Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

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Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are some very good things about working at CSDD and some very disappointing things as well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are very good. Lots of PTO, 401k, medical & Dental Insurance (employee pays a portion). Some positions pay a decent wage.

    Cons

    Some Departments (such as Residential) do not do a good job of supporting and training their staff. Because of this there is constant turn over in Site Manager and Program Coordinator positions. This is not good for other staff and it is definitely not good for the individuals they provide services to.

    Even though the Paid Time off is good the work load for many positions is so heavy that when you do take time off you come back to such much paperwork it is just unbelievable.

    The agency just keeps expanding (more residential houses, more day and work programs) but it doesn't increase it's support departments (Business Office, Compliance/QA Department etc.) as it grows. Instead more and more responsibilities are just piled on these workers. It becomes very discouraging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The agency would benefit from holding Directors and Assistant Directors responsible for the training of their staff. When the agency grows the support departments need to grow too. It is just good business and it will prevent future problems. Look at your pay scale and consider revisions. Their are some staff that are working incredibly hard who deserve a higher wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Place to Work..be prepared to drive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Dsp-Hab in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Dsp-Hab in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Genuinely nice people
    Company invested in your success
    Lots of perks and discounts
    Great training program

    Cons

    If you work in jab be prepared to drive...a lot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working with the less fortunate, ample time off

    Cons

    Horrible management. Inconsistent. HR dept is terrible and throws employees under the bus.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    DSP Position Review

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    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional

    I worked at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's rewarding, good PTO, great line of work for the right kind of people for the job

    Cons

    More in it for the money than the individuals. Most houses poorly run. You as an employee are disposable. Not proper trainings once in your position. Some employees are great, others could care less. Not a good quality for this line of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional. Don't favor certain employees over others. Fire those who sit on their phones and treat the individuals like they aren't like everyone else. More teamwork, less attitude.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good/Decent Pay, rewarding, really cares about the individuals

    Cons

    As with any job like this, you're going to be stressed at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    RN, BSN, Cared for the Mentally disable, made sure there needs were being met, as well as physically, mentally,emotional

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - RN, Bsn in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It was a wonderful experience

    Cons

    Not aware of what was expected of you as a part time employee

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurses are not totally trained

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It's nice.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DSP in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

    Pros

    Nice benefits, Friendly staff, flexible schedule, build relationships

    Cons

    Draining, emotionally draining, stressful, may have to drive own vehicle a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Relief staff do a lot more than some part or full time staff yet they don't get as much recognition as others or benefits, not totally fair

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Watch Out

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medicaid Service Coordinator in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Medicaid Service Coordinator in Buffalo, NY

    I have been working at Community Services for the Developmentally Disabled

    Pros

    The flexible scheduling , mileage reimbersment and working from home are ok. You accrue PTO and sick time because of the high stress of the job. As a Service coordinator you have a maximum case load of 25.

    Cons

    The pay is not that great and CSDD do not offer tuition reimbursement for advancement. Having Masters Degrees is not recognized by senior management because most of them on have Bachelors degrees or certificates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management should listen to the suggestions of the employees. We give them so we can make our jobs easier and be less stressful for the clients. Why do you need 6 VP's for a small human service agency. The money should be invested in a better health plan.

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