Assistant Residential Manager (Current Employee) – Depew, NY – December 5, 2016
I work with individuals with developmental disabilities and I enjoy being a part of their everyday lives. My co-workers can be difficult to work with and there is a heavy turnover rate in employment. In my job I have learned to be patient and have a deeper understanding of those with a disability. The hardest part of this job is when a resident passes away. We become so attached to them that they are family. The most enjoyable part of this job is the relationships we build with the residents and the smile they bring to your face the minute you walk into work. They melt your heart.
Working with the residents
Lack of recognition by upper management, employee turnover rate.
IRA Specialist (Current Employee) – Depew, NY – November 9, 2016
Ive learned a lot working at southeast works it is an environment everyone would to be around everyone is the agency is very nice when you don't know something or need help you can count on you co worker ive learned that
Behavior Specialist (Former Employee) – Depew, NY – April 18, 2016
Although the job of a masters level behavior specialist is interesting and creative, it is hard work for very little pay (<14/hr) which is unfortunately endemic to the human service industry. Very high turn over in this agency. various education levels trying to work together creates a difficulties in reaching goals and communicating. There are other agencies in the area that have their acts together a bit better.
Job title (Current Employee) – Buffalo, NY – February 24, 2015
Its a company that has some work to do, but it's a growing company that is trying. Staff are decent and management is ok. The agency is working on enhancing employee morale and attempting to make the agency a better place to work.
Registered Nurse, Staff (Current Employee) – Elma, NY – February 22, 2015
I enjoy working for Southeast Works. I am currently employed with this agency, but am looking elsewhere for employment. I work full time at 40 hours a week, but have a flexible schedule which is great with having a young son. I love my job and enjoy the staff that I work with, but the agency currently lacks structure and a strong management team. I am hoping this is corrected in the near future.
Flexible schedule, good benefits
On call every 2 weeks without compensation, lack of structure
DRIVER (Former Employee) – Depew, NY – May 29, 2014
Management at any level was mediocre at best. Did not care about employees just looked out for #1 management that is. Only positive was the workers/consumers they are good people. Would not recommend working there.
Staff person (Former Employee) – Lancaster ny – February 23, 2014
Small agency located in Depew with good workshop. Group homes centrally located, pay not great, but in keeping with other not-for-profits. Management is inexperienced and is often fumbling and do not take accountability for their actions.
Medicaid Service Coordinator (Current Employee) – Depew New York – April 26, 2013
A typcial day in the life of a Service Coordinator is not an easy one. There are many stressors to this type of work as you are responsible for the lives and well being of about 30 to 35 peple on average. The pay is not very good but the health insurance is very good. I have been there because I love the people I serve. My participants are wonderful people who definately keep life interesting, there is rarely a dull moment. From my time at Southeast Works I have learned a lot about the workings of Medicaid and Medicare. You have to learn the rules to be able to know what medical services and equipment an individiual is entitled to. I learned the steps of how someone can become eligibble for OPWDD (Office of People with Developments Disabilities) Servoces. I have a great respect for the developmentall disabled. They strive to try and be as indpendent as they can be often wanting to be more independent then they are able to. This population has taught me to be happy for the life I was born to and the opprotunities I have been afforded. My co-workers are wonderful people. I can bounce ideas off of them or talk out a problem to brian storm for solutions. This group of people are very special and dear to my heart. The hardest part of my job is putting it down at the end of my work day. I also need a lot of patience for working with my clients. Since they have developmental disabilities sometimes they need things explained to them a certain way and it is my job to figure out what style best works for their understanding. My background in working with childrenmore... has helped in this department because although I can become frsutrated I never take it out on them because it is not their fault I just need to try a different way. The most enjoyable part of my work is helping people. I love knowing that my individual is getting to do somethign they enjoy or accomplished something by me helping them find what they need in order to gain this learning. I find helping people to be a very rewarding job. less
anonymous (Current Employee) – Depew, NY – February 27, 2013
Southeast is filled with a culture that fosters creativity, community, and commitment. I have learned so much, grown so much, over the last few years. I have watched the staffs commitment to providing the best services they possibly can and engaging our individuals in some pretty great activities. I am proud to say I work for Southeast Works.