Substance Abuse Specialist (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 8, 2017
This is a quick pace setting I would have scheduled clients come in for random drug screening. Most times I would provide counseling and sit in on case conferences providing input. Escort clients to programs that I have helped get in. Occasionally visit clients at home or at their programs. Most time sit down and not only talk but to listen to my clients with an empathetic ear giving constructive feedback
Usually understaffed and the staff too children ratio is rarely followed.
Instructor/Group leader (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – July 6, 2017
the company has goals on helping the children and the community but really drops the ball on important things that may strengthen their cause. they are horrible with staffing and managing ratio's. most days you would be expected too supervise 20+ children by yourself and expected too produce normal everyday activities. with a 5 min notification before your work day will begin.
Art Instructor (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – June 22, 2017
3-4 hours conducting art lessons for children from 6-8th grade. I learned to have patience when teaching because not everyone learns at the same pace. I managed the lessons, structured the layouts for said lessons, such as what supplies will be provided, how the classroom will be set up and step by step directions to assist the students as they make their art. The hardest part of the job is the few children that misbehave on a constant basis. The easiest part of the job is seeing the children proud of what they created.
creating lesson plans and activities for middle school kids.
Group Leader (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – June 13, 2017
the location im at me and the director dont click. its always something negative she finds to say to me about what udes i have for the students. im very creative and i would love to work in a more positive atmosphere
. I learned to be better listener and attentive to needs of young people that do not come from stable home situations. Management encouraged staff and introduced unique methods to accomplish objectives.
Program Director (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 22, 2017
Good Shepherd Services was my most challenging position as a Program Director. We were located in a tough area where engaging the community was difficult. I had to get super creative! That part of the job I enjoyed the most. Unfortunately, I wish I had more time to turn the program around as the given timeframe was not practical. Also, I wish there was more support from the community leadership in reaching creative collaborations as well as more support from my executive management team in shifting the culture of my program.
Able to Use My Creativity
Had a Challenging Time Shifting the Culture of the Center/ Community
Youth Internship Coordinator (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – May 12, 2017
Although the environment was not so rigid, work was done and the students were able to get the support that they sought. the company offered many training classes to help push staff to advance in their career.
Family Foster Care (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – April 21, 2017
Management is poor, leadership needs to be retrained in people skills and management skills. Often felt like there is no guidance. Supervision is a joke. This is a job to earn money its not like career based. there is no growth.