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Helpful (3)

"Good experience, long hours"

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Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN
Former Employee - Bilingual Family Intervention Specialist in Memphis, TN
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Great employee training, good experience if you are looking to advance in the social services field, a lot of room for advancement within the company. They promote from within and offer tuition reimbursement. A lot of opportunity to see a variety of social services settings. Very results driven. Incredible employee benefits. It's a good job if you go in knowing what to expect.

Cons

Low starting pay, although that is almost all social work jobs. You will work long hours if you are involved with direct care, to the point that it sometimes feels like you are neglecting your own family to help someone else's. Leadership doesn't always listen to field staff who are directly working with the kids and seems somewhat disconnected from front line staff. Sometimes seems like they either hold onto cases too long or discharge too early from care because they are overly concerned with the census numbers (but that goes back to the disconnected leadership).

Advice to Management

Listen more to front line staff and ask for feedback.

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Villages

  1. Helpful (7)

    "It was like being in an abusive relationship - you just need to get out before it kills you...."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Current Employee - Family Intervention Specialist in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The families I worked with.
    DCF relationships that followed me out the door.
    The interventions are great.

    Cons

    Management
    Working 14 days straight during on-call without any break or additional compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house & start over with upper management & you might have a chance - right now - no one outside of YV respects the organization due to the high rate of turn over.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Horribly Pleasant..............."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Teacher Counselor in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Residential Teacher Counselor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Having interaction and creative freedom with the youth. The supporting staff was pleasant and good to work with. Co-workers were helpful and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Low salary, crazy hours, youth are always defended even when they are wrong, not a career minded company, and you have no life outside of work.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the money to keep good workers for an extended period of time. Punish the youth for their wrong doings. Develop a better system transporting the youth to appointments, training during the shift you work and have a direct 40 hour week and not crazy hours.

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