It may not be what you think
Juvenile Counselor (Current Employee) – Johnson City, TN – February 13, 2017
Most people that work here are going in thinking that they are working with poor sad orphan children, but that is not the case, you deal with juveniles in states custody ranging from youth with hormonall, A&D, and anger issues. The kids can sometimes be very sweet and enjoyable to work with but most of the time of the 10 kids you and another staff are responsible for, 2-3 are well behaved with no issues, about 5 are hit or miss with their behaviors where they are not horrible but can be a hassle, and usually 1-2 are complete trouble makers who need to have eyes on them at all times and can make you go in some days disliking your job. Its a job where if you think that this type of work is for you, then have at it. Most employees do not last too long because after a while they just get burnt out on the work and the constant stress of dealing with troubled teens. However some days you really enjoy your job and you feel as if you are making a difference in the youths lives for the better.
free food while at work, upper management is really friendly, some days can be incredibly easygoing
low pay for the work, hard to ask off work, some days can be extremely stressful