Direct Care Professional (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – July 1, 2017
This Organization is not properly run. It also has favoritism towards certain staff there is also no advancement in place at this organization. This organization is like a high school you have the popular crowd and the none popular crowd. The pay is lousy with no room for raises
Special Education Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – New City, NY – April 21, 2017
Working at Jawonio is an honor. I love working with the students who attend the pre-school, they are so much fun. I learn from them everyday. The management is very friendly and helpful. Over all, I enjoy my time at jawonio.
Great Place to begin a career, Great stepping Stone
Employment Counselor (Current Employee) – New City, NY – October 16, 2016
A Typical day at work is low pressure, flexible, and team oriented. Many different learning experiences from office work to field work with clients. The agency as a whole has a team working family environment.
Low Compensation, Disregard of Academic credentials
Recovery & Employment Specialist Counselor (Current Employee) – Rockland County, NY – June 8, 2016
I work and help clients on a daily basis by running groups (within the curriculum), that I have created. Such as: Choices in Recovery; Meditation; Introduction into Yoga for Recovery; Writing My Story of Recovery. Those are just a few. My work history shows that I have excellent communications skills with people from all walks of life and culture. I know how to listen, which is very important. I get along very well with my co-workers. The hardest part is working with someone who is not open to recovery for whatever reason.
Lifeguard and Teachers Assistant (Former Employee) – New City, NY – November 11, 2015
fun work place. with supportive management. Not all about the numbers but how you personally grow and develop in the classroom or with your group in the school/program. A lot of learning and focusing on how to control the situation in a safe way.
Personal Assistant (Current Employee) – New City, NY – May 8, 2015
A great job opportunity that allows you to work independently with flexibility. On a normal day I take care of my clients needs under instruction of the clients respesentative. I've learned to have patience when working with people that are disabled and have special needs. I don't have any co workers because I work independently and am paid by an agency. The hardest part of the job is sometimes not feeling deep sympathy for the client/patient. The most enjoyable part of the job is successfully completing task and pleasing my client who is very very sweet and gentle.
Working without supervision
Requires work on holidays and all holidays are not paid work days
Registered Medical Assistant (Current Employee) – New City, NY – March 19, 2015
Jowanio is an amazing work place, working with mentally and physically disabled has shown me to all the ways of being patient with others and experience with taking vital signs and giving out medication and assisting then with transportation etc
Contracter (Former Employee) – New City, NY – January 20, 2015
I worked there as a contractor with one of the client/patients and my emotions got to me when I noticed how they were treated there.
They were not cleaned enough and left in odd positions for large amount of times, I think because of the low salaries you get a different type of people working there who just don't care and it's a shame because the clients/patients suffer.
On a couple of occasions I just had to speak up for my client and tell them to change his diaper and reposition him.
I think to fix this problem the pay should be better and the workers must be screened better this takes very special people to work in this field, I am in such a business and I truly understand what real special caring people are. Also inspect the sites more often unscheduled.
I pray that this review caused some improvement for these clients/patients.
Best interest of the individuals and staff, productive, fun-filled environment
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – October 3, 2013
A typical day at work was like being in the middle of your living room with family well minus the rules and regulations. I learned about teamwork, laughter, friendship amongst my coworkers. I learned about respecting others inspite of their differences but to embrace their differences and appreciate my own. My director is stern but she has your best interest at heart even in HR they do their best to help you find alternatives that can help you better your performance at work and in life. The hardest part of the job for me was parting ways with a good set of people. The most enjoyable part of the job was the staff, going out with the individuals, birthday club for the individuals, cooking group, bbq's, trips to the mall, baseball, dance group, zumba, etc...