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At one time this was an awesome company!
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Fredericksburg, VASeptember 17, 2018
It was so sad when management began losing focus of the bigger picture and became involved in power struggles with great employees. Time and time again, myself and others included, gave our best as employees and supportive team players. We were often faced with petty problems from management due to their insecurities and personal struggles to protect their position with the organization. At the end of the day, it was about providing great service to clients and receiving fair compensation. It is unfortunate because this was once a GREAT place to work.
Pros
Supportive Coworkers
Cons
Poor management
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Dominion gets a 10 on the scale meaning a good company to work for.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAAugust 17, 2018
Dominion is a fair company to work for, they will provide their employees with clients that they are comfortable with as well as their clients being comfortable with the employees.
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Do not apply!
Lead Counselor (Former Employee) –  Colonial Heights, VAJuly 27, 2018
This agency is toxic! DYS treats employees horrible. Does not pay you if you do your notes at home. Finds any reason to fire or let employees go without proper documentation to back up.
Pros
Paid holidays
Cons
Poor management, high turnover rate
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Good foundation
ID SUPPORT (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 17, 2018
This job taught me the school aspect of business. The kids were great and the company was understanding. I love the family orientatiion feeling this company provides.
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Its ok
Behavioral Counselor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 17, 2018
Its ok if you're just looking for something to pick up extra money. What they pay isnt worth some the things you may have to deal with. Going in they dont tell you some things you may encounter. Also its only during the school year. Also depending on the school you work in, you may deal with issues between your student and the teachers, and there's nothing you can do about it. Often times the teachers pick on these kids, and then your kids in trouble because the teacher set them off.
Pros
New experience, loved the kids
Cons
Not enough money
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Temporary Assignment!
Medical Billing Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 4, 2018
I loved the job; it was a temporary assignment through a temp agency. It was a contract to hire position. I was offered benefits from the the temp agency that were not good. Dominion Youth Services overall benefits would have been great if I could have secured a permanent job with them.
Pros
I loved the job
Cons
only temporary
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Good for those who are looking for experience
One-on-One Crisis Counselor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJuly 2, 2018
Great job and opportunity to be a helping hand for the children. You form great peer and family relationships. Ask questions, and make plans for the times when you may not have a student. Gear yourself for advancement. you can become comfortable and stagnant within the position.
Pros
Great and fair company
Cons
If you don't work, a student may be absent, sick etc. you don't get paid.
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Do not apply!!
TDT Counselor (Former Employee) –  Roanoke, VAJune 7, 2018
Dominion Day Services is a toxic, unorganized company. Management does not know what they are doing, they lack communication and everyone is on a different page. The morale is low, staff is unhappy, no changes have been made, pay is low for the work. This company is toxic, do not apply!!
Pros
School holidays off, except for summer break.
Cons
Disorganized, lack of communication between management, low morale, high caseloads, low pay for high demands
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Dominion Youth Services
One on One Behavioral Aide (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 23, 2018
I think highly of this company and truly believe they strive to help others. The position I held did not provide benefits and I wouldn't recommend a 1:1 Behavior Aide position if the salary cannot meet their living needs.
Pros
Great staff, great experience
Cons
low pay, no benefits
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Great Company...just needs to pay more.
Behavior Paraprofessional (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAApril 21, 2018
Typical day involved going to work with the kids in the school. That part was awesome and, to be honest, the only reason I am looking elsewhere is because the pay rate is unlivable in Richmond, without getting a second job.
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ok Company
Therapeutic Day Treatment Counselor (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VAApril 10, 2018
The company is ok, but very stressful and very annoying . The company does have benefits but they are by far very expensive for a family. But over all not bad.
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Run for the hills !!!!
Counselor (Former Employee) –  VAMarch 21, 2018
Let me start off by saying that I have worked for this company for over 8 years. This company is progressively getting worse by the minute. For starters the management is pretty much non existent. Management will set up a meeting and they won't show or come hours late. Management is also very cliquish and if they don't think you fit it they will treat you as such or with a long handed spoon. Secondly they pay is horrible. They sometimes don't pay you then continually lie about where your money is exactly. Thirdly there is a lot of wear and tear on you car going to so many different homes although they reimburse you it's only 15 -25 dollars PER MONTH !There is no room for advancement it's just a dead end job
Pros
Flexible schedule
Cons
No advancement low pay unorganized petty management
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High Turnover
Counselor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 18, 2018
No room for advancement. Enjoy working with clients. Low staff morale. There is a very high turnover rate among management. counselors and office administration.
Pros
holidays off
Cons
no advancement
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Good company, somewhat corporate in their approach to staff.
Case Manager (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 27, 2017
Good company, good service to individuals. A broad area of services provided, and populations reached. Some chances of advancement for staff, and opportunities to relocate.
Pros
Relationships
Cons
Corporate attitude
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Great staff members and management
Senior Lead Counselor (Former Employee) –  Roanoke, VADecember 19, 2017
I enjoyed my opportunity to be able to provide effective coping skills and provide direct service to the clients. I enjoyed my time working in the school system as well.
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Great service for At-Risk Children
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 9, 2017
Dominion Youth Services primary offers education to children who can not function in a normal public school environment.
They offer great opportunities for children and have a fantastic staff members.
Pros
Supported Staff
Cons
Many challenging students
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School setting
Behavior Paraprofessional (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VADecember 2, 2017
A typical day getting student off the bus, spending all day with student, communicating with teachers and staff. Making sure students remain focus throughout the day. Documenting weekly and monthly notes
Pros
School scedhule
Cons
Low Pay
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Stressful but good benefits
Clinician (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VANovember 30, 2017
So this company lacks training. They are very punitive manangment. They immediately punish verses teaching you how to fix something if you make a mistake on paperwork. They act understanding when experiencing life stressors that require you to need time off but then act punitive when you return. Good benefits but poor pay.
Pros
Benefits, holiday parties with nice prizes and awards
Cons
Punitive staff
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productive, leadership
One to One Counselor (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VANovember 16, 2017
While working for Dominion Youth Services I had the opportunity to work one on one with multiple students in the Richmond, Virginia area. While counseling the youth there are a lot of responsibilities you have and your accountable for that child as well.
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I would not recommend!!
Clinical (Former Employee) –  Roanoke, VANovember 10, 2017
Management is extremely unprofessional, unethical and unorganized! Culture of the company is cliquish, employee morale is extremely low and there is high turnover. Poor communication stemming from upper management and not as therapeutic as promoted. It's all about the $$$
Pros
Flexibility w/schedule
Cons
Unprofessional, lack of training & support, high turnover
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