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teachers aid (Former Employee) –  harris nyNovember 11, 2017
I got hurt by a student and in the end had to have months off of work, and when i returned i was basically fired because they didnt have a position for me. worst place to work. horrible pay. teachers are terrible
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An interesting place to work
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) –  Monticello, NYOctober 22, 2017
An interesting place to work. The Center for discovery is an interesting place to work it doesn’t offer their employees Millbrae operates in general the management is very poor lack in communication skills between the supervisors and staff the residents are great but this place needs a lot of help
Pros
Exposure to organic products
Cons
No meal breaks poor communication skills
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prefer other agencies
Residential Associate (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYAugust 21, 2017
typical day includes assisting disabled children and adults with daily living skills. The agency prides itself on its "innovative" techniques but it does not allow the individuals who reside here to make many choices for themselves. While the heart of the agency is in the right place the approach they take is very one sided. Opinions that clash with the way they want things done are not taken well and any attempt for a different approach is not taken well by management.
Cons
no breaks.
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good place to work if you have lots of patients
Overnight Residential Associate (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYAugust 21, 2017
good place to work, you will need lots of patients. the residents will be great and you will learn a lot from them and their needs and they also learn about you. but staff and supervisors terrible.
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Positive work environment. Friendly staff.
Resident Assistant (RA) (Current Employee) –  Monticello, NYAugust 8, 2017
I've learned the basic needs and care of individuals with disabilities. The center makes sure to create a variety of activities for the individuals to do.
Pros
Healthcare, paid time off
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My Time with TCFD
Residential Associate (Current Employee) –  Harris, NYAugust 4, 2017
A phenomenal agency that comes well-equipped with the tools and resources necessary to best serve both, its long-term residential and its commuting population. However, whether you are working in direct-care or human resources, etc., no matter what the level, there seems to be a lack in true care and investment in the greatest asset of any agency: its employees. There certainly needs to be more in the way of encouragement for employee longevity and continuity, rather than whatever is being done that currently contributes to their relatively high rate of turnover. A great place to work if you need experience working in human services.
Pros
benefits, experience
Cons
managerial incongruity and inconsistency with the agency misson
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Typical Evenings can be difficult
SENIOR RESIDENTIAL ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Harris, NYJuly 29, 2017
The Center for Discovery is a great place to work if the person is looking for some decent work with personal care. The workplace in my opinion can vary dependent in which facility you are placed in. There are good days and bad days but overall it can be hard to move up in rank. People tend to stay in the same place they were 10 years ago or leave within a month.
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TAZ Participant (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYJuly 26, 2017
The Center for Discovery is a constant growing agency that supports disable children. This agency provides the best quality of care in every life aspect. Their are constantly new opportunities to for staff to grow from.
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Cashier (Current Employee) –  Harris, NYJune 26, 2017
Achievement -achieves optimal levels of performance and accomplishment with residents and outpatients.
Communication skills -effectively communicates expectations, and excels in facilitating group discussions. Creativity – Appreciates employees' creative side.
Pros
on site day care and cafe
Cons
N/a
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relaxed dress code, poor communication between management and work force
HVAC Technician (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYJune 6, 2017
meet at central maintenance department, gather info from co-workers ,management/supervisor for problem areas. receive new work orders.vulgar communication between co- workers and supervisors. behavior tends to be reactive instead of proactive for handling work to accomplish.most co-workers friendly and willing to assist.hard to see so many clients/co-workers stressful conditions. completing work without sarcasm from boss. I've learned most jobs can be accomplished without stress if time and strategy is incorporated into the work to be done first.
Pros
relaxed dress code
Cons
stressful / reactive behavior
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Great place to earn workforce experience.
Residential Associate (Current Employee) –  Monticello, NYMay 22, 2017
The experience is definitely worth working there. I have gained more knowledge working here than I did before I started. It may have its ups and downs but I do enjoy working at the center for discovery.
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Great and Eye Opening experience
Program Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYMay 5, 2017
Assisting residents and being an advocate for them and helping throughout their day to achieve independency and reach for goals. Reaching out to parents and involving them in the process and improvements in their children.
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High expectations/ Below average Management ability
Residential Associate (Current Employee) –  Grahamsville, NYApril 28, 2017
Expect wild shift changes and lack of concern for your work/life balance. Also expected to use your personal vehicle to travel(sometimes multiple times during your shift) to multiple locations on campus.
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A learning experience
Residential Associate (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYApril 19, 2017
It was a fun, learning experience. I learned something new every day. It was a meaningful life experience and taught me a lot of patience in the process.
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Terrible company!!
Day Habilitation Assistant (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYApril 19, 2017
This company has all the tools to be such an amazing place but it is lacking great people to run it. I loved doing my job, it was the constant harassment of the HR department that did it for me.
Pros
The organic food, helping people
Cons
everything else
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Great place to work
Dance/Movement Therapy Intern (Current Employee) –  Monticello, NYApril 6, 2017
Love this place! Great place to learn. They welcome multidisciplinary treatments and collaborations. All colleagues were very friendly, and always helpful.
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residential facility helping people with daily activities
Residential Associate (Current Employee) –  Harris, NYApril 4, 2017
Staff helps with daily schedule, assisting with cooking,cleaning, showering and administering medication to the residents. You grow to love what you do. It is a very rewarding job.
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Poor upper management
Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) –  Harris, NYFebruary 14, 2017
The residents themselves are great. The upper management are all crooks. Mark Floyd is a poor excuse of a man. To say he was in the military he lacks discipline. Anyways putting others down like he is better than anyone. People like him put others down to make up for his short comings. We have to continue to write to OMRDD and OMH to get the real truth what goes on in this facility brought to the light. Will start with the board with the recordings that we have during some of the abuse that has taken place. No matter how long it takes. I will get the center top dogs expose for all the crocked things they do and allow. Those residents are out there by loved ones so they can be taken care of not abused. ARC and New Hope always have their residents in the neighborhood doing things. The Center keep their residents locked in like caged animals. They are afraid maybe they would take and really tell other in the community what is happening to them beyond closed doors.
Cons
Everything
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It was good
Residential Associate (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYFebruary 10, 2017
I would go back to work there if I moved back to NYit was a great place and especially the focus that they have for the residents.
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Fun place to work
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) –  Harris, NYJanuary 25, 2017
It was a learning experience all the time. Worked with handicap residents. learned about seizures, holistic approach in order to help them fulfill their dreams
Pros
Free meals
Cons
Inclement weather mos to the winter
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