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Hideous people, horrible place. Work there and lose faith in humanity.
Paraprofessional (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILDecember 22, 2013
Pros: none.
Cons: cliquish culture, kids receive no individual therapy, there is no consistent discipline program for students, teachers play vhs tapes for classes and read the newspaper instead of teaching.
I worked briefly at Maryville's therapeutic day school. It was awful. The teachers and social workers were cliquish and unkind; the kids were vicious to one another and to staff. There was no supervision, no communication, and the principal and vice principal are ruthlessly incompetent.

Run away.
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Disappointed
Job Coach/ Youth Care Worker (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILOctober 4, 2013
Pros: if you like working with troubled kids this isthe place to gain experience.
Cons: the management is inconsistent, managment does not offer support to their staff. if you are not in the click, there is no advancment.
If you are looking for a place to gain experience with troubled kids, this is definately the place to work. There isn't much growth here. Usually if you are not friends with the upper management there is no room for advancement. Management offer little support to their staff, that's to include the executive director. A typical work day is filled with – more... the kids cursing you out, sometime fighting you. the violence in most of the homes is horrible and management don't want you to call the police. The hardest part of thee job is not have support from management, if you are one minute late you are written up, no professionalism. Sometime you can make a difference with a few kids, that's the reward but that's a rare occasion. – less
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Residential/ group home
Assistant Program Manager (Former Employee), Chicago, ILSeptember 27, 2013
I can honestly say that this job is not worth the pay at all. I enjoyed working with kids but the management make things hard for residents to develop healthy relationships.
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I loved the kids & caring wonderful coworkers. Charts were behind.
Site Supervisor RN (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILAugust 3, 2013
Pros: fellow child care coworkers superb, great staff. i miss the kids very much.
Cons: not enough support for safe conditions. bottom line money, get more staff, get charts properly maintained.
The person training me left two weeks after I was on the floors.
The charts were not up to date.

I was thrilled on a daily basis with my coworkers abilities, humor, support, helpfulness, knowledge and quality. All unit managers were superb, progressive and there for the kids and staff.

It would have taken at least two people to do paperwork and charges, – more... but 12 hour days were not enough.
They need to give comp time.

Too many balls to juggle to do a good job and have safe environment.

I adored the staff, kids and job. They gotta be kidding with paperwork and bases that need to be covered. – less
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It is not the type of environment for which I flourish.
Youth Care Worker (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 29, 2013
I am ready to move forward. The company does not respect it's employees.
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Very Disappointing
RN (Former Employee), Des PlainesFebruary 12, 2013
Cons: no breaks, staff don't stay within their scope of practice
Not at all a good place to work, no teamwork between staff, zero nurse support even from administration, no lunch breaks because they are so short staffed there's no coverage. Staff at risk of being injured on a daily basis, units very unsafe. Takes a quick emotional toll on you and not worth the time I worked there at all. Recommended to nurses, find – more... another place with nurse union, here your license is at risk everday – less
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This was a fair child welfare agency
Family Educator (Former Employee), Chicago, ILJanuary 10, 2013
I began my career at Maryville. I would always respect this institution for giving me an oppertunity in the field of Human Services.
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Great mission but not for everyone
Assistant Family Teacher (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILDecember 12, 2012
Pros: helping kids
Cons: hours, pay and emotional toll it can take on you.
Working with troubled kids is hard work. Especially when the pay and benefits are bad. Long hours and it can get emotional dealing with trouble kids.
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Full of back-biting, lying, racist, & very lazy women.
CNA (Former Employee), ChicagoDecember 9, 2012
Pros: the children
Cons: horrible director of nursing with a hidden agenda.
this place is a horrible place to work there is no support for the CNAs. I've seen real nurses work at Cook County Hospital or Rush Presbyterian Saint Luke. But these lazy nurses will have 2 kids a piece and complain about being over work. The current D.O.N who started working as of 2012 is very unprofessional. She tells personal information that suppose – more... to remain confidential to other employees. There are many wrongful terminations, retaliation and harassment. The greatest thing about this place is working with the children. the greatest satisfaction of working for this place is the difference you make in children's lives. Aside from that this is a Catholic based medical facility ran by a bunch of serpents. And the D.O.N a 2 headed serpent. Good luck working for this place. – less
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Careful, It's dangerous out there.
registered nurse (Former Employee), Des Plaines, IllinoisOctober 1, 2012
Pros: friendly co-workers, pay is good
Cons: very dangerous working conditions
I'd rather work at a prison, at least there is security. Poor programming leaves mental health workers confused as what to do, new programs every other day, not enough stucture for patients, causing dangerous situations, and no one to help. Crazy scheduling, no one knows where their going to work even as they arrive to their shift. No management support, – more... no management. Witnessed riot situations needing police intervention....left shortly after orientation. Noticed quite a few staff there for one day, and never came back, – less
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Productive and loved working there
Educational Liaison (Former Employee), Chicago, ILAugust 8, 2012
Pros: minimum supervision, networking with different organizations, going to school events
Cons: short breaks
My typical day at that job consisted of taking clients to get enrolled into school, locating school records to enroll clients into school, spending half of my work day at different schools checking on my clients and my staff to make sure there were no issues or concerns about my clients or staff with the teachers or staff personnel at the school. I – more... learned alot about the CPS school rules, policies and procedures. Management was great, they trusted I would make the right decisions pertaining to our clients. My co-workers were great they gave a lot of support and cooperation. The hardest part of that job was making sure that my clients were safe because of the many different backgrounds and gangs that they encountered. The most enjoyable part of the job was bonding with the clients through trips, cooking or just hanging out in the group home with them. – less
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Where all you Dreams will come to Die!!!
Registered Nurse (Former Employee), Scott Nolan HospitalJuly 26, 2012
Pros: good coworkers
Cons: no breaks, no support, unsafe conditions, no benefits, constant scheduling issues
This company/location has horrible management and morale. The staff is left in horribly unsafe situations daily and have no support from management. In fact, management changes almost daily, so no one knows who's their supervisor and often get in trouble from people who were no known to be their supervisors. I would avoid this place at all costs!!!
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Great starting job for new social workers.
Family Educator (Former Employee), Des Plaines, ILMay 15, 2012
This is a great starting point for new and young social workers coming into the social work field to get hands on training.
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Great Work Environment
HR Intern (Former Employee), Desplaines, ILJanuary 19, 2012
Pros: friendly staff, productive work environment, contributes to social action
Cons: internship offered no compensation or advancement
The staff at maryville are very friendly and productive. Overall I learned a lot at my time there, and I'd definitely work there again!