Mission: Youth Villages helps children and families live successfully.
Evidentiary Family Restoration® is Youth Villages’ approach to helping our nation’s most vulnerable and troubled children. All our programs and services operate under this approach, which emphasizes family, measurement, community, intensity and accountability.
Youth Villages' Programs:
Youth Villages employees are committed to the mission and values that guide our organization.
Youth Villages helps children and families live successfully.
Our dedication to these simple, specific principles permeates the organization and ensures that we keep our priorities right – always putting kids’ needs first, and committing ourselves to positive, long-lasting results. In this way, we are able to offer the very best, most effective help to every child in our care.
Our mission and values statements provide the foundation for our organization’s dynamic growth and remarkable success.
When you join us at Youth Villages, you become part of the force for families. Our organization is committed to improving the lives of children with emotional and behavioral problems and their families across the United States.
You’ll work hard but there are numerous opportunities for advancement and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a real difference in the lives of families who desperately need that help.
One unique characteristic of Youth Villages is our strong emphasis on professional development, an attribute that is considered rare among non-profit organizations, and social services in particular.
We develop our leaders from within. Your supervisors have previously done your job and, if you have the right skills and ambition, your opportunities can be endless.
Youth Villages employees grow through initial and ongoing on-the-job training, advanced, knowledge-based technology and numerous leadership and skills training opportunities. We have entire departments dedicated to both performance improvement and leadership development throughout the organization.
Often individuals have to look outside their organization to find ways to advance their career or experience professional growth. At Youth Villages, you never have to leave the organization to experience new challenges and achieve professional growth and career advancement.
Individuals can gain experience in an array of programs and locations.
As Youth Villages grows we invite our existing staff to grow with us, which means as we move into new areas or begin new programs, our existing team members are the first to be considered for opportunities.
We realize that a healthy and happy employee performs his or her job more effectively, so every Youth Villages employee is encouraged to live a healthy life.
We promote healthy lifestyles. Youth Villages offers excellent health benefits, including natural care, discounted gym memberships and a Weight Watchers program the organization pays for if you attain your weight loss goal. No matter where you work at Youth Villages, your colleagues will support you in whatever you do.
Employees also train for and participate in our annual springtime YV5K in Memphis, which draws thousands of participants from the community who support our organization. Teams of YV employees from around the country band together and compete against each other for bragging rights and trophies awarded in categories including best participation and team spirit. After the race, employees meet at a local restaurant to celebrate, socialize and congratulate the winners.
I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 10 years)
We do great work and comprehensive therapy for at risk youth
Becomes a way of life, not just a job
Advice to Management
Keep on keeping on
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Youth Villages in February 2015.
A re ruiter contacted me and notified me that I had shown interest in the Tennessee area and then asked me if I would consider working in the Massachusetts office. Then she did an initial interview over the phone. Than a week later did a phone interview with a supervisor. Then allowed me to interview in person in two weeks. After being interviewed I was notified within the week that I would be hired.