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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 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.
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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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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 of support to all employees in the Lancaster office. The new director is very supportive of all staff.
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Be careful and double check pay.
Mobile therapist/ BSC (Former Employee), Wysox, PAAugust 5, 2011
They do not reimburse for travel which is extensive. You are expected to claim it on your taxes - not helpful when gas is so expensive.
You need to keep detailed records of the hours you worked and in which category. Pay stubs do not state which category & number of hours you are being paid for. Some categories pay at very different rates and you are sometimes shortchanged. They owed me over $300 when I left company. I never got it despite numerous contacts and sending documentation several times.