YAI National Institute

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YAI National Institute Reviews

55 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work is rarely taken home and vacation/sick time is generous (in 3 reviews)

  • Very good benefits, including four weeks vacation (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • as with all other organizations in this field non profit pay is below average for the amount of work done (in 4 reviews)

  • This can also be viewed positively, longevity is common place particularly in upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    medical direct servce profeshional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical DSP in Queens Village, NY
    Current Employee - Medical DSP in Queens Village, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of trinings to teach you everything you need to know

    Cons

    the pay is kinda low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    friendly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great place to work to advance.

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    Current Employee - Direct Service Provider in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Service Provider in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time

    Pros

    you get to help people with disabilities.

    Cons

    very strict on rules, but understandable for having to take care of people with disabilities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Doing work that matters.
    Positive environment.

    Cons

    Some locations are difficult to get to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the amazing work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in the field for employees and clients

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in Flushing, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in Flushing, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good benefits for full-time employees including free basic healthcare plan for the employee (upgrades available), medical "Benny" card to help pay for prescriptions and copays
    - For eligible direct-contact employees (including Direct Service Professionals), annual bonuses reward staff for specialized competencies such as Medication Administration certification. The company will train you for these competencies and then give you monetary rewards for using and re-certifying your knowledge each year.
    - Annual Staff Day celebration honors employees with lunch and monetary awards, including education scholarships and merit-based honor awards. If you're the type who goes above and beyond, people notice and encourage it with reward.
    - Can be flexible with your schedule if you have other responsibilities, such as college classes or family demands.
    - Frequent trainings, easily accessible resources, and helpful management ensure you can be confident about expectations and how to best perform.
    - Other companies refer to our training services, manuals, and information for teaching their employees

    Cons

    - Salaries in this field aren't the highest. Although you will be paid well within industry standards, you aren't likely to get rich quick.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    providing services to the developmentally disabled has given me a sense of self worth and made me a better person

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Residential Assistant Supervisor in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Residential Assistant Supervisor in Ronkonkoma, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    I can safely say that YAI NIPD is one of the leading organizations in its field.

    Cons

    as with all other organizations in this field non profit pay is below average for the amount of work done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to strive to be pioneers in the field

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experiance at Y.A.I. has been great

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    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Family Service Specialist in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    Flexible Scheduled, Ok pay , and also very understanding managers

    Cons

    Very hard to move around in the company

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great job for recent grads.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Psychologist in New York, NY

    I have been working at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    Great team environment.
    Excellent Feedback
    Ability to learn transferable skills
    Excellent benefits

    Cons

    Room for advancement begins to bottleneck at a pay level that is not conducive to being a breadwinner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.
    Succession Plan wisely

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - DSP I
    Former Employee - DSP I

    I worked at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    Management and company treated staff really well. They supported growth within the company, continuing education, very professional, very supportive of employees personal well-being, strong believers in ongoing training, believed in keeping employee morale high, and amazing benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes shady employees sneak through the cracks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe look a bit closer at those with several write-ups, "missing" from activities, or those with a lack of passion.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Valuable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at YAI National Institute

    Pros

    It was a Good experience

    Cons

    Job duties were not challeging

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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