PC Lab Mgr/ Youth &Family Svc Specialist (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 16, 2018
Up on "The Hill" there are residential facilities that house dozens of young people, many of who are deemed "at risk" and some of whom have had truly horrific life experiences in their childhood. The old term for youth and family services specialist was House Parent; accurate for the impact we had on the lives of those we supervised.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – April 10, 2018
The bond I have established with not only my caseload, but with many students, has allowed me to make what I believe is a substantial, positive impact on their current & future lives. During my time at HW-SC I have grown tremendously and developed communication, teamwork and leadership skills that I will take with me as I advance within my career.
Clinician 1 (Former Employee) – Rochester, NY – March 27, 2018
Hillside's upper management did not seem to support the work of lower level employees. Administratively, Hillside was disorganized and all about the bottom line, not about supporting employees to do the best work possible or supporting clients. I would not recommend working here.
Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Romulus, NY – March 8, 2018
I have worked for Hillside Children's Center for 7 years in a multitude of capacities both full time and relief. In my current position I have become quite dissatisfied with the leadership as well as the opportunity for advancement. I have felt overworked and underpaid. I only continue to remain here due to the relationships I have with my co-workers and to pay my bills.
Hillside is a great place to work. The agency provides many opportunities for advancement and professional growth.
Director of Family Finding Services (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 24, 2018
Hillside Children's Center is the largest child and family service agency in Upstate NY. Hillside offers excellent benefits, flexible work schedules and opportunities for professional advancement. The organization is a fast-paced, learning organization, with an emphasis on quality services.
1 Aid/ Youth care Professional (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – January 30, 2018
I really use to enjoy this job but the politics are to overwhelming as well as there demand of more work with less pay. It takes a special kind of person in this field of work other wise you wont be here long. This is a job where you have to be comfortable knowing what to do other wise you will find yourself in a bad position. It is rewarding by helping kids and seeing powerful reactions. It is the only reason I stayed so long. There are times where you can not use the bathroom because your so busy and you have to eat lunch with the kids.
Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) – Bath, NY – January 28, 2018
A typical day at work consists of coming in at 7:30am and hopefully leaving at 3:30pm. There will constantly be chances for you to earn overtime hours while there due to the clientele that you will be working with. However, due to this Clientele and the intake supervisor they make this work difficult to stay at which makes the turnover rate high. I strongly recommend that women stay away from this facility due to the fact that this is a court appointed facility for sexually deviant boys from the ages of 11-21. Even Men find it difficult to stay here. There is a great amount of workplace injury here as well. When the youth don't get their way due to their actions most of the time it results in them throwing a temper tantrum that ends up in staff leaving in an ambulance. It is not a safe environment to work in. However, there are some days that you will find yourself enjoying it and knowing that you made a difference in a youth's life.
Senior Youth Care Professional (Former Employee) – Romulus, NY – January 2, 2018
Working at Hillside is high-stress, but rewarding. I learned a great deal about human development and attachment-style caregiving. Unfortnately, there is a culture on the campus of speaking poorly about company policies, which detracts from the experience of working there - you are somewhat alienated from the majority of co-workers if you adhere to policy without complaining. If you don't let this bother you, you can stand out by working to improve the approaches you are taught in trainings.
Nurse (Current Employee) – Greene, NY – December 19, 2017
By far the most rewarding job I have ever had. A unique and multidisciplinary approach gives everyone the opportunity to make a difference; and we do! Stillwater culture is very small and family like, everyone knows everyone and cares about everyone. I love it here.
Multidisciplinary treatment, open door policy, family atmosphere
Many programs are grant funded so positins change often
Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – November 30, 2017
The work done at Hillside can be challenging mentally and emotionally and sometimes work/life balance is not always a consideration during company changes so program management is very important. There are opportunities for advancement, but as with most employers the ratio of people of color in management positions is very low for such a big company. The change to corporate also changed the dynamics from family oriented to money management
Secretary (Former Employee) – Buffalo, NY – November 11, 2017
Most rewarding job I had. Worked with foster children & social workers. I was able to help older children get extras from the county. All of the social workers were friendly and compassionate. Everyone was made to feel like family.