations of OASAS certified programs. Management could have been more supportive along the way. Co-workers were diverse. The hardest part of the job was balancing job and life. The most enjoyable part of the job was helping people who needed help and support to get well and be successful in their own lives.
Management could have been more supportive along the way
LPN (Current Employee) – Glenville – March 30, 2013
Balanced place to work. Management is open to suggestions. Most issues like everywhere else is the budget. For the most part , staff genuinely cares. We are a growing team. It's not the perfect place to work but where will you find that? Great benefits.
benefits, team work
it can be extra busy finding it difficult to take a break .
Addiction Technician (Former Employee) – Glenville, NY – December 7, 2012
Working with Patients detoxing from controlled substances. I monitored 30 patients bothe male and female of all ages. Management was always friendly and respectful. I had wonderful coworkers who I miss very much. The hardest part of the job was that it was too far and sometimes emotionally draining. The most enjoyable part was the my coworker and clients they made it worth it.
Overnight Tech (Former Employee) – glenville ny – August 20, 2012
I worked there for 7 years and i saw everything. there are no raises and management will force you to work doubles. Turnover is extremely high and the patients they accept are the bottom of the barrel with extreme mental issues. the only good thing about this place is you get decent health care. other than that stay away.