When I started at NYAP, I loved it! I thought the culture was supportive, the job was ideal for a social worker with community outreach aspirations, however it's turned out to be extremely stressful. Yes, management is supportive, but management can only go so far. I feel as if I am being pulled in 100 different directions and the way the organization is set up does not foster support for that. The case loads are far too big for one person to take on, the pressure to bill for everything and meet a monthly quota is intimidating, plus the staff you work with have a terrible outlook on the organization as whole. I am there now, and have only been there a short time and I'm aggressively trying to get out.
overwhelming stress that does not go away