Waiver Service Provider (Current Employee) – New York State – August 22, 2017
Working for Northeast Parent and Child Society has been a great learning experience for me, the supervisors are patient and kind, as I was learnng the ropes. Sometimes the clients can be tough, but the staff are great.
Anonymous (Former Employee) – Anonymous – August 9, 2017
The nature of the work at NPCS is very stressful and it is very low paying for the amount of work and stress. There is little opportunity for advancement unless you have a Master's Degree and are licensed. NPCS requires licensure, but when their employees become licensed, they offer no increase in pay. NPCS is very client centered, which is okay, but not at the cost of their employees mental health and well-being, which is what happens. The culture can be clique-y.
All in all, NPCS has fabulous employees they are losing because of seriously low compensation for an enormous amount of responsibility and mental wear and tear.
Clinical Case Manager (Current Employee) – Johnstown, NY – October 14, 2016
I love the people I work with. Everyone is willing to help where they can. I have learned that foster care is very difficult and that you often feel helpless when you cannot give your clients what they want. It is wonderful to see children get excited to see you, or to see families making progress toward coming back together.
Construction Crew Member (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – May 18, 2015
in the time I was there, working with all those different people was great. It was rewarding to clean up all the bike paths and forests affected by Hurricane Irene. The management was great, They got their hands dirty when they needed to or when we needed the extra help.
Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – March 12, 2013
This job has been a great opportunity in growth. You learn efficient ways to cope with children with different types of diorders. You make an impact on the children you work with, along with co-workers. A typical day at work can be a very trying experience but you know the children depend on you to help them learn knew coping skills. You learn alot of things about yourself and also the changes you can make within yourself.
opportunity for growth, insurance and dental plans etc 401k
no room for advancement or pay raise do to cost of living going up.
Management (Current Employee) – Schenectady – September 16, 2012
Npcs has grown too fast and is having difficulties supporting growth. Management is lacking and often is unequal in expectations. More of a popularity contest than objectively measuring what staff do. Advancement is difficult. Pay is mediocre for the overwhelming demands placed on staff.
Great place to work. The stafff and the Managers made it a joy to go to work each day.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 17, 2012
Northeast was a great place to work. I particularly enjoyed it because I worked with great people, the boss was a great person and since I worked with Foster Care - I saw a lot of children grow and blossom. It was very rewarding to be able to be part of that team.
people i worked with, the children we helped, the management, the care that all the people put into helping the children
seeing abused children was the hardest part for me.
Great place to both learn and work. Committed and compassionate people are the norm.
YouthBuild Construction Manager (Former Employee) – Schenectady, New York – February 28, 2012
I worked for Northeast as a Construction Manager for two and one half years, and in that time I learned more than in the previous ten years. Through the work experience, training opportunities, and fellow employees, the enviornment supports the highest standards, because that's the service we expected to provide. Team work and mutual support are supported by an excellent benefit program. I would encourage anyone interested in working there to take the opportunity.
working in a supportive, rewarding enviornment, where learning is encouraged, and benefits back you up.
working with people, isolated from opportunities, challenging, requires a belief system, with the goals to be achieved.