Clients are wonderful once they get used to you they will love you unconditionally.
Direct Care Staff (Former Employee) – Maywood, NJ – March 1, 2017
Worst company ever. They treat staff very bad, mess up your checks and award the staff who was with company longer more than the ones who gets the job done. You learn one thing at training and once you start it seems like it all gets thrown out the window.
Treats staff terrible, very unorganized, lack of team work
Program Manager (Former Employee) – Northvale, NJ – January 21, 2017
I am on call 24 hrs The first thing i review are the critical logs from the previous shift I Check and respond to all emails. I ensure all the scheduled medical appointment for the residents for that day are setup up and conducted. I do finance and pay bills for residents. I ensure any evening recreation events posted for residents are attended. Each resident has an IHP goal and i help them reach it, as well as complete all monthly report on their progress. I make sure i have the required staff on shift for all the residents.. The nicest part of my job is my interaction with residents and the feeling i get from helping them. The hardest part of my job is juggling meeting, staff coverage and maintaining all costs within budget
Payroll Coordinator (Former Employee) – River Vale, NJ – August 16, 2016
Nice work environment, pleasant settings, pleasant HR department, nice coworkers, plenty of opportunities for advancement, decent pay once you are promoted to a management position. Best feature is organization was started by parents to ensure their adult children with developmental disabilities always had a home. Client centered environment.
Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee) – River Vale, NJ – July 29, 2016
This place is truly amazing and bends over backwards for its clients and employees! Great place to learn and evolve! Great benefits including awesome health care. Pay is slightly lower than market value due to Not For Profit status but compensation is made up through the benefits in my opinion.
Group Home Counselor (Current Employee) – Tenafly, NJ – July 13, 2016
A typical day at work involves bathing and feeding clients and taking them to any medical appointments or to their day programs. If a nurse isn't present you will have to administer meds but you receive all the training necessary to do the job. The hardest part is sometimes the people you work with but the clients are great. There's definitely room for growth.
Group Home Counselor (Former Employee) – Rivervale, NJ – May 12, 2016
everyone one and staff are great to work with lots of growth as team player the job is excellent the students were full of life everyone has respect for each other The only bad thing is the weather in the winter
substitute (Former Employee) – Edison, NJ – November 13, 2015
The company has a great mission but the pay is low and they do not offer frequent raises. Upper management does not care and they are detached from the residential program. The disciplinary sucks and they drag thier feet to terminate bad staff.
Group Home Counselor (Former Employee) – Westwood, NJ – June 22, 2015
Assist residents with daily lifestyles. help them complete their daily goals. best part of my job is communication with the residents and making them know that they are special in their own way. preparing their daily meal and see them smile is ought to be the best working experience i had.
Lead direct care counselor (Current Employee) – Closter, NJ – December 24, 2014
Spectrum is a great place to send your loved ones, they have very high standards and always follow policy. They treat people as independently as possible. The staff are very nice, caring, and respectful. I learned cpr, first aid, and went to multiple other classes that help understand the clients better, and they are very helpful.
My typical work day would start at 3pm and end at 11pm I would help with preparing foo for the clients, feed the clients that need help with feeding, bathe the clients that need help bathing. If there are activities planned for them, I would get them ready for the activities, drive them to and from the activities. When its time to go to bed, I would get them ready for bed, and put them to bed.
Always had different activities or the clients, never got bored
Lead Evening Supervisor (Current Employee) – Ringwood, NJ – October 14, 2014
the job is worth coming to. A typical night I would go in and most of the residents would be sleeping. I wake them in the morning to get them ready for work and program. my co-workers are good to work with.