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Amazing organization
Youth Nigh Monitor (Former Employee), Nashville, TNNovember 20, 2014
I loved working here. The job was very fulfilling, working directly with underserved youth. My coworkers were dedicated and great team players. The job was demanding yet worth every moment.
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A COMPLETE WASTE OF MY TIME!!!
Behavioral Youth Counselor (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNNovember 6, 2014
Pros: no pros
Cons: very low salary, risks of being assaulted, lack of professionalism, to many black folks in one setting, very high turn over rate
If you are thinking about applying for a job with youth villages campus especially in the Memphis,TN area please beware. Management and the overall company has a huge lack of professionalism. They give you the run around won't answer direct questions or concerns.

They also practice workplace discrimination to the fullest. They offered me a position – more... but based on conflicting information regarding my background deemed me an undesirable candidate. Thing is I didn't fit the criteria and was suppose to given a chance.I got fired before I was officially hired! I was given the run around. I found myself depressed and stressed to the max before even stepping in as an employee.

Don't believe the hype! Overall, YV has a bad rep. and I saw this first hand through my own eyes...believe me. These people are robots, highly trained "lying robots" at that!

RUN FOR THE HILLS!!! THEY ACTUALLY DID ME A FAVOR :-) – less
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Great place to work for if you want to help children
Counselor (Former Employee), Douglasville, GAOctober 25, 2014
Pros: children
Cons: communication
a typical day at work is drama, learned to have lots of patience, management is pretty good but some improvements are need with communication, Co workers a good, hardest part of the job is it can get very emotional at times, the most enjoyable is being able to be a part of seeing a child progress in beating the odds.
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Placing kids needs first
Residential Coordinator (Current Employee), Memphis, TNOctober 23, 2014
work 40 hour weeks
Work in a team environment
Hands on training
Open door policy
Enjoy working with the youth
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Great learning experience working with different emotions
senior teacher counselor (Former Employee), Memphis, TNOctober 21, 2014
Pros: days off in a row, eat free
Cons: stressful, disrespect, work hours
overall youth villages was enjoyable, stressful, and a learning experience all at the same time. As a teacher counselor i learned about the company goals, values, and there mission with youth are better raised by their parents. building leadership skills and learning new ways to engage the staff and youth using new methods of fun learning.
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TERRIBLE TERRIBLE TERRIBLE PLACE to work
Behavioral Youth Counselor (Former Employee), Douglassville GAOctober 15, 2014
Pros: a few good staff
Cons: everything else
I worked at Youth Villages in Douglassville , and thank God I got another job. First of all they make you go through two weeks of propaganda to make you believe your suffering at this job is worth it. They place kids who are literally psychotic in programs that are supposed to be for "high fucntioning" along side kids who are not as mentally impaired – more... which makes for a powder Keg of aggression. I worked in a program that was supposed to be for "high fucntioning" males but in reality it was literally psychiatric ward. All this place cares about is filling the beds. They make staff do mountains of paper work to make it look like on paper that they are in compliance with state regulations. In reality it is just a smoke screen. YV cannot keep good staff because the pay is in no way equitable to the work. If you want high stress job with extremely low pay and even lowermoral amongst the employees work here. Lastly 90% of the people working there are actively looking for a new job! – less
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productive, unpredictable
Family Counselor (Former Employee), Johnson City, TNOctober 14, 2014
Great teamwork but enjoy my experience here, a very difficult job but learn alot.
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Health Information Management Supervisor (Current Employee), Bartlett, TNOctober 13, 2014
Worked here about 8 years and there were many ups and downs but overall a good place to work and most of the people there were good hard working people.
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It's a productive company and always room for growth
Teacher Counselor (Team Lead) (Current Employee), Douglasville, GAOctober 11, 2014
Pros: i help youth everyday i'm a listening ear a role model
Supervision of youth,and Emergency Safety Interventions (ESI)by using Crisis Prevention Intervention(CPI).Direct the staff in the performance of variety of therapeutic experiences individualized for residents and the performance of supportive record keeping functions
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Lack care and professionalism
Assistant Night Supervisor (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNSeptember 30, 2014
Pros: working quiet evenings/ nights/ educational assistance
Cons: over worked, underpaid, high retention rates
The typical day of work is very long and stressful especially if the youth are out of control. There is a lack of structure support especially at the GCIRT and management has no clue how to drive effective leaders. The co-workers aren't merely the problem within this particular environment. I am lead to believe that other environments outside of this – more... center has a better style of leadership but overall it still lack consistency, professionalism, support, and respect of employees by sharing the true value of employees. I am most enjoyed about the fact that I no longer work there and I enjoyed the youth who were truly striving to reach their treatment and be a success. – less
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Good place to work.
Overnight Teacher Counselor (Former Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 27, 2014
•Serve as a resource, community builder, mediator, crisis manager, mentor, and programmer for social and educational programs
•Conduct duty rounds and perform various administrative tasks
•Work with all male and co-educational populations
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zero home/work balance
Specialist (Former Employee), Nashville, TNSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: friendly co-workers, okay pay for social work
Cons: long hours in the field followed by hours doing paperwork once you are home
The mission of the agency is great and they are committed to their goals. The position is overwhelming due to the long hours and unmanageable paperwork. There is lack of home/work balance as supervisors will contact you on weekends to complete tasks and text you early before the work day begins.

The time spent with families is truly rewarding and with – more... this position you do have the ability to made a difference. It will give you good out of college experience. – less
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productive with the youth
Behavior Youth Counselor/Supervisor (Current Employee), Memphis, TNSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: free lunch, benifits, helping the youth
Cons: long hours
on a typical day i encourage the youth to want to become better in life. i learned so much from these children because a lot of the youth comes from really bad backgrounds. i like trying to make their chances better in life. the hardest thing about this job is that the kids dont always respond the way that you would think that they should but mostly – more... everythings usually works out ok. I have a really good team working with me. and that really makes the day go by better. – less
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Great Job
Teacher One (Current Employee), Arlington, TNSeptember 11, 2014
Maintaining and dealing with a classroom of about 12 children at any given time and having a complete lesson plan ready. Also dealling with differrent crisi situations in other classrooms as well as having the social ability to talk and process with different youth who are off task. It requires leading traingin activities and being able to step into – more... the leardship role when the supervisor is absent. – less
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High energy, supportive, and professional work place
Master's Level Clinician (Current Employee), Lawrence, MASeptember 3, 2014
Pros: regular supervision, flex time, training opportunities
Cons: long hours, untraditional schedule, unstable and often too large of a case load
Most positions require either an on-call rotation or 24/7 on-call to your families with weekends off. Case load can vary between positions, running from 4-7. Balancing paper work expectations, collaboration with collaterals, session prep, and the stress of multiple families with personal time/life can be challenging. Extensive driving can be required – more... depending on the distance of families from one another as well as your home. Supervisors and leadership staff are supportive and regular tranings and supervision opportunities are provided. – less
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Great experience...demanding roles
Specialized Crisis Counselor (Former Employee), Jackson, TNAugust 27, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: salary
I've worked for multiple YV sites and in different roles. Intercept (family counselor in home) and crisis. Youth Villages is very very thorough. You get tons of clinical supervision and they truly go above and beyond for their clients. In ALL of my roles with YV I worked long hours and spent a lot of my off time doing paperwork. Low salary. In my last – more... role as a crisis counselor I was on call 4 nights a week and spent many nights out all night sometimes driving over 200 miles in one night to different crisis calls. I would then need to sleep during the day and for each call there was at least 2 hours of paperwork afterwards that I would have to do during my off days. Not a good position for someone with kids. I also worked for them out of college and it was great experience for me. – less
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Nice Experience
Overnight Teacher Counselor (Current Employee), Memphis, TNAugust 23, 2014
Great Job. Fun enviroment and well worth it. Teaches a lot of discipline and self-control.
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Inconsistent and does not follow motto
Behavioral Youth Counselor (Former Employee), Memphis, TNAugust 13, 2014
Pros: experience
Cons: no breaks, poor leadership, inconsistent
Youth Villages motto is "We do what we say we do". WRONG!!! The leadership is unprofessional, inconsistent, and demonstrates an significant amount of favoritism. This company promises that you can get promoted in 6 months. However, they do not convey what you have to do to get to the top. For example fraternizing with co workers. Leadership selects – more... who they want to place in management positions based upon if they like you and if you do not make decisions on your own. Leadership expects for you to work 60 to 120 hours a week staying overnight with little to no break if you are a Teacher Counselor. Leadership is not concerned with your well being and will bribe the kids to be good so they wont have to receive therapeutic restraints when needed.

Poor place to work and would not recommend to anyone. – less
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Do not Work Here
Teacher (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNJuly 31, 2014
Pros: free lunch, great benefits
Cons: no breaks, extreme youth to deal with, high school coworkers
A typical day at work for me would consist of me initially checking my email and it would depress me because I would find out things that my youth did the previous day. They will usually come in the next day with that same stuff..My co workers did not stick together thought this was the environment in which we should. I learned that if you generally – more... care about your life and body then do not work for youth villages. At least once a week I would be doing a "therapeutic hold". It wasn't very therapeutic. Though my youth were in a level 4 facility, I grew to really understand them and missed them when I left. Overall I would not recommend anyone work here.Management does not have your back and everyday I went home to have a drink, it was just that stressful. – less
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Horrible place to work
TC (Current Employee), Douglasville Georgia Inner HarbourJuly 31, 2014
Pros: free breakfast and lunch/ working with the kids
Cons: bad upper management not enough pay
I just started at YA about 5 weeks ago and this is a horrible place the staff treat the kids any kind of way and the veteran staff is very unfriendly these are some of the most self centered people I have ever met the thought of coming to YV to work is so depressing in about ready to quit this place is very abusive towards staff and the resident. Warning – more... !!!!! Do not I repeat do not apply for a job at YV you have been warned. – less

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About Youth Villages

Youth Villages has spent 25 years pioneering an approach that is measurably better for children and their families and provides – Read more