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Exciting workplace
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), St.Pierre, MBMay 27, 2015
Pros: Had fun days with the girls
Cons: Stressful
-Taking the girls out to their appointments and daily activities was entertaining
-Learned how to cope with high stress workplaces
-Co-workers were fantastic and so easy to get along with
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Rewarding Work, Comes at a Price
Youth Care Practitioner (Former Employee), Thompson, MBMarch 18, 2015
Pros: very laid back, excellent pay, gaining relationships with kids
Cons: demanding hours, lack of staff and emotional stressors due to nature of working with troubled youth.
MacDonald Youth Services is a commendable place to work, they provide support and care to both their clients and their staff. Training is readily available and given, and the men and women who work there – more... are all highly devoted to their kids and mission.

However, due to the nature of the work, burnout is often experienced due to stressful situations when dealing with youth and the shortage of people available to do this type of work. It's very easy to lose your equilibrium and either your home, school or work life is likely to suffer. – less
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Youth Care Worker
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBDecember 3, 2014
Provide care for youth clients in a level 5 group home setting
Assist with de-escalation of harmful behaviors using crisis intervention skills and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention when necessary
Support – more... individuals with various life issues
Teach basic life skills such as proper personal hygiene and money management
Accompany and monitor clients on home visitations
Transport and supervise clients to appointments, errands and daily activities
Administer medication – less
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Productive and meaninful work
In home Respite Provider (Former Employee), winnipeg, manitobaOctober 14, 2014
Pros: flexible schedule
Cons: traveling distance
A typical day working for MYS involved being present at my assigned homes for shifts ranging from 8-12hours. Working with foster children between the ages of 1-12 years of age within foster homes. Helping – more... the children with basic needs such as homework, preparing meals, following before and after school routines, as well as administering medication. I was the only staff per shift within a home assisting the foster parent when present. The hardest part of the job was learning, understanding, and accepting that not all the children can be helped beyond their basic needs. The most rewarding part of this job was watching a child grow and excel under your care and guidance. This made this the most satisfying and worthwhile job in my life to date. – less
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Meeting some of the best youth ever.
Program Manager (Current Employee), winnipeg,mbMay 1, 2014
Pros: great opportunity to work to make a differnce
Cons: long hours/ salary low
I oriigally started in MYS so that I could asssit and support young people that did not have the same opportunities that I have.

The best part of my day is seeing the young people that we care for. The – more... next best thing is hearing from staff who had a moment with the youth they were working with that made a differnce in their lives.

The people that work in this line of work for the most part are dedicated and loyal caring individuals.The work they do is hard and sometimes can be very challenging with very little ackowledgement of immediate sucess. – less
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Fourth Year Student Placement
4th Year Student Placement (Current Employee), Thompson, MBMarch 24, 2014
I was a forth year student, it was voluntary placement.
I shadowed Clinical Case Managers.
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At home respite with foster kids.
Respite worker (Current Employee), Winnipeg, MBOctober 2, 2013
Pros: knowing you're helping a family and or child in need
Cons: dealing with children can at times be difficult
While doing respite you get to know the child or children you are working with. If the child has severe A.D.H.D or fettle alcohol syndrome the job can get hard but being able to help people and work with them to show them that they are cared for is worth it.
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stay away
Youth Care Practitioner (Former Employee), winnipegSeptember 16, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: bad management, hr is unsupportive, bad co-workers, low pay, high stress
Good place to get lots of experience in a short time. Lots of gossip among co-workers. Management gives little support after a crisis. The youth can be very violent. Not a good workplace and little job security. There are better agencies to work with.
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Fun workplace
Youth Care Relief Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBApril 11, 2013
Pros: free meals
Cons: low salary
A typical work day consisted of taking the youth out for activities, cooking for the youth and other staff members and being a positive support to the youth. Management was fair and supportive. I learned – more... crisis intervention skills, counselling skills, problem solving and decision making skills. Co-workers were friendly and fun to work with. The hardest part of the job was dealing with a youth who would be disrespectful towards you when you were trying to help them. The most enjoyable part of the job was being a postive support in a troubled youth's life. – less
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It was a good night when the youth showed respect toward staff.
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBMarch 4, 2013
Pros: free food
Cons: bad co workers
It was good when the youth listened to what you had to say. However it was bad when another staff would interrupt while speaking to the youth.
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FUN JOB BUT CAN BE HIGH STRESS
Youth Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBNovember 24, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: high stress at times
GREAT JOB FOR THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL. GOOD PLACE TO GAIN EXPERIENCE
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not to talk about
Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Winnipeg, MBJuly 19, 2012
Pros: diplomatics
Cons: be careful always
i thank God i worked with them the are wonderful like their client than staff.