Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Lakewood, NY – July 1, 2018
Working at this job I was constantly beat up and getting harassed and when you make a report about it, no one bothers to correct the behavior, and when you go out in public with a resident and they have disruptive behavior it becomes your fault. The manager was never there,
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – July 17, 2018
It wasn't always a bad place to work. When certain people left no one cared about the nursing department. For a while, we had an acting nursing supervisor who was not even a nurse. They finally hired a nursing supervisor. She was only interested in making herself look good to upper management. It wasn't always like this for years we had a great nursing supervisor too bad she retired.
could start early that is why I stayed. flexed schedule
poor communication between upper management and other staff
Teacher Aide (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – May 15, 2018
Unorganized and unprofessional. Was offered a job face to face from my "supervisor" but he had no idea who I was and the job wasn't meant for me so it was promptly revoked (even though i accepted) and offered to my co-worked 30 seconds later. Never got an offer letter to stay on staff after summer and received a phone call asking why I wasn't coming into work (in September) when I wasn't made aware of my extended employment status. Teachers have low motivation and activities like music are the same two songs every time. Pay is unlivable.
students are awesome
pay, Hr, you are a set of hands to meet federal guidelines, they do not care about you
Wonderful People to work with, Upper management in need of perspective
Manager (Current Employee) – Amherst, NY – April 3, 2018
Working with people with developmental disabilities has been an absolute joy. The culture is team-oriented for the most part, and Aspire is a big agency, so there is room to move up or try new positions. That being said, Aspire is one of the lowest paying agencies that service people with disabilities in this area. Upper management don't seem to have an understanding of the day-to-day work, and don't offer the support to their managers that they deserve.
Great Benefits, Fulfilling work, on the job training
a job that just made you feel good for helping people
Accounts Payable Supervisor (Former Employee) – Getzville, NY – March 6, 2018
The work load was pretty steady and large. We all interacted with almost everyone in the accounting department, on a daily basis. The hardest part of the job, the volume of invoices that come in, but once you got rhythm going it was easier Management was always approachable, and around when you needed them. All around a great company to work for. I worked for them form 1988-1998, and the again from 2007-2008. .
Assisting Individuals (Former Employee) – Lakewood, NY 14750 – February 6, 2018
loved working with co-workers and individuals. You make lifetime friends working there. To be able to motivate people to convince them they can do anything they put their mind to and see them succeed is the best.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Silver Creek, NY – January 23, 2018
aspire isnt the easiest job to work, not saying its difficult or bad hours or anything like that it just takes a certian type of person to be able to care for special needs. lots of patience is needed. pay should be better but cant blame the company for it
Day Habilitation Coordinator (Former Employee) – Getzville, NY – January 10, 2018
The management staff is not sensitive to their staff. If your not kissing up to them, you will get a lot of finger pointing and write ups. They let good employees go with barely paper trail and do not justify the reason for their firing.
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – Dunkirk, NY – October 27, 2017
Typical day would include supporting those with developmental disabilities to live their lives to full potential. Utilizing management and staff to have an excellent work day. Hardest part of the job was patience. Most enjoyable part was when all of your hard work paid off to make the individuals you support happy.
Eat with the individuals, great staff, great job support, good benefits
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Fredonia, NY – October 3, 2017
The benifets are good pay was ok. Taking care of people and making friendships and building bonds was the best part. Depending on which house you work out the management was fair. Its also can be very stressful and demanding on your body as you are constantly lifting people.