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YAI National Institute Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. "Worked here per diem during college and it was a good experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Experience in a healthcare type setting for pre-nursing, medical, or pa students. Flexible hours for college students. Locations all over long island.

    Cons

    Lower pay for what can sometimes be difficult or stressful work. Some houses can be understaffed due to high the over.


  2. "DSP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    The people we support are wonderful!

    Cons

    The salary is not all that great!

    Advice to Management

    Practice active listening with all staff members.

  3. "Employment Training Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Fun environment
    Good Training Opportunities
    Health Insurance
    Vacation Days

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Large Case Load
    Have to travel in inclement weather to see clients.


  4. "Good cause, but poor execution"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Haverstraw, NY
    Former Employee - Direct Support Professional in Haverstraw, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, OT, No experience needed.

    Cons

    Awful management, state mandates, micro-management, ignorant workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing,


  5. "Dsp yai"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DSP in East Setauket, NY
    Current Employee - DSP in East Setauket, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There’s really no pros about working with yai, they treat dsp like second class citizens

    Cons

    The environment is hostile and you’re treated like crap


  6. "Do not work here"

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

    Pros

    Some coworkers are nice but other than that nothing

    Cons

    Racist, Want more from you than they’re willing to pay, Pay too long, Fire you even after you do everything you can for them and laugh as they’re doing it


  7. "Good starting point…"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Community Habilitation Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Community Habilitation Specialist in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Not confined to an office. You are making a difference in the lives of others. It’s a great launching pad for those going into healthcare or social work.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than it should be. Promotions are based on time instead of work ethic. Not all supervisors are supportive.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to the employees at the bottom. Get an idea of their experiences. Creating a dialogue is the best way to promote strength and unity.

  8. "Working at the YAI"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - I: I Teacher's Aide in New York, NY
    Current Employee - I: I Teacher's Aide in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are very nice, supportive and understanding environment, very rewarding

    Cons

    I honestly can't come up with any

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any


  9. "DSP"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    Great environment! Good for beginners in social worker feild ! You will learn a lot!

    Cons

    Cant think of any at this moment


  10. "DSP"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at YAI National Institute full-time

    Pros

    great team environment. steady work hours mon-fri, trainings and events

    Cons

    hard to live on salary


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