Northside Center for Child Development Employee Reviews

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Productive and Easy going
Intern (Former Employee) –  1301 5th Ave, New York, NY 10029July 21, 2017
the job would have a lot of work to do to keep you busy but it would not be overwhelming somehow. Hour lunch breaks which are good if you need a quick nap. Also, you are left alone to get your work done and without having someone on your back.
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Productive
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 11, 2017
A great environment for you to work in and grow as a person in the office place. There are great people around who love to help others with any task that they may need help with.
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Productive, fun work place
Parent Trainer/Group Facilitator (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 1, 2017
Facilitated a fifteen week pareent journey curriculum for parents with children with special needs
Responsible for weekly documentation submission.
Weekly overview of documentation.
Pros
Interaction with parents was enjoyable
Cons
Short contract
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Barely did anything
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 16, 2017
Most of my days I would stare at a white wall after asking for an assignment and having my boss tell me "there is nothing to do sit down" to then proceed to give the cute boy various assignments throughout the building for him and him only to complete.
Pros
Free time
Cons
Being a girl
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To gain experience
AA (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 4, 2017
This place is okay to start and gain some office experience. It's not a place where you can advance your career skills. They're old fashion, management doesn't know what they're doing and have a few staff members that need their own service...
Pros
Lovely clients! And love the originally idea of the clinic.
Cons
Horrible management skills, no place for advancement, they will overwork you and never give you a evaluation or review on your work.
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its not the best place to work for
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYSeptember 27, 2016
I found that working for Northside was enjoyable because of the co-workers and children but as far as management goes you have no support from them whats so ever. If management was to support their staff more it would be a wonderful place to work for so if management tells they are there to support you do not believe them all they see is the negative in what their staff do not the positive they are only for themselves not their staff. When working with Northside the only people you can count on for support are your co-workers. They give you no trainning on paper work but expect the work done on time.
Pros
The hours
Cons
no benefits
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Mental Health Agency in Harlem community
Intake Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 26, 2016
This company is for those who have a compassion for serving. The rich history of this company is a great motivation. A mental health gem in the middle of Harlem.
A typical work day is focused on the clients and them receiving quality services. The company is very supportive when it comes to furthering your education. The hardest part of this job is turning away a family in need when they don't fit certain criteria. The most enjoyable part is helping that same family meet their needs with a referring partner.
Pros
Free healthcare, 403b, dental insurance, paid vacations sick time and personal days
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Great Staff crushed by environment
n/a (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 20, 2016
The staff is hard working, friendly and excellent but they are treated as replaceable commodities and are almost never listened to. Helping staff grow their careers is a total afterthought.
Pros
Very friendsly staff
Cons
Harsh supervision
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I enjoyed working at the Nothside Center; the staff and supervisors were very pleasent
Tutor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 27, 2015
I made a lot of progress with those children at the Northside Center. The key is to get them to trust you and then they will try to do what ever you ask them. I taught one boy how to tell time and the next day he came in with a watch. His parents were very happy that he had finally taken an interest in something.

Its also rewarding knowing that you gave someone something that they can use all of their live's.
Pros
Love working with children
Cons
No freedom to impliment new ideas
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First impression
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 20, 2015
A typical day at work required answering phones, checking clients in for appointments, updating the billing department with any changes in a client's insurance, etc. I learned how to deal with clients who had various mental health issues and to treat them with the respect they deserve. Management and co-workers work together to meet the needs of the clients and to address any issues the client may have outside of their counseling sessions. The hardest part of the job was making sure all clients made it to their appointments on time during our busiest time of the day (3:30 pm - 7:00 pm). The most enjoyable part was making sure the clients made it to their appointments on time during the busiest time of the day.
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diverse clinical out patient mental health job
Clinician (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 28, 2015
35 hours per week. not a 9-5 job but flexible hours from 10-6, 11-7, or 12-8 to accommodate families and children after school. Schedules are Monday-Friday or Tuesday-Saturday. Caseloads of clients are in 42-48 range scheduling 7-9 clients per day. Engaging clients in individual, group, family counseling. Conducting psychosocial assessments and providing case management and referrals when needed. Wide variety of treatment modalities and diagnosis ranging from Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Bi-Polar Disorder, Adjustment Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorder, etc. Excellent job to obtain your LCSW hours. Collaborative and team approach with weekly supervision and staff meetings.
Pros
diverse clinical experience, 1199SEIU benfits
Cons
high case loads, no overtime benefits
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An agency-based learning environment for supporting the "non-traditional" student
Tutor (Former Employee) –  New York, New YorkFebruary 14, 2015
Northside strives to grow its clincal practice to support the student who struggles within the culture of a school he/or she attends, for reasons not limited to academic difficulties nor functional behavior, as its net is widely cast througout the Harlem community and is inclusive of a bilingual population who is en route to dual langauge acquisition, as well as students for whom language acquisition and adaptive daily living prove challenging. The agency, working through a medical model, is dedicated, through its best practices, to the understanding of underlying issues interferring with successful outcomes resulting in the greatest possible life achievement for whom it serves.
Pros
Well-established institution open to new programs.
Cons
Lack of space, lack of sustainable funding for expansion.
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It was a great learning experience
After School Prorgram Aid/Summer Counselor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 9, 2014
The hardest part of this job was learning the skill patient.
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Billing Clerk
Billing Clerk (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 26, 2014
• Provided assistance with billing at a mental health clinic by researching reasons for unpaid claims as well as appealing and reprocessing denied claims.
• Reconciled patient accounts as part of the revenue cycle management process.
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Great Place to Work
Program Therapist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 21, 2014
Northside provides a supportive work atmosphere and support. Employees are encouraged to grow in their work and given the tools needed to advance in their careers.
Pros
Flexible schedule, great benefits
Cons
Meeting clients hours
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Great Experience
HBCI worker (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 15, 2013
A typical day at work would be filled with paperwork, meeting with clients and families under your case load and occasionally meeting with professional services that are connected to your client and families.
I have learned a great deal about social services and that working with families is more essential than working with clients. Management works with staff in creating the best work environment possible. The combination of the staff create a supportive work environment. The hardest part of the job is working with families that are resistant to change and it is the most enjoyable part when families take on their challenges and persevere.
Pros
appropriate caseload, organized work environment, supportive staff, great experience
Cons
intimidation from working within a client's home environment
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very nice work environment
Home Visitor (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYDecember 5, 2012
Not a very secure place to work. The people are very nice, however many are frustrated and plan on leaving. I believe the company is trying to do their best, but fall short on paying qualified staff members.
Pros
the people are very nice
Cons
positions still not filled, causing the soc. ser. department to work in classrooms
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