Custodian (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – September 15, 2016
Almost everyone is nice besides a few people that you don't actually see usually. Those people are the problem. Get rid of them and it'd be a lot better work environment. The people I work(ed) with are friendly and easy to get along with. We use teamwork to get things done if someone is falling behind or what not and it works perfectly fine, but those few people do everything in their little power to step on our toes. To sum this job all up with one word...DRAMA. We come in, do our job, and leave apparently teamwork and doing a great job doesn't matter here.
Administration Assistant (Current Employee) – Latham, NY – August 31, 2016
An overall nice organization to work for. The people and the work culture are great. They have good benefits and are family friendly, with flex scheduling for many positions. However, there are not many opportunities for advancement.
Maintenance (Current Employee) – Schenectady, NY – August 25, 2016
Worst job ever management lies let's there favorites get away with anything. Give promises that are never fulfilled. Cheap labor for the amount of work they want done. Major clicks unless you are in the click you work environment won't be fun.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – July 29, 2016
I loved working with the clientele, I did not care for how the place was ran with regards to favoritism and not being supportive when I was pregnant and had many high risk appointments. They are a person centered approach which I like.
Recreation Manager (Current Employee) – Latham, NY – July 29, 2016
Although I took a new job position for the agency, the work load is not divided evenly. Some administration expects more and compensation is not evenly dispersed. Great co-workers, The hardest part of the job is that the support is low from certain parts of the agency. The best part of the job is the Community integration and getting others out in the community.
Direct Service Professional - Day Program Staff (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – February 18, 2015
Wildwood's strength used to be its staff. Their quality staff pool continues to dwindle as poor management decisions and lack of reasonable compensation for high-end human service workers discourage people from staying with the agency.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Schenectady, NY – November 26, 2014
I have worked for other agencies in the area and have a good 5 years experience. I the policies are still years behind the rest and since there is lack of employment in the agency they will force you to stay past your shifts plenty of times this occurred with me. Please work for other agencies as this one isunprofessional
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Latham, NY – January 11, 2014
As a direct support professional I assisted individuals with developmental disabilities in caring for themselves and maintaining their independence. Typically i provided instruction of self-care and hygiene, assisting them with living independently or in a residential setting, and providing them with support in securing and maintaining employment.
I enjoyed working at Wildwood. I enjoyed working with individual that I felt that I could make a difference in their life.
Community Support Team Manager (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – August 29, 2013
1. Read staff's progress notes and review plans that weren't address. 2. Being available for staff and individuals being served regularly, by phone, email, face to face. 3. Writing plans for individuals being serviced. 4. Being available to meet with families or finding programs for those being serve. 5. Making sure individuals homes are safe and sanitary.
The hardest part of the job was ensuring that those being served was not taken advantage of by others especially financially.
Individuals finally accomplishing a goal that they set for themselves, i.e. successfully counting demention of money or saving for an items that was on their wish list.