Pros: supportive co-workers who attempt to take care of each other, consutants provide great clinical knowledge.
Cons: yv is an orginazation believes strongly in micromanagment, employees are never allowed to make any decisions, no time off, unrealistic work schedules, at least 15 hours of paperwork each week, 6 1/2 hours of training or meeting each week
I loved working with the families that we support and providing great services to those families. Unfortunately, it comes at the cost of our own family and our outside life. I typicaly worked 55-60 hours each week and my paperwork was always on time. I left the orginazation on good terms and consider many of the current employees friends. What you will – more... quickly learn and will be told in training is "you can never be negative." If you question, disagree, need to vent or simply having a bad day then you had better not come in contact with any managment. In the office I worked in we were discouraged from talking to each other outside of the office. I made a statement during a meeting that I had been with YV for a year and it had been a difficult year in our area." I really didnt think anything about it other than meaning our area had went through growing pains where we had a dysfunctional supervisor who was finally fired and that we had been under staffed most of the time. I was brought in by my supervisior and "given the talk" about my negative attitude and that senior managment took my remark as a threat to quit. That was the moment that I decided that YV was not a company that I wanted to work for. YV clinical program is sound and I learned alot while I was there. I just wished the managment cared for their employees and allowed us to have a more balanced life. At times I was oncall every other weekend and every night during the week. When I was interviewed I was told the oncall was for emergencies but most weekends you are supervising family visits, transporting kids, checking on familys and doing home visits. When you work on weekend you do not get to flex those hours off or get paid for them. The weeks that I was oncall I would often work 12 days before I would get a day off and would average 120 hours during those 12 days. – less