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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 – 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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About YAI/NIPD

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