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Poor Management Style
Facility Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 18, 2018
With certain programs there is a huge disconnect from Director`s and Assistant Directors. WIth all the confusion it is very hard to do the job you were hired to do with lack of communication with upper management. With in the SSSHP their is a lack of accountability and sadly many employees low on the employment pyramid are left out to dry and possibly be terminated due to mistakes made by Upper management.
Pros
you get a vehicle
Cons
Low pay for the amount of unethical work you are instructed to do
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Trust me, this is not the type of work environment anyone needs
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) –  Westbury, NYMay 14, 2018
Worked at a school in Westbury that was an awful mess. Everyone was looking to leave but was stuck in limbo because finding another job's difficult. You can see and feel the misery of all of the staff. The energy and morale were so low due to lack of job growth and salary. It's very top heavy. Administration has no idea what is going on or how the employees feel. Either they're clueless or very dumb because it's so apparent that the employees hate them.

They brag all the time about how amazing the school is doing but it has so many issues. You'll be miserable going to work every day. Trust me. You're lucky if can make it out.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Administration, overworked, can i say administration again, terrible work environment
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Substitute Teacher/ Student Advisor (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYMay 10, 2018
It’s a great company to work. If you love kids, and love helping people... this is the job for you. The director at my current location is pretty awesome and down to earth.
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Productive, client-focused
Program Director - Care Management Implementation (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYApril 23, 2018
Difficult, stressful work, but the environment is conducive to learning. Great work experiences, but management needs to be more in tune with line staff needs.
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stay away
Unit Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Sea Cliff, NYApril 10, 2018
Very poor management, no work life balance. Cut throat, directors lie to protect themselves, no room for advancement. Directors hire family and cover for each other.
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Worse agency to work for, stay away
Health Care Integrator (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYMarch 29, 2018
This place provides no support or proper training for their staff. Their expectations is extremely high. The workload is overbearing which makes it a high stress environment. You will get phisically sick working there. No appreciation or support from upper management. The demand never ends, it's hard to balance family life and work life working there.
Pros
You help change lives by helping those children and their families.
Cons
No support from management. Paper work is extreme.
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wonderful job to work at
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Dix Hills, NYMarch 13, 2018
this job is wonderful job to work at and very supportive and willing to train and help with many weak areas. very good pay and staff works well with each other.
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terrible working conditions, unrealistic expectations
DSP (Former Employee) –  brentwoodMarch 12, 2018
If you want a nightmare of a job work for them. Individuals you serve are violent and destroy property. They run out of the house and you are expected to chase after them and cajole them back in.
Pros
benefits
Cons
everything else
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fast paced
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Brentwood, NYMarch 3, 2018
getting individulas together helping them meet their daily goals to be successful in the community and in the home. Made sure dinner was prepared and got the ready to start the new day.
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Mutual Respect Among Coworkers
Direct Service Provider (Former Employee) –  New YorkFebruary 25, 2018
There is a mutual respect among co workers. Like with any family, there will be disputes and disagreements but in the end its all about providing the best service possible to the families. Recently too many changes have occurred and job security isn't felt anymore. Not the best feeling.
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Housing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYFebruary 21, 2018
SCO is a typical family shelter that is not a commercial hotel shelter. This means that the individuals in the shelter are more incline to engage in risky, violent, self-destructive behavior and activity. In addition to dealing with the difficult to engage families the agency also places pressure on the Housing Specialist to meet DHS move-out numbers. While here I learned that DHS is also a business and regardless if families are mentally prepared to transition out of shelter anyway in which you can receive credit from transitioning a family to move that family and receive that credit.
Pros
You do receive paid time off as well as sick leave.
Cons
Not social service centered, willing to put families at risk of re-entering shelter system to receive move-out credit.
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Flexibility
Residential Habilitation Specialist (Current Employee) –  Brentwood, NYFebruary 13, 2018
Provides flexibility in the workplace and opportunity to work with a variety of individuals in the field. build strong relationships with those that you serve
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Productive Fun Work Place
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 9, 2018
Great company to work for. I learned how to manage my time very wisely. The job position is very fulling knowing that I was making a difference in the community and helping people for the better.
Pros
Own schedule
Cons
Sometime along days
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Productive
Program Coordinator / QIDP Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJanuary 25, 2018
There was a lot of support from Directors. Issues were resolved immediately by Administration.Training was provided regularly to address the changes by OPWDD.
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Overall it is a great place to work.
Case Manager (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYJanuary 19, 2018
I was able to get job training relevant to my career. Most days are fast paced. The work place culture was like family. The hardest part of the job is not being able to help more people because of systemic constraints. The most rewarding part of the job is when you see the growth and development of one of your clients and they are ready to move back into the community and toward self-sufficiency.
Pros
Paid Holidays
Cons
Not enough growth within the company.
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Great place to work, fun and friendly
Foster Care Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJanuary 17, 2018
I enjoyed working at SCO, very friendly environment. Staff was great, Management worked along with staff and I attending excellent trainings and traveled a lot.
Pros
Great Training opportunities, Excellent work environment.
Cons
Long hours
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A nice place to work.
Waiver Service Provider (Current Employee) –  Dix Hills, NYJanuary 17, 2018
SCO is a good agency. I love working there but the part-time and per diem employees do not receive as much benefit as the full-timers. The staffs are team players.
Pros
paid sick day
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I was only there part time
Weekend Overnight Counselor (Former Employee) –  Queens, NYJanuary 16, 2018
SCO family of services appeared to he a top notch agency but I feel that they do not do enough to protect their co-workers reputations even when they know the character of the worker.
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Enviroment Varies
Direct Care Worker (Current Employee) –  Queens, NYJanuary 15, 2018
If you are passionate about helping others this is the job for you. Work environment varies based on the needs of client can be fast pace one day and slow pace on another day. You have to be able to adjust to client needs, facility routines and help create an environment that is conducive.
Pros
residential communities you get to eat whenever. great people
Cons
no lunch break. pay isnt that great
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Incredible team of dedicated and seasoned professionals.
FUNCTIONAL FAMILY THERAPIST (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJanuary 10, 2018
I would recommend SCO if office culture is important. Executive managment is very hands on and it is not a political atmosphere. The pay is quite mediocre to but the benefits are exceptional.
Pros
Flex spending account, very strong benefits, excellent team
Cons
low pay
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