Computer Service Technician (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 1, 2018
Great benefits. Desktop Support is a good entry level position to learn the ends and outs of IT. Hours are flexible. You can work Mon-Fri 35 hrs or you can work at a compress shift three days a week 12 hrs and your off four days so you can get another job or go to school. Just wish there was room for growth.
Child Protective Specialist (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – May 10, 2018
This is a fast paced stressful environment. You must be able to multi-task and meet deadlines in a timely fashion. It's also a plus to be personable with the clientele in which we serve. The most challenging part of the job is going to court, as well as the removal of children from the home.
Summer Intern (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – March 24, 2018
We categorized stock piles of children that were being neglected or abused. They select 10 of the most intricate cases at a time and followup on the well being of the children in a new environment. These new environments were new families that could properly take care of the child and give them what they need. Usually after about a month of living in these residences, we would see how they have matriculated into their new home. depending on severe cases some children could be moved around a lot if both parties weren't cooperating.The system is built to get the children into the best home possible and get them into an environment that is different from a place of despair and suffering. I didn't know there were some many children going through the system that the government was taking care of. It humbled me as well as taught me to be thankful for everything i have.
High Paced work atmosphere with opportunity for growth
Deputy Director of Supervision & Coaching (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 22, 2018
While working at ACS for 10+ years I have learned the importance of providing feedback on child welfare performance data, policies and protocols in a way that is tailored for the audience (i.e. line staff, middle level management, senior leadership and/or outside stakeholders). The most challenging part of my experience at ACS has been coaching staff to be receptive to new concepts and obtaining leadership acceptance of staff feedback on new concepts. The most enjoyable part of the job is developing leadership skills in staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and provider agencies to improve outcomes for children and families.
Great Benefits such as NYCERS pension, option of additional retirement fund, health care benefits, and managerial flex time
While salary is relatively good ($83k) it does not match cost of living in NYC
Child Protection Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 15, 2018
You will be happy with your salary, but there is no union or job security, nor is the salary equivalent to the demands of the job. The hours are beyond demanding and leaves your personal life empty. The job is overly stressful!
Clerical Support/Receptionist (Former Employee) – New York, NY – March 8, 2018
A typical day at work were 1. Provided clerical/logistical support for various special projects, citywide trainings, and conferences facilitated by OYD 2. Provided and maintained database for tracking ACS clients referred to Human Resources Administration for employment
Child Protective Specialist (Current Employee) – Staten Island, NY – February 12, 2018
Working for Administration for Children's Services has been a great experience however the caseload is overwhelming when the right supervision is not given to learn how to manage the caseload. The benefits and support that come with the job are excellent, however it does not compensate for the amount of stress that comes with the job.
Human Resource Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 12, 2018
I come in the morning, check my emails and respond to the imperative ones first. Open up all databases we use. Check to see if new job postings need to be created. IF we are hiring externally or internally. Meeting with supervisors regarding our goals and what needs to be accomplished.
CPS Investigator (Former Employee) – Brooklyn, NY – January 28, 2018
Working here was both fun and challenging because it was fast-paced and you knew you were helping children and families. The biggest issue was middle management but you still had access to upper management and your opinion counted to them. There was a high turnover rate with this position because of the amount of stress but as long as you had healthy outlets, you could definitely succeed at this job.
Child Protective Specialist (Former Employee) – Staten Island, NY – January 21, 2018
Get ready to live at the office and in the field. Hours are unpredictable, supervisors don't care. I had to do work in the hospital from when I was admitted to the emergency room and my supervisor didn't care that I wasn't feeling well.