Vanderheyden Hall Employee Reviews in United States

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Excellent training
Residential Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYSeptember 21, 2015
Exciting place to work with opportunity for advancement and supportive management. Enjoyed working with Qualified professionals and opportunity to make a difference in individuals lives. Non for profit but good pay, benefits, and great work environment. It was a different day each day as you are working with individuals with developmental disabilities. They keep you grounded and love the support.
Pros
Professional staff
Cons
Sometimes long hours
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Very nice employer to work for.
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, N.Y.September 24, 2015
I loved everyone here. The management were very involved and we all knew each other by name. I felt appreciated for all that I did.
Pros
Plenty of overtime
Cons
Low pay
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This was a nice job especially when you see client progress
Direct Care Worker I (Former Employee) –  Troy, New YorkMay 1, 2015
Get to my assigned group home. Start working at designated hour whether it be early morning shifts or evening or overnight shifts. The facility lacked a good manager however it was a great learning experience. The hardest part was times of client crisis and having to restrain. Also passing out medications was at times a bit stressful. The most rewarding part of this job was when a client was actually released from the facility to start a new life.
Pros
meals were with clients
Cons
no real breaks at all
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Upper Management is terrible
middle management (Current Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYApril 15, 2015
The place is run terribly by upper management. Despite the efforts of lower management and direct care, it makes working there comical at times and the residents suffer greatly because of it. They would rather spend money on getting an assistant to the assistant of the assistant to the business assistant than those who actually help the population and the population itself.
Pros
rewarding work
Cons
too many to write
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Need work very un-organized not very stable...
Internship (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYMarch 24, 2013
If you enjoy working with youth and getting to know the youths it is hard to do here. They bounce you around way too much from one residence to the other. I was an intern that was not supposed to be alone with any of the youth but nobody followed them rules and was in some hairy situations.
Pros
good to work with youth
Cons
not good to be bounced around and managers don't pay attention...
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fun place to work at
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYAugust 11, 2013
i would pick the kids up from school and walk them up to the units. We would start chores so that they could have there free time after dinner. Management was very helpful with the kids. Hardest part was restraing the kids. Most enjoyable was going to the movies or playing basketball with them.
Pros
helping young kids get through there problems
Cons
long shifts when the kids are miss behaving
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great place to work
Direct Care Supervisor (Former Employee) –  troy, nyJuly 29, 2014
Vanderheyden hall was a great place to work and opened my eyes to the work in which we live in. The hours and job are very demanding and was difficult to have a personal life. Overall, however, the job is great for someone who is right out of college looking to gain some assistance in getting a masters degree.
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Professional and Quality Service Delivery Oriented
Quality Assurance Specialist (Current Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYMarch 24, 2012
Vanderheyden Hall is an agency assisting troubled youth, who are mandated to treatment by court order. The goal of the agency is to reunite individuals with their families or return productive individuals into their respective communities.
Pros
medical benefits
Cons
low salary
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Great place to work with kids
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYJuly 20, 2014
working with at risk teens in a residential setting with a school on campus
Pros
great setting on campus, with lots of kids to interact with
Cons
having to be mandated to extra shifts if staff shortage
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Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYOctober 13, 2014
Staff could be rude. There were staff that should not have been working in particular positions in the agency. Many things were not updated in the group homes.
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Vanderheyden is an interesting place to work
Teachers Aide (Former Employee) –  NYNovember 4, 2014
You learn to guide different types of kids through all type of situations.
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working with the kids
Assist residents (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYOctober 23, 2013
I loved working here with the kids and be able to talk to the teens
Pros
ate for free
Cons
communication with supervisor
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Direct Care Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Wynantskill, NYFebruary 24, 2014
Needs to improve management skills, not a good place to work.
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3.7
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