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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services CEO David Rivel
David Rivel
45 Ratings

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Pros
  • Good professional environment for clinical social workers (in 4 reviews)

  • good training for social workers, fair benefits, excellent holiday allowance, good amount of vacation time (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • e very corporate for a Non- for- profit (in 6 reviews)

  • Performance management review process was ineffective, no room for growth, poor communication between upper management and staff, poor salary (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work as a team

    Cons

    Non-profit so you have to do more with a lot less


  2. "MILIEU"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staten Island, NY

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with youth in residential setting and to instill values system where there may have been none present

    Cons

    Only 24 hours in a day sometimes it pain you to leave them work days mostly smooth but sometimes working with staff that has not reached maturity level u are on can be taxing

  3. "psych np"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    meaningful work, strong support from medical team

    Cons

    management is focused on financial goals more than quality of treatment, poor communication overall, inconsistent policies


  4. "MA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no positive feedback

    Cons

    The providers need to set a schedule and stick to it. The office makes workers very uncomfortable.


  5. "just go with it"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Norwood, MA
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Norwood, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great place to start up

    Cons

    no promotion for common staff


  6. "The job is as hard as you make it."

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    Current Employee - Milieu Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Milieu Counselor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of OT. You can learn a lot about yourself. Very rewarding. Never boring. You’re helping kids who have been neglected and abused.

    Cons

    Directors never interact with kids. Residents make false allegations out of spite. Lack of staff appreciation. DSPs and clinicians are out of sync.

    Advice to Management

    Interact with your residents more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supported Housing"

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    Former Employee - Social Work Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Social Work Supervisor in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    fast paced, stressful, challenging, and learning conducive

    Cons

    negative office culture, toxic work environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Few really. Company keeps cutting benefits and entire departments are being eliminated. Work is pretty easy and work environment, though lacking culture, is pretty laid back

    Cons

    Salary subpar. Benefits are substandard.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and you will get more competent employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Housing Programs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay was slightly better than other non profits.

    Cons

    Very unethical housing programs with teams that are chronically short staffed and do not ensure appropriate supervision is being given. Lack of transparency on all levels which can negatively impact clients.

    Advice to Management

    Internal Audits from senior management should occur at random to get an accurate depiction of the work flow happening.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Social Service Agency in New York"

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    Former Employee - Mental Health Consultant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Mental Health Consultant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent co-workers who are dedicated to their jobs.

    Cons

    Poor supervision, deceitful infrastructure, unfair wages, and unsafe working conditions. If you want to work in a place, or even go to therapy at a place that treats their staff and clients like cattle then try Jewish Board.

    Advice to Management

    Stop running JBFCS like a for-profit and start running it like you actually care about people.


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