Data Analyst/Researcher (Former Employee) – 571 W Jackson – January 9, 2016
• Supported Associate Vice President of Policy and Strategy • Intense online research • Heavy Data Entry • Strong Excel • Initiated communication with President’s, Vice President’s, CEO’s, Director of Human Resource of hospitals and healthcare clinics
Had the opportunity to help create partnerships for a special event.
Correctional Resource Manager (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 8, 2015
At this job, they only care about numbers and the money they make off of the inmates that are placed there. You are mandated to work overtime and still must come back six hours later for your regular shift. Upper management are children and love to try and disrespect everyone. Job was a joke. Inmates had better sense than management.
Custodian/Maintenance (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – October 3, 2015
I be comfortable and at peace, while at work. I learned that Safer Foundation is an very supportive organization. The manager are very caring and reasonable.The people I worked with were also supportive as well as my self and we all helped each other finish our duties.the hardest part of a job is not completing it.And the most enjoyable part of the job is to allow my work ethics to brighten ones day,them coming to an clean and fresh environment.
Packer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 2, 2014
moved to various positions and learned a variety of skills esp. the operation of labeling and machine operation. Management was sensible and understanding. For the most part staff members were very cooperative and worked as one with the exception of a few. There was nothing hard about the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was laughter and conversations during work and breaks. Music during work kept everyone mentally stimulated.
Practicum/Internship (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 26, 2014
This was an unpaid Practicum/Internship position. What I liked about Safer would start with the staff. As a Clinical Mental Health Professional, I was well!!. Supervisors went far and beyond their roles when it came to teaching us the craft of working with clients with mental-health/substance abuse issues. There was no such thing as a typical day at this site. I worked with IDOC inmates...never a dull moment! I learned from the clients as much as they learned from me and other co-workers. The paperwork was one of the hardest, but most rewarding areas I had to learn. Counselors deal with a lot of necessary paperwork! Thanks to my mentors at Safer, I am well qualified to do Intakes/Treatment plans etc. One of the most important lessons I learned at Safer...it takes a team to work with clients. I continue to understand how counseling is an Art!!!
great training, casual fridays
have to use copier and fax machines on lower floors
Intern of Data Analyst (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 15, 2014
This intern was assigned by my school. Safer Foundation is a non-profit organization with many nice co-workers. My typical day at work was to collected and organized clients’ personal information, assisting in managerial analysis of customer profiles. Formatted data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security by using proprietary database that can track the progress of the clients and verified employment according to Federal Title XX requirements. The most enjoyable part of the job is to check different people's files. Besides, sat next to my supervisor and worked with her was also fun. She was very nice and taught me a lot. She helped me make my excel skill and database more professional.
Instructional Facilitator (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 19, 2014
I truly enjoyed my job as well as my clients but I could have been compensated better for all that was required. My co-workers and my supervisor were awesome but if you were not part of the "chosen few" the management was horrible. Uppity management that couldn't separate personal issues from job duties made for a very hostile work environment.
Correctional Resource Counselor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 10, 2014
This job demands that you work 16 hors a day and if you do not you may be suspended or even terminated. The pay is decent but the employees and supervisors are terrible. The inmates are better people than staff.
Seeing the smiles on the resident face when they received their GED Certificates or Job Promotions.
Admini. Assistant (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 6, 2014
A typical day @ Safer is: Working with inmates on a daily basis; The company objective is to give Inmates a 2nd chance back into the work field. There are rules and guidelines that the inmates must be adhered by. My job basically is to make sure that the rules are instructed.
What I have learned: Is that inmates are human and they got caught doing a crime; Which they want attention and someone to discuss their personal life story with. They want someone to have patience with them.
Management: The Management tries to help please Staff and Inmates.
Co-workers: My co-worker are wonderful people to work with.
The hardest part of the Job: Is when you can't reach out to a Inmate.
The Most enjoyable part of the job: Is seeing a inmate get a job/education and being able to support himself and family.
Internship (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 30, 2013
Working for the Safer Foundation/ Crossroads was a very rewarding experience, I was given an un-paid internship and I stayed over a year, I would look forwarded to reporting to duty every Monday, I took great pride in helping people turn their life around and helping people with just basic skills of every day life was such a warm feeling, something other people would take for granted. I would welcome the new residents and go over the rules of the organization, I would help the new residents get into school and help them find gainful employment. I was responsible for putting all of the new residents files together. Crossroads offered me a position as Case Manager, but I was unable to accept due to salary decrease from my present employer.