I'll go over pros, then cons.
First, working with individuals can be deeply rewarding. If there were anything exceptional that I took from working at STIC, it's that working with individuals is beneficial, especially experience wise. You learn a lot about yourself and the world you live in. If you're able to make friends at STIC, it makes things easier, because you have a primary outlet of support that can't really be offered via supervisors/other staff.
That's about all of my pros. The cons of working for STIC, unfortunately, outweigh the pros. I'm not here to bash STIC into oblivion, but rather to provide a critique from my own experience. With that said, I think STIC has a lot of improving it needs to do before it becomes as exemplary as people make it out to be.
To start, management needs to be seriously looked into. I did not feel I had a satisfying experience working not only with my supervisor, but interacting with the others. Some were amazing, others tended to have a much higher perception of themselves than they probably should. This was one of the reasons I felt my morale plummet. Being a DSP is not necessarily easy(is human service ever?) but morale would be significantly higher if the overall attitude of higher ups changed.
More consideration of the DSPs needs to be taken into account, which appears to somewhat be happening based on my experience and the experience I've heard from current DSPs. But DSPs suggestions internally need to be taken more seriously in order to make being a DSP easier.
One thing that did peeve me, is that at the beginning of my time with STIC, other DSPs were provided a raise. We were told that after a year, our wages would increase. This never happened. I do understand that being a non profit, finances can be tricky, but once again, this is where management needs to have some form of reformation and better thought processing.
The prospect to learn at STIC is something that attracted me to STIC. After having left, what I learned still stays with me, and is what I value. I think certain people could benefit from working at STIC, but would not recommend it long term.