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The Wonder of Working with Individuals with Disabilities
PART-TIME DIRECT SUPPORT PROVIDER (Current Employee), New York, NYJanuary 6, 2015
Pros: teamwork, work in general
Cons: n/a
Its a wonder being int the life of an individual with disabilities where you can make a difference. The enjoyment and satisfaction felt when they complete a goal worked on, is overwhelming. The environment is what you make it when you contribute to making a difference. Team work on the parts of your management, coworkers and/ or the individual themselves bring about new light to the work day. The hardest part of the job would be the administration of medication when prescriptions change but one the initial change happens and the regimen is followed it then becomes the easiest part of the job.
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Great support
N/A (Current Employee), Manhattan, NYJanuary 4, 2015
Pros: benefits, atmosphere
Cons: pay
YAI is an overall good place to work for. Benefits are outstanding. Dental, health, and vision insurance paid for. The pay for my type of work is minimal though. The people and culture there are fantastic. Always willing to help.
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Great place to work.
Certified Teachers Assistant (Former Employee), College Point, NYDecember 22, 2014
Management and staff are amazing. Great teachers who care about the kids.
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Supervisor of group home for people with developmental disabilities
Supervisor of Residential Services (Current Employee), Glen Cove, NYNovember 19, 2014
Typical duties of the Residential Group Home Supervisor position entails supervising staff, providing care to individuals with developmental disabilities, and completing various administrative tasks such as; staff Kronos time sheet approvals, petty cash approvals and submissions for reimbursement, managing coverage and staff schedules for over 20 staff members, approving invoices, submitting Medicaid fee determinations, managing SNAP (food stamp) benefits for individuals served, and management of in house ledgers for individuals served. Other responsibilities on a regular basis include training staff members to comply with OPWDD regulations, creating Individualized Service Plans, conducting investigations in accordance with Justice Center, OPWDD, and YAI guidelines. I've learned to effectively manage a team of staff members working in a fast paced environment and have expanded my experiences in working with individuals of various disabilities. Working with our individuals has become the most rewarding part of my profession and I am proud of my acheivements and accomplishments.
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Great concept but...
Project Assist (Current Employee), queens, nyOctober 31, 2014
I do love what this organization is all about but when it comes to advancement within the company they tend to be misleading and find ways to keep you in the position that you are trying to advance from.
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Lots of great professionals to learn from
Assistant Behavioral Intervention Specialist (Current Employee), NYOctober 27, 2014
Pros: great benefits package
Cons: low pay and lots of state budget cuts
There are so many perks here. The clients find their way into your hearts and stay there. There are just so many cuts right now there are a lot of sacrifices going on right now. It should get better soon.
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Productive and fun work place
Direct Service Professional (Current Employee), Bainbridge, NYOctober 15, 2014
Pros: productive and fun work environment
Cons: pay
This company is a great step into working into the field of social work.
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Hands on
Direcrt Care Staff (Former Employee), Garfield, NJSeptember 16, 2014
Taught daily living activities, provided counseling, worked with families, and promote community integration.
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Having a Purpose
Sr. Residential Supervisor (Current Employee), New York, NYSeptember 13, 2014
Pros: great mentorship
Great environment to learn and grow, various opportunities to move up
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Good Benefits
Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 25, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: no place growth
Very Stressful, you get 30 minutes lunch break it a Non profit with no room for professional growth.
Very little support from managment.
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Great work environment with room for advancement
Youth Counselor (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 19, 2014
Great job. Gives you the ability to engage individuals to help them function in society
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You have to love what you do
Direct specialist (Current Employee), Queens, NYJuly 15, 2014
Pros: great trainings and other offers with in the network
Cons: the healthcare is not good, and the work/life balance is not favorable also the pay isnt the best
I am a DSP and you have to love what you do in order to be happy and feel completely satisfied. Being a residential DSP has its ups and downs but feels very much rewarding and can give you a sense of accomplishment. You will either hate it or love it.
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nice
One on One Teacher Assistant (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYApril 15, 2014
Geat place to work.

Nice people
Great kids
Co workers are generous and supoeive
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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 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.
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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 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.

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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