Little City Foundation

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DSP/ Life Skill instructor
Dsp (Current Employee), palatine, ILJuly 11, 2015
Pros: mon-friday schedule
Cons: no healthcare
I started working at this job over a year ago and since then I have had six management changes. A typical day at work would be coming in at the beginning of the shift and finding which children I was responsible for and following the written schedule for the day. There were some coworkers that are amazing and work great as a team. There are others who don't. The enjoyable part of the job is watching children accomplish skills that people doubt that they could accomplish.
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producticve fun work place
Life skilss Instructor (Former Employee), Palatine Il.May 7, 2015
a great place to work, I've learned to be more patient & how to be more compassionate. My co-workers were the best. I enjoyed being there for the residents.
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Adored the Children
Anonymous (Former Employee), PalatineMarch 24, 2015
Pros: On-call was rotated, residents were amazing
Cons: Struggled to effectively restructure, no raises, staffing issues
Many changes occurred during my employment in the structure of the company. Developed amazing relationships with the residents but the management of the company ruined it.
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Chaotic still fun place to work.
Direct Trainer (Former Employee), Palatine, ILJanuary 20, 2015
Pros: the sheer interaction with clients.
Cons: there was always a chance of workers being hurt on the job.
A typical day consist of helping mentally challenge adults with chorus, rec skills, hygiene and recording their daily progress.

I learned how to interpret the difference of mental capacities, to help clients reach personal goals and to redirect potential behaviors.

Management was accommodating.

Co-worker worked together and were accommodating as well.

The hardest park of the job was, Being able to protect your self from a client who became escalated with anger. And not get hurt and still protect the client as well.

The most enjoyable part of the job was. The interaction with the clients. Being able to make them happy.
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Don't work here
Paraprofessional (Former Employee), Palatine, ILOctober 26, 2014
Cons: administration, no breaks, low pay.....management horrible at communication, no respect or acknowledgement for a job well done.....
I learned a lot from my co-workers, but that is the only bright spot. No respect from administration, very poor communication from everyone at Little City. From Hr, to employees in the school, and bad communication from the school to and from the cottages where the children lived.

Im sure there are less headaches and stress and more money if you work at jewel....

I am glad I left.....

Ppl stay away...
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Fun work environment!y
DSP (Current Employee), Palatine, ILOctober 13, 2014
I have had a great time working here! I love the participants I interact with on a daily basis.
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loving children
DSP worker P/T (Current Employee), Palatine, ILAugust 22, 2014
Pros: working with children
Cons: n/a
teaching children to learn and move forward in the community.
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Center for people with developmental disability
Residential Assistant (Former Employee), Palatine, ILAugust 6, 2014
Pros: n/a
Cons: n/a
Little City Foundation is a non governmental organization that provide care and support for the people with developmental disability
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Productive nice place to get to know the children.
Life Skills Instructor (Former Employee), Palatine, ilJune 20, 2014
It was an easy going job getting to know the children but at times it was hard handling the children when they would act out. But overall nice place got to learn new things and also got to know alot of my ex co-workers.
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Great people to work with
Direct Support Personal (Former Employee), palatine,ilNovember 19, 2013
Pros: different location
Cons: no breaks
Always different place to work with great co workers an different thing to do at work everyday.
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I was a residential advocat for .a children's residential site
Residential Advocate (Former Employee), Palatine, ILNovember 1, 2013
Pros: salary and benefits
I worked with mentally and phyiscally disable children 24 hours per week.
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fun work place
Senior Residential Assistant (Former Employee), Palatine, ILAugust 15, 2013
Pros: productive work environment
Buzy with lots of creative activities ,field trips and 1:1 counselor.
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alright
Family Support Worker (Former Employee), Chicago, ILAugust 1, 2013
family support worker transporting children to biological visit with parents and sibling
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Worked wwith 6 disabled men
Unit Supervisor (Former Employee), Palatine, ILApril 26, 2013
Pros: love helping people
Cons: no cons i always worked by myself.
I started off the teenagers when i first went to work there. I went over to the adult side and worked with the men. we had a home enviorment and had dinner together when i worked second shift and breakfast when i worked morning. This field has been so good for me and i enjoyed everything about it.
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researcher internship
Researcher (Former Employee), oak brookDecember 10, 2012
it was only an internship i did for college but was a great job that i was offered but it was just not for me
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Great people to work with
DSP (Current Employee), PalatineSeptember 10, 2012
Pros: great benefits for full time and decent pay
Cons: not always easy work but good people
This business isn't for everyone and you truly have to have a heart and care about people. If you don't, don't work here.
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Glorified Babysitter
Family Support Staff (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 21, 2012
Pros: learned how to work with special needs children more detailed.
Cons: glorified babysitter.
I was a Family Support Specialist, working with a family that had a child who has autism. My job overall was to provide structure and play with the child.
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fun place to work
Family Resource Assistant (Former Employee), palatine, IL.April 27, 2012
Pros: rewarding
Cons: traveling there from the city depends on you.
There are a that work lot of nice people working there. The clients are fun and the programing is pretty good.
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Evolving Organization
Various Roles (Former Employee), Palatine, ILApril 8, 2012
Offering services to high need children with developmental disabilities through residential, foster care and support in homes of origin in a fast paced environment. Also providing services to adults with developmental disabilities through CILA, Vocational and Art Programming. Management has turned over significantly. Infrastructure is developing to better support the needs of the individuals served with improved technology and better environments for residentially based children. Services are improving with the development of a therapeutic day school and medical/dental services on site.
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Great learning experience
Family One Worker (Current Employee), Chicago, IlFebruary 14, 2012
Pros: mileage reimbursement, flexible, cpi and cpr training.
Cons: part time only
Great work environment, flexible and a great learning experience.
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
1760 West Algonquin Road
Palatine, IL 60067-4799
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
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Little City Foundation website
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