Children's Home + Aid

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Children's Home + Aid Reviews

Updated 17 January, 2015
Updated 17 January, 2015
26 Reviews
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26 Reviews
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  1.  

    Mph or residential counselor at RCFC

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    Former Employee - MHP in Evanston, IL (US)
    Former Employee - MHP in Evanston, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    Time off, clients, and coworkers

    Cons

    Working second shift, weekends, and holidays

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    overall good experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Pros

    I worked as a case manager with a really great,professional team. CH&A always provided regular training for employess for free which was great. Flexibility in schedule. Good benefits,pto. I enjoyed reuniting families, completing adoptions etc. Gift cards for meeting certain standards.

    Cons

    Very little,if any room for advancement in this postion. There was constant renewal of standards to be met for case managers at unrealistic rates with case loads of 21 children (not including your responsibility to their bio parents, foster parents etc.). Not to mention peer review where you may have to correct something another case manager missed 6 month ago. Mileage reimbursment in my opinion was not worth it due to wear and tear on car that salary barely covered. lowest pay for this position out of any social service agency ive seen. Really get the burnt end of the stick whencase managers by far do the most work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set realistic standards according to each caseload.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    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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    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
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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
  8.  

    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 a 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 a 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
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    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

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