great learning experience in the field of residential disability adult care
Resident Counselor (Former Employee) – Ballston Spa, NY – September 17, 2016
each day was interesting and challenging. variety. good rapport with most of the staff in each residential setting. vital. team effort, for the most part, was very good. lots of positive input from managers, supervisors, team leaders and therapists. would work again for this non profit agency. their employee education and staff continuing ed is the best i have seen in the health care industry. they absolutely exude a caring attitude toward their resident clients as well as their staff (internal and external). each house had its own dynamics and ideosyncracy's but the upper management and a team oriented approach to rectify any issues arising.over-all, a good experience working with the population of people and the oversight of the agency was welcomed.
loved working with the adult MR population
some residential settings lacked team work and communication, otherwise, for the most part, all was good experience
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – October 21, 2016
Working with the consumers is the best part of this job, not only do you become familiar with their individual needs and wants, they become family. Very high demanding job, but the rewards are what make it all worth it.
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – May 26, 2016
I love my job the pay is what makes it hard. The job was enjoyable, the tasks were somewhat easy to understand. There were very high expectations, but they lacked the support and pay. People were positive but it became harder as we started to lose employees overall wonderful job just need something more.
Residential Habilitation Assistant (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – October 14, 2015
Working in this organization was wonderful. I grew very attached to the patients I cared for. Administering their medications, helping bathe them, cooking their meals. The coworkers where a team. The hardest part was it was a behavioral home, so we would have to restrain them.
CDL Bus Driver (Current Employee) – Ballston Spa, NY – May 16, 2015
The culture here is one of a kind. Finely managed by our transportation director. . Typical day at work is picking up and entertaining consumers and driving them to their destinations. Wheelchairs, management of consumers.,
Working with people with developmentally challenges very rewarding
Crisis Intervention Specialist/ Program Manager (Former Employee) – Clifton Park, NY – April 23, 2015
Bridges is a decent company to work for. It is not the best nor the worst agency to work for in the field of human services. Some companies are more focused on the individual needs of the people the agency serves. Bridges however seems more focused on the needs of the staff.
RN (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – January 31, 2014
The most satisfaction with this job comes from working with the developmentally disabled population. The pay is well below the average nursing salary and the expectations are occasionally to work additional hours.
Dayhab Assistant (Former Employee) – Saratoga Springs, NY – July 28, 2013
The day was fast paced. It would start off with small tasks that residents performed that were monitored by staff. Later in the morning some form of class, or job related activity was performed in a few different groups led by staff. This taught you hands on different jobs from farm work, to folding clothes, and how to teach a class.
The management at my job site was fantastic. Very fair, and balanced. She was also very knowledgeable, and both a friend if needed, and a good boss always!
All co-workers would lend a hand to each other. The occasional bit of drama would happen, but it was usually sorted out quickly, and quietly.
The hardest part of the job was being pulled in a few directions at once. One resident may be starting a possible violent situation, while another may be teasing another resident. All while you are expected to complete daily tasks, and paperwork for billing. Also the pay was very low for the job.
The most enjoyable part of the job was feeling a "family" feeling with your residents, and (some) co-workers. Having an enjoyable boss, and management team helped as well. Learning many different jobs with the residents, and having great experiences with them, and the company as a whole was wonderful too.
Fullfilling work, good managment, good benefits, great experiences
LOW pay, possibility of being injured, sometimes a stressfull environment
Staff (Former Employee) – Clifton park – February 28, 2013
Sexual harassment a big problem, management literally turned their heads. Clients seem low on the importance totem pole, and only gain attention during fundraisers or state visits. staff members, no matter how hard they work are totally replaceable. There are other agencies that are more respectful to the consumer, I would look into them.