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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services CEO David Rivel
David Rivel
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Pros
  • "good training for social workers, fair benefits, excellent holiday allowance, good amount of vacation time" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Work is pretty easy and work environment, though lacking culture, is pretty laid back" (in 4 reviews)

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

  • "LOW PAY for the bs you have to deal with" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Milleu worker"

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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 part-time

    Pros

    Eass communication to my supervisors

    Cons

    The cultural aspect is sometimes lost in their assisted living facilities


  2. "senior milieu counselor"

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    Current Employee - Senior Milieu Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Milieu Counselor in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Jewish board are very supportive

    Cons

    there nothing to reported

  3. "High demands. Low pay. Poor management."

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    Former Employee - Therapist
    Former Employee - Therapist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Helping others. Moral support from colleagues. Good place to get clinical experience.

    Cons

    High turnover. Clinic is run like a for-profit. They only care about numbers not the quality of care you give your clients . Run like a mill. They don’t care about your wellbeing, just about your work. Management is horrible and unprofessional. Toxic work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your workers better and you will get better productivity


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Too much work"

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    Current Employee - Social Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Social Worker in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good trainings and diverse population

    Cons

    Low salaries for social workers: check current market salaries for social workers

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary


  5. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to get some experience but not to stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits. It’s a good place to get experience working with a large, multi-branch organization in the mental health field. If you’re interested in social change and fighting institutional racism, this place is tops. It’s a great place for social workers (depending on your program of course) especially those just starting out. It’s also a great place to work for women of color.

    Cons

    If you take a job here you may be at risk to injury to an eye muscle from rolling your eyes so often. The pay is bare minimum as compared to New York standards. As a whole, the organization is very disorganized and slow-paced. Unfortunately having a brain and talent is not appreciated here, and inept but charming employees are favored. There is a lot of closed-mindedness here like “don’t rock the boat.” Leadership does not get along well, and lots of problems trickle down from that. Also expect to do long-winded annual reviews. It depends on your supervisor but mine made me do TWO annual reviews in a year, and it was all just BS. It just feels like a power trip and not a genuinely constructive exercise.

    Advice to Management

    I would love to say but it would give away who I am.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "employees partake in too much gossip and do not like their jobs enough to actually do them."

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Hawthorne, NY
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Hawthorne, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary is what kept me going . They don’t mind paying you to get the work done. They know the work is difficult.

    Cons

    Too easy to catch an allegation due to no structure. Employees who have been there long call the shots versus employees who actually do work.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "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


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