The New York Foundling Employee Reviews

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Busy work envirnoment but rewarding
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 16, 2018
Working at the New York Foundling you will realize that everyone has a lot on their plate. The turnover rate in some departments is very high so the work load is pushed off on other employees. The rewarding part of the job is the friendships you make with your fellow co-workers. Very diverse work environment.
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Collaborative and Kind environment, very supportive
K-6 Tutor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2018
Per diem program without a real "office" due to the transient nature of the work, still had a very tight knit group that was dedicated to what we did.
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Excellent place
Residence Counselor (Former Employee) –  Spring Valley, NYMay 8, 2018
It is a good working place and an enjoyable work place. It is my pleasure to work with the individuals who have developmental disabilities. Taking care of them is my pleasure.
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Great place to work, bad pay
Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMay 8, 2018
The New York Foundling is a great place to work at. The people you meet are interesting and everyone is more than happy to help you. The one big problem that they Foundling suffers from is the pay. With very low pay, it makes it difficult sometimes to make ends meet. Sometimes you may need to work after hours, which the Foundling usually does not compensate with overtime (they do offer compt time though, if they remember to give it to you anyways) Sure it has great benefits, but at the end of the day, the average pay of a Foundling employee is significantly lower than the average employee in New York City.
Pros
Friendly people, great job culture and activities to encourage their employees to want to work.
Cons
Low pay, questionable hires, work-life balance
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The job can be stressful at times, but manageable.
Disabilities Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ardsley, NYApril 10, 2018
The job can be stressful at times but manageable. My clients makes it enjoyable to come to work and do what needs to be done on a weekly basis. Co workers are helpful when needed.
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fast paced productive better pay.
former DSP (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYFebruary 6, 2018
Consumers can be difficult but manageable. Can be fasted paced, trainings can be more informative pleasant environment.Payed is not enough. Productive
Pros
indivduals are good and some staff
Cons
alot of work management not proffessional no accountability.
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Great place for awesome experience and opportunities!
Assistant Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 12, 2017
I love working at the NYF mostly b/c of the people! Every position has been different with pros& cons. Each day is different, learn a lot, make a diff
Pros
lots of opportunity for growth, amazing staff, lots to learn, fast-paced
Cons
can be too fast-paced at times, competitive culture, some management areas of growth
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productive
Education Specialist (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 1, 2017
This job is flexible and manageable. workers are supportive with one another. This position requires you to travel and document all contacts made. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to advocate for youth in foster care with their education.
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flexibility
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They call themselves "evidence based therapies"
psychiatry (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYOctober 31, 2017
They train green, out of college, staff, pay them poorly and overwork them. If you disagree with their therapeutic approach you are ostracized. Feels like a cult.
Psychiatrist and Nurse Clinicians leave all the time because they are taking extraordinary risks with very fragile patients.
Trust me, walk away.
Pros
Difficult to think. There are some good, honest people
Cons
Supervisors have knowledge only of their quasi "evidence based" therapies, no knowledge of psychology or psychiatry.
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Don't walk, but run the other way.
FFT-CW Therapist (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYJune 13, 2017
Unpredictable and long days.

I did not learn anything, as I was already well rounded prior to coming on board with the foundling.

Management needs to take management classes as they do not know how to relate or speak to their employees.

The workplace culture was like High School (very catty).

Dealing with supervisors who do not have your back, as well as any idea of what they want in terms of proceduces and paperwork, as it changes every week.

Meeting and working with wonderful families.
Pros
Worked with great families
Cons
Pay sucks for the amount of work assigned, management pretends to care about the families they serve but it is just a job to them, no advancement unless you kiss up to them.
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The New York Foundling
Disability Specialist (Former Employee) –  Staten Island, NYApril 9, 2017
the job was basically about helping young men with disabilities develop skills that they would need living on there own. you would be basically be supervising them with there daily routine.
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Fun and clean
Child Care Worker (Current Employee) –  590 6 Ave NY NYMarch 10, 2017
We play with the kids. we feed them and try to let them feel comfortable and protected. They take a shower or we bath them if they are babies. We try that the kids and the place stay clean all the time. And we monitored them while they are sleeping at night.
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Interesting to say the least
Case Planner (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 15, 2017
As a case planner a lot is expected of you with little help in regards to how management oversees your work. Tend to have unrealistic case loads, to many kids for one employee, which cause you to spread yourself thin. Everything is about meeting deadlines, which is acceptable, but there is also an evident preference culture. Therefore not every employee adheres to the deadlines. Overall the culture within the foundling is positive, but the case planner role within foster care is not.
Pros
Free food at times
Cons
Compensation
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High turn over and burn out
Therapist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 30, 2016
High turn over with constantly changing staff due to burn out of type of work. Funding from acs equires additional protocols and paperwork in addition to regular documentation.
Pros
exposure to intense high risk cases and don't need clinical experience
Cons
High burn out, high turnover, not sustainable long term work.
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Not A great place to work
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 5, 2016
This is a an agency that looks out for their employees. The will underpay you while trying to get you to do do more than what you were hired to do. It fine for just building your resume
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Clients are amazing, management... not so much...
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYOctober 24, 2016
Enjoyed working there because of clients but management was a joke... or non existent. They were overworked therefore we were overworked. At the end of the year, after all your work, you're given a mug and a speech at a Christmas party. A nurse is "available" but direct care support does most of that sort of work for a fraction of what a nurse is paid. Overall, at the end of the day, it's a lot of work, but the clients make the shenanigans worth it... wish it paid more. Also, when I worked there, the amount of hiring and firing was ridiculous, lots of favoritism and such going on...
Pros
Benefits, clients are a joy
Cons
No breaks, mandatory shifts due to being understaffed, management unorganized
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Incompetent supervisors and modern slavery of employee
Socio-therapist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2016
Social worker and Socio-therapists; cases are overloaded ; and there is no help from administration. Working for the department of therapeutic foster care at this agency is like being a slave on a cotton field . All they want you to do is work overtime without no pay; and when you want to take vacation time or anytime that you earned they make it almost imposible for you to use your time. Management is a joke and they have supervisors that have no idea what they are doing and instead of helping workers, all they do is make cases worst. On top of all of this they treat the children in foster care like puppets and they don't care about their emotional well being. They also work their workers to the point of burn out and sickness. Working in this particular department has been on of the worst experience in my life.
Pros
health benefit, 403 B
Cons
overload case work, hard time to take vacation or any time you worked for, long work hour, exposed to mistreatment from management
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At The New York Foundling i have learned so much from everyone.
Youth Care Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 9, 2015
I love this job because I can give back to these minors a smile or even a few encouraging words. At The Foundling the staff are all great we get along with each other and we work as a team at all times.
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Exciting place to work
Crisis Case Worker, Blue Sky MST (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 10, 2015
Checking up on clients at home. Escorting clients to school or probation. Making sure you connect youths with pro social activities.
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great place but
Direct Care Aide (Former Employee) –  Nanuet, NYDecember 2, 2014
great place to work but management wasn't stable and there was always a shortage on supplies for clients
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