There was above normal stress at the office towards the end of my employment while they were struggling to stay afloat financially. There was a lot of pressure on my bosses. But the staff encouraged me and had nothing but good things to say to me in parting.
Learned a lot about putting newsletters and loved putting my creativity to work.
Direct Care Provider/Life Coach (Former Employee) – Port Jefferson, NY – June 7, 2018
working at the epilepsy foundation was only beneficial in the fact that I really enjoyed working with the individuals that lived there. management was horrible and it is a very un organized environment.
I loved my co- workers and my clients. they were a joy to have. You get to do a lot of site seeing and going a lot of traveling. You get to do a lot more then just work it's like a big family you work with.
Oversight of Residential properties, in which people that are classified in the DD poplulation can live a happy and productive life.
Residence Manager (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – September 26, 2017
Opened and facilitated the start of a group home process. Interviewed potential candidates for verification of residential living. Brought home up to OPWDD (formerly OMRDD standards) provided protection and oversight to those people that moved into residential facilities.
Working with group of great ladies. Job was not was I expected it to be. It was great while it lasted but turned out to not be worth it. It did give me the opportunity to learn some things in the medical field. I also enjoyed wearing scrubs whenever I wanted, yet I did miss dressing professional which really wasn't needed there.
Too much work for one person and not enough pay. Traffic
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – East Meadow, NY – January 7, 2017
I was hired to work at the most difficult house in Suffolk.Their management team honestly sucks.Its like walking on eggshells in that house with management. They help you with nothing but wanna get you in trouble for everything.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – September 27, 2016
It was years ago, so don't remember much but it was an alright place to work for some time and not have a very boring summer. Anyways, I was mostly like a helper or a second hand to review, organize, upload documents.
House Coordinator (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 23, 2016
Dr. Phillip is without question, the most knowledgeable, and painstakingly precise doctors I have ever been to for any procedure. he listened to to his clients , understood there concerns, and wound give then th best treatment
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) – East Meadow, NY – August 19, 2016
If you are working in direct support in Long Island it is the place to go. The compensation is competitive and the benefits are really good. Your work environment is totally dependent on the residence you choose, and you can usually transfer if you aren't comfortable. I really loved the guys, so I put up with the nonsense and drama so I could see them but it could get very stressful because someone could make a false allegation and you could be labeled as an abusive person and essentially not be able to work in the field again.
Free food, fun free recs, close bonding with the individuals
no job security, being mandated to work for extreme hours