Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – September 13, 2018
Working with children with autism can be difficult if you are not ready for it but solid co-workers and a house manager that does not micro-manage really help everyone do their job to the best of their abilities.
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – August 24, 2018
- Working with really tough kids - I was fortunate to have a good school staff team - Residentially was horrible; no support; staff got seriously hurt - Not compensated enough - Concerns raised to management never addressed
Residence Manager Adult Services (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – July 30, 2018
I enjoyed working for Anderson Center. Although at times you worked countless hours and dealt with many challenges the work was extremely rewarding. The staff that I worked with made the days fly by and we still remain close friends. I loved helping the individuals have the best quality of life possible. We all went on community outings and local events which was so much fun to see the smiles on the client's faces. Anderson Center is truly a special place to work!
Custodian/Janitor (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – January 10, 2018
you have to maintain all areas clean (classrooms, bathrooms. etc ) you'll always have something to do ie. kept busy, coworkers were nice . The only real issue is there is little to no room for advancement/ moving up. Wage is not very good
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – January 8, 2018
I would student with achieving daily goals it was very challenging but it was well worth the experience the staff as very hands on and helpful with everything you could need help with I would love to join the team again.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Hyde Park, NY – October 4, 2017
I have learned so much everyday working. Learning the residents and what autism is all about has been rewarding and a great experience. The work culture is easy to understand and to follow. Hardest part about the job is when SCIP had to be used. The most enjoyable part of the job is when able to reach the resident and see the smile on their face. Management is overall good.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – August 31, 2017
Anderson center for autism provides a healthy environment for staff and a oppurtunity to build bonds and relationships with clients and peers. ACA also has a great program for those pursuing a higher education
Teaching Assistant (Current Employee) – Hyde Park, NY – July 22, 2017
A typical day at work involves assisting the students with their daily routines. We work with them on their IEP goals and transitions from one location to the next. We provide the students with assistance preparing meals and hygiene as necessary. I have learned a lot about working with individuals with autism, which has intrigued me to further my career in the field as I currently study Applied Behavior Analysis.
Day Habilitation Specialist (Former Employee) – Staatsburg, NY – June 28, 2017
I loved the idea of helping those with autism, however, the management made work like very stressful. It was tough to get a day off when you needed one, and they do not offer personal time, so if you needed a day to decompress, you had to use vacation time, or call out. The clientele are fun and you really grow to appreciate and care for those you serve. It is hard to be able to take a break at any point of the day because they are usually understaffed.