Pros: hard working entry level staff
Cons: horrible culture, upper management has little to no clinical expertise, though are in charge of directing treatment of at risk youth.
Difficult to manage work and family life. expected to work 60-70 hours every week, and as a supervisor to work at least one weekend each month. Supervisory positions are promoted only from within, which is great for current staff, but does not allow for any outside influences. The staff that work at YV are usually in their first professional jobs, and – more... therefore have little "real world" experience, which means all upper level management also has limited "real world" experience. All of this is to the detriment of the young people this agency serves. When you are hired, they offer extensive supervision and consultation with professional staff, though the staff providing these are not always professionals, often they are para-professionals. The supervision that is provided is not generally directed towards growth as a clinician, rather it is focused on need areas related to paperwork timeliness. The agency itself has some great values, and terrific individuals working for them (in other states), however YV New England is a pit, where new graduates go to gain experience to put on resumes before leaving for better jobs. New hire orientation is held bi-weekly as so many individuals start working at this agency and leave quickly due to the politics, and lack of support. – less