Vanderheyden Hall

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Vanderheyden Hall Reviews

Updated July 13, 2014
Updated July 13, 2014
5 Reviews
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  1.  

    very demanding, rewarding work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Supervisor in Wynantskill, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Supervisor in Wynantskill, NY

    I worked at Vanderheyden Hall full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    rewarding to work with clients
    support between co workers
    management is open to criticism from certain people

    Cons

    benefits and pay
    long hours
    difficult to have a work/life balance

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Needs work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanderheyden Hall

    Pros

    You gain a lot of hands on experience from the job and you work with some really good people.

    Cons

    The environment is not therapeutic, there is a lot of mixed messages, lack of support, you are placed in parameters for all your shift, salaries do not increase, there is a lot of gossip that the administration actively participate in, often hire staff who are clearly incapable of creating a therapeutic environment and there is little to no follow up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean up your act and with it your hiring practices

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  3.  

    Terrible management and unsafe practices

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Direct Care Worker in Wynantskill, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Care Worker in Wynantskill, NY

    I worked at Vanderheyden Hall full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Clients are fantastic.
    -The actual job is fairly straightforward
    -The campus is clean and in a nice, quiet area

    Cons

    -Poor management
    -Unappreciative of employees
    -Unsafe practices
    -Lots of power struggles
    -Immaturity and office gossip is very prevalent
    -Discriminatory attitude
    -Inconsistent with expectations
    -High turn-over rate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time empowering your employees and less time engaging in scare-tactics and intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Decent first job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vanderheyden Hall

    Pros

    Some of the social workers and other healthcare professionals were caring and knew what they were doing. Some of the staff at the group homes (separate houses for the boys and another one for the girls) were really dedicated to the clients.

    Cons

    The atmosphere was very disorganized. The rules were inconsistent, so as a direct care worker, it was hard to know when to enforce them and when not to. There was minimal training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training and support to direct care workers

  6.  

    Amazing opportunity to impact a life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Wynantskill, NY
    Current Employee - Psychologist in Wynantskill, NY

    I have been working at Vanderheyden Hall full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Leadership
    Passionate Staff
    Staff Training
    Competitive Salary
    Rewarding Careers
    Job Opportunity
    Excellent Conditions
    Support
    So many opportunities to make a difference EVERY DAY

    Cons

    Can be stressful. The kids can certainly get rowdy and there are days where you feel frustrated and overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with staff in the school

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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