Social Work Intern (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – April 20, 2016
Everyone employed is always willing to help each other out. It is a welcoming environment. Everyone who works there has been there a long time and often times they hire within. They will accommodate peoples needs to make them stay.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – April 11, 2016
This job can be rewarding at times, but it is not high-paying. There is also not enough staff working at Living Resources, so people are always mandated to stay and work overnights or during shifts that people call out for. Very tough job for very low pay.
Company pays for you when you take consumers somewhere, rewarding
low pay, responsibility for constantly watching consumers, not enough staff
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Colonie, NY – March 31, 2016
In this job, it is not the employer, but the people you work with that really make this job meaningful. You really are improving and making people day's when you come as you help them tackle every day challenges.
Employment Specialist (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – June 28, 2015
I was able to teach everyday living skills to adults with low function capabilities. Management could of been better, but I was able to work on my own and create Plans. Developing goals and writing summaries of their accomplishments.
A vital community resource staffed by caring individuals
Registered Professional Nurse-Case Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 25, 2014
The mission and the work of LR was to serve the mentally challenged population living independently in the community. I was blessed with the opportunity to visit consumers in their home one to five times per week to manage care and preserve dignity of ADLs.
I saw anywhere from 3 to 8 patients a day depending on complexity.
Everyone working there was committed to the mission.
The hardest part of the job was insuring quality time while being proficient and efficient.
The most enjoyable part was assisting in the discharging of people who had gained independence and were not in need of services at all or as much.
extremely friendly and supportive work environment
sometimes overwhelming paper work, esp with new and recerts
Residential (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – September 12, 2014
I have worked here form many years, both day hab and residential. Love it! Building skills, encouraging independence, helping others. However, the agency has seemed to lose its view. The people in the office don't seem to have a clue what goes on day to day out in the "real world". Kind of sad. But still, the consumers and coworkers are what keeps me ticking. Too many people at the top and not enough workers.
low pay. no raises. no bonuses. little appreciation.
Very relaxed residential setting, with extensive one on one client focus
Direct Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – July 22, 2014
A typical day with living resources would be, preparing clients for the start of their day, breakfast, prep for their day at the center. at the return of the day its dinner and baths then some quality time maybe movies or a walk..I've learned that you should never underestimate the abilities of one person. the mentally challenged are just that.." The More You Challenge their minds, the more mentally aware they become, I enjoy being a part in their new found awareness of the world around them. My coworkers are the best, all team players with respect for one another. Honestly there is no hard part to my job, I enjoy it, its very rewarding. Management could be better, with more staff communication and incentives..
gratifying experience, assisting individuals with traumatic brain injuries, and developmental disabilities achieve lifes everyday challenges
Rehabilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Rensselaer, NY – May 27, 2014
I would have to say that there is no typical day of work. Everyday there are new challenges and new things to be excited about. I learn something new everyday and everyday I am grateful to have had the chance to work with my fellow co-workers and the people that we care for. The hardest part of my job is not being able to do enough for the residents.
the people i get to know.
not enough time or money to make a difference in lives.
Day Opportunity Program Specialist (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – December 18, 2013
Fast pacing environment. I have learned to be more productive and more confident when working with people with disabilities. Assist consumer participants to achieve his or her maximum growth through community based activities. • Provide direct assessment training, assistance, and guidance in all areas of physical, intellectual, emotional and social development in accordance to consumer daily plans. • Facilitate communication regarding participant needs, counseling strategies, service, progress and other information as needed • Responsible for prioritizing responsibilities and making judgment calls for consumer participants.
Temporary QIDP (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – December 2, 2013
I thoroughly enjoy working at Living Resources. I have learned a lot about professional demeanor, and have been able to incorporate my own personal interests and strengths into my work to enrich the lives of others. I have learned a lot from the people I work with as well.
County Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – April 8, 2013
I always felt good about going to work knowing I was helping to improve the lives of those with special needs. I learned excellent communication skills, understood HR procedures, and that organization is the key to a less stressful work day, just to name a few. The work environment was professional but also fun. Everyone in my program was close knit and we tried to get together outside of work for a little team building, which really worked. Just like any other job you have good and bad days but the good outweighed the bad by far.
flex days, good amount of sick and vacation time, hra, benefits