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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Employer Reviews

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Rewarding and Difficult
Therapeutic Staff Support (Former Employee), Sharon, PANovember 4, 2013
Being a TSS can be hard because you have to adapt yourself to each client. No client is the same, nor will they respond to the same interventions. As a TSS you need to be creative in your interventions.
Some of the downfalls are that your day/week depends on the client. If the child is sick, on vacation, or something unexpected comes up and the family – more... cancels, you do not get paid.
It gets discouraging when a client cancels services or would like a different TSS because of personality/cultural differences. Working as a TSS is stressful and rewarding at the same time. The longer you work with the child you get to see their progress. You get to see their improvement and growth because of the work that you do with the child. – less
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Productive
Scanner (Former Employee), Harrisburg, PAAugust 12, 2013
Pros: lunchtime!
Cons: too lay back.
Sorting files and scanning. Standing and sitting required.
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Mission driven organization serving children and youth in juvenile justice, child welfare, autism and developmental disability systems
Vice President (Former Employee), United StatesJuly 11, 2013
Pros: mission driven company
Cons: regional leadership
Enjoyed 10 years of operational management and program development.
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Rewarding Experience
TSS (Former Employee), Franklin/Tri-CountyJanuary 10, 2013
Pros: rewarding experience, full time work, competitive pay, excellent management
Cons: not pto/vacation, benefits were not desireable, occasional aggression
I had the ability to work with YAP in two different programs. While I found that they were culturally diverse the company ran on the same basic morals, values, and beliefs. I found my job to be very rewarding and enjoyed being able to work with children on the spectrum in an influential manner. I also found it rewarding to be able to assist their parents – more... and community members in understanding the behavior the child was displaying and offering interventions on how to make them positive experiences instead of negative ones. Both times that I have to "quit" my job was not an easy transition for me, nor was it an easy decision to make as I truly enjoyed the company and the work that was given to me. – less
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flexible hours, camaraderie is fairly decent among all employees in Lancaster office.
TSS (Current Employee), Lancaster, PAJuly 21, 2012
Pros: rewarding experiences working with clients and families, flexible hours.
Cons: no benefits, no raises, no bonuses, main headquarters does not care about the therapists.
I love this company but have been very disappointed with the pay, no benefits, and the policy on the hours that therapists are allowed to work. The most enjoyable part of this job is the reward in seeing the progress a therapist makes in working with the clients and families. The office management is renewed currently and has been wonderful with a lot – more... of support to all employees in the Lancaster office. The new director is very supportive of all staff. – less