Youth Villages

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3 people found this helpful  

Good experience, long hours

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Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN

I worked at Youth Villages full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great employee training, good experience if you are looking to advance in the social services field, a lot of room for advancement within the company. They promote from within and offer tuition reimbursement. A lot of opportunity to see a variety of social services settings. Very results driven. Incredible employee benefits. It's a good job if you go in knowing what to expect.

Cons

Low starting pay, although that is almost all social work jobs. You will work long hours if you are involved with direct care, to the point that it sometimes feels like you are neglecting your own family to help someone else's. Leadership doesn't always listen to field staff who are directly working with the kids and seems somewhat disconnected from front line staff. Sometimes seems like they either hold onto cases too long or discharge too early from care because they are overly concerned with the census numbers (but that goes back to the disconnected leadership).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen more to front line staff and ask for feedback.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Burn out is an understatement!

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    Former Employee - Clinical Supervisor in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Clinical Supervisor in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    working with families and collaterals, seeing the success of the youth and their families!

    Cons

    work hours are unreal! expect to leave your life at the door if you choose to work there! The admins care more about $ than the health of their employees! The client knows best, yet the admins shove unnecessary extensions which makes our families and collaterals displeased. The mileage expense reimbursed is much lower than the national average. The admins focus too much on the output (called scorecard) where you get graded on documentation. Upper management are hypocritical and abusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real and appreciate your staff!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    It was like being in an abusive relationship - you just need to get out before it kills you....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The families I worked with.
    DCF relationships that followed me out the door.
    The interventions are great.

    Cons

    Management
    Working 14 days straight during on-call without any break or additional compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house & start over with upper management & you might have a chance - right now - no one outside of YV respects the organization due to the high rate of turn over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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