Children's Home + Aid

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Updated June 9, 2015
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  1. Overall good benefits and caring staff

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    • 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.


  2. Loved my job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Belleville, IL
    Former Employee - Youth Counselor in Belleville, IL

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.


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

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    • 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


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  5. Helpful (1)

    stress

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

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

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

    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 Management

    Look to your employees for feedback and actually use it.


  6. Scary!

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!!


  7. 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.


  8. Rewarding experience but management was a nightmare

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Family Counselor/Therapist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Family Counselor/Therapist in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


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

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Used to be good place with people who cared about children and each other. Now it's all about the almighty $$

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

    I have been working at Children's Home + Aid full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some flexibility in adjusting schedule as needed

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about staff anymore. They hired a ton of executive level people but never enough front line staff. They manipulate lower levels to get the most money possible with no concern for the level of stress this can place on workers. Pay is lower than most any other agency. No room to advance in many areas.

    Advice to Management

    GET OVER YOURSELVES AND PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR FRONT LINE STAFF!!! Give up some of those $300K salaries to hire people in areas that staff are needed.


  11. Administratively heavy...not invested in the children

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

    I worked at Children's Home + Aid

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

    Pros

    Administrators look after other administrators

    Cons

    Quality service to client populations is not a priority!

    Advice to Management

    Complete a program analysis for EACH program to optimize functionality & recommit to serving the client rather than lining your pockets!



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