Institute for Urban Family Health

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Institute for Urban Family Health Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to gain experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    they really do believe in the mission

    Cons

    the great patient care provided does not filter to the employees, little interest in staff development

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Demoralizing

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician in New York, NY

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All of my colleagues are wonderful, intelligent, supportive, and inspiring people. I will keep in touch.

    Cons

    Excessively insensitive to the therapeutic alliance with all the data collection and the lack of clinical support and high case loads.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set case loads, give comprehensive health benefits, clinical supervision, and training in a more consistent and patient centered manner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Veneer of professionalism masks the poorest services to clients and most unpleasant treatment of workers.

    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Mental Health Clinician in New York, NY

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex time is available if wanted

    Cons

    Productivity demands are unrealistic. Professionals are infantalized. 30 mins for lunch is insufficient for a super high volume work load. 70+ caseloads. Management is unpleasant. High turnover of workers across the board. This was a nightmare job and a horror show agency. Clients are treated disrespectfully and clinicians are simultaneously infantalized and overworked. The mental health branch of the agency is a smoke and mirror hoax. Perhaps medical is better. The mental health client services delivered here are the poorest I have seen personally. I guess they are not actually committing fraud but they come as close as possible to fraud without crossing the line. They do not deliver effective services as their focus is only on the electronic medical record looking good. The actual delivery of therapeutic services does not seem to matter to management. I believe OMH likes this agency quite a bit. But I am sureinfantalized that the truth will come out. If you scratch the service beneath a good act of professionalism, all you will find is a nasty Medicaid mill.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less disparaging towards clients

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health

    Pros

    Nice people and good mission.

    Cons

    Job was not for me.

  6.  

    Interesting place to work...

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician  in  Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Institute for Urban Family Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good clinical supervision and decent salary. You get continuing education money to attend conferences and lectures, which is a nice perk. You get lots of vacation time. You gain a sense of satisfaction in helping others. I love my patients and some of my coworkers are awesome, too.

    Cons

    IFH is still finding their way and they've made some unusual hiring choices over the past year. The staff turnover rate is very high. Be wary of the Bronx clinics. If you do interview, speak to an employee currently in the position you are applying for to get the inside scoop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more careful of who you hire for management positions and to do better background checks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    underpaid and overworked

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    Former Employee - Nurse  in  Kingston, NY
    Former Employee - Nurse in Kingston, NY

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    health plan offered is sliding scale, affordable to those who make smaller paychecks. always a job vacancy.

    Cons

    low salary. long hours. lack of innovation. new programs initiated without discussion with staff. understaffed. longterm employees without motivation to exceed, can get away with status quo, if you are motivated to do your best, there is little reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    raise wages to increase, increase staffing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    They bleed you dry and still want you to work harder.

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

    I worked at Institute for Urban Family Health

    Pros

    Great place to get experience for licensing.

    Cons

    You are expected to do all your notes on your own time, no admin time, you have to make ACS calls, calls to parents teachers, do treatment plans, etc.etc. etc. on your own time because your are booked all day with client appointments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize that not everyone is a workaholic like you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Paid better than most.

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    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician
    Current Employee - Mental Health Clinician

    I have been working at Institute for Urban Family Health

    Pros

    Professional advancement is always encouraged

    Cons

    Burnout is often a risk

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