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Love what I do
Direct Care Worker (Current Employee), queensApril 9, 2014
Love working with the consumers. They enjoy recreation time they dance and eat together. The socialization is great for them.
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Over worked under compensated
Bilingual Applied Behavioral Sciences Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 17, 2014
Pros: free healthcare- no premium cost.
Cons: bad management
The most enjoyable part of the job was working with the individual consumers and their families.
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Productive and enjoyable Workplace
Senior Direct Service Professional (Current Employee), New Rochelle, NYFebruary 3, 2014
Very team oriented workplace. Amazing consumers to work with and help teach life skills. There is no hard part of this job if you are truly dedicated. The most enjoyable part of this job is the knowing that you are helping someone learn and achieve their independence through the lessons and work you have done with them.
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Interesting experience
Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York,NYJanuary 30, 2014
I have definitely learned a lot from my many years of working in this field- professionally and personally
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Rewarding work environment
Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee), Queens NYJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: management, free lunches and trips.
Cons: budget constraints.
A typical day is sometimes not long enough because of the fun and enjoyment of the activity and participants.

I have learned how to handle various temperaments and to diffuse situations that could escalate. I have also been trained in many aspects as it relates to policies, procedures and compliance of the program.

I personally like my direct management – more... they respect, trust and empower us to be all we can be and I appreciate it.

The relationship I have with my co-workers at this company is amazing. I would love if I could have that same chemistry in my other working relationship, we actually like and respect each other we even socialize outside of work.

Hardest part of the job is that it is not full time and the ups and down of travelling by mass transit.

Most enjoyable is seeing the satisfaction of the consumers, and we ourselves enjoy the activities. – less
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Excellemt expereince with wotking with the Developental Disable population
Assisted nurse (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYJanuary 23, 2014
Pros: excellent co workers, flexible schedule
Cons: poor salary
Assisted consumers with ADL's, escorted consumers to and from scheduled appointments, implemented recreational and educational activities.
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A diverse working environment
direct support professional (Current Employee), Bayside, NYJanuary 17, 2014
YAI has enabled me to establish a solid foundation in my field. I have a passion for this population and this agency shares that passion. Opportunities are present if you demonstrate drive and determination and the rewards can be very fulfilling. I work in a five to one ratio of staff and consumers at a volunteer job site. Here, social integration as – more... well as job, life and social skills play a major role in the day. Counseling as well as problem solving are essential, along with patience. This position has enabled me to see the potential within everyone and I am grateful for that. – less
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Good learning experience
Community Training Specialist (Current Employee), New York, New YorkJanuary 9, 2014
Pros: great benefits, great staff, additional supports.
Cons: low paying.
You will definitely learn a lot if you are planning a career in social service. Just don't expect the pay to be great when starting.
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Too much work, little pay
Medical Direct Service Professional (Former Employee), Little Neck, NYJanuary 2, 2014
Pros: free health insurance when you're a full time employee
Cons: don't get injured at work you only have 3 months to return then you're unemployed.
Worked with individuals with developmental and psychiatric disabilities. They were extremely low functioning and non-verbal. Required you to help them with all of their ADLs. YAI does not increase your salary. With a bachelors you are starting off with $12.98/hour. There's no union to support you. Some staff can be very lazy and bossy. You learn a lot – more... about psychiatric illnesses and feel rewarded when helping these individuals. – less
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Productive and diverse workplace
Healthcare Specialist (Current Employee), Queens, NYDecember 31, 2013
Changes come over time, I feel like this is the place you can start to make a difference in the world
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Constantly learning and growing!
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee), Bronx, NYDecember 26, 2013
Pros: new experience every day
A typical day at work involves caring for individuals with developmental disabilities and encouraging them to work on self management skills. Throughout my tenure here I've learned to be goal oriented, compassionate and flexible. My coworkers have been a pleasure to work with and each person contributes something valuable to the overall team. The hardest – more... part of my job is helping consumers when they are having a crisis because often times they have difficulty expressing themsleves. This requires staff to use verbal counseling skills to probe and figure out what is causing them to have this crisis and ultimately find a solution. This job is not at all easy but extremely rewarding to know that I am making a difference and being an advocate for these individuals and their rights. And that for me outweighs the challenges. – less
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Social worker
Assistant Residential Supervisor (Current Employee), New York, NYDecember 1, 2013
work for adults with developmental disabilities. feed them,bathe them and take them to day programs
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Elder supervision
School Counselor/Teacher (Former Employee), Tarrytown, NYNovember 27, 2013
great place to work to gain experience in the health field. Room for advancement and responsibilities are available immediately.
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Overall its a great organization to work for
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee), New York, NYOctober 19, 2013
Pros: benefits
Cons: less room for growth
Its a great company to work for but if you come in as an entry level staff it's quiet hard to move up the ladder. I also realized that there was a lot of favoritism especially at the management level. Overall the company has great benefits and is a great place to work if you have a family, its very family structured.
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group home
Direct Care Professional (Former Employee), Montvale, NJOctober 8, 2013
Pros: flexible
Cons: safety
Great learning experience. Learned a lot about mental health, dually diagnosed, and life skills. Love working with adults.
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Very flexible
Weekend Counselor (Former Employee), Queens, NYOctober 1, 2013
flexible setting; funny consumers; relaxed setting; fun activities; friendly staff
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Small private day care with new things to learn
Certified Third Level Teachers Assistant (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 26, 2013
Pros: flexibility, small classes
Cons: short breaks, no room for growth.
Working with children with severe disabilities, had some challenge but was able to take upon and learn a lot of new things. working together with the teacher and the other t.a. , was amazing. every one was easy going.
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Volunteer for 2012 Gala (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 4, 2013
Great event, great people! Worked event for school and would definitely do it again.
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poor place to work
med. rec. asst.clerk (Former Employee), BaysideAugust 23, 2013
Pros: staff is friendly, hours are good
Cons: job progam is the worst, cheap with employment.
I was with the company 13 years as a file clerk.The mangment doesn't live up to standards and fail on listening to staff when problems come about.They also rely on state and government funding.The job program is the worest lack of truth.
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Very caring
Residential Counselors/ Senior AM DSP (Former Employee), Bronx, NYJuly 25, 2013
physically draining on the body

will get lot of scars to body

pay don't reflect work load

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About YAI/NIPD

The YAI National Institute for Disabilities Network (YAI/NIPD) serves developmentally and learning-disabled people and their families – Read more