LEAKE & WATTS Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Interventionist (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYMay 21, 2017
The staff, management and support staff very helpful and pleasant. The work is very stressful but the helpfulness of staff makes it easier. You are extremely supported but upper management.
Pros
Looks of activites for staff and families
Cons
Long hours
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Great
Leake case management (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 15, 2017
Great place to work I love helping people with their needs. The employees are wonderful and helpful and the environment is a wonderful pace to work and be around.
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do your work and go home
Counselor (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYApril 29, 2017
It's an okay place to work but stay to yourself to avoid the the work drama. The agency will take advantage of you if you have a hard time saying no. But it's a pleasure helping the DD population.
Pros
free lunch at time and outings
Cons
no breaks
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Great Supportive Work Culture
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYApril 18, 2017
A typical day at Leake and watts involves you being on task everyday. Whether you are doing daily paperwork or out in the field. Staff and Management are very supportive with getting work done.
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Good place to learn new skills
Τeacher's Assistant (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYMarch 28, 2017
Great place to place to work in if youare into helping the less fortunate..
Set client goals.
Align care activities with client goals.
Monitor progress of goals, adjust care needs accordingly.
Pros
extracurricular activities
Cons
a lot structure
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No Pay Raise, Poor Job Security
Youth Counselor (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 14, 2017
The organization did not give pay raises or bonus checks to direct care workers. Job security was unstable due to the allegations of youth even with the assistance of cameras in the facilities. There was poor tuition reimbursement and job postings seemed secretive as many would have to inquire about what's available.
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Stepping Stone
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYMarch 3, 2017
Leake & Watts provides you with good training opportunities.

I have also learned the art of patience, working with this population will certainly leave you equipped.
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worth the experience
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 19, 2017
I enjoyed my time at leake and watts. The environment, the staff and the children were a pleasure to be around and if you ever get a job there its well worth the time
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Parent child home visitor (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYJanuary 27, 2017
Good place to work, multi culture environment. Leake and watts is a great place to work there benefits are good you do get paid for vacations and sick days. They don't have a 401 k plan but they do contribute to a credit union after a yr.
Pros
growth within the company
Cons
Alot of meetings
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Productive workplace
Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYJanuary 17, 2017
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with people from different backgrounds and people who make a difference in supporting our community.
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Productive
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYDecember 17, 2016
I learned alot while working for this company such as socially emotionally and professional. I would never regret my experience it made me eval regarding compassion and inner transformation i higher human qualities.
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Fun job
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYDecember 5, 2016
Really fun. Dont get caught up in gossip. Your thoughts should always be about the kids you work with FIRST. The employees can be unprofessional but that doesnt diminish from the fun at the job.
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Good experience
Assisted the teacher (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 8, 2016
The students at Leake and Watts are within autism spectrum, and between the ages 3 to 5. Help the teacher with the everyday activities, with the pick up and drop off on the bus of the students, and bathroom duties. Help with lunch time and snake time too. Help the students with behavior to learn to share, put toys away, and wait their turns.
Pros
Great people
Cons
short break
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must have patience and love the job
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYOctober 25, 2016
take men and women with mental disabilities out in the community. I learned the needs of the men and women that was assigned to me and showed them love, respect, and trust. I helped them with their goals and some with their fears. Things ran more smoothly when co workers worked together as a team it really helped the day go by more safe and productively. The most enjoyable thing was to see you taught someone who people deemed as unteachable. Helping someone get out the building safely who was scared to go out on fire drills. Knowing that a person who has a mental disability can trust you and feel comfortable with you while in the community enough to let your hand go and walk along side you because they know in their heart that you will protect them.
Pros
you get to set up trips your groups would like to go on.
Cons
favortisim
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Helping teens
Youth Counselor (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYSeptember 27, 2016
Helping to maintain order, I have learned to help others and promote wellness. The hardest part of the job was hearing the teens abuse stories. The most enjoyable part of this job is the joy on the teens face from having someone show them love.
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Fun, loving and family oriented atmosphere
Executive Assistant (Current Employee) –  Yonkers, NYSeptember 12, 2016
The agency, it's employees and the work we do for the underserved children and adults in our communities is amazing. We are able to serve thousands in one way or another with our countless services including Early Education, Elementary & High School, Residential Treatment Center, Secure Detention Facility, Non-Secure/Limited-Secure Facilities, Foster Care, Adoption, Prevention, Services for Intellectually/Developmentally Disabled individuals and more!
Pros
Benefits, Advancement, Accrued Time
Cons
None
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Ok
AA/ Receptionist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 15, 2016
Ok place to work in to get some admin experience under your belt. Protocols constantly changing due to ACS mandates, high turnover rate when it comes to employees.
Pros
Ok
Cons
Ok
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Bad Co Workers
Juvenile Corrections Counselor (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYAugust 12, 2016
Like any job, this job makes you very dependent on co-workers. Unfortunately, there was a bad working environment while I worked there. Management, was unaware of what was going on and didn't do a lot to find out.
Pros
High Pay
Cons
Bad Coworkers
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Non profit organization. Various populations served such as Foster Care, Developmentally Disabled, Early Childhood, Juvenile Justice, and Preventive
Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Yonkers, NYJuly 13, 2016
Organization truly has a passion to make a difference. Upper management is transparent and communicates vision well.
Pros
Company incorporates ideas from different levels
Cons
Need to pay staff more competitively and provide increments more often
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no benifits
teachers assistant (Former Employee) –  463 hawthorne avenueJune 30, 2016
has a lot unprofessional workers . management does not follow protocol...other than that children are great to work with, there are a lot of young children in the world that want to advance themselves
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3.4
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