Working for PYS had its benefits and its drawbacks. Management very inexperienced, uneducated, little to no communication skills, stress levels amongst workers very high. Many conflicts, poor coping mechanisms with youth. CBT would of been an ideal approach. No therapeutic interventions. Youth leaving have next to no life skills. Many youth were placed in our care due to neglectful situations at home. Abuse and alcohol, drug issues, maltreatment. Large turn over of staff and closures of residential homes does not give staff job security by any means.
Free meals, paid for breaks, got to leave property