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"Negative experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

If you are a desperate for a job, YV is always hiring because of their extremely high turnover rate. And that is pretty much the only "pro"...

Cons

Low salary, long hours, and total lack of appreciation from management. Clinical staff earn almost nothing. Senior officers and directors openly acknowledge that clinical staff are replaceable and completely dispensable.

Advice to Management

Pay employees a decent wage. Show some respect for the hundreds of employees who interact with the kids and their families!

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Villages

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Worst experience in a work place that I have ever encountered.....Words of advice....RUN!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TL Specialist
    Former Employee - TL Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Youth Villages full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interacting with the youth is the only pro

    Cons

    I don't know where to begin
    -Low pay considering the 70 hour plus work weeks
    -On call 24/5 to all clients and supervisor...no life!
    -tons of redundant and trivial paperwork
    - sales type philosophy when it comes to having a youth successfully discharged... they want a successful discharge for philanthropic reasons and are constantly changing the definition of a successful discharge
    - little to no supervisor support...just delegation of tasks which is unreal what they ask of you
    - they hire employees saying that they will have a reasonable caseload and that these youth will be no more that 60 miles at the most away from your home or office....bs! I put up to 800+ miles on my car every week
    - I had a death in my family and because it wasn't a weeks notice I was told that if I choose to go to the funeral and if any of my paperwork deadlines are compromised that I would have a disciplinary action go into my file
    -Many of the kids blow you off because they really don't know what they are signing up for or their state workers order them to.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your team when they are struggling even if that means pushing up a deadline, or seeing a youth yourself. Respect your teams work life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It is what you make of it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Villages full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I'm very surprised by so many of the reviews that I have been reading. It seems like most of the reviews are from people who recently graduated and this is their first job because, as someone who has worked in social services for many years, in many different locations and agencies, Youth Villages is a wonderful place to work. My viewpoint is that those working in social work, social services, counseling and/or mental health are dealing with people's lives and if you're not willing to do the work and find satisfaction from helping others in need, you should probably work in a different field. The people that I work with truly care about the children and families with which they work. They offer a lot of training and career opportunities for those who are willing to use the opportunities given to them.

    Cons

    It's difficult to come up with any cons for Youth Villages. Any time I've had complaints, they have been dealt with by my supervisors and corrected. As a large non-profit agency, there is always the chance that some locations will be more supportive than others but people I've worked with in leadership roles have always had an open door policy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep supporting the staff with the vast amount of training and support that you currently provide.

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