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"Worst job you will ever have!!! Keep looking for a job, even if you're desperate..."

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Current Employee - Youth Service Specialist Ll in Pittston, PA
Current Employee - Youth Service Specialist Ll in Pittston, PA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

You get great benefits but pay is poor. There is plenty of overtime if you want to spend all of your time in a juvenile prison.

Cons

You may think you're going to help the youth incarcerated at PACC but you work with the worst of the worst youth. Once you work at PACC for awhile you will see that most of the youth you are 'treating' are just doing what they need to do to go home but are not really changing for the better. Very frustrating work and takes a lot out of you. While you should expect danger in a detention environment, you would also expect to be compensated for your troubles. The pay is poor and part time employees make more an hour than you will if you work full-time. If you're smart, ask for part time when applying, because it's nearly impossible once you've been there awhile. There is also the good ole mandate list at PACC which can keep you from going home or meeting your outside obligations. If someone calls off you could be stuck working an extra shift to make sure the facility is in ratio. If you're a recent college grad, keep looking for a job. Don't waste your time with this place, there is extremely high turnover and a high burnout at this place. Oh and promotions are based on who you know rather than experience a lot of times. Yeah you should also know there is a good chance you will be assaulted by a youth while working there so pay attention in SCM training because you will be using it.

Advice to Management

Take care of your floor staff. New employees are treated much better than the veteran staff who have proven themselves to the company. Also, take into account what the staff are dealing with daily before making everything about the youth. Remember the youth locked up at your facility are there for a reason and it shouldn't be comfortable. When the moral of the staff goes down, it becomes clear that the youth end up suffering because a large number of staff quit at one time which leads to more unhappy staff because more mandations occur. Could be a great facility if the staff were paid a decent wage and the staff were put above the youth in some things because in reality the youth don't choose to be locked up there.

Other Employee Reviews for Mid-Atlantic Youth Services

  1. "Nice people, but poor pay, hours, and management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher in Pittston Township, PA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Pittston Township, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Mid-Atlantic Youth Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent staff to work with
    There is the ability to actually make a difference in the lives of youths' there

    Cons

    Terrible pay for the job
    Sad stories and mistreatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more, do not be so cold to ideas


  2. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nothing is good about this place

    Cons

    Everything sucks about this place

    Advice to Management

    Do better

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