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Jewish Child and Family Services Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Place and People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    The work environment is healthy, personable, intelligent, and inviting. Health benefits are good. Lots of professional trainings offered and encouraged.

    Cons

    Pay isn't bad for a non-profit, not ideal though. No 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "More Pay!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Teacher's Aide in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great feeling from working with children.
    Staff are incredible and work extremely hard.
    Definitely feeling supported from supervisors; they're very visible throughout the day and do their best to help.

    Cons

    NO RAISES!!
    Gossip runs rampant around here from employees who have been here awhile.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen burnout and increase motivation to do more at work by giving raises and positive feedback more often


  3. "Clinician"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinician II
    Current Employee - Clinician II
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and learn. Could be a place to make a career at if you have another job or a working spouse.

    Cons

    No real room for advancement but this is difficult in these hard financial times.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and decrease number of clients seen. Face reality that without more money the numbers asked for by JUF are impossible to reach without exploitation of your employees.


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    "Strong Passion for the Mission"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The agency's leaders and staff are very passionate about the mission and the quality services they provide their clients. Agency offers great benefits package and a lot of time off.

    Cons

    Because it is a nonprofit, pockets are not deep and therefore change is slow. Certain programs experience high turnover but it is an industry issue.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in retention and employee engagement programs to keep employees. Provide employees direction on how they can grow in the agency and provide the training they need so they are ready to step up when the position opens up rather than waiting for them to express interest and not be qualified.


  6. "Administrative Aide"

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    Current Employee - Residential Program Compliance Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Residential Program Compliance Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jewish Child and Family Services (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and supportive colleagues.

    Cons

    Lack of career opportunities and personal development program.

    Advice to Management

    Improvement of personal development program.


  7. "Good training opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Training, mentors, good location, access to management, wide range of services

    Cons

    Flexibility, salary, expensive benefits, employee retention


  8. "Child care worker"

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    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in Rogers Park, AK
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in Rogers Park, AK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Child and Family Services part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule and really cool staff and supervisors. Opportunity to make as much money as needed. Open to hiring individuals with little to no experience.

    Cons

    Organization uses kids as pay checks from the state. Nickle and dimes the youth while having them living in complete poverty.. instead of using state money to buy Youth what they need they use donations and pocket the rest of the money.. the youth sleep and sit on bed bugs infested furniture. Staff are discouraged from reporting clients who attack them.. One client even broke a staffs arm and was not disciplined for it.. This client has attacked over twenty staff with no repercussions. .. Organization pays staff as little as possible but forces them to record notes with a complicated system to get them even more money.. Rediculous!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting corners.. Stop being selfish.. Stop using kids as pay checks.. Protect the staff that work there.


  9. "Good work experience"

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    Former Employee - Staff in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Staff in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Make new work friends. Good work experience. Good insurance, lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    No 401K, If they want to get rid of you they will. Spend your own money on meeting breakfast. You will not get reimbursed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring your friends and favoritism has no room in the work place.


  10. "My Dream Job, Honestly"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance. Mission-driven agency, compassionate staff, strategic, committed and approachable professional and lay leadership. I respect my colleagues and I believe in what we collectively do.

    Cons

    The stress inherent in working in a large, multi-service nonprofit in this State (where needs are big and resources limited) and working in a federated system.

    Advice to Management

    Listen, make brave decisions, continue to care.


  11. "childcare worker"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jewish Child and Family Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Assisting our youth with their adaptive living and social skills.

    Cons

    Not enough support and protection for the staff working 3rd shift

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your suggestion and be present on site more for client and staff needs



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