Perfect environment to advocate for individuals engaged in the Criminal Justice System with substance abuse issues.
Part Time Social Worker (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – June 28, 2016
I worked for Samaritan Village four days a week facilitating two groups a week (Anger Management and Parenting). I also conducted assessments, generated bio-psychosocials, and met with residents for individual sessions. Great opportunity to advocate for and provide support services to clients in an inpatient therapeutic community who have a combination of legal, substance abuse, employment, and housing issues.
Food Service Manager (Former Employee) – New York City, NY – June 28, 2016
Samaritan Village didn't offer advancement opportunities, and expected employees to step outside of their job descriptions and wear many hats. It was a salaried position so there was no over time pay though you would work fifty to sixty hours a week. Many of the employees were hired from their client base, these were former drug addicts normally employed after long periods of unemployment.
As the cook I ate for free and got to work with a clientale of veterans.
Had to switch gears on a moments notice, and accept rude behavior from upper management
Intake Worker (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – May 23, 2016
I enjoyed working as an intern and learned about the field. Its the perfect place to observe and analyze the work the work that has to be done. I was in the intake area and I liked that work because of the communication involved with prospective clients.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – May 12, 2016
Working at my current job allows me the opportunity to work with a population I had not worked with in the past. The main thing is to provide the client quality service and support them in the development of their decision making in their future journey. My co-workers are the best group of people I have had the pleasure of working with. It is pleasant and team work is a culture for us. The hardest part of my job is working with the housing specialist finding suitable housing for the clients, with the rent being so high in NYC. The most enjoyable part of my job is finding suitable housing for the clients and moving them into their new home.
Driver (Former Employee) – Elenville, ny – February 29, 2016
Driving for Samaritan Village, was very rewarding and beneficial to me, it helped me to get to know people of different cultures and Backrounds. It also helped me to breakout of my shell, And become a better person.
Assissted families in returning to their home after the destruction of Hurricane Sandy
Case Manager, Hurricane Sandy (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – February 5, 2016
Reporting to the deputy director to devise a plan that will return more than 85% of families back into permanent housing. The plan included providing resources that will enable the families to return to the community and lead productive stable lives.
Management was very seasoned. My co workers were eager to learn and implement new ideas to make the transition into permanent housing smoother.
The hardest part of the job was the clients that did not want to comply with standard rules and regulations.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing families reunited again in stable and comfortable housing.
Benefits housing case mgmnt (Current Employee) – Elmhurst, NY – January 9, 2016
I was hired as a Benefits Coordinator originally then I was given the responsibilities as case Manager and Housing Specialist. I am diverse with multiple benefits offered by the City of New York. The hardest part of the Job is helping the clients be self sufficient and self empowered.
Being Able to be well veresed in all benefits and Housing Programs
Case Manager/ Drug Counselor (Former Employee) – Jamaica, NY – December 26, 2015
Well, a typical day at work will be conflicts among clients and some time clients having a problem with staff or vise verse ; however, in the process of these conflicts I learned how to manage and take control of the situation; although, there were one or two occasions were the authorities (police) had to be called; nevertheless, conflicts were not the only thing I was able to manage. like charts that had to be kept up to date, such as case notes, independent living plans (ILP's) and so on, but equally important or even more, so is how to manage clients in helping them in their situation, and great co-workers that had assisted me in getting the job done and like wise. My co-workers did what they had to do in order to make sure that the clients were getting the help they needed to move on to the next level in life, such as, permanent housing although housing placement was our primary aim my co-workers made sure that any other needs where met like mental health and so; in addition, to after care, meaning when they move out we do follow ups to make sure they are doing well in paying their rent on time or any other issues that may occur. Furthermore, the hardest part of the job was finding affordable housing. This was difficult because the client had to fit a criteria, for example, the client had to be 60 years old with an illness or illnesses, but the client might be sick, but only 55 years old. this automatic disqualify the client. The shortage of affordable housing programs is one of the major problems when it comes to working in shelters. another example, is sharemore... living this is for clients who are on public assistance and welfare is willing to pay 215.00 dollars a month, but the conditions are hazardous and dangerous and no place for any human being to life, as a result the clients come back disappointed and angry. furthermore, to find employment with an income to pay for rent and their daily living. This can be very problematic because most of the clients did not complete high school or archived a GED, for the clients that might have one are usually faced with mediocre jobs that pays minimum wages or under. In addition, immigrants were another issues that was faced on the job they definitely cannot find legal employment, which prove employment and is needed to obtain housing. Other big issue that was hard about the job was being short of staff, mostly case managers another one was clients who had ACS cases that the housing specialist along with the case manger could only seek for housing placement for the client and not the family, as a whole, so the outcome will be that the client will end up back into the shelter systems, when her children return back to her. Moreover, to see the clients being homeless in general is also one of the hardest part of the job; however, there is a bright side to the day to day challenges that life brings and that is the joy of overcoming the challenges that were mention above with positive enforcement in assisting the clients in obtaining employment, housing, education, and so on. there is no better joy then helping a client overcome a issues that they felt helpless about. Although they may have more then one problem its best to take one a day at a time and to see them for the whole person because the clients are just not homeless.less
Case Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 22, 2015
Typically, its all about the veteran and helping them with referrals, linking them to community agencies, etc. The management is new and learning, the supervisor is committed to helping the veteran. The hardest park would be when a veteran is about to be evicted and the courts don' make it any easier. The most enjoyable is moving the veteran into permanent housing.
I have many friends for life, that I met from working here. I learned a lot about the harmful effects from drug addiction.
Healthcare Coordinator/Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, NY – November 8, 2015
I worked at two facilities at SV as a Health Coordinator. IMO, the salary was too low for the many responsibilities that I was responsible for. Too many staff meetings, trainings and rules. I was constantly going over to Briarwood for these trainings. When a Nurse would leave their employ at one of their facilties, management would take their time when re-hiring another Nurse, which meant that you would be called to fill in until another nurse was hired. That meant weeks where you were working at two facilities at one time. The Nursing Supervisor and the Program Director at my facility was inept and very unprofessional. I left after much dis-satisfaction towards the end. I now work at a facility where I work as a Health Speciaist/Case Manager but it is less stressful, I receive more benefits and perks, great pay with raises every year, room for advancement and I have a wonderful supportive Supervisor who is also my friend and always supports my efforts. I would recommend SV to anyone looking for an entry level position and needs to acquire experience but then move on.
Case Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 26, 2015
Depending on what location you're at will determine how long you'll stay or how many opportunities you will be afforded. It's definitely a good entry level location but not an organization to stay at for multiple years.
Working as a Human Resource/Recruiting Intern was very informative. I learned how to organize an HR folder and file paperwork. The management team was friendly, but distant for sure because of their workload. My co-workers were also very friendly and a bit closer to reach and communicate with verbally. The hardest part of my job I'd say was the long hours I had to spend sitting in my chair while I was working. The most enjoyable part however was being able to communicate with people from all different works of life.
Being included events such as Baby Showers for women on the job.
maintenance/porter (Former Employee) – New York – May 5, 2015
It sound like job security with good benefits. And a place to that has job growth. Also where people care for each other where one can counted on help from a friend it Saunders as a good place to work.