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Great Organization with opportunities to advance

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Former Intern - Behavioral Youth Counselor in Memphis, TN
Former Intern - Behavioral Youth Counselor in Memphis, TN

I worked at Youth Villages as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Hire within. Promote within. They really care about all employees.

Cons

If you are working with at-risk youth, you're going to have to deal with some stress.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you are doing.

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  1. 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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    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 a 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
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  2. 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
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    Approves of CEO
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