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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services CEO David Rivel
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Pros
  • Good professional environment for clinical social workers (in 4 reviews)

  • On the employer side, The Jewish Board offers great benefits (in particular, a very low employee contribution for health insurance) (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • LOW PAY for the bs you have to deal with (in 4 reviews)

  • Low salaries and no raises during your time there (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "JBFCS Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Case Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Jewish Board for the opportunity it presents me to work with teenagers and help them develop mentally. The continuing education units workshops are also free. I wish that they paid more.

    Cons

    The pay doesn't match the hard work you put forth and at times management is more concerned about numbers as opposed to helping the clients.


  2. "Admin"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Really good benefits and time flexibility

    Cons

    Some bearocracy issues and such

  3. "Office Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time

    Pros

    Time off, family-oriented environment (in the programs ONLY), work-life balance, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Performance management review process was ineffective, no room for growth, poor communication between upper management and staff, poor salary


  4. "JB Way"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time

    Pros

    Headquarters is in an central location.

    Cons

    Very rigid office culture at headquarters.. i.e very corporate for a Non- for- profit


  5. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time

    Pros

    Worked there twice over the course of 8 years first time was in Brooklyn at a day program it was wonderful wonderful staff and clients.

    Cons

    Worked in Westchester Sq more recently... most of the staff was cool office manager was horrid!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging and let people do their jobs


  6. "Good start up job after college but not a long term position"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to help people achieve life role goals.
    Clients really appreciate you.
    Staff at my particular program are genuine.

    Cons

    A pros program is a lot of work and a lot of responsibility falls on you.
    Little pay
    Play on your degree so they pay you less of your not licensed. Then you pass a test and do the same work you've been doing which is annoying.
    Extra responsibility placed on "professional staff" but no extra pay and no comp hours.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Billing Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Billing Manager in Hawthorne, NY
    Current Employee - Billing Manager in Hawthorne, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employer, friendly environment and flexible schedule

    Cons

    Practice Management system is not properly configured

  8. "Care Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a family oriented environment.

    Cons

    It has no opportunities for career development.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CLINICIAN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Psychologist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Psychologist in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    The organization's unwavering dedication to providing mental health services to underserved clients. Provides the highest quality training of any service organization (hospitals, clinics, etc.) where I have worked. Lastly, the organization addresses weaknesses directly and works towards change rather than slipping into comfort of an ineffective status quo.

    Cons

    Salaries are low - not sure how it could be improved for a non-profit in today's healthcare system. Increasing positions for psychologists, psychiatrists, life coaches, and other disciplines in mental health (not only social workers) would make it an even better service provider.

    Advice to Management

    Continued focus on training clinicians in awareness of their own privileges and biases will increase efficacy of clinicians.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "MFT Intern"

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    Former Employee - LMFT in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - LMFT in Long Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services (More than a year)

    Pros

    The agency is established and well organized.

    Cons

    As interns, we got great experiences with clients, but next to no formal training. I felt taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Please realize interns are not just free labor. The agreement and expectation is an exchange of free laboR FOR TRAINING.


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