At Youth Villages, 67 percent of employees say their workplace is great.

EMPLOYEE RATINGS

     

This review is based on 1234 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 1.72. It was published on Dec 7, 2016. 1406 Visitors

What Employees Say

People here are given a lot of responsibility.
92%
 
People here are treated fairly regardless of their sex.
86%
 
I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.
85%
 
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.
83%
 
My work has special meaning: this is not "just a job".
82%
 

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 22,000 children and families each year through a variety of programs including intensive in-home services. 

About this Company

Website: www.youthvillages.org Industry: Health Care
US Headquarters: Memphis, Tennessee US Sites: 66
Major Locations: Memphis, Tennessee; Douglasville, Georgia; Arlington, Massachusetts US Employees: 2,671
US Revenues: $194.9 million Worldwide Revenues: $194.9 million
Corporate Structure: Private; Non-Profit Founded: 1986

Residential counseling

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.
  • Tickets At Work: Youth Villages participates in Tickets At Work which allows employees to receive discounts on movie tickets, theme parks (Disney, Universal) and shows (Broadway)

COMPENSATION BY THE NUMBERS

$22,540 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Night Monitor $35,062 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Family Intervention Specialist
89% 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 College Tuition Reimbursement

COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

  • 403(b)
  • Pre-tax savings account

PERKS TO MAKE LIFE EASIER

  • Free snacks during the day
  • On-site package/mailing service
  • Fitness classes
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Discount ticket sales
  • Weight watchers meetings
Office events

WORK-LIFE BALANCE BY THE NUMBERS

19 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 12 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment

FAMILY CARE BY THE NUMBERS

90 days Job-protected maternity leave85 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take
60 days Job-protected paternity leave45 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$5,000 Adoption benefit10 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents
10 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)

FAMILY CARE PROGRAMS

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

HEALTH INSURANCE COVERS

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

ONSITE HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Blood pressure screening
  • Fitness center (at some locations)
  • Flu shots
  • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

Diversity

  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
Team building fun

Demographics

 
Serving families in their home

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 clincially 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 Washington, D.C. 

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

Applicants can apply online at www.youthvillages.org or contact kristen.farmer@youthvillages.org with questions. 

hiring Outlook

2,000 Job openings forecast for coming year 2% Job Growth
34 Average applicants per opening 65,194 Applications received
1,940 Positions filled in past year 10% New hires by employee referrals
10 New positions created 475 Jobs filled by current employees
Yes Recruits on college campuses 600 New graduates hired
46% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees 72% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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