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"YV is the Force for Families"

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Current Employee - Regional Manager in Woburn, MA
Current Employee - Regional Manager in Woburn, MA

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

Pros

Youth Villages always works in the best interest of the children and families they serve. The staff have what it takes to help families be successful. Its a tough job being on call 24/7 but it works. Seeing a family in crisis and helping guide them through it is what really matters. There is always a sense of team collaberation and willingness to brainstorm interventions needed to help families. Staff have the opportiunity to be promoted within which ensures each member of leadership, managers, directors and clinical consultants, even the CEO has been in the front lines doing the clinical work that is talked about, that means the most to me. I believe in the mission and values that YV represents.

Cons

In the beginning, finding that work life balance can be tricky. YV offers a "flexible schedule" which is great, with the realization that some days and weeks will be longer than others. Once employees master the balance this type of schedule can be very rewarding. Training does take a while, the learning curve for me was about 3 months to really learn and understand the treatment model, but once I did I really liked using it.

Advice to Management

Continue the efforts to hear staff and put their needs at the top of the list. YV NE has made some great strides to improve the atmosphere for staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Youth Villages

  1. "Challenging"

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

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

    Pros

    You have much opportunity to make a difference in creative ways.

    Cons

    Long hours are often required and expected.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Favorites are played and people are misled"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The actual job is extremely rewarding. Helping young adults that want the help is great. You get to make your own schedule which is also a great aspect of the job. The salary is average, they reimburse you for your cell phone and mileage too.

    Cons

    Management is not appropriate at all. You basically get promoted if you become friends with the right people which isn't fair or right. Some of the supervisors are great but some are awful. Some don't follow the rules and flat out lie. In a job that is so emotionally exhausting you need a supportive supervisor. The company expects you to give part of your paycheck back to them, which in the beginning seems nice but if you decline (even though its supposed to be anonymous) you are treated differently by the people who know if you did/did not donate. Some people aren't able to financially do this, but that doesn't matter. Being on-call 24/7 can be tiring. Events are planned that are so far out of the way and are late at night, being one of the workers on-call makes it hard to go to these events but again if you don't volunteer for them or give your own hard earned money then you get looks and treated differently.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people. Just because someone has a master's degree doesn't mean they are appropriate to be a leader. Sometimes experience is just as crucial not the paper saying you have an advanced degree. Treat people equal.

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