Assistant, Columbus, OHio - January 17, 2017
Youth Advocate Services has been a wonderful place to start my next steps in my career! My observations include that YAS is a place where many therapist/clinicians/counselors start their careers in the social work field. While YAS is a fast paced environment, it certainly keeps with the standards of the industry here in Columbus, Ohio. YAS is a small non-profit agency, so while pay may not be as high as some other companies in Columbus, they are able to offer a great benefit package, including paid time off that you start earning immediately. YAS also wants staff to have a healthy work-life balance, and encourage and expect staff to work a 40 hour work week, which allows for staff to have a life outside of work! I came from an employer where productivity standards were double that of YAS, and caseloads were much higher. I felt stress every day, and now at YAS that has decreased significantly!