I am highly interested in applying to YSB once I graduate next year, what is the work environment like at YSB?
My experience was very negative. I found there was a lot of bullying and gossiping among co-workers, ironic for a mental health agency. Everyone seemed thoroughly dissatisfied with the agency. YSB is a big agency though and not all the teams are dysfunctional so you might get lucky. Despite the negatives, it is a great place to work to get first-hand experience on youth and family counselling. It's definitely a good launching pad if you can put up with your co-workers.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa a better place to work?
Listen to front line staff and get their opinion on matters before making changes.
Great culture that put the client first in order to help them reach their job seeking goals.