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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. "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


  2. "Just don't."

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    Former Employee - Youth Service Specialist II
    Former Employee - Youth Service Specialist II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mid-Atlantic Youth Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some of your coworkers will be cool and trustworthy. Sometimes you really bond and get through to the kids.

    Cons

    The pay is crap unless you're part time. If you're full time you'll have no life due to doubles and mandates. The gossip is worse than high school. You'll get bullied by higher ups for standing up for yourself. It's nonsense. Save yourself the effort. Go somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people who work hard, and take care of your employees better. People wouldn't quit so much if you didn't run the facility the way it is.

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