Behavior specialist consultant (Current Employee) – Peckville, PA – December 11, 2017
this job had a friendly atmosphere. everyone was easy to get along with. I enjoyed my colleges. it was nice and flexible to make my own schedule. Easy to go in and leave when you had personal appointment.s
Youth Advocate (Former Employee) – Madison, AL – December 6, 2017
Helping people was great but management did not provide any training. Use of own car for transporting children was not fun. Heavy paperwork. Helping others and the pay were the greatest perks of this job.
TSS Worker (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – October 14, 2017
Not many incentives to work here for more than a year or so. You are not paid if the clients cancel, you can't even claim mileage if they cancel, and clients cancel A LOT. Most annoying was having to attend staff meetings during school hours, as it led to loss of client time and you were paid less for the meeting time. Felt micromanaged a lot by upper management and it was just not worth my time considering my paycheck came up short every week and had no benefits.
Chance to be positive impact in kid's lives, Learn a lot if your supervisor is knowledgeable
No benefits, Not paid if client cancels or no-shows
. The Job Corps at my school is a very fun place very interactive and Hands-On I really enjoy it
Volunteers (Current Employee) – United States – September 19, 2017
This ROTC Junior Marine Corps programor h At school is for better placement in the job field that I prefer an to be place in a better college getting work experience is motivating an help guide me to be a productive person.
Family Permanency Expediter (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 2, 2017
I enjoyed working with YAP for about a year on a pilot project. The director of the project was supportive and knowledgeable and gave me an opportunity to colllaborate on new initiatives in child welfare.
Positive staff and work environment, great salary
Temporary position, wished the pilot project was made permanent
Advocate (Former Employee) – Cleburne, TX – July 13, 2017
YAP's advocate model would be a wonderful and effective idea if proper training was offered. My first day on the job, I met with my direct supervisor for an hour going over paperwork, and then was released to take my client to 6 Flags. I had no idea what to do or what rules and protocols we had. Ongoing, I only received training 2 months after seeing my client. Most of the time, I felt as if I was wasting my and the client's time.
No/inadequate training, difficulty getting paid accurately, wear and tear on your car for not enough money.
Great place to work if you enjoy helping individuals with disibilities.
TSS (Current Employee) – Sharon, PA – July 4, 2017
A typical work day depends on the individual client(s) you are assigned. YAP has several programs from working with children with ASD and also adults diagnosed with intellectual or behavioral disabilities.
All positions (Former Employee) – Lancaster, PA – June 21, 2017
Working with kids can be rewarding, but, if you want to pay the bills.... forget it. Even with a 4 year degree I was considered a part -time and replaceable employee. Statements from upper management like "we don't give raises" were disheartening. Front line management/program directors seem to have it worse. Working 40 hours a week, micromanaged, and told to make quotas left otherwise smart and hardworking folks empty and under appreciated. I knew a director in a bordering county that didn't have a raise in the 13 years that she put in while a non-degree male was promoted to upper management. She also had no retirement and had to pay her own healthcare. Higher rates than if she got Obamacare! Long story short... don't waste your time unless you are despirate. PS my paycheck was short almost every week.
The staff really cared for the children they serviced.
Behavior Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Newark, NJ – June 11, 2017
A typical day working for the YAP Program consisted of making a visit to the home of the child/adolescent and spending two hours with him/her working on treatment goals which were developed to achieve, maintain and sustain stability for child while in the foster care setting. Sometimes the child was taken out of the home for a portion or all of the session depending on how well child was progressing or if child needed some space to better express themselves. I learned that every child that is separated from their parent/s needs individualized help as they do not all respond the same to being separated or placed in a new home with strangers that play the role of their parent/s. Management was very helpful and ongoing training and weekly supervision was mandatory and vital to the success of the program/team. I enjoyed my peers as they all cared deeply about their role in helping these children during their separation, re-unification or even adoption. The hardest part of the job was seeing children getting adopted due to the parent/s failing to do their part to get their children back. The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing the children succeed.
The pros of the job were that we were able to help these children, during a very difficult period in their lives.
The cons were that we were not always as successful as we would have liked to be.
Advocate (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – June 7, 2017
I worked with the company for two years. My division was under staffed and would do anything to meet "goals" even if it was not actually helping the youth. Local management was not qualify to lead a team nor practice proper management etiquette. Company only took care of upper management but neglect hourly employees. Lack health benefits, sick pay, vacation pay, and 401K for hourly employees.
Youth Advocate (Former Employee) – Florence, AL – May 15, 2017
Worked for this company a year and a half. Lots of travel and lots of wear and tear on my vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is a rip off and half the time my check was wrong. I hired on to help troubled youth, in the juvenile justice system, I ended up babysitting for DHR. Never got reimbursement for feeding kids, when I traveled with them. It doesn't matter though, you only get $4 per visit, regardless the size of the family. Work was on and off, so I had to get a second job. I always tried to go the extra mile for them but it wasn't appreciated.
Community Support Specialist/Advocate (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – March 5, 2017
I have been an Advocate almost a year now and moved up to a CLS worker. The management team is very supportive. The clients are excited to be able to do other things with a positive leader in their lives . I really like my job and to see the growth in the youths lives.