Qsac is an agency where you can grow as well as learn during the process.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), New York, NY – July 10, 2013
My typical day at wok includes light office duties, making sure the individuals are engaged in appropriate activities, and ensuring staff completes all assigned tasks. Ive learned a lot since I been with the agency such as different disabilities, medications, and state regulations. As a manager you have to think and act quick, treat everyone respectfully, – more... as fair as possible, know your staff, and always be professional no matter the circumstances. You should always be kind and polite to your co- workers they are like your family away from home, you are around them more than your family. The hardest part of the job would be the challenging behaviors in which the individuals exhibit when something is wrong with them. When you know your individual, you know what gets them upset, what makes them happy, and seeing them happy is the best reward and the most enjoyable part of the job. – less
Day Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee), Astoria, NY – May 2, 2013
Pros: giving back
Cons: no room for grown in the company
This will always be one of my favorite jobs i have for the simple fact that i worked with autistic adults and children. Before having this job i didn't know anything about autism and it's a serious topic and till this day i spread autism awareness. This job taught me patience and a lot of it. A typical day would be be teaching motor skills in a one – more... on one setting, then a community inclusion which would involve a trip to the park or the movies and putting those skills to the test to integrate consumers within the community. the hardest part of the day is when consumers have behaviors they dont always go as planned so we were trained to deal with situations accordingly so the consumer, innocent by standers or our selves get hurt. – less
Therapy Assistant/Group Leader (Current Employee), Whitestone, NY – March 25, 2013
QSAC's after school program in whitestone is an amazing place to work. It's flexible for college students, it requires training to become an amazing therapy assistant, it offers plenty of room for growth and advancement, and there is a great sense of comfort. It makes me feel like my co workers and supervisors are my family. I've learned how to treat – more... and take care of those of disabilities. It made me appreciate those who are less fortunate, and made me want to provide a great atmosphere for them. Management is amazing. They push for us to be great at what we do. My co-workers are level headed, easy to talk to, and great encouragers. The hardest part of the job is when there is hardly any staff for a day, and there are so many kids and paper work to complete within the span of three hours; but I always seem to get it done. The most enjoyable part of the job is when I first get there, excited to see my consumers and staff. When we join together and play a game with all of he children and seeing everyone smiling and happy. – less
Example: Productive and fun workplace with ping pong table
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), Whitestone, NY – August 8, 2012
Pros: the children can be rewarding to work with.
Cons: not enough staff a lot of the time, can be stressful.
The environment was laid back sometimes. The kids can be rewarding to work with sometimes. The bookwork was very strict a lot of the time. I enjoyed when we did art stuff with them; it seemed to relax the kids most times.
Habilitation Specialist/Senior Overnight Counselor (Former Employee), Queens, NY – April 29, 2012
Cons: no breaks
When I arrived on the overnight shift, consumers are in bed resting for the next day to attend Day Hab. I learned how to deal with consumers who are autistic. The hardest part of the job at times was working long hours.On my shift I only worked with one other co-worker. The most enjoyable part of the job, is when I take my consumers out in the field – more... for recreation. – less