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terrible place, no structure, poor management and under paid
Residential Assistant (Former Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJJanuary 10, 2018
This place has poor management, no structure, no accountability, dangerous for staff and children and the staff is under paid! The kids are not the problem it the people that work for this organization.
Pros
good benefits
Cons
poor manaement, ghetto and under paid
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REGISTERED NURSE (Current Employee) –  Paterson, NJJanuary 1, 2018
It is a rewarding job to help the youth in needs of our service. However management is more into fault finding than fixing the culprit. The leadership style needs improvement.
Cons
Unable to take vacation or call out with large PTO balance
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Its an average ok work environment
Behavior Support Supervisor (Former Employee) –  New Brunswick, NJDecember 6, 2017
Its great for a first job Not a really great for taking care of a whole family. In order to survive working at yes, you have to supplement definitely with a second job.
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Fun environment working with the clients we represent
Behavioral Assistant (Current Employee) –  Somerdale, NJDecember 4, 2017
Working with at risk and trouble adolescent achieve their daily goals in preparing them for the community. The hardest part of the job is dealing with behaviors. Wish the company cold consider going hands off in the future.
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Terrible place
Residential Life Assistant-Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hackensack, NJNovember 30, 2017
always underpaid; over time, they've cut benefits; very insensitive to the needs of the kids in their care; have learned that they do not deal with employee disputes in a confidential and professional manner; NEPOTISM is their greatest fault to date.
Pros
Location
Cons
Worse place for those looking for advancement within the company
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Psychiatric Group Home
Residential Assistant (RA) (Current Employee) –  Haddon Heights, NJNovember 1, 2017
Teaching life skills and offering support in group home setting to female clients ages 17-21 years of age. Clients deal with mental health/behavorial issues and require patience and compassion.
Pros
Constantly moving, quick paced
Cons
No breaks
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youth consultation services
Worker (Current Employee) –  Home BasedSeptember 30, 2017
I feel the organization is not managed as well as it could be. The organization has been making cuts and closing programs consistently every year since I've been there.
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dont do it
Personal Assistant (Current Employee) –  Somerdale, NJAugust 16, 2017
good for benefits
quick hiring
pay sucks
management sucks
company has no money
staff are often unreliable
work environment is often tense from staff to staff interactions and client to staff interactions
Pros
benefits
Cons
no communication, no advancement, no raises and work doesnt match pay
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Not good!!
Resident Assistant (Current Employee) –  New Brunswick New JerseyJune 29, 2017
The health insurance is good but thats about it. Most staff are unprofessional and there is little to no structure. With that there is no accountability so people do what they want. Most of the staff in HR is unprofessional and disrespectful to their staff. It is ghetto and no one cares.
Pros
good health insurance
Cons
unprofessional, no accountability for anything, Higher ups dont do their jobs, pay is very low
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House Parent (Former Employee) –  Voorhees, NJJune 9, 2017
it was ok, I dont know if I would recomend it to people seeing as I don't think they really help the youth that they are serving and that is ashame....
Pros
none
Cons
bad hours
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Good Experience with YCS
Bilingual Clinician (Current Employee) –  Secaucus, NJJune 8, 2017
PROS
-Great place to gain clinical experience
-Agency provides clinical supervision
-Professional development benefits provided
-Plenty of job openings in residential homes
-Micromanagement free workplace
-Management is fair and supportive


CONS
-Agency does not provide fully operational equipment necessary for the job
-Forms are outdated and are not translated for the population we work with
-Agency was unprepared for the movement towards electronic record use
-Agency does not give raises even based on merit
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Excellent
Mentor (Former Employee) –  Somerdale, NJJune 8, 2017
Great learning experience. Very Positive I learned so much about the field i was getting into and gained confidence. The staff was very supportive and always there
Pros
Positive
Cons
travel
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Family Oriented Work Environment
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fort Lee, New JerseyJune 6, 2017
The students and the staff were great and made coming to work a pleasure majority of the five (5) years I spent working for YCS. Depending on the mood of the children it could be a relaxed and fun day or a challenging and difficult day. Those are things you are warned about in the beginning but people don't truly believe. The staff supports one another and makes the challenging days a little easier.

If YCS learns shows appreciation for their staff in MONETARY value they will keep their dedicated employees. The low pay shows that a lot of staff stay for the children and not the salary.
Pros
Staff, Children, Family Atmosphere
Cons
Micro-Managing, Constant Changing of Rules and Procedures
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a Stressfull and unvaued work environment.
Director, Sawtelle Morris Group Home (Current Employee) –  Hackensack, NJJune 2, 2017
I had poor supervision and hade to learn everything on my own with NO supervision, training or guidance of how to run a program. within my 2 years I organized the program hired new employees and was able to Meets with DD Office of Licensing Inspectors during annual residential inspection. Passing both years with high standards received certificate for outstanding work in my program, received award for fire safety month. Had 5 agency Audi and pass 4 and made Corrects to all deficiencies cited on DD Annual Licensing Inspection Report within set time frame. Are just some of things I did during my time at YCS.
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Great therapeutic environment
Social Work Intern (Current Employee) –  Vineland, NJMay 25, 2017
Good experience working with a variety of clients with varying psychiatric issues. Staff, clinician, and administrator were knowledgeable about the field of social work which enhanced my understanding social work practice.
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think twice
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  East Orange, NJMay 1, 2017
Unfortunately Y.C.S. does not recognize their employees and their HR department need and extreme overhaul. Retraining is a must for their HR staff. I wouldn't recommend this place.
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Personal Assistant Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Blackwood, NJApril 27, 2017
amazing job with and amazing atmosphere and staff. The thing that I enjoy most about this job is carrying out my passion and being ale to be of assistance to other in striving their day to day goals
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Challenging Work, Worthwhile impact
Intern (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJApril 24, 2017
Working with the clients is challenging but completely worth it if you are dedicated to helping them make sustainable change.

The culture of the work place can be improved...often a power struggle between those who are new and those who have been at he agency for quite some time.

Retaining a positive outlook is ESSENTIAL for success with the clients.

The hardest part of the job, like any, is learning work place politics. Once one is past that, working with the clients can be very enjoyable as they grow on you over time!
Pros
Hour lunches, lovable clients, celebration of holidays and birthdays with clients, in house nurse and kitchen facility
Cons
long hours, unexpected noise according to client moods, often short staffed
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A challenging eperience
PERSONAL ASSISTANT SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Blackwood, NJApril 3, 2017
Many young workers have poor work ethics. They feel that they are entitled and are only working to receive a pay check. Professionalism in the management department needs definite improvement. New managers need more orientation in their work responsibilities.
Pros
Great Trainers
Cons
No academic assistance or raises.
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talented staff with many supports depending on the school
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) –  Jersey City, NJMarch 15, 2017
Mandatory trainings for all staff including CPR. You have lots of behavior supports and appropriate documentation is provided when dealing with restraints unlike public schools. Great structure and talented staff.
Pros
training and support
Cons
not too many teachers leave, so if you are trying to advance, you may be waiting a long time
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