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Updated February 23, 2018
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Pros
  • well they have good benefits, this job is not for everybody (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits and the schedule can be flexible at times (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for people doing tough work (in 25 reviews)

  • Disconnect between upper management and direct services (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "DSP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in New Rochelle, NY
    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in New Rochelle, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible, easy to move in ranks

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, demanding

    Advice to Management

    faster employment process


  2. "DSP Per Diem/Hourly"

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    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Jamaica, NY
    Current Employee - DSP Per Diem in Jamaica, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incentives to work more hours, bonuses, freedom to do what you want with your schedule

    Cons

    No Benefits, PTO, Vacation. No set schedule. No security

    Advice to Management

    Pay more

  3. "company review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great work environment, great benefits

    Cons

    not the highest salary, but competitive for the field


  4. "Room for growth"

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    Current Employee - DSP
    Current Employee - DSP

    I have been working at YAI National Institute part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Lots of training/learning opportunities
    Good employee benefits

    Cons

    Minimum wage/competitive wage
    If Co-worker slacks, you have to do all of their work on top of your own

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff better. It’s not an easy job and a lot of the employees don’t seem as motivated to work


  5. "DSP"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSP in Brentwood, NY
    Former Employee - DSP in Brentwood, NY

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment and experience
     Co-workers were really nice

    Cons

    Between getting hired and officially starting will take about a month
    Don't get paid for another month once you start
    Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Knowing what a difficult process it is to begin this job, they should try and be more flexible with new staff


  6. "Great but over worked"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Behavior Intervention Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity for growth, learning and education.
    Overtime readily available. Individuals great to work work and a great life experience.

    Cons

    Overworked, high turn over of staff a lot pressure
    Low pay. Hours can be unsocial. A lot of burn out.

    Advice to Management

    More appreciating for what we do


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great training and the People we support are wonderful

    Cons

    Salary needs to be better

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and you will decrease staff resignation

  8. "A job is a job BUT BEWARE"

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    Former Employee - ABIS in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ABIS in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Enriching experience and the opportunity to make a difference.
    Great resume builder.

    Cons

    Terrible pay for what your actual job responsibilities are.
    Management see direct care professionals as pawns and are indifferent toward your quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    In both cases of my working at yai i was hired by supervisors who were more concerned with being my friend then my work. one supervisor spent her days online shopping to which we all knew whilst the other was indifferent towards the needs of the house and ultimately let me go saying 'i did not care for the people we support." I loved my experience working for YAI and i still talk to many of the people i supported through text and phone calls so i definitely showed i cared.


  9. "DSP"

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    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Residential Counselor in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at YAI National Institute (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It feels great when you are helping someone with developmental disabilities and can make them smile.

    Cons

    If you struggle with patience, this isn't the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking National for more money to improve residence housing.


  10. "Direct Service Professional"

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    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional
    Current Employee - Direct Service Professional
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -learn about people with disabilities
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    Cons

    -paid 2x monthly
    -no significant raises
    -no clear path for growth
    -upper management treat DSPs with little respect

    Advice to Management

    Treat DSPs with more respect.


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