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Zippia Score 3.9

Family Services overview

The staff at Family Services come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The organization is 68.1% female and 42.5% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Family Services notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 65.2%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Family Services tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the organization for 2.4 years.
Family Services is a medium hospitality organization with 810 employees and an annual revenue of $1.8M that is headquartered in New York.

Industry

Diversified Consumer Services

Revenue

$1.8M

Employees

810

Founded in

-

Headquarters

Poughkeepsie, NY

Website

familyservicesny.org

Website

familyservicesny.org

Organization Type

Nonprofit

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The team at Family Services

Key People
  • Rosemarie Rosa (Manager)
  • Amy Cole (Manager)

What do people say about Family Services

4.0

Zippia Official LogoZippia UserNovember 2019

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Zippia Official LogoReddit UserMarch 2012

From reading this AmA it seems like you actually care about your job and the people that are in it. I'm still in DCFS and from my experiences over the last 9 and a half years I've noticed not many people working in the system truly care about anything. It's just a job to them. Thank you for showing me that there is at least one person in DCFS that cares.

I think it's hard to keep working that type of job without distancing yourself & growing a thick skin. I work a job that puts me in contact with other people's suffering, and I have had to make myself care less in order to be able to do my job effectively. Obviously even so there is a spectrum (of caring/not), I do want to help people when possible, and I do sometimes feel that some of my coworkers have less sympathy than they ought for the population we work with.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJanuary 2012

Thank you for the AMA. I really appreciate everything the DCFS does. However, I am an extern at a juvenile dependency court and witness the DCFS messing up all the time. We hear court officers constantly reminding CSWs and DCFS employees that the children are our children; and we must treat them as such. However there is always some sort of neglect, as if people are just trudging along through their 9-5. From your personal experience, were DCFS employees really passionate about the care of children? Or did it come to a point where you just had to be more realistic about certain circumstances thereby putting a child in a less than ideal situation (lack of funding, lack of foster homes, ineptitude, etc.)? [edit] And what change would you make, if any?

Well you get different results from different people. Some people are doing the job as a stepping stone or just to earn a living (and let me tell you it isn't a great living hah). Many people get involved with the people helping profession because they want to do good. Anyone will tell you there isn't too much money in it which is sad. Especially at the caseworker level you are earning a salary slightly above the poverty line. With that said I am sure if a caseworker who wasn't that passionate about their work to begin with would be disgruntled not only by their low income, but after dealing with the cases and families they have on a daily basis. It definitely takes a certain strength to deal with children and families who are not functioning properly and trying to fix them anyway you can. While many times you deal with wonderful people, there are also some clients who are ruthless and treat you like ***. Basically, it depends on the worker, their passions, the clients, and the case.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJanuary 2012

Did you ever deal with cases where the child was unfairly removed from their home? How often was working with the kids successful? As in, how how many of them get better?

Well I'll admit the most upsetting part of working for DCFS was that fact that each child (not sure if child is the appropriate word) was only involved with us for 3 months or so, depending on whether or not they reached their required goals put in place by the court. More times than not it would be 3 to 6 months. You can only do so much in that short amount of time. Also, many times you would begin to see some improvements and then because of these improvements (and lack of funding) they would term the client only to have them return back to their ways. This is one of the reasons I chose to pursue another career.
Zippia Official LogoReddit UserJanuary 2012

Have you ever feared for your health as a result of taking a child from a violent parent? Have you ever had any death threats made against you?

I never dealt with the removal of anyone's child. That was not my job and I don't believe I was qualified to do such a thing...and I am grateful for that. I did fear for my life on a variety of times though. One time I was asked to visit someone on a extremely dangerous and gang related street. I was told there would be drive by shootings in the area as a initiation for some of the gangs in the area. I tried to go as early as I could to avoid any of this and was lucky enough to do so. Later that evening someone was shot on that same block as a result....that is just one of the stories.
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Family Services is ranked #10 on the Best Companies to Work For in Poughkeepsie, NY list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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Family Services careers

On average, employees at Family Services stay with the company for 2.4 years. Employees most commonly join Family Services after leaving Walmart. When they leave Family Services, they most frequently get their next job at Child & Family Center.

Average Length of Employment

Family Services

2.4 years
Top Employers Before Family Services
Walmart14.3 %
US Army6.5 %
YMCA6.0 %
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Top Employers After Family Services
Walmart8.3 %
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Family Services Employee Political Affiliation

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Employee Political Donations

NameDonation
Beverly TaukeCounselor
$17,400Republican Party
Wayne GravesPhysician
$9,000Republican Party
BEV TaukeCounselor
$5,000Republican Party
Vicky MOEChiropractor
$2,650Republican Party
Andrew SmithFamily Physician
$1,000Democratic Party
Patricia NeilPsychotherapist
$1,000Democratic Party
Linda JurantySocial Worker
$750Democratic Party
David McCannDoctor
$700Republican Party
Chimene LeeTherapist
$550Democratic Party
Linda Juranty SteensonSocial Worker
$500Democratic Party
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Family Services Financial Performance

4.5
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Revenue

< $5M

Founded in

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Organization type

Nonprofit

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Family Services Subsidiaries

Subsidiaries to Family Services include Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services and StoneMor Operating. Employees at the parent organization, Family Services, earn $44,248. In comparison, the salaries at Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services and StoneMor Operating are $28,694 and $28,281.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Family Services

How many Employees does Family Services have?

Family Services has 810 employees.

How much money does Family Services make?

Family Services generates $1.8M in revenue.

What industry is Family Services in?

Family Services is in the diversified consumer services industry.

What type of company is Family Services?

Family Services is a nonprofit company.

Who are Family Services's competitors?

Family Services competitors include Heritage Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Children's Home + Aid, Good Shepherd Services, First Step of Hamburg, Center For Human Services, Carson Valley Inn, Peace Center, Catholic Charities, Wyandot, The Beeches Inn & Conference Center, Singing River Electric, My Place & CO. Schodack, Keystone Centers Inc., Door's, Associated, Birth and Baby, Cedar Valley Services, Children's Home Society of Washington, Great Circle Family Foods LLC, Carson Center.

Who works at Family Services?

Rosemarie Rosa (Manager)

Amy Cole (Manager)

Where is Family Services's headquarters?

Family Services's headquarters is in Poughkeepsie, NY.

What is Family Services's website?

You can find the Family Services website at familyservicesny.org.

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