Case Planner (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – April 16, 2018
I was a case planner and got paid $40,000 a year. I was supposed to work 40 hours per week but due to the nature of the work, I had to work 80 hours per week and did not get overtime. There were not adjustments of salary after a year either.
Childcare Counselor (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – May 19, 2018
Very hard place to work for. You are expected to work long hours with low pay. training is inadequate. Management are not supportive of staff . Youth served are allowed to do whatever they want to do without having to face any consequences.
House Manager (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – April 13, 2018
This is agency intake youth with mental, emotional and or physical abuse. Some are DSS youth (kids who do not hive a parent or guardian willing to care for them or are unstable ) others are CSE which are here for school because they were kick out of their previous school for major aggression. Therefore, some days are good and some are stressful.
Horrible Job they gang up on you if they don't like gou
Case planner (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – April 5, 2018
Would not recommend as a long term employment. They are sneaky and very unprofessional. Management is very dirty and underhanded. Foster care department is always mistreating their clients. Just would never recommend to a friend or family member.
Psychotherapist (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – March 25, 2018
This was the first SW job I had after finishing my Masters. I ran a Cottage with 16-18 adolescent boy It was challenging and a positive learning experience for me, I had to leave for a position that paid better.
Good workers, supportive staff
Extremely difficult population. Foster children, lots of pts. with severe trauma.
OPWDD Residential Manager (Former Employee) – Yonkers, NY – March 17, 2018
I had a good work experince with the company for 10 years but once new upper managment came to Leake and Watts the company morals and valueschanged from good to bad. Thers is know support there anymore and they dont meet the individuals needs.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 30, 2017
working was leake and watts was an enjoyable experience, while there your treated like a person. management really listen and worked with staff good company to work for growth in this company is unlimited
Preventive Case Planner (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 16, 2017
My position as a case planner provided me the flexibility to create my own schedule and work from home when I was not in the field doing home visits. Individual and group supervisions occur on a weekly basis and staff meetings are held monthly.
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – November 15, 2017
Still work there I am desperately looking for another job they are short staff so staff is getting used overworked and abused yet they say they can’t hire because of the budget haven’t gotten a raise in three years the culture is not the same as it used to be staff is on pins and needles hoping they don’t get canned and have to watch out for kids who think they can just attack staff because they have the justice center they can call and make allegation. Definitely not a secure type of job.
Youth Counselor (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 29, 2017
The current position that I hold is a great entry level position. My hours currently allow me to return back to school. But unfortunately I am not feeling fulfilled. The youth that we work with have their moments when they can be unstable and can often be considered AWOL risks.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 17, 2017
great way to teach and help teenagers to change their lives for the better. great way to introduced to new cultures and other staff members. the company as a whole helps teenagers reach their future goals.
Child Care Counselor (Current Employee) – Yonkers, NY – October 11, 2017
I love working at leake and watts. It's like an extended family. Although, you have the normal gossip. Everyone works together to get the job done. There's always a coworker there to support you. It's amazing to see the youth grow, even if it's small changes to their behavior. The only complaint I have is that administration need to begin holding these youth accountable for their behaviors. No consequences for anti social behaviors will result in poor life choices as an adult. The goal is to rehabilitate these youth, not debilitate them.
Free meals, Seeing the youth progress, building relationships with the youth
No consequences for the youth anti social behaviors