Allendale Association Reviews

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  • I was a Teacher aide there for over 16 years. I assisted the teacher in a special education classroom

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    Former Employee - Teacher Aide III in Lake Villa, IL
    Former Employee - Teacher Aide III in Lake Villa, IL

    I worked at Allendale Association full-time (more than 10 years)


    I enjoy working with the at risk youths. It felt great helping them learn new things. I get along well with my co- workers. The hours were great 730 am to 330 pm. Great benefits.


    The Kids could become violent and hurt you.

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    Continue to listen to the employees.

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    Youth Care Worker Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Lake Villa, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Lake Villa, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Allendale Association in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had a single interview where I was asked about my education and personal experiences in psychology, mental health, and working with kids, which seemed to go well despite the interviewer being somewhat overly assertive or even aggressive, until he commented that I was "too relaxed." This seemed to imply that I was naive about the job and organization (I wasn't) and that I should have been more intense and aggressive like he was.

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    • Not so much difficult as unexpected: I was shown a video clip (the first time I've ever been asked questions related to a video example) of a group of children playing basketball where two of the children proceeded to fight over the game.The interviewer paused the video and asked what I would do in that situation. After answering, he let the video continue playing and asked me questions about how the adults (clearly those employed in positions similar to the one for which I was applying) responded to the situation.   Answer Question
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Top Entry Level Employers, CollegeGrad, 2009

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Headquarters Lake Villa, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1897
Type Company - Private
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and... More

Mission: Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to excellence and innovation in the care, education, treatment and advocacy for troubled... More

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