Center For Family Life

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Center For Family Life Reviews

Updated October 5, 2014
Updated October 5, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working for Center For Family Life has widened my aspect of life.

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    Former Employee - Counselor In Training in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Counselor In Training in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Center For Family Life as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    You will never be bored. The children always say the silliest things and look up to you.

    Cons

    When everyone decides to behave out of the normal it gets chaotic.

  2.  

    Unpredictable. Felt like a mule being compliance driven.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Center For Family Life

    Pros

    Co-workers are great creating a supportive environment. The community is great to work with. Many vacation days. Personal satisfaction in supporting with families in the community.

    Cons

    Double standards based on which supervisor you have. Compliance driven therefore real counseling is lost and workers are mandated to meet unrealistic expectations. Unpredictable environment due to risk of funds being pulled. High caseload from initial employment sets workers up for failure in trying to manage reports and paperwork. Vacations denied unless paperwork is updated but hard to accomplish due to "always playing catchup" because of the high caseload. No pay increase. High medical insurance copayment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop strong, united, leadership. Look out for the worker regarding burnout otherwise this place will be a revolving door and the initial reason for existence (helping families) will be lost.

  3.  

    It was fun and full filling.

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    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Lifeguard in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Center For Family Life part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are great. The counselors are attentive. My co-workers (lifeguard/aquatic) team were great companions. The pay is not the best, but it is pretty decent for the work load. The job is fairly simple. There are also other lifeguards employed by New York City helping out so the job is not hard.

    Cons

    Some of the counselors are a little immature as they are still in high school. As with any lifeguarding job, the days can get a little dull. Swimming days are from 11AM to 2PM during the hotter hours of the day. The sun is beaming hot so wear sunblock and stay hydrated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure counselors are more serious about the kids. Sometimes they just want to play.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    It was great being able to meet and help the clients I did but there was a lack of innovation at AEP

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    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Employment Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Center For Family Life full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The clients were great and so were the co-workers.

    Cons

    There was lack of innovation and there wasn't an urgency to create a better program to help the clients.

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    The whole program needs to be restructured so that the program could better serve its clients.

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  6.  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Center For Family Life part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are friendly to the point where it feels like family, comfortable working enviroment, fun, good training and co-workers are always willing to help if you need anything, upstate annual trips are very fun, nice supervisor, working with children is great, learned alot.

    Cons

    There are too many supervisors telling me what to do, poor communication, poor compensation, mean office manager, tend to scam you in vacation hours or days, loose important documents in which you have to refile those documents which is unfair and staff meetings can be repetitive at times, and cliques and gossiping happens very often.

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