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Challenging and Rewarding

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (more than 10 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Youth Village's has much to offer! The work completed, while very challenging, is very rewarding. Those that are committed and willing to work hard will get opportunities to advance.

Cons

Every job has its challenges- Youth Villages has high standards which directly relates to the success of the company- so if you are willing to work hard, adapt to change, and truly have a desire to impact the lives of others in a positive way the con's will be limited. And remember- you will impact the lives of the clients you work with- if you are not willing to give 100% you will impact a life in a negative manner.

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  1. Rewarding place to work, great atmosphere and emphasis on doing what works for kids and families

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    Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Woburn, MA

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rewarding successes, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    nonprofit pay is never high

    Advice to Management

    lighten work schedules

  2. Helpful (7)

    Great Vision, Great Talk, but this office is too caught up in itself.

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    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The Clients and a few of the coworkers

    Cons

    Cliques, Overworked and the only people that give the company high marks are not in the field. Lot's of promises made to employees and are then redacted. Promises of support made to clients, but then it falls on the clinicians to follow through with little to no support from the company. 60 hour work weeks are not appropriate when doing clinical work. Extremely high turnover and very few trained clinicians, including those in supervisory levels.

    Advice to Management

    Stop listening to your regional mgrs and directors and start looking and listening to your clinicians. A high turnover is a sign that there is something wrong. I have worked on-call jobs 24/7 support jobs before and it did not phase me because I had excellent clinical supervision and support from actual professionals. However when a 'clinical supervisor' (even though I had a license and she did not) criticizes for the amount of hours a clinician is working, assigns more paperwork, tells the clinician to find work/life balance and not work so much and then assigns more arbitrary deadlines and paperwork, that does not improve the services provided to the client or help the clinician grow. Advice to upper management, realize that a supervisor assigns paperwork and looks at deadlines. A clinical supervisor is someone that fosters clinical growth and improves services. A leader is someone that guides, empowers, strengthens and leads people through example. There are no leaders in this office and all your real clinical supervisors leave due to the lack of support. You have excellent clinicians leaving every day while the people that remain or get promoted are ones that are in a clique, speak the YV lingo, espouse 'models' and show no innovative thinking.

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