Children's Home + Aid

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Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Love It!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    So much gained experience! I've been able to improve my writing and see real results as journalists have picked up my pitches. I like that my supervisors we all so helpful ad really wanted m to get the most of the experience.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have one! The only thing I would say is the office is kind of segregated lol. Each department is kind of off in its own world. I think every friday there should be like a bagel or cookie meetup in the lunch room. Just to get everyone talking to eachother more.


  2. HR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    I loved working here! I had a great experience with all the staff at CH+A. I felt like a valued employee, my co-workers were extremely patience as i molded into my role here. Working here as been great and im sad it is over.

    Cons

    none, i truly enjoyed my time there. I worked with several of the staff, and everyone was extremely nice, no negative comments.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Mental Health Hazzard

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Case Manager in Bloomington, IL

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, early dismissal days before the holidays

    Cons

    The pay does not commemorate with the amount of work that is required.. The agency will set you up for failure. When you are drowning, there is no support to help you. No matter how hard you try to get agad, you never will.. And if you have a family, you will rarely see them because of the work demands.


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  5. No longer the company it was when I first started.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, multiple locations, room to grow.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, lack of support


  6. Wonderful nonprofit to work for that truly helps children.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    An agency driven by its mission to protect children.

    Cons

    Financial Security - a large part of the agency is government funding so when funding changes it impacts the agency.


  7. Helpful (1)

    overall good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Set realistic standards according to each caseload.


  8. 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.


  9. Overall good benefits and caring staff

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL
    Current Employee - Child Care Worker in Bloomington, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and Paid Time Off

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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


  11. CH+A

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Networking with other like professionals

    Cons

    Many changes in management, benefits, and pay.

    Advice to Management

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



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