Retention Specialist (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – October 10, 2017
Typical work day is satisfying, because I work with clients to either prepare them for class or employment. I'm always looking to assist clients with identifying future goals, but understanding how to handle current situations. recently I worked with some that is a new employer and I had to help her understand that sometimes she is going to feel ostracized because she was new at specific agency. I walked her though the process of building stronger relationships, and developing thicker skin in order to not be stressed at work.
I'm a server and a lot of my role is assisting others to achieve life goals. so I really enjoy being in a agency that helps people better themselves and provide additional services to bridge gaps in peoples lives. I think my job is very rewarding, but I do find it complicating to give my best serves when I do not feel supported. I will try my hardest to be of support to my entire team, and I feel this message can be sent a little better from my management team.
Assistant Teacher/Floater (Former Employee) – Albany County, NY – May 2, 2018
Management was difficult, workload intense and expectations for a 37 hour work week way too high. Great benefits, good way to get free training. Had awesome company parties, but they were mandatory and families not allowed (which was difficult since the events were often an additional two hours of travel time uncompensated, making finding childcare tough) and understaffing in large classrooms
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 28, 2018
Definitely not an equal opportunity employment..i had other teachers looking inside my pocketbook..pretending they didn't know who purse it was..training was horrible..one teachers\ aid went out of ratio after having me wrote up for the same thing..you can get away with a lot of things depending on the color of your skin...horrible training..
helping children with there social and emotional needs
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – September 28, 2018
Working at ACAP was a good job. It was very stressful at first, because I didn't know the policies and procedures. Soon, I caught on and it was fun. The administration was busy but it was always a blessing to work there. The only reason I left is because I needed full time and they were going to give me part time.
The hardest thing about the job was the start. After that I began to recall all the things I used to know, but it was at the end of school year. The only thing that I didn't like was that they did not have an outdoor playground. That is really a hard thing to have to deal with. The most enjoyable thing was music and movement period, and the learning time we had. Most of the children learned from playing.
Overall, it was great! If I had it to do all over again, I would spend more time getting ready for it, and less time worrying about the people coming in to see the class. By the way, my assistant was out, but I had a great assistant stand in.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – April 1, 2016
working there taught me alot but it got to me when i would apply to different positions and management would never give me a shot. I have to mentor and supervise new employee that had no clue in how to do their job. Working there for 5 yrs and i only got a dollar raise. Families and coworker are great. The management team has to change
giving back great coworkers
no support system no room for advancement salary sucks
ERSEA Program Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – September 30, 2016
Great mission, they love their employees. Few bad eggs but that's everywhere. My heart is in non profit and that is what brought me to ACAP. Love everything they stand for and they do a good job supporting their mission.
Program support specialist (Current Employee) – Albany ny – October 9, 2015
Here is an opportunity to not only give back to a community but also be a part of acheiving the organization goals and ensure that families served see qualitative improvement. It is rewarding and we are proud of what we do. Hard work and being resourceful is a must tho.
Teacher's Assistant (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – December 1, 2015
Being a teacher's assistant educated me on how to handle crisis situations in a professional manner. I learned how to work with families and provided resources for them in order for them to excel. It brushed up my coordination skill and well and communication.