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The Center for Discovery Employer Reviews

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Productive work environment
Medical Assistant (Current Employee), NYOctober 25, 2014
a typical day at work- pleasant
what you learned- time management
management- well organized
your co-workers- supportive
the hardest part of the job- schedule
the most enjoyable part of the job- working with kids
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Residents make you feel good about working here.
Residential Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYOctober 23, 2014
Pros: good working atmosphere.
Cons: far from my home.
Nice place to work. Coworkers and supervisor are kind and courteous.
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Enjoyable
Seasonal Day Care Associate (Current Employee), Harris, NYSeptember 16, 2014
I liked this job. I enjoyed the comppany of my coworkers. Also, the management was good
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Great services for residents
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Fallsburg, NYJune 25, 2014
Although a specialty, not many skills used. Mostly medication administration and paperwork. Didn't learn much.
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Amazing and uplifting
Senior Residential Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYDecember 20, 2013
Pros: they grow their own foods on their farm
Cons: isolation they don't go out in the community with the individuals
amazing population to work for, the company has amazing amenities for the population they support
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Great job for mature individuals
Residential Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYJuly 31, 2013
Pros: benefits, management, experience
Cons: security, traveling, athority
The job was difficult at first but after a few weeks it was awesome, the training they send you too kinda makes it a little worse than what it really is.
Every house you work in is different but none the less you are required to take care of the residents at all cost, bathing, activities, teaching, eating, etc.
MOST IMPORTANT to them is safety (of course) – more... but they require you to follow certain guild lines and if you react too quickly or too late that could cost you your job.
This job has a very high turn over rate, most because they hire kids right out of highschool who needs a job & people who go to college.
Overall the job has more pros than cons, but no matter how long and dedicated youve been with this company if you mess up once they will fire you without question. – less
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Either you love it or you hate it.
Teacher's Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYJuly 24, 2013
Pros: facilities and grounds
Cons: stress levels and lack of support
Just know that you're in for a challenge. The gap between the people who do direct care and those who are administrators is massive and therefore leads to a lot of misunderstandings and/or lack of respect. Inadequate breaks are a huge issue when you are in such a high stress environment. If you are the kind of person that can brush off aggressive behaviors – more... and can stay detached with a sense of humor, you will flourish. If you carry stress with you and become emotionally invested, you will be overwhelmed. The facilities are incredible but the expectations of perfection within them can be unreasonable. Your coworkers will be your safety net, but this is a school so you can always run into messy miscommunications right quick. – less
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Busy environment.
Residential Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYApril 22, 2013
Learned alot about taking care of other individuals.The co-workers were friendly to work with.
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This is a great environment for Children with ASD or multiple disabilities
Skills Trainer (Current Employee), Harris, NYFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: the residents are able to conduct vocational skills on an organic farm
Cons: the hours
The most enjoyable part of my job is watching the growth in each individual resident
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Learn some values
Overnight Residential Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYFebruary 12, 2013
Pros: extra holiday every month
Cons: can be stressful
The job was nothing like I expected, taking care of autistic people is rewarding and makes you learn things you never would have before.
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As a Resident Associate...
Resident Associate (Former Employee), Harris, NYFebruary 4, 2013
Pros: excellent benefits, positive atmosphere
Cons: lack of direct supervision of workers at all times, lack of responsibility on the part of some workers
You will be in care for a group of residents with severe developmental disabilities. This is an emotionally exhaustive job, but if you have a personality which thrives on caring for others, you will find it enjoyable. You also complete required paperwork, help the residents with daily living skills, cleaning, chores, activities and are expected to be – more... at work no matter the weather. Management could be better, as there is little supervision of staff during the shift and as a result many of the co-workers slack off and sometimes you end up doing their work on top of your own. The hardest part of the job is dealing with behaviors from the residents and dealing with co-workers when they do not work. The most enjoyable aspect of the job is knowing you are helping people who would otherwise be overlooked, and really learning from the residents. – less
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Working with individuals with disabilities
Staff nurse LPN (Former Employee), Harris, NYOctober 31, 2012
Pros: working with some great staff
Cons: being phsyically assulted by clients
Medication administration, ordering inventory and medications, wound care, tracheotomy care, foley care, breathing treatments, feeding tubes, adaptive equipment,
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Very rewarding field of work.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee), Harris, NYOctober 13, 2012
The Center for Discovery offers a very rewarding field of work.
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Fun workplace with lots of opportunities
Teacher Assistant, Direct Caregiver (Former Employee), Harris, NYAugust 20, 2012
I provided support and assistance with daily living. I learned a lot about the autism spectrum and people with medical disabilities. My co-workers were fun, energetic, and eager to work. The hardest part of the job was learning how to handle people with disabilities and how to take care of their needs. The most enjoyable part of working at The Center – more... For Discovery was helping the students overcome a challenging goal. – less
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Fun and Educating workplace
Teacher's Associate (Current Employee), Harris, NYFebruary 26, 2012
Pros: great hours, great atmosphere
Cons: no raises
The Center for Discovery is really great with their work ethics. They also are great with the children and adults they provide care and services to.

September 20, 2012

The Center often overworks their employees without adequate breaks and lunch hours because the children and adults that you work for need constant attention and there is no one to take your place. Also, I have found that if you feel that you are being treated unfairly as an employee, there is no union to go to because they do not permit it. So on one hand yes, it is a wonderful place to work but, there are flaws.