Provides excellent service for mental health recovery
Community Support Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 6, 2013
My co-workers were a great team to work with! I obtained a wealth of information about mental health recovery through service and support. The staff at Thresholds works to help move members toward self-efficiency by helping them to utilize natural and community supports. Working and learning in Thresholds' residential environment and in the community was a great hands-on experience for me.
Employment Specialist/Case Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 14, 2016
If you are looking to gain some experience...this would be a great place to start..However. .the turnover is pretty high and here's a few reasons why..if you're not in thr clique. ..you'll learn quite fast..All rules don't apply to everyone.Supervisors hire friends and family and all programs are ran differently.If you are not a part of the clique. .your voice will not be heard and you will be assigned more work than others..I've worked for this company for over 6 years and although i enjoy helping and working with the members..the unethical work behavior, and cliques at Threshold make it difficult to trust leaders and enjoy work.
Community Support/ Peer Specialist (Current Employee) – Woodstock, IL – February 17, 2017
A typical work day requires a lot of planning, flexibility, and support. The most enjoyable part of the job is that no two appointment are alike and this job keeps you motivated. The culture is fun loving and casual and always a shoulder to lean on for support. Big on team culture and dynamics.
Flexible, Causal, Clinical, Community based, Outreach visits, Paid trainings, Good Benefits
Community Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 29, 2016
In spite of being named one of the best workplaces in Chicago, the management at Thresholds is only concerned about billing and the money that is received from the state. Whereas billing is important, it is a priority for Thresholds and the quality of service provided to members/clients is minimal at best.
Compassionate, Grace-filled, & laid-back work place; Meaningful, worthwhile work
Certified Recovery Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 30, 2017
Compassionate, grace-filled and laid-back work place; meaningful, worthwhile work.
Despite having been let go from Thresholds in a less than stellar decision in which I felt unheard, I still whole-heartedly believe that Thresholds is one of the greatest agencies one could ever work for. The people we work with are among the most resilient, most courageous, and most hilarious that I've ever met and, until the very end, there wasn't a time in my 2+ years that I didn't want to go to work. Their smiles and laughter and the joy of helping find them a home or get them set up with food stamps and such made coming to work worthwhile. And the community at Thresholds is great. It tends to be a fairly young community and includes a lot of people who transition in and out as they get their certifications, but overall, the Thresholds community loves hanging out and getting to know each other. They look to support each other and there's always someone there if you need a listening ear.
laid-back, compassionate, grace-filled community; meaningful, worthwhile work; members are hilarious; the supervisors are awesome
take member's word over staff's, upstairs makes decisions that downstairs doesn't necessarily agree with
Behavioral Management Team Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 27, 2015
I supervised Behavioral Management Team for therapeutic crisis milieu management. I trained all new and existing employees on direct verbal and physical crisis intervention procedures. I provided crisis management by educating clients using community support resources
Community Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 19, 2016
Thresholds is a great company to work for if a person is just getting out of college and needs work right away that is not too demanding or high pressured. The only down side is that it is a nonprofit organization, and the pay can be a little low.
A good place to start if you're interested in Mental Health
Residential Staff (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 12, 2014
I worked as a residential staff for Thresholds for 3 years. I transferred sites once when I became overwhelmed by my schedule (14 hour weekend days, but hey, 3 days off a week...) and I had conflicts with my supervisor for not allowing me to use sick or vacation time. After a year and a half of that I transferred to a different residential and a much, much better team. Sometimes it takes some moving around to find them, but most supervisors here are willing to work with you and grant you much needed time off. The work can be stressful, as you need to make monthly billing/note quotas so Threaholds can make more money from the state, which in turn helps the clients. I worked in the Young Adult Program and would meet with the teens daily to talk about their progress and goals. Not every client will like you, but difficult clients present the most training opportunities. After 3 years and no raise or promotion I decided to leave Thresholds. There is very high turnover with staff at the residences.
giving back to community, seeing clients progress and grow
stressful work and some supervisors give you a hard time about using benefits