Youth Advocate Programs

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Youth Advocate Programs Reviews

Updated July 23, 2014
Updated July 23, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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    Good Company to Work For

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Giving back to the community as you work

    Cons

    Organization Structures makes upper management loose sight of what really happens at local offices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More local Supervision from uppper management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not part of the in-crowd? Forget advancement!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to work independently.

    Cons

    No advancement. No raises. Freeze on promotions and salary increases, but according to 990s, senior management's salaries have gone up every year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop patting each other on the back for a job well done and start recognizing the real contributors to this companies success.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Love the kids & the staff :)

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Support Staff in Peoria, AZ
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Support Staff in Peoria, AZ

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff is awesome!!! Always willingly to help. Never had a more chilled and outgoing boss! Ever! Plus we get paid weekly :)

    Cons

    Its part time. And paperwork takes forever to write and correct if you have corrections to make.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Don't practice the principles they preach.

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    Former Employee - Tss in Meadville, PA
    Former Employee - Tss in Meadville, PA

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs part-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I would love my job more if aI got some paid time off....who works in mental health and doesnt get paid mental days?

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    Current Employee - Tss in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Tss in Harrisburg, PA

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

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    Great work, failed system.

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    Current Employee - Therapeutic Support Staff
    Current Employee - Therapeutic Support Staff

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs part-time (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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