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"Provides much-needed support to kids in need"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Urbana, IL
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Does good work with kids in need, opportunites to get outside on the big campus, time off benefits are good, casual dress code, good newsletter to keep everyone connected, good reputation state-wide for working with challenging cases

Cons

Lots of communication via e-mail, so keeping up can be challenging. Any non-profit relying on the state of Illinois for funding is going to experience concerns keeping up with all of the needs of kids and staff.

Advice to Management

Communicate as much and as often as possible so everyone knows what is going on.

Other Employee Reviews for Cunningham Children's Home

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You are able to work with kids, your fellow co-workers become true friends. There are days when you know you are making a difference.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about the staff. I have seen a number of excellent staff who have wprked at CCH 5+years leave this past year. CCH doesn't care about staff or kids. Really money focused. I've seen management cover up incidents that may be "embarrassing" for the agency which goes against their core values. The higher ups target staff if they do report an incident. A lot of injuries due to the population I work with, and the management blames the staff. Not enough staff, they want you to work on your days off. Then over loaded on paperwork.

    Advice to Management

    Do something. If you say you have core values follow them. If you say your affiliated with the Methodist Church then act like it. People and staff know you have done former staff members wrong for reporting inappropriate things. Everyone knows a certain coordinator was run out after reporting an incident. There is no accountability for management.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with amazing kids. The work being done there is challenging but important.

    Cons

    Constant staff turnover, all areas are understaffed, unrealistic demands placed on employees, poor communication, benefits being reduced, low employee morale all around, management's lack of concern for employee safety and satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    You need to support employees better and have realistic expectations, especially given the understaffing in all areas. Employees usually only hear about what they are doing wrong instead of positive feedback. For people who work so hard to provide positive feedback to the kids, you need to follow through on the same for your employees. It's a shame given what a blessing Cunningham has been for the kids and what a positive place it could be to work if management was changed.

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