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I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs part-time for more than a year
Pros – Fulfilling and rewarding work with children and families through therapeutic services.
Cons – Systemic pitfalls, inconsistent working hours, resistant parents and governing systems, i.e. schools, day cares, etc.
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-08-22 16:55 PDT
I worked at Youth Advocate Programs part-time for more than 3 years
Pros – -Awesome Autism & Developmental Differences training
-Flexible scheduling is helpful for those in school
-Attempts to reach out to the local communities in many ways
-Encouraged staff to pursue their passions and personal development
Cons – -Lacking budget resulted in hourly employees having all medical benefits taken away
-Extremely high turn over results in subpar client care in about 30% of cases
-Try to make employees work on administrative paperwork/correct errors/rewrite notes without paying them
-No guaranteed hours
-HR and other company offices seem distant and employees can feel like they're just a number
Advice to Senior Management – Practice the YAP core values, listen to employees, don't ask for work without paying staff - every 15 minutes of pay adds up. Treat the staff with the respect and they will respect and value YAP.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-12-07 18:51 PST
I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs
Pros – I love the kids. I love the fact that we make improvements in these childrens lives.
Cons – everytime we have a training instead of learning ways to improve our kiddos we get yelled at constantly for all the things that the tss's that are not doing their job do. Teach me something. Dont yell at me cause someone else isnt doing their job....
Advice to Senior Management – Turn over is not good for these children yet the turnover rate of tss's is constantly rising. I feel that if we were better paid and had paid days off u would get better performance and people would stay...
2011-03-29 04:42 PDT
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