Resource Coordinator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 3, 2017
I had a great challenging experience working for Metropolitan Family Services as a Program Coordinator for one of the Chicago Public Schools, I enjoyed putting together educational programs for the students and the community. It was a challenging experience, which allowed me to network and grow professionally and gain more Educational knowledge from what I already knew.
School Activity Worker, part time (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 20, 2017
I was hired as an after school activity worker which literally meant that I was hired as an after school teacher. I had to create daily lesson plans and was given a small budget for things that I needed for 'class'. Overall the experience was good.
Metropolitan provides wonderful services to the community.
Employment Team Member (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 11, 2017
Great organization but there is no real training. The worst part of the job is meeting targets people become numbers. Also writing case notes suck there is so much paperwork. However not all Metropolitan work sites are the same. Take a tour of your actual work space before accepting an offer.
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 3, 2017
Loved meeting an helping kids in the community find and maintain jobs. Love keeping them off the streets of Chicago and doing something positive. Love the atmosphere we had with the children and the relationship I had with them.
Mental Health Practitioner (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 31, 2017
Management is cool. The shift to billing quotas and the level of paperwork made the job more stressful, but helping clients was the name of the game. A typical day involved helping clients process their trauma, while promoting effective behavioral changes and linking clients to case management services.
My manager was really laid back. Most of the managers understand the stress of the job, and offer tons of support to staff.
The best part of the job was seeing clients make and maintain real behavioral changes.
The hardest part of was meeting the billing quotas. Being responsible for having X number of clients show up, so we can bill more hours was highly stressful.
Office is centrally located in a community where most clients live.
Case Manager 1 (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 22, 2017
Worked with victims of domestic violence. Helped out clients within the court system to obtained a order of protection. Helped out victims to create a safety plan. Did home visits for elder abuse. If, had any questions or concerns I was always able to speak to my manager.
The company is great for those with families and working toward improving their career advancement via educational opportunities.
Family Works Youth Specialist, CILA MHP (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 9, 2017
The company is great for those with families and working toward improving their career advancement via educational opportunities. The job is rewarding when clients are aided in identifying and obtaining their goals.
education options to advance your career
culture of drama within the sites and racism within administrative leadership
Office Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 1, 2017
Metropolitan Family Services was a nice place to work just do what you have to do your assignment. Coworkers are nice and sometimes the bosses, on a whole I enjoy doing my job working with the clients that walked into the office.
The pros to this is getting clients to do what had to be done
Great place to work for Social Service oriented individuals
Out of School Time Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 11, 2017
Metropolitan Family Services is a good place to work. Whereas I feel the need for change, position, not organization, I would like to remain there. I have had a pleasant experience in my 4 years with MFS.
CAFÉ Program Activity Leader (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – March 19, 2017
Typical day was in a middle school. I learned to come up with group activities and coordinate a fairly large group people. Management was great about teaching you. Workplace culture was partly helping with education time and part entertainment. Hardest part of the job was leaving. Most enjoyable part was the amazing kids and coworkers.