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Rockton, IL
51 to 200 employees
1918
Nonprofit Organization
Social Assistance
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
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We are a nonprofit organization providing community living services for children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities. We operate group homes throughout Winnebago County in northern Illinois. We also provide adult learning services through our Learning, Enrichment ... Read more

Mission: To empower and enrich the lives of all people served.

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    Current Employee - Direct Support Professional in Rockford, IL
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    I have been working at Goldie B. Floberg Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are so many great people that work at GBFC! It is a tough job, but extremely rewarding as well. It is such a great feeling knowing you are making a difference in the lives of the individuals served. You get to do fun things with the individuals as well. For example, you can take them out to eat, to a movie, or even for a day trip to Chicago! The possibilities are endless!
    Some other pros are:
    -There are a lot of overtime opportunities.
    -There are company holiday parties
    -Bonuses
    -Special recognition with company commendations, cash, gift cards, etc. just for doing a good job (I have received several starbucks gift cards for DSP appreciation day and for special recognition as well as $100 each month for about 4 months when staffing was low and they wanted to reward us just for staying!)
    -The CEO is such a great guy! (I have never met a CEO at a company I have worked at before GBFC) He is so involved and very approachable. He encourages staff to come visit with him (he has treats in his office ;) ) He started out at GBFC as a Direct Support Professional as well, so he knows the ins and outs of the field.
    -You get time and a half after 8 hours of a shift
    -Holidays are double time!
    -Paid sick days and vacation days as well as Reward days for perfect attendance

    Cons

    -Sometimes you are required to work overtime even if you don't want to
    -If you have a hard time saying "no" it can be difficult because you tend to agree to helping people out too much by picking up shifts and becoming over worked.
    -Sometimes you have only 8 hours in between shifts which makes it hard to get enough sleep
    -It can be a VERY tough job if you have never worked in this field before or do not know what to expect. This does depend on the house you work at though.
    -Burnout can happen (stick through it though!)
    -Some clients can be aggressive/violent so it is possible to get injured on the job (this is to be expected when working in this field, however)
    -Advice: do not make a decision to quit when you are overly frustrated with a situation. Take a day or 2 to calm down and see how you feel.

    Advice to Management

    Have a trial run with new clients. For example, have them stay for a weekend before they are officially admitted into the house to see if they are a good fit.

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    Anonymous Employee in Rockton, IL
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    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Goldie B. Floberg Center (Rockton, IL) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Walked in, talked with HR. Very casual. Low stress. Minimal paper work.
    After the interview I was given an "observation" opportunity; went to a group home and watched the daily work routines, met with clients, and experienced a good idea of what the work place was like.

    Interview Questions

    • Whats one reason you think you would enjoy working here?   1 Answer
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