Prairie State is a great School and a good employer.
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – March 31, 2017
A typical day day at work involves answering phones and completing projects. I've learned basic office funtions like how to use excel and and file things properly. The manager are fair and very kind. The most enjoyable part of the job is helping people better themselves by furthering their education.
Fun, great learning experience for budding teachers.
Adjunct Instructor (Former Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – October 4, 2016
There are a lot of things I like about being an adjunct instructor: calling the classroom your own, the communication with the students, and the freedom of learning about "being you" when it comes to public speaking. I enjoy this profession very much and I hope to pursue full-time career with it.
Childcare Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 5, 2016
It was excited to work with children on a daily bases. The staff was helpful, and encouraging.The hardest part of the job was getting the children to fall a sleep. the most enjoyable part of the job was maintaining the children safety.
I wore many hats a Prairie but there were no hours available
Instructional Design and Technology Assistant (Former Employee) – Homewood, IL – February 12, 2016
I really enjoyed my time at Prairie but I could only work a total of 18-20 hours a week. At the time that was sufficient because I was also going to school. However, it could not sustain the long term.
Lab assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – January 12, 2016
When I come into work the first thing i do is make sure that all of the labs are cleaned and that the labs for each class are prepared for the students. If the labs are not cleaned, the first thing that i will do is make sure that all the tables are cleared off and wiped down, chairs are pushed in and that all of the dirty materials are taken into the prep room, and replace them with the clean materials. It is also important that I make sure to keep track of what labs need to be set up for the week and that each professor has the materials that are needed for their lab.
assisted the child development teacher (Former Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – August 13, 2015
Great Experience, I enjoyed working with children and adults , I've learned office management assisted the office secretary handled patients with signing them in and rescheduling appointments filed patients folders
Adjunct Professor (Current Employee) – Chicago Heights, IL – April 11, 2015
Daily meditation and / or exercise prepare me with the emotional balance and objectivity necessary to assess, diagnose and develop effective treatment approaches to underserved populations, and later introduce and teach psychology to a richly diverse community.
The students and clients consistently remind me of the humility and self awareness necessary to develop effective strategies and curricula for growth and development.
I have many years of combined experience in teaching, management, program design, training, and clinical supervision. It’s fulfilling to incorporate my mental health experience with academic pedagogy, structuring classroom etiquette, exhibiting a genuine ethics of care and instilling a respect for justice.
I've had the privileged of being part of a multi-disciplinary Team that actually saved and / or improved the quality of life for many children. The major difficulty has and continue to be the reality that the probability of self actualization is not for all.
Finally, I perceive providing care to others as a career, a mission, a purpose, a labor of love. The benefits are mutual when help is provided.
Truck Driver Instructor/Trainer - CDL (Current Employee) – 202 S. Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 – February 22, 2015
Teaching is a profession that was introduced to me. I found that I am good at teaching and like it very much. I have trained and instructed students with the knowledge that they knew nothing about the subject. I encouraged them to learn and gave extra tips with in the guide lines of the program. However it is seasonal for the physical portion is outdoors for three weeks straight. The other instructors seem to follow their own method rather than the program guide lines. Unfortunately the management selected knows little to nothing about the elements of the program and find it difficult to follow. So enforcing rules is a chore for them.
The program has proven to be excellent. We excel were others have failed.
Unfortunately, management selected for this program are lack of experience in this particular subject.
Public Safety Officer (Former Employee) – Chicago Hts, IL – April 24, 2014
I worked at Prairie State 2006-2013. Its was a great place to work until 2012 when the new so-call chief of Police took over everything went down hill from there. The President was put in place by her good friend Board president and HR Director had no back bone ...Run from this place if you can terrible place to work.