New Alternatives for Children Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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New Alternatives for Children Executive Director Arlene Goldsmith
Arlene Goldsmith
27 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learned a lot and essentially became a SW during my time at NAC(in 5 reviews)

  • "You gain a lot of social work experience(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "You can also spend years in the same position with no promotions because NAC loves to keep people at(in 8 reviews)

  • "Many of the social workers were cynical and were derisive of their clients(in 8 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Nice job

      Apr 28, 2021 - Speech Language Pathologist in Southampton, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great coworkers and work environment

      Cons

      Long commute to and from because of site location

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee

      No training

      May 12, 2021 - Prevention Social Worker in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Freedom to manage your own time

      Cons

      There is not enough time for you. No training given, they just throw you out into the field and consult you as you go

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      n/a

      Jan 28, 2021 - Clinical/Rehabilitative Service Provider (CRSP) in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good for experience in the social work

      Cons

      The payment but the experience and the opportunity that this company and the job gives you is worth more than money

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Agency

      Jan 26, 2021 - Social Worker in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Kind people, great population, good experience post university.

      Cons

      Unsupportive supervision (though very nice people) but ilequipped to support in meaningful way. Too preoccupied with tasks.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      overall good

      Jan 20, 2021 - Clinical Rehabilitative Service Provider in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible schedule great first experience

      Cons

      not many hours given during covid

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not great

      Jun 19, 2020 - Supervisor in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      NAC is a good place to get your license once leaving graduate school. You will learn and get expose to families from varying populations. Good vacation, personal and sick time.

      Cons

      NAC is a organization that loves tradition. it hasn't adapting to anything. They also have racist directors in charge and a high number of white workers who have no cultural competence to work with their clients. Especially considering almost all of their clients are of color. You can also spend years in the same position with no promotions because NAC loves to keep people at NAC for 20 plus years even when they are no longer good at their job. Also NAC is only interested in training you to work at NAC, they are not interested in your career development beyond your job description. Also the benefits package is horrible.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great organization but burn out very easily

      Aug 30, 2020 - Mental Health Counselor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great organization with purpose, great supervision and families you work with are awesome

      Cons

      Burn out very easily, little to no regard for your own safety when going into high risk areas, at times expectations could be unrealistic, position you are hired for is not as advertised. They advertise for an “in home therapist/social worker” but you are 90% case management, there are opportunities to do therapy with your families but it is rare.

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Oct 28, 2020 - Family Support Specialist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment to work in.

      Cons

      Not challenging if you prefer to be.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Work with Great People

      Jul 19, 2020 - Youth Development Specialist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The staff are truly special.

      Cons

      Company has some work to do in terms of inclusion.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Working on it

      Jul 13, 2020 - Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of opportunities for advancement, caring community, working to improve

      Cons

      No transparency with salaries and issues with HR

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