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    Hardest Job But Greatest Rewards

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Skip of New York full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You get to make a real difference in the lives of families with sick and disabled kids. I have accumulated countless unforgettable memories from the many years I worked at SKIP. My favorite thing about the job is that you get to fight the bad guys on behalf of the kids and their overwhelmed families and you usually get to win. An amazing learning experience that continues over time. Flexible work schedule. Full benefits. A great opportunity for anyone who wants to advocate for sick kids and isnt afraid of hard work.

    Cons

    As with any non-profit agency, salaries are very low when compared with similar positions and similar educational requirements in for profit companies. If you want to get rich, you wont do that at SKIP...try being an investment banker or a rock star instead. A caring person can experience a lot of emotional stress from working with such sick children and overwhelmed families over time. It is also easy to get caught up in a family's distress and it takes experience to learn to balance time spent working with personal life and family.

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    I have not found the management to be overly intrusive at all , and I was never micromanaged. I had free access to the Executive Director and was free to ask questions. It is worth noting that the Executive Director knows more about Medicaid and the rights of Medicaid recipients than most of Medicaid management. I was granted time off when I needed it. Demands were made in terms of the quality of services provided to families by employees, but these families needed quality services. Management often requires employees to go beyond the written job description, but SKIP clients have extraordinary needs and need extraordinary effort on their behalf. Salary may be beyond management's control but if there is any way to increase salaries, this would go a long way in improving job satisfaction for many employees. I also feel that sick time poicy could be changed so that it can accumulate without limit. If an employee shows up every day, they should have sick time to use if they become seriously ill. Since many SKIP employees come to the agency as their first job, many may have false expectations. Perhaps an honest talk about the realities of work at SKIP including the pros and cons would be helpful. There is no doubt that an employee can make more money working less hours with less stress in many other positions, but I doubt the rewards are as great. The Executive Director is the first person at work every day, and usually the last to leave, only to work at home. She was a great role model for me when I was starting out, and has taught me so much about health care, medicaid and patients' rights.

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    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Skip of New York.

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    1 interview and it seems most people get hired

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    no negotiation, everyone gets paid poorly
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Website www.skipofny.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1983
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Health Care
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable
Competitors Unknown

SKIP is short for Sick Kids [Need] Involved People,. Each year, SKIP helps 3,000 severely sick and/or developmentally disabled children in the state of New York get (and stay!) home from hospitals and institutions so they can live with their families.

Launched in 1983, SKIP is the only not-for-profit agency of its kind. It is based on the belief that everyone deserves a shot at the best childhood they can get, especially kids who are chronically ill, severely sick and/or developmentally disabled. Through service coordination, advocacy and hands-on problem solving, more...
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