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Nassau County Correctional Center Employee Reviews

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A Really Good Learning Experience
LPN (Former Employee), East Meadow, NYNovember 26, 2013
Pros: opportunity to expand your skills, free meals, decent pay, benefits
Cons: some of the co-workers had a negative attitude, working in a jail can get depressing, long shifts
No two days are ever the same when you are a correctional healthcare nurse. I worked there per-diem and really enjoyed interacting with the inmates, my co-workers and the corrections officers. There was an abundance of opportunities to learn new skills, everything from doing medication passes to assisting the MD with minor procedures. Since it's an enclosed community, you will experience every kind of nursing possible at one time or another. Chronic illness, acute care, urgent care, psych, routine physicals, etc.
The facility isn't really nice because it's a jail and it was built in the 1950s and not really updated at all. You need to be able to handle being locked into a building. If there is a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or blizzard, you are mandated to stay at work until your relief arrives. This can be exhausting after already working a 12 hour shift.
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It was an excellent introduction into what is behind helping others.
EXPEDITOR OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL REHAB (Former Employee), Hicksville, NYSeptember 7, 2013
Pros: meals, internally rewarding.
Was responsible for the overall workings of a institutional residential program whiched addressed all areas of addiction , such as criminal thinking, lifestyle, codependency, adult children of alcoholics, abuse issues, and behavior.
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An employment that would grow to changes in staffing and budget support and still remain intact
Counselor / Psycho-Educational Facilitator (Current Employee), East Meadow, NYJune 25, 2012
Pros: ability to function as a liaison, incorporating services for the clients, completed an internship, i am networked here, i have received "permanent" employment as a direct result of my involvement with nccc, i have engagement with clients from previous interventions, free lunches in the officers mess.
Cons: no paid vacations.
The day would begin with assessment of dorm/ client needs by conference with treatment staff and security staff, and assembly of necessary materials. We would convene a didactic presentation of treatment issues/ solutions according to security schedule.

I learned to interact positively in a volatile environment while mastering secondary language differences, facilitating group cohesion and interaction with seemingly opposing departmental protocols, at times.

Co-workers (treatment, security, and administration) are involved with interactive supports. They help to create a functional atmosphere for individual success. Which is understandably the hardest part of the process to learn for us all.

The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing all our efforts result in a client engaging in the process of change, and empowerment in his/ her life.