Contractor (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – November 1, 2016
Staff are hit and miss.
No room for growth.
They will fire you at the drop of a hat and make sure you know that.
Pay is never consistent, never sure if you will have enough clients, always scrapping for hours. Hourly pay, no chance of salary or room to grow in the company. No benefits, all costs are out of pocket so you end up making less than $20 per hour.
Very slow to change or make changes, not flexible.
Mental Health Worker (Current Employee) – Lynchburg, VA – September 16, 2016
I worked for dominion from 2011-2013 and decided to step away from the field for awhile. When I was ready to return back to the field I was quickly hired back on. I enjoy being a contract worker. It gives me a lot of flexibility in my work life and personal life. I am able to take better care of myself being a contract worker. The supervisor and program manager are very supportive and promote self care as well as personal growth.
Very supportive supervisor.
Being a contract worker you have to get your own health insurance.
Manager (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 19, 2016
Dominion has recognized my potential and constantly provided me with support, encouragement, and recognition along the way. There is unlimited growth potential here and if you work hard then you are rewarded. Best place I have ever worked!
N/A (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – August 25, 2016
I have worked for Dominion 6+ years and I always enjoy coming to work. I think the heart of this company is the people. Yes, there are expectations of performance but it is not hard to perform when you are valued and respected for what you do and given the tools to succeed.
Director (Current Employee) – Richmond, Va – July 10, 2012
I've been with Dominion for almost 8 years. I love the people and the environment. I've learned a lot from my supervisors and colleagues. The clientele is challenging, but it feels good to help people.
I'm part of management and legislation has forced us to make tough decisions over the past year or two. But they were done for the good of the company. The entire mental health field has faced these same challenges.
Management (Current Employee) – Virginia – September 7, 2012
The company has undergone some major changes in the past year due to government requirements of which resulted in layoffs. The company continues to grow and the owners and management are working very hard to redevelope the culture and life/work balance of the company. We are now working with renewed energy and a new direction in regards to the culture of the company and the value of our employees.
Very fulfilling morally and as a great job to have and be a part of
Behavioral Aide (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – October 5, 2012
I worked in various public schools as an aide for children with handicaps or behavioral disorders. I learned that regardless of how hard the job or child may seem after building a relationship with them the daily struggles of their day to day activities became easier and more maintable. I worked independently so I did not have much contact with any other employees. The most enjoyable part is that I felt I was helping children and showing them that I would always be there to help them in a time of need.
My overview of the organization rates between 5 and 6
1 Counselor (Current Employee) – Richmond, VA – January 28, 2013
I find Dominion Youth Services a very enjoyable and reputable organization to work for. The integrity of the organization and how they treat their employees are indeed an asset. Dominion Youth Services offers a variety of programs that focuses on their needs and challenges.
One of the most recognizable assets of Dominion Youth Services is how they recognize the importance of providing quality programs that allow children and adolescents to develop the skills necessary for success. Dominion Youth Services is committed to enhancing the lives of youth by instilling in them a belief that they have the capabilities to achieve their goals.
ability to advance in the company.
being qualified in various positions in the company to advance.
counselor (Former Employee) – richmond, va – October 17, 2013
Working in any privately own, government funded program makes for a difficult environment. The state has very strict reglautions that Dominion's management and clinical team enforce making the services ethical and honest, unlike many other companies in this field. If you want to work hard and grow clinically this is a good place to work.
mentor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – September 12, 2012
I enjoyed working with kids in need. I learned that the richmond school system is flawed. My co-working workers were all women and ask me to do things outside my job requirements. The hardeest part of the job was dealing with bad students. I enjoyed the school day schedule
One to On Counselor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – February 1, 2014
Working with at risk youth in school setting. Responsible for youth in classroom, making sure student is on time and prepared for the school day. Tutoring and counseling youth throughout the day. Completing daily progress notes on youth performance weekly
Lead school based counselor (Former Employee) – Richmond, VA – May 12, 2012
This company does not care about its employees. They took away annual raises and instead developed a bonus policy based on productivity & you can be certain you will never get the bonus. They pay very little and will work you till the bone. You will be forced to take your work home with strict deadlines. Micro managing with no regard to your personal life. They have no care or investment in the kids. The turnover rate is very high and it's definitely not therapeutic as they would have you believe. See if you can find more than 2 people who actually enjoy working here. EVERYONE is actively looking for a new job! They laid off many people to save money and replaced them with inexperienced individuals and payed them much less. Will take your free time/personal time for unnecessary trainings.
good environment to get clinical experience
poor pay, high turnover, micro manage, intensive documentation, unnecessary trainings
Lead Counselor (Former Employee) – Richmond, Va – April 16, 2014
When I started working here they made it seem like the happiest place and that they will have your back. The truth is, everyone is so afraid of upper-management they bear down on you as hard as they can to make sure the company makes all the money it can. The employee morale is very low. I didn't know one person in the day treatment program that wasn't looking for a new job. The program isn't effective with the children it works with and some employees don't actually do intervention with kids and then they make up notes. The management has been known to fire many people in order to save money and avoid giving holiday bonuses so they can make more money. The documentation, like the rest of the job is very micromanaged and you often get notes rejected based off of a single word. You can do better than Dominion... anyone can.
The clients are great
Micromanagement, useless trainings, money-focused company, ineffective program, low pay, and no room for advancement