Service Coordinator (Former Employee), Chicago, IL – February 18, 2014
Pros: health insurance
Cons: safety concerns
As a Service Coordinator at Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago I was responsible for ensuring that children with disabilities received the necessary and most supportive care possible. It required me to work with a diverse population and handle any concerns between families, their therapists, and any other services they were receiving. The office in which I worked at consisted of a supportive staff that helped build team morale. Any concerns that arose were managed in a timely and efficient manner. The most enjoyable part of the job was being afforded the opportunity to work one-on-one with children and their families and providing them with the best customer service by being available and accommodating to their wants and needs. The most difficult part of the job was having to experience the struggles some families faced trying to receive medical treatment for their children.
Paraprofessional (Current Employee), Chicago,IL – December 3, 2013
Cons: changes, hourly wages, no way to move up in the company.
The hardest part of this job is there is so many changes being mad. A lot of times things will be made and the staff wont know anything about it. The most enjoyable part is working with the kids. They have now went from salary to hourly which isn't good.
Special Education Teacher (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – August 17, 2013
I love the daily challenges my students bring to the classroom. Each student is unique and special, and no two days are ever the same! Sleep issues...behavior dynamics...communication problems...sensory needs! My daily goal is to help each student work on their goals, and have the best day possible!
Program Coordinator (Current Employee), Chicago, IL – September 19, 2012
Working for Easter Seals gave me an experience to get exposed to many ills in the communities that need to be addressed by someone. Easter Seals mission statement encompasses in helping those in need and getting them to a position of self-sufficiency.