Sales Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 12, 2017
Working at housing works was fun, the only issue I had was the management was very strict with new workers. The store is very clean and organized, there are so many things to buy there. The customer service is great and the prices are reasonable.
Care Manager (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 13, 2017
Housing Works is a fast paced environment that keeps you engaged daily. I enjoyed my time with Housing Works in which I learned how to manage my time in order to obtain successful outcomes. The hardest part of the job at times is finding Housing for my clients but that was due to benefits or housing availability. The most enjoyable part of my day is being able to meet with staff in the morning, and brain storming with supervisors to provide a great service to client daily.
Social Worker (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – September 22, 2016
Housing Works can be an amazing or terrible place to work, depending on the type of work you do and where you do that work.
As a social worker providing outpatient services in Brooklyn, Housing Works was the most unethical, unsupportive, and unreasonable job I have ever held. Staff was given an unrealistic workload, no quality supervision, inappropriate workspace, and staff were regularly put in the way of physical harm at the hands of mentally ill and drug-using client who are being provided with sub-standard care.
Staff were expected to over report services rendered, subjected to verbal harassment, and the management structure led to limited recourse. My department had high staff turnover and incredibly low staff morale. I have, and will continue to caution social workers thinking of accepting a job there. Throw your ethics and skills out the window and be prepared to have unreasonable expectations put on you (caseload of 40+, 7 sessions a day minimum, no clinical supervision or support).
That being said, the agency does do good work...in other departments. The energy and passion of many staff members is clear, and the quality of the job depends on who your supervisor is and what grant/program you are working under. The vacation time is good, salary is average. It's hard to get fired here and they like to keep people around for a long time!
Care Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 31, 2016
Organization needs some improvement. Communication is poor, and benefits needs to be improved. PTO should be in a category by itself and should not be charged to holiday time. That is a separate charged and need more time off since the field in social service is a burn out field. It's not always about the client, the staff needs support too.
Leading advocate for housing for people livi g with disabilities
Consumer representatice, (Former Employee) – Brooklyn New York, NY – December 8, 2016
One of the premier Organizations which strongly advocates for the disenfranchised and disabled. Housing works has consumers which sits on its executive board of directors and contributes to its mission statement and management functions. I personally cannot think of an organization which provides for the international community and at home with life saving services.
Consumer participants in exe urive decision making for organization
Health Home Care Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 8, 2017
Develops patient focused care plans. Work with the medical staff to implement, and coordinate the care plan for patients with chronic diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, hypertension, mental illness and substance abuse. Conducts field visits and documents the outcomes of care plans in the case record. Conducts initial assessments, and periodic reassessments of patients’ needs including medical, mental, substance use, financial and housing support needs.
The amount of tasks given and the caseload number is absolutely unreasonable. Little chance for success. The clients are great and the management only worried about money. Unfortunate, as i have had a number of highly educated, capable co-workers who have not been able to stay at this job. Poor Supervision, and no regard for the well-being of it's employees in the OASAS Outpatient Alcohol and Substance Use Treatment Facility. Unfortunately the management does not seem to mind the high turnover rates of its staff in the OASAS program. Counselors and Social Workers have a less than two year time span in this organization. Sad for the clients.
Administrative Specialist (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – July 2, 2016
There are any opportunities for professional advancement at Housing Works. Moreover, the job culture espouses diversity and high performance. Also, there is a tremendous amount of workflow and output given to employees to complete with quick and abrupt deadlines. However, the organization does cultivate creativity and staff input on how to increase and maintain productivity.
Pet Sitter (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – September 28, 2016
A typical day at work is usually a couple hours. I learn about the kids. More about the people i work with. Everyone there is productive. My manager was the best she helped financially outside the job. The hardest part of the job was dealing with negative people. The best part was seeing the kids face every time they learned
Online sales (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – June 11, 2015
A wonderful place to work with benefits including PTO, healthcare, and dental care. Management is willing to let you change your hours around if needed. Best part of the job is knowing that every dollar you earn for Housing Works goes to help people suffering from homelessness and AIDS.
Health and dental even for those not working full time
HR Intern/Onboarding Specialist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 10, 2013
There is nothing better than to work among such diverse and interesting people. These people know how to laugh and isn't extremely formal. It is a great work environment for those who love working toward big meaningful goals.
No micromanagement, good benefits, helpful and understanding if you have personal problems
Financial stability and ability to invest into growth instead of maintenance