Stressful environment with no career growth
Working with troubled adolescents in an environment where some kids have mental disorders and are suicidal, in a level 14 locked facility can be very intense and unpredictable. A typical day included supervising adolescents in their dorms, the community area and in the school setting. As a youth counselor, I made sure they excelled in a healthy and - more ... supportive environment. I documented the client's behaviors daily, along with created behavior plans for clients. The staff members varied, on the one hand I worked with supportive team members who enjoyed working with this population, and on the ot ... - less
ProsFree meals, gained experience, and working with supportive teammembers, fulfilling line of work.
ConsYouth counselors are over worked with a lack of support from management, low wages, employee burnout is high, not a thriving environment for kids.