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Nice Campus and Good Mission

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Current Employee - User Support Specialist in Lake Villa, IL
Current Employee - User Support Specialist in Lake Villa, IL

I have been working at Allendale Association full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Allendale is located on 100+ acres in Lake Villa, IL. Their overall mission is a great one that helps kids and you get a part in that. There are a lot of nice people who work here and really do care about the kids they serve.

Cons

If you work her in a support services capacity, outside of direct care and education, then there may not be many opportunities for advancement within the organization. There can seem like a lot of red tape.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees sometimes feel undervalued by management.

Recommends
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  1. Challenging

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    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant
    Current Employee - Teacher's Assistant

    I have been working at Allendale Association

    Pros

    Ability to serve underprivileged youth
    Appreciate individuals from different walks of life
    Have a lot of responsibility on your shoulders (teaching, disciplining, mentoring/counseling, not to mention necessary administrative duties)

    Cons

    Stressful atmosphere/ Challenging clientel/ Compensation /Physical Restraints on youth/ Chance of physical harm for staff is very likely/ Youth can be unappreciative or ungrateful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher wages
    Security in place so staff does not need to perform physical restraints on youth
    Two teachers in the room (1 at all times to maintain efficiency and flow of educational material)

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 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)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    The Kids could become violent and hurt you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to listen to the employees.

    Recommends
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