Family Support Specialist/Case Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – November 28, 2017
Challenging, exciting experience to work with the homeless youth of the Nations Capital. ]. I have committed the last ten years of my career to serving communities as a mental health professional and clinical psychologist, most recently with Sasha Bruce Youthwork in Washington, D.C.
In my role as a Family Support Specialist, I provide outstanding client service to the youth and families seeking support from the nonprofit.
salary, weekends off, team building, clinical supervision
Program Coordinator (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 14, 2016
I spent a year working for this organization as a Site coordinator. This organization does really great social justice and humanitarian work in DC and I would recommend it to anybody trying to make a difference in the world.
I came here as part of a fellowship so I can't say too much about the compensation and benefits.
Great Model to assisted troubled youth, however lacks in communication
Residential Counselor (Current Employee) – Washington – May 24, 2016
The organization of Sasha Bruce is a well-oiled machine. The organization does a good job in assisting troubled youth in the DMV. However, I believe the organization could be more in terms of life skills for the youth. Provide more workshops and maybe have some success stories come back and talk to residents.
The communication here is lacking. This organization needs a system of communication from management to residential counselors. Often, discussions are held between mid and senior management and not to the residential counselor.
A great place to gain experience, however the compensation could be based on experience and education
The process to become full time is too slow and cause an employee to feel devalued.
Assistant Program Manager (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – March 23, 2015
I believe that Sasha Bruce is a good place for those who are just starting in the social services field. At the organization, you will have room to hone your craft and there is also room for advancement. However, because of the lack of structure and financial limitations, there may not be in longevity.
Operation Manager (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 15, 2014
Provide homes and services for Homeless young people in the Washington, DC Metro area. The best co-workers in the area in this field.The best part of this job is to see how young people come to life when they have the security of a place to called home and the support they need to move forward in their life.
Youth Counselor (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – November 19, 2013
a day at work was an experience of a lifetime the kids participated in our testing and functions my coworkers where extremely helpful and thats a plus there wasnt really a part to hard i love the work and the enviroment
Provide outreach and information to youth of the District
Peer Educator/Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – September 19, 2013
Typical day at work consisted of checking emails, updating the program's social media, keeping inventory of the supplies, data entry, filing folders. Often times we facilitated groups on different topics. For example, self-esteem, pride, and safe sex. We taught a lot of people about the risks of unsafe sex. I was able to get along with co-workers very well and also my supervisors. The hardest part about the job was getting past the attitudes of the youth who weren't really interested in what we were trying to teach them. The most enjoyable part of the job was reaching out the youth who were really interested in hearing what we had to say and having the youth remember us when we come back to their area.
Flexible schedule which provides a lot of on the job training
Outreach Counselor (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – July 1, 2013
This agency has a variety of programs but I worked at one the school based programs while assisting with the community programs during the summer. You have to always be prepared for the unexpected because things change day to day, but because of this you must be flexible and know how to think on your feet. You will gain a lot of meaningful experience and encounter co-workers and superiors who are concerned with your personal and professional growth. However, there is a high turn around in terms of employment and permanency is a true problem within the agency. There is room for growth but not much opportunity to move up the ladder. The time that is spent working with the youth is amazing, but sometimes poor communication with program managers can create a struggle along with the financial troubles that arise frequently.