Residence Program Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NY – February 20, 2014
Pros: alot of overtime
Cons: no coverage for per diems
A typical day at work consists of a lot of hard work and patience. Working for UCP , I learned how to use a blood pressure machine and a G tube. The Management and fellow staff members at UCP is very cooperative and unified. Hardest part working at UCP is dealing with the consumers mood swings. Working at UCP, I enjoyed interacting with the consumers.
Fi-Tech, Administrator Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 25, 2013
Pros: great hours and having all the school days holidays off.
Cons: no steady directors on site, 7 within the 5 years i was there.
A typical day at work was checking the phone to see who was out, then do classroom coverage, announce bussing when the children arrived. Take care of classroom and office supplies weekly, do clinicians schedules on the computer and their attendance. Add new students to the Board of Education Pre-K Rider System, Do lunch count and order lunches for the – more... students. Take chldrens daily attendance and give out their breakfast. Do requisitions for supplies and give petty cash when needed. Do the expenditures report allocating to $ 600.00. Give training to new clinicians on the computer for the Education Tracking System, Process clinicians timesheets and fax to the proper agencies.
I learned how to run a program and teaching a director how to run the program was not an easy task per say.
Management wasn't always available as they were busy with other things or out of the building. When two office staff members retired the new director thought he can sit back and be on his iphone letting me handle all the work with no assistance. He turned to be angry unsensitive and unprofessional yelling and using fowl language to staff.
Co-worker were great, they were team players when it came to the children.
The hardes part of the day was when we had to call the ambulance for one of the disable children.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the children smile or accomplish something that they were working on. So when the day went by smoothly with no emergencies it was an awesome feeling which meant all the children were find. – less
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NY – May 1, 2013
Pros: benefits, job advancements
Cons: pay rates are based by experience except for the hha's
Love the consumers main reason why i'm working here. only thing is there are too many rules and regulations to follow other than that its the perfect place to work if you're looking to work with the developmentally disabled.
Direct Care Counselor (Former Employee), New York, NY – February 21, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Being a direct care counselor, i supervised and assist patients with severe to mild autism, Administered medication, recorded and accounted for any injuries. Prepared meals kept track of patient’s finances and recorded information daily. Assisted on daily outing’s, organized and planned activities for patients, and provided a nurturing environment for – more... patients. – less
Habilitation Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NY – January 8, 2013
The day started off slow as we waited for the consumers to come to program,,,Then the fun times begin, with taking them on outings, having fun talking and laughing allowing the consumer to enjoy themselves..
Habilitation Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NY – August 22, 2012
Cons: short breaks and not enough pay
i enjoy working where there is structure and not exceptions to the rules. On a typical work day its very busy and the dynamic can change in the building at any time because of the population i work with. i've learned alot about individuals with disabilities. the most enjoyable thing about my job is advocating for clients. the most challenging thing – more... is making sure my clients needs and wants r taking care of. – less