Intern (Current Employee) – Newark, NJ – April 18, 2015
This place has it's ups and downs. On the bright side: work can be pretty flexible, and job security isn't really something you have to worry about too much. But the pay leaves quite a bit to be desired (granted this is a non-profit) and management is like Russian Roulette.
Family Preservation Counselor (Former Employee) – Union City, NJ – November 9, 2013
Provide direct treatment/counseling services to high risk families requiring intensive services. Perform in-field work to conduct in-home counseling, assess family needs during crisis, and refer families to community resources after intervention. Document interventions and services provided to the family daily. Communicate with DYFS workers and supervisors about families referred to the program and about families’ progress and/or emergencies.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – new brunswick – October 31, 2013
A typical day at work would be me checking all areas of the facility. Make sure everything is clean and accounted for; then read through all logs and important documents. I instruct all employees on the shift of there responsibilities and monitor all activity, that is going on in the facility. Once the shift is approaching the end my employees and I complete all documentation and clean the entire area. I learn a great deal throughout the day, such as how to make everyone co-exist. The hardest part of the job is the amount of hours that I work which is sixteen. The most enjoyable part is knowing I am helping someone in need.
communication, report writing, leadership, & fast learner
Each day almost always threw a curve ball, but that is the nature of working with children with behavioral, psychological, and emotional issues. The job could become stressful, and could cause burn out without some type of positive release. The staff generally takes care of each other and the management is extremely fair. I was exposed to a lot of great training that ranged from problem solving and team building to de-escalation and passive restraints. Hardest part of the job was leaving the stress behind and getting too attached to the clients, and the best part was the staff and the work environment.
Situational Response Team (Former Employee) – East Orange, NJ – September 28, 2013
I was a srt team member and the traveling they tell you youre supposed to do often only applies to particular people while other were treated special and kept local. Supervisors were rude including SRT supervisors. They were last minute with almost everything including schedules and coverage. will definitely be stuck in a double shift often. Kids are barely regulated at many sites you go to work. Team will throw you under the bus in a minute to cover their own butts.
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