At Youth Villages, 73 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1394 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.61. It was published on Jan 9, 2018. 6239 Visitors

What Employees Say

I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
I believe management would lay people off only as a last resort.
I feel I make a difference here.

What They Do

We asked Youth Villages to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Youth Villages helps more than 25,000 children and families each year through a variety of programs including intensive in-home services. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee, 38133 US Sites: 66
Major Locations: Memphis, Tennessee; Douglasville, Georgia; Arlington, Massachusetts US Employees: 3,001
US Revenues: $225.6 million Worldwide Revenues: $225.6 million
Corporate Structure: Private; Non-Profit Founded: 1986

Memphis Campus Event

Perks and Programs

We asked Youth Villages to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Profile: Profile by Sanford is a comprehensive weight management program designed by scientist and physicians. The program offers a certified health coach to assist with nutrition, activity, and lifestyle. The coach has access to the synced technology that sends the clients weight from the provided scale and health updates directly to their mobile device.
  • United Health Allies: United Health Allies is a discount ptorgam that can help families save up to 50 percent on health related products or services that are not covered under the employees benefit plan. Examples include: laser eye surgery, acupuncture, comestic procedures, etc.
  • FinAid: This is a student loan forgiveness program that allows employees that have worked in public service for 10 years to have debt forgiveness.
  • ASPCA: Youth Villages employees receive a discount of 5% on insurance for pets through ASPCA.
  • Unum: Youth Villages employees have the option to enroll in both short term and long term disability in addition to the company coverage through Unum.
  • Weight Watchers: Youth Villages not only host meetings but will pay for every single employees membership in full if they lose 10 pounds during their weight loss journey with Weight Watchers.


$32,711 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Teacher Counselor $35,610 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Family Intervention Specialist
5% Average 401(k)/403b company contribution per employee89% Company-paid health coverage for employees
89% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance
$4,000 Average Tuition Reimbursement
Christmas Party (NC)


20 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off after one year of part-time employment
12 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment 5 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment
9 Days Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment 9 days Paid time off as of first day of part-time employment


90 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 35 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

Our Family Campaign


Drumming Program

How to Get Hired

We asked Youth Villages for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Successful staff at Youth Villages have a passion for helping kids and families, a strong alignment with our mission and values and a drive to grow in the field of social services. Applicants with experience working with at-risk youth and clinically focused educational backgrounds have a foundation that will help them excel with us. We have a strong system in place that allows us to train entry level staff and gives those who are dedicated to their work a clear path for promotion within the organization. Applicants who take a strength based, patient, positive approach when interacting with our youth will be most successful. We are looking for people who value feedback and collaboration, are detail oriented, flexible and those who want a career that will truly make a difference. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Prospective employees can get our attention by intentionally considering a career with us. We operate with a single-minded goal of helping kids and families with people who are wholly dedicated to this mission. Those who have researched us through our website and the articles written about our accolades will be better prepared to engage in the interview process. Follow us on social media (YVCareers) to get a good picture of the culture of our organization. Reach out to the recruiting team to get an idea of which program is the best to begin your career with us. 

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We have residential campuses in Tennessee, Georgia, and Massachusetts that will be hiring staff wth a high school diploma or bachelor's degree to work on all shifts in direct care with youth on our campuses.  We will also be hiring staff to work in our community based programs in Oregon, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Ohio.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Applicants can apply online at or contact with questions. 

hiring Outlook

14% Job Growth 65,194 Total job applicants
10% New hires by employee referrals 600 Recent graduates hired
36% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 10% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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