Children's Home + Aid

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Children's Home + Aid Reviews

Updated 24 November, 2014
Updated 24 November, 2014
25 Reviews
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25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Volunteer at Children's Home + Aid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Pros

    I am not employed by Children's Home + Aid but as a volunteer, I have seen the staff communicate well and maintain a good rapport with one another in stressful situations.

    Cons

    As a volunteer, I cannot speak on behalf of employees and am not aware of any of the cons they may experience.

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    First job out of undergrad. I worked as an MHP on a residential, adolescent care unit.

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    Former Employee - Development Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Development Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time

    Pros

    You really get to know the staff you are working with, very well, as constant communication is necessary in this line of work. Training was very helpful, and the instructors are the best. Health benefits are good, although pay is somewhat lacking.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Staff can become overwhelmed dealing with issues regarding trauma, no real outlet provided by the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall good benefits and caring staff

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    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL (US)

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Caring staff, lots of paid time off and good benefits, fun employee recognition, good employee relationships and a chance to make a difference in the community

    Cons

    challenging clients, sometimes long hours. Not a lot of opportunity to grow or expand within departments, but possibly with more education. Pay is lower end, but that is to be expected in social work fields.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved my job

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    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Belleville, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Belleville, IL (US)

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The agency is filled with open and supportive co-workers. The position has a flexible schedule. If you like to play with children and bring some joy to their lives this is a good job for you. Children's Home and Aid pays the best mileage I've heard of. I worked part time and often my expense check paid for my gas, new car payment , and insurance.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a full-time position in this job. Therefore, no benefits. You have to have your own reliable transportation.

    Recommends
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    stress

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    Former Employee - Outreach
    Former Employee - Outreach

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people in my office were wonderful, the experience was interesting, and I learned a lot I interned here and worked after-hours as crisis staff. Good supervision.

    Cons

    Employee turnover is high because employee pay is low and the work load and stress level is through the roof.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to your employees for feedback and actually use it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love the families, wish the company actually worked towards attaining their mission of offering "Help, Hope& Opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL (US)

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and Paid Time Off

    Cons

    incompetent management, favoritism and no opportunity to grow within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hands on in classrooms, listen to what staff is telling you, come outside of your office

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Scary!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    location - there are many good, talented people working & trying to survive there!

    Cons

    it feels like you are back in Jr Hi: too many cliques; too much back biting and the Regional Associate Exec nurtures it!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "back biting culture!" - I don't think that the CEO (Nancy R) is in touch with what is going on downstate. She got her big promotion as the CEO & the rest is history!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    CH+A

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Networking with other like professionals

    Cons

    Many changes in management, benefits, and pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review pay, the fact that 70% of your workforce qualify for assistance, medical, child care or TANF.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Rewarding experience but management was a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Family Counselor/Therapist in Chicago, IL (US)
    Former Employee - Family Counselor/Therapist in Chicago, IL (US)

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for professional development, salary incentives when you became licensed, and working with the clients was very rewarding.
    Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management was very unprofessional, cliquish, and non supportive. I had issues with my direct supervisor and when I went her boss to share my concerns, she ignored them and immediately took my supervisor's side without investigating my claims.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All managers/ coordinators should recieve supervisory training annually so that they can be effective leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Shady practices, poor management, mistreated staff, blatant disregard for staff morale

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, location, some talented staff

    Cons

    Career Ladder, unfair scheduling and pay practices. No respect. Terrible communication from management, stressful atmosphere, cliques, bullying, director won't listen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your staff, especially their pay concerns and management policies. Use common sense, be fair. Reexamine staff attendance. Many salaried employees take advantage and do not pull their weight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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