YAI/NIPD Employee Reviews

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very fast pace
Housekeeping (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 19, 2018
Overall I would have to say that the work environment was very fast pace. This type of job should be done by people who love working with people with disabilities and the management can make of break how enjoyable your job is.
Pros
time off, health benefits, lots of training.
Cons
high turnover rate.
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Productive
Overnight Awake Residential Counselor (Current Employee) –  Williston Park, NYOctober 30, 2018
Its a starter job but can develop into a career if you want to learn and grow with the company. Each house is different, so management is different. however, YAI as a whole company is a place to start and educate yourself about the I/DD environment.
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Good Benefits
Community Training Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 30, 2018
Working with individuals with developmental disabilities can be very challenging, but also rewarding. Management at this program can use a better system.
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decent if you have the heart for it
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 10, 2018
ill be honest it is a demanding job and Its not for everyone, if you enjoy taking care of people in the mentally disabled population then go for it by any means
Pros
you get to go on trips, you get discounts and more
Cons
traumatizing on many levels
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Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYOctober 2, 2018
Great place to work, management is great, the clients become people you truly care about. Working here has been a great experience I'll never forget in life.
Pros
Caring for the clients
Cons
Relief workers not showing up on time.
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Okay place to work for temporary
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Hollis Hills, NYSeptember 30, 2018
Working at YAI is not entirely bad. If the company paied the employees more for the amount of time and effort we put into other people's lives and our own, it would be worth it. However, it is not. Depending on the resident, some of the persons we support are as rude as ever. Policies are contradicting, employees have no rights or no say and then are blamed for the person we support actions. Sometimes it's also your coworkers! However, working here is very flexible, which is great for continuing education as their can be free time.
Pros
Flexible, can do overtime
Cons
Contradicting policies, low pay, lack of team players.
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4.0
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Great agency
Sr. Bilingual Crisis Clinician (Former Employee) –  Manhattan, NYSeptember 11, 2018
YAI is a great agency! Their programs are oriented to genuinely help individuals and their families. It also offers opportunities to learn and to improve yourself!
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Direct Care Professional (Former Employee) –  Montvale, NJAugust 17, 2018
Great place to work with a good growth potential.Great people and great benefits. Great events and community ties. Great activities for consumers and good communication with family.
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Fun Place to work at
Residential Supervisor (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 14, 2018
YAI is a good company to work for where there is a good chance of moving up if you do what needs to get done and you network properly. its all about who you know.
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excellent job longevity observed.
NY START Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NY 10001August 13, 2018
Overall calm and professional environment. Training ongoing to develop professional skill sets and many locations in trI state area and divisions to work for.
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Loved it, but a challenge
Senior Direct Service Professional (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 3, 2018
Loved working with the people I support, but management makes things difficult to work there. While working there, I went through three supervisors. It wasn't until the third came in and made things more difficult and I finally had enough and left. Workers were lazy and didn't want to work, supervisor made all the employees lives miserable, and three employees after me left as well, we all got transfers. Supervisor was ethically and morally wrong, witnessed abuse on numerous occasions and never reported it.
Pros
Some kind of freedom
Cons
Management isn't fair or helpful
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Enjoyable Experience
Software Engineer Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 2, 2018
As long as you do your work, everything is fine. I had good team members. The board presented what project they needed and their functionalities, and we were in charge to make it happen using open sources technologies.
Pros
Transportation Reimbursement.
Cons
None that I can think of.
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Please seek another agency to work for..
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJuly 11, 2018
Only perk are that you get serveral training, management don’t really care for their workers. You are under paid and over worked. I will never recommend YAI to anyone. After you commit your year they fired you. It’s a revolving door so don’t get to comfortable there.
Pros
None
Cons
No breaks
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4.0
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Better for busy schedule
Direct-to-Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Kew Gardens, NYJuly 9, 2018
YAI DSP is very flexible for those who have a busy lifestyle. Depending on the house it can be very busy or relaxed. There's definitely some health concerns for those who are working for a long time but overall it's better than most big corporate entry jobs. The management depends on the person at the house, so it can depend on how the house can be run. The most enjoyable out of the job is the people we help and how we are able to bring them closer to having a happy life with us supporting them.
Pros
Overtime, many hours, meals are accommodating sometimes, benefits
Cons
No breaks, low pay
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Relaxed
Direct Support Professional (Former Employee) –  NJJuly 8, 2018
Overall it is a good place to work. The clients are wonderful and become attached to you. Management and the scheduling of staff needs some improvement.
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A great place to gain experience
Assistant Behavioral Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 6, 2018
Like most social work agencies you are at the mercy of your supervisor who unfortunately may not be used to the responsibilities of your role. I would recommend holding your relationship with your supervsior above all else and besides that working with individuals was the easy part.
Pros
You may get an extremely easy job with an individual who needs little support.
Cons
You may have an incredibly difficult and easy job with an individual who needs lots of support, especially with toileting and other ADL skills
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Great for college students
Senior Direct Service Professional (Former Employee) –  Brentwood, NYJune 27, 2018
This job would be ideal for college students as it provides plenty of flexibility in scheduling depending on the department. If you work in a day has, you will typically be assigned anywhere from 3 to 5 individuals for the day. As a direct support professional, it is your responsibility to work on specific goals with each of your clients. At the end of the day you are also required to document in detail, the goals you worked on with each individual. the functioning level of each individual will vary and some may be behavioral but that is not usually the case.
Pros
benefits, flexible
Cons
Stressful, emotionally draining
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Solid Office Environment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 20, 2018
YAI serves a valuable role in the greater community and as such, the office culture reflects its mission. The work, as its nature demands can be stressful but employees are committed and encouraging.
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DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) –  Westwood, NJMay 31, 2018
Support the individuals, appointments, cook, rec activities. Count petty cash, bank, food shopping, have game nights, cleaning/ cooking goals two times per week.
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Productive
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) –  East Setauket, NYMay 16, 2018
Great job. Working with the individuals was nice. You need to have alot of patience with working with the mentally disabled . We assist them with everyday life.
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