Stressful, fast paced and salary not high enough for the work done
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – July 5, 2018
Scheduling is poorly done. The way things are run sets up both residents and workers up for failure. Working with the children proved to be beneficial for the field I wish to be in, however the salary does not match with all the responsibilities held.
Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Albany, NY 12206 – May 5, 2018
Required to be able to restrain extremely violent and or emotionally unstable kids, which in some cases can result in getting spit, kicked, and sometimes injured. Sometimes can be required to walk around the neighborhood aimlessly following awoled residents "at a safe distance". In order to be able to work this job you must be physically and emotionally fit.
a lot of hours available
short breaks, long days, required 16hr shift on weekend day
Senior Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – March 14, 2018
Working with at risk youth can be very challenging, but if you're dedicated you can make a huge impact on young people's lives. Management has a system of checks and balances in which employees are able to air their grievances without fear of retribution from supervisors.
great interaction with the youth, however, poor staff appreciation
Child care Staff (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – December 25, 2017
Typically day at SAI is a 10 hour shift, 14.5 one day out the weekend. Close interaction with at-risk youth, great field to begin no. No advancement possibilities, lack work environment which at times is stressful. Poor consistency with staff and youth.
interaction with youth, good entry level position, 2/3 meals with the residents, fun activities
No Administration interaction, overworked underpaid, easy justice center case, poor training
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – May 29, 2017
You will be assigned a unit with 8-12 teenagers. Your job is to make routine run smoothly, and constantly supervise these children offering help when possible.. You must create a lesson plan each week teaching some sort of life skill or physical activity. You work 10 hour shifts including a 14 hour shift. With little to no breaks this job can be very demanding. Place is suppose to be therapeutic, however with staff it seems more punishment and yelling happens can become chaotic. But working with these children will change everything and can become very satisfying. You must be dedicated.
free lunch, learning experience from children.
Constantly understaffed, poor communication, underpaid, Did not get mandated 30 minute break most days including days when working 14 hour shift, drama between co-workers and staff.
Student Support Assistant, Independent Contractor (Former Employee) – Hudson Falls, NY – March 27, 2017
St. Anne's is a wonderful organization to be a part of. The difference St. Anne's makes in students lives is measured and evident. This organization takes very good care of it's employees and independent contractors. A great place to work!
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – April 1, 2016
Low pay, drama with co workers every single day, no room for advancement. Management positions make one dollar more per hour. No breaks are given.. Ten hour shifts. If you work eight or more hours by law you should have a half hour break and two 15 min.. They don't follow that rule at all.
Dining Assistant (Current Employee) – Rochester, NY – February 4, 2016
normal shift is from 4:30 to 8:15. We start out on tray line clean up then go home . WE get to eat dinner for free after the tray line and we clean up for about a hr. and a half. were usually done befor 8:15 but we wait to clock out
Teacher (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – January 10, 2015
Teachers at St. Anne Institute worked selflessly to create a positive learning environment for students that frequently came from difficult circumstances. On many occasions, they went above and beyond their responsibilities to be sources of support and inspiration.
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – October 27, 2014
A typical day would consit of working with the children. we would prepare the food, play mutliple activites such as football , jump rope, volleyball etc. as well as proviidng a safe enviorment for the children because the fact of the matter was that they were abused or abusive and needed to be protected from each other an themselves at times.
In my time there i picked up a lot of life lessons in dealing with people from broken homes/families as well as learning to connect with them past their profile and analysis
Management was abysmal. Every higher up was undermining or not listening to each other which lead to multiple injuries to both myself and many staff
The most difficult part of the job was restraining the girls when they begin to assault staff of their peers.
The most enjoyable part was working in general and the children.
free lunch, healthcare, dental
bad management, being left in unsafe work situations
A challenging job with state requirements but not compensated like NYS teachers
Teacher (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – March 9, 2014
It is a non-profit residential program for adolescent girls that heave been placed in the agency by the court system. Management has changed over the years. It started as being part of the Albany Diocese and run by nuns. Now it is overseen by a board of directors.There are also several directors for the different departments as well as middle managers. It can be a stressful environment to work in as the students are highly volatile. It has its rewarding moments and that usually stems from the intangible rewards of teaching.