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Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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  1. "Foster Care Case Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was able gain experience in the child welfare field. Each case is different. I was able to supervise visits between the child (ren) and parent (s). I was able to attend court hearings and watch the interaction be the caseworkers, lawyers, judge and parents.

    Cons

    The only downside was driving. My car wasn't in the best shape to drive from city to city. Anyone thinking about going into the child welfare field should be prepared to drive anywhere from 15 mins to 1 1/2 away. I was paid for mileage but all the driving wasn't worth the wear and tear on my car.


  2. "Foster care case manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I was able to supervise visits between the parent(s) and child. My supervisor was great and I worked with a descent group of people.

    Cons

    TOO much driving! My car wasn't in the best of shape and I couldn't drive 2 hours away for a 2 hour visit. I know this is important for the parents and kids to visit each other but my car wasn't in the best of shape to accommodate the trips.

  3. "Unorganized, Cheap, Little to no training"

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    Current Employee - Case Worker in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Case Worker in Rockford, IL
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I got nothing. YSB is the worst place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Staff consists of mostly women, who are cold, condescending, and in cliques..

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap


  4. "Loved my time with YSB"

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

    Pros

    Great staff, wages, support, everything you could want.

    Cons

    Very contract based, unionized environment.


  5. "Youth and Family Counsellor"

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

    I have been working at Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There's lots of positive energy yet this workplace, people enjoy working there. There are lots of opportunities to move laterally within the organisation.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move up. Although the pay is better than many other nonprofits in Ottawa it still seems low for the amount of work that we do.