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Great Leadership
Family Counselor (Current Employee), Concord, NCMay 7, 2014
Great company, non-traditional work schedule, you will need to be organized and structured
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Really depends on the management
Intercept Counselor (Former Employee), Morristown, TNApril 29, 2014
Pros: decent income (except when they decide they don't want to pay you)
Cons: lack of support for workers and clients.
I worked in Morristown, TN office, everything went well until I looked for advancement. What can I say, Management doesn't have above a Bachelor's degree and they'll lie, cheat and steal to keep their jobs. They gave up on more than 1 family while I was there, all in the advancement of the office income (showed priorities). They don't know what a caring – more... company they should be as they forgot years ago.

They use the term 'Supervisor', but do so in the least supportive form of the term. I called them bosses, cause that's what they were. I refused an 8th (that's EIGHTH) client and got written up for it because I was already working more than 70 hours a week, so don't be fooled by the "low caseload of 4-6".

Loved the clients and the job as long as I didn't have to answer to idiots. – less
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I would never recommend anyone to work here
Transitional Living Specialist (Former Employee), Knoxville and Johnson CityApril 29, 2014
Pros: everyone there is as bitter as you will be
Cons: everything
Perhaps the worst place I have ever worked. Supervision is the worst and it only gets worse the higher you go. I was harassed about documentation while at 2 separate funerals, while I was on bereavement. I was "accidentally terminated" once, and my insurance was canceled prematurely twice by HR even though it was still coming out of my paycheck. There – more... is no work-life balance because supervisors expect you to drop everything in your life for work once there is an emergency. – less
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Great place to work
Office Manager (Former Employee), Morristown, TNApril 15, 2014
Youth Villages is a great place to work especially as the Office Manager. I loved my job and hated to leave it.
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Easy to advance within the workplace.
Residential Supervisor (Current Employee), Douglasville, GAApril 2, 2014
Pros: interacting with the youth and great healthcare.
Cons: poor teamwork, job injuries, pay, and work schedule
Youth Villages is a great company where you get to learn more about youth with behavioral problems and how to effectively impact their lives.
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Good place to work
Transitional Living Specialist (Current Employee), Hattiesburg, MSMarch 29, 2014
Youth villages is a great place to work if you want to deal with different types of youth and issues that they face in everyday life.
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ok place to work
Educational Coordinator (Current Employee), Memphis, TNMarch 21, 2014
Pros: good benefits
Cons: the clients
A typical day at youth villages is not to good.
Co workers were great to work with
Management do not have your back at all in this job
The hardest part of this job is the clients that the job serve
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I'D RATHER DIE AND GO TO HELL THAN TO WORK AT YV
Primary Services Coordinator (Former Employee), BiloxiMarch 16, 2014
Pros: still trying to find one
Cons: everything! you name it! toxic, poor leadership, fraud etc.
This was the worst job, I've had in my life. This company does not help children or families realistically. The direct staff is unable to assist consumers because of excessive meetings at the office. Funniest thing ever is the individuals and supervision when the supervisors don't know anything about the job. This company sells you the dream of getting – more... raises every 6 months and actually they are every year. The agency does not offer any training. When I started the job, I had to train myself and was criticized about my work consistently after training myself. By the time I was hired for the job all of the supervisors had quit. Every supervisor or staff quit this job regular, there is no longevity on this job. Leadership in this state requires you to be incompetent and lack the ability to make a professional decision. All administrative staff lack experience in leadership and other areas of the company. They know nothing about any of the positions which they hire for. Supervisor were stealing Medicaid documents and disposing in the shredder to build a case to get direct staff terminated. The company does not like to pay unemployment benefits once fired from the company. Once she supervisor was caught stealing paperwork of the direct staff, she was only demoted down to a lower position because of her race. The work hours are extremely long. Lots of paperwork and no time to complete the paperwork after driving many miles per day/night. Pop-up meetings that require 2 hours of travel. Not to mention you are still responsible for all paperwork regardless of having to travel to the popup meetings. I have never worked a job that basically begged me to train supervisors and all staff but once I applied for the supervisor position actually 4 times and was not hired. The director of program services told me that I didn't get the supervisor position, because she didn't feel she should take a chance on me. There were regional supervisor who were very communist in attitude as well as prejudice. All direct staff was overworked and under paid also there was no support for any direct staff. To say the least the direct staff was more educated and had more experience than the leadership staff/administrators. I had a co-worker/direct staff who steered up mess constantly, and had the office smelling like a "human garbage can". This one co-worker was a brown nose specialist whom is the same one who made the office environment unbearable because of her body odor, but she was loved by leadership for brown nosing. DO NOT APPLY AT THIS COMPANY! BE CAREFUL NEVER PRAY FOR A JOB LIKE THIS! – less
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Horrible Place to Work
Teacher/Counselor (Former Employee), Bartlett, TNMarch 9, 2014
Pros: oxygen
Cons: everything else
I worked here back in 2009. Took the job right out of college. I was stressed to the max. I was verbally and physically abused on a daily basis. Only to have my supervisor say I wasn't tough enough. It became so dangerous that the youth started a riot and I and other staff were attacked. My supervisor and other management was no where to be found. Also – more... the work environment reminded me in high school. Everyone dated each other!!! Worst decision I've ever made hand down!!! – less
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Not too shabby to start.
Behavioral Youth Counselor (Current Employee), Bartlett, TennesseeFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: free meals
Cons: over worked and under paid
My team is great. They are fun to work with, but the pay is not enough for how much we actually do.
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stressful
family interventionist (Former Employee), jackson tnFebruary 27, 2014
Pros: ability to schedule personal appointments around work schedule
Cons: everthing
I've done case management for 20 years. I thought this job was what I wanted since my masters in counseling. Worst mistake of my life.
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A typical work day
Teacher Counselor (Current Employee), Douglasville, GAFebruary 26, 2014
Pros: helping youths to gain skills that allows them a second chance
Cons: sleeping through the daylight hours
A typical day at work start with taking inventory of the census and collecting passdown information from previous shift. I learned what my strenghts are for instance and areas I can work to gain strenght. The management are extremely helpful and knowledgable of the job percedures. I have the best of the not so best co-workers I can count on to have – more... my back. The most differcult part of my job is remained to be seen. – less
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Making sure youth are on task at all time .
Night Monitor/ Teacher Assistant (Current Employee), Memphis, TNFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: free lunch, paid holidays
Cons: work schedule not flexible
Typical at work is pretty routine since school is in session and activities are already planned by Teachers, Counselors, and program Managers. I've learned to expect the unexpected .Some managers are good at what they do but quite a few just use the title to mistreat workers. Co- workers theirs not a lot of team work between a lot of the co- workers.
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Good place to work
Office Manager (Former Employee), Jackson, MSFebruary 20, 2014
The hardest part of the job- there wasn't enough work to keep you busy.
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Enhjoyable
Overnight Teacher/Counselor (Former Employee), Memphis, TNFebruary 12, 2014
Enjoyable learning experience within the company. Leaned many skills
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awful organization
residential supervisor (Former Employee), boston maFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: youll meet other cool young adults who got duped into working here
Cons: everything else. hours, pay, physical risk, emotional abuse
This place will run you into the ground. The pay is absolutely horrific and the demands of the job are insane.
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awful
Behavioral Youth Counselor (Former Employee), Memphis, TNFebruary 6, 2014
This was the worst place I've ever worked. Management is terrible, and they're never involved with the youth. Easy to move into a supervisor role because the turnover is so poor.
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Exciting, growing company
Supervisor (Former Employee), Nashville, TNFebruary 3, 2014
Pros: you have the opportunity to make a real difference for children and their families.
Cons: the work is demanding and often difficult.
This is a dedicated bunch of people working to make a positive on children and families at risk.
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Great Job
Overnight Teacher Counselor (Current Employee), Memphis, TNJanuary 31, 2014
Pros: great experience
Cons: pay scale
The job is great if you have a desire to help troubled youth. It can be a easy laid back type of environment if you are willing to go that extra mile.
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Hard work, little appreciation, terrible middle management.
Various (Current Employee), TennesseeJanuary 13, 2014
Pros: the realization that you don't have to work there.
Cons: cons? con artists? that would be middle and upper management.
Work in any part of YV is wrought with terrible middle management who are concerned only with the bottom line and making sure that you turn in ridiculous amounts of pointless documentation. As an employee you will be mistreated, threatened, forced into situations that you are not comfortable with and feel are a danger to your health and well being. – more... It should be said though that there are good people in this company but they are few and far between and often railroaded by those sitting in middle management with little to no experience in actually counseling or working with the public. Policies abound and rarely make sense. Honestly you are working endlessly at a job where you are paid little, but reassured because you work for a non-profit, even if the CEO is turning well into 6 digits. Honestly no-one is helped by the work done in most of the programs, they are not better for having in-home services visiting them, or for residing in a group home, or seeing a crisis counselor. It is a painfully pointless existence to stomach. – less

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