Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) – Woodside, NY – May 20, 2018
When I began at SASF there was very little guidance provided. Once you got into your own routine things sort of worked themselves out. The only thing that helped get you through most days were the people you met.
Arts Specialist (Former Employee) – Woodside, NY – May 19, 2018
SASF is a great place to work at while in school or if you plan on going into education. The kids you work with, as a counselor or activity facilitator, are the best part of the job. There are limited growth opportunities and the pay rates vary from locations to locations.
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – Queens, NY – April 26, 2018
A typical day would start off with meeting all of the students and making sure they have lunch before we start our activity that was assigned by the teacher. Make sure that all of the students signed the attendance sheet. Sending it off to the Site Directors Assistant. Prepare the class for today's activity, which will start off with an Aim and Do Now. Precisely give the students a couple of seconds to relax and give them approximately 5 minutes to complete the task. After the 5 minutes is up, break them up into small groups to discuss among each their differences and opinions with each other. The hardest part of being a Teachers Assistant is when we have a large group of children, which is calmed down shortly after. The most enjoyable part about my job is meeting all these children with different personalities and mentoring them and teaching them new exciting things.
Summer Basketball Coaching Specialist (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – April 25, 2018
I worked as a Sports Specialist for 2 summers and it was an excellent experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the connection I was able to make with the children and the staff. During my first year i learned a lot about managing children and all of the risks that come along with it. SASF provided a safe and healthy environment in which i was able to take my expertise in sports and combine it with my love for working with children within different communities!
Great place to learn if you have the right supervisor
Program Director (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – April 10, 2018
My typical workday consisted of managing the daily operational needs at my program site. I had some of the best staff on my team and a fantastic supervisor. This isn't the case for everyone but I can only speak to my experience.
Director (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – March 16, 2018
Come to work and do your job. No more and no less. Don't expect to be compensated for any overtime without looking at your contract details. It's a good environment because of where it's located but don't expect to get anything truly positive from working there.
Tutor/Mentor/Step Coach (Former Employee) – Queens, NY – February 8, 2018
Its fun to connect with the students you work with because they always have something to tell you or just want to sit and talk. And it helps you have a better undertsnad of what kids youre working with and how school is for them through their daily day there.
Intern (Former Employee) – Flushing, NY – January 24, 2018
I learned to work well with others. We started the day getting students attendance and putting them in their required classrooms. We later had a lunch period where staff would then call parents if children were late or absent. We supervised, and finally dismissed.
Nutrition, Health, and Wellness Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 16, 2018
Part time employees aren't offered any benefits even if they are working 30+ hours a week. Force employees to work less than 59 hours in a pay period so that they don't have to offer benefits. No paid vacation even for employees working 59 hours every two weeks. Atmosphere is mostly pleasant but very high turn over rate.
Program Director (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 15, 2018
it was shared work place. Outside agency working a school. Had to travel to main office 2 to 3 times a month for staff meeting and to pick up checks. Otherwise it was a good working environment. The school admin was very welcoming
Fun & Effective Work IF you enjoy working with children
Group Leader, Activity Specialist, Data Specialist (Current Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – January 2, 2018
SASF is a very fun, interactive, and beneficial place to work if you enjoy working with children. On a typical day you would clock in and then set up in the cafeteria. Once the kids arrive, you re there to facilitate and manage "snack time" and have everyone in your respective grades to sign-in so they are accounted for. Throughout the remainder of the program you're basically just keeping an eye on the kids (20-35 kids at any one time), assisting with homework, managing the classroom, and if necessary, conduct an activity or two to keep the kids engaged and under control.
schedule flexibility, working with and forming bonds with the kids, calm environment
no benefits, no full time positions, you dont work you dont get paid, no paid vacations, very little paid sick time, no overtime.
Summer Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 5, 2017
I was 16 going on 17 when I got this job in new york. my cousin helped me out alot. i love kids so i thought that this was the perfect job for me. the other camp counselors were so nice and kids were the best