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Youth Advocate Programs Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. "TSS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great entry-level position, introduced to various mental health diagnosis

    Cons

    fee for service, high-risk youth


  2. "BSC/MT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    YAP overall model is good. Really seems to care as a company for the clients. Wants to help give back to the community.

    Cons

    Not willing to work hard to keep staff. Revolving door like cattle. Doesn't seem like they care enough to offer good benefits such as good insurance to staff. Staff have to work 35 hour to get insurance and then insurance is awful. There is no pay for days off. Clients cancel and checks are so low and they are pushing to meet clients and drive everywhere on low pay. No bonuses offered. No pay increases. No incentive to stay long term.

    Advice to Management

    Give the staff that are working hard in the field, BSC and TSS a reason to stay here at the company.

  3. "Behavioral Specialist Consultant/Mobile Therapist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule/able to create your own schedule
    Great way to gain experience in the field
    Lots of training opportunities and support

    Cons

    Inconsistent hours
    Not salaried, so no benefits


  4. "Good part time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs part-time

    Pros

    Good job to have while still in school or part time. Pay is fair. Flexible hours. Management is understanding.

    Cons

    May not be able to obtain 40 hours a week.


  5. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to help troubled youth

    Cons

    Difficult hours, high emotional investment


  6. "Program Director"

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    Current Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Program Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great organization flexibility great culture

    Cons

    The flexibility can be a challenging

    Advice to Management

    More training


  7. "Community Support Provider"

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    Former Employee - Production Worker in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Production Worker in Greenville, SC

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs (More than a year)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule everyday.

    Cons

    The pay is not sufficient to work on fulltime bases.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the good ones more than the standard if you want to keep them around.

  8. "Job satisfaction varies"

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    Current Employee - Advocate
    Current Employee - Advocate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Advocate Programs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can set your own schedule and don't have the boss hanging over your shoulder every 5 minutes. You get to work with some awesome kids that you definitely fall in love with! You do a lot of driving if you have several kids.

    Cons

    You have to use your own vehicle so don't expect to have it spotless when you have young kids in and out of it on a daily basis 🙃. You use your own cell phone and computer. The reimbursement for your time spent doing paperwork is a joke! Mileage reimbursement is low. No paid leave,sick pay. You will end up spending your own money on the kids because the daily allowance is minuscule. If you need patting on the back for everything you do this is not the job for you! You must be passionate about your kids you work with and be creative when it comes to funding g things to do with them. Be prepared for highs and lows. The parents can either be very supportive or THE reason why you are working with their children!

    Advice to Management

    Better pay. Some paid leave. A bit more recognition.


  9. "Friendly people but no supervision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Youth Advocate Programs part-time

    Pros

    The staff was very friendly and helped train.

    Cons

    Training is paid only half of the regular hourly price and there was ALOT of training. There is limited supervision so employees are left to fend for themselves if there are any issues.


  10. "I was an Advocate for this company."

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    Former Employee - Youth Advocate in Ithaca, NY
    Former Employee - Youth Advocate in Ithaca, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with the Youth. All the different program you could bring to the table to help keep children involved.

    Cons

    Management not always honest. Tell staff what is being said by parents and allow staff to work it out. Don't just write staff out of contracts. Or off the books. Tell them when they no longer have a JOB.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with workers about there standing.


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