Children's Home + Aid - Not for the faint of heart | Glassdoor
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"Not for the faint of heart"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Residential Counselor
Former Employee - Residential Counselor
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Children's Home + Aid full-time

Pros

Great place for self growth.

Cons

No way to move up the career ladder.

Advice to Management

Show your employees that you appreciate them. Especially the individuals in direct care.

Other Employee Reviews for Children's Home + Aid

  1. "Training Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Training Assistant in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Current Employee - Training Assistant in Arlington Heights, Cook, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Flexible hours. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    Non-for-profit, so there is no money.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Foster Care Case Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Foster Care Case Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I liked the vast majority of my coworkers a lot. Building relationships with kids, biological parents, and foster parents was mostly rewarding.

    Cons

    There is a high turnover rate at this agency. Everyone is overworked and underpaid. DCFS does not want to spend any money on services for kids who so desperately need them. If you work here in a case management position, expect daily stress with little support for upper management. The culture can be a bit weird - people will sometimes get 'thrown under the bus' so to speak, so everyone is obsessed with creating paper trails to prove that they are doing what they are supposed to be doing.

    Some of the foster parents were legitimately TERRIBLE PEOPLE who were only in it for the money.

    Advice to Management

    Nobody feels valued at this agency, which is why it's so easy to leave and there is such a high turnover rate. Show your employees they are valued by raising pay. People with full time jobs should not be struggling to get by. Don't just license anyone who wants to be a foster parent! There should be better efforts made to recruit potential foster parents because some of the ones used by the agency are literal human trash.

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