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Youth Advocate Programs Reviews

Updated July 29, 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. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Great organization pay isnt all that"

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

    Pros

    flexible schedule, autonomy, work with different types of people, allows you to learn how to work with diverse people, able to strengthen communication skills, the more clients you group the more money you can make per hour. Management is awesome in the Arlington office.

    Cons

    sometimes you work more hours than you are paid, depending on the budget hours may be limited, sometimes clients do no comply, the weekly paper work can be a drag. If you spend more than the budget you more likely wont get your money back.


  10. "Positive Environment & Leadership. Great Place to Build Experience!"

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    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Behavior Specialist in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great place for someone who is entering the social service field. Hours are extremely flexible and you make your own schedule for the most part. You are required to attend meetings usually every week and a half. Training's are valuable as a new employee and help you understand the client's you are serving. I have enjoyed working here and gaining experience with seasoned professionals. Leadership is hard working and committed to their mission. To reiterate this is a great place to build experience. It is also a great place if you have children and can use your spouse's benefits.

    Cons

    As stated I would recommend this to someone entering the field. I would strongly recommend receiving a licence before interviewing with them. Pay grades are significantly less. They do not provide benefits and rarely give raises to their employees. They have a very confusing pay structure and reimburse very low for travel time. You will learn this job on the fly. This job is a stepping stone for a new clinician into bigger and better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Provide benefits to employees working full-time hours. Provide payment incentives to staff and update pay structure. Reimburse employees for their travel time and reduce paperwork.


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