NAFI CT Reviews

Updated Nov 4, 2019

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5 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Case Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI CT full-time

    Pros

    Environment, pay, benefits, morale, enjoyment

    Cons

    Contractual employment, travel requirements, lay-offs

  2. "Interesting"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NAFI CT part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun, room for growth, great staff

    Cons

    Not many sites to choose from, interview to hire time is long

  3. "Good luck with bad apples"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - MST Therapist 

    I have been working at NAFI CT full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good flex time and reasonable pay

    Cons

    Management does not address personnel issues. Management puts pressure on real therapists and social workers to obtain their licenses but allows an employee with an MBA and zero fundamental in this field do therapy work. Poor supervision, favoritism and gossip.

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  4. "Small Agency"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Therapist in Hartford, CT
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAFI CT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Like to promote from within.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to do different types of work.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unprofessional/Ambivalent expectations/discrimination/favoritism"

    1.0
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at NAFI CT for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the programs have great staff who are culturally competent and sociologically mindful, and are generally diverse.

    Cons

    There is a lot of bias, discrimination, and if you are a minority, you will be held to a separate standard than your other coworkers. Also, you cannot trust the agencies HR. They only serve to protect those in leadership and will do anything they can to push you out of your position if you attempt to advocate for yourself if you have been wronged. They will find everything they can and use it as an excuse to get you out, no matter how trivial.

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  6. "Manager"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAFI CT full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers/colleagues to work alongside.

    Cons

    Upper management is a click. You are either in or out.

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  7. "Underpaid"

    4.0
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    Case Manager/Clinician in Litchfield, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NAFI CT for less than a year

    Pros

    + atmosphere, close knit team, meaningful work w/ traumatized population, vacation & sick time, credentialing, clinical training

    Cons

    significantly underpaid compared to colleagues in the same non-profit field

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "ADS"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Adolescent Development Specialist in Litchfield, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NAFI CT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Building relationships with the clients, actually making a impact in their lives. The pay is great

    Cons

    Repor between management and direct care staff could be a lot better. Management listening to concerns from staff better.

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "ADS- Touchstone"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Adolescent Development Specialist in Litchfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NAFI CT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to build healthy relationships with clients and encourage them to succeed in life.

    Cons

    Horrible management; very unprofessional , gossip between staff, no support to staff from management, no true support to residents. If you are looking for a job where you can impact lives and help people and go further in life this is not the company. All they care about is keeping beds filled and money. And if you are looking for a job where you can excel in this is not it unless you are willing to go against your morals, values and become someone you’re not for money.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Trauma informed Culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Program Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NAFI CT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I left the agency to pursue other opportunities and returned a few years later. After working for other agencies I cant truly say that they put the care of the client first, there is focus of trauma informed care from the top down. If and employee is struggling to meet their job expectations, the focus is on improving the employee rather than just cutting ties. While there is always room for improvement the culture over all feels very healthy.

    Cons

    It's a nonprofit so the salaries are limited to what the contractor (DCF, CSSD etc) is willing to pay.

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