Excellent organization with plenty of job opportunities
Community Support Specialist III (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 15, 2014
Typical work day consists of team meetings, scheduled visits with members in the community which can range from home visits, to doctors appointments, to advocating for members benefits needs to social service and external benefits agency collateral. Hefty amount of paperwork (progress notes, care plan updates, scheduling doctors and follow up appointments, collaborating with external health, benefits, and other community collateral) and no overtime pay even though working more than 40 hour work weeks. Management is excellent in trying to work with staff to help develop clinical and professional skills and is actively involved in encouraging and supporting staff that are experiencing challenges with adjustments to work environment. Most enjoyable part of the job is getting to know and work with amazing members that expose staff to various mental health diagnoses, life experiences, and cherished moments that promote and encourage staff growth both professionally and personally.
Make your own schedule for the day, support from team/co-workers, and great benefits
Hefty amount of paperwork, paid for 40 hour work week but end up working more than 40 hour weeks, little to no pay raises
Relaxed and fun working place working to help people.
Community Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 16, 2017
A typical day at work consist of reviewing a case load and determining how you will assist one or more of the members for the day. I have learned how to be a case worker and clinician over the last two years. Thresholds is composed of many different entities and working with the SSVF program housing homeless Veterans and helping them to manage symptoms. The culture is great and very diverse. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the issues of most of the members and trying not to take their issues home. The most enjoyable part is knowing that I work hard everyday knowing that I helped someone to live or survive and feel empowered to see another day.
Talent Acquisition Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 14, 2017
Thresholds has a strong focus on team collaboration, which is spread throughout the agency. Employees are empowered by participating in some of the decision making processes, which impact daily work life. Many employees return due to the collaborative nature of teams.
team collaboration, mission driven, growth opportunities
low salary, stressful work conditions, lack of a state budget
Managed Care Coordinator (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 13, 2017
Thresholds is very program specific - if you have a good supervisor and great co-workers the job is good because you are doing meaningful work. If your supervisor is burned out (which happens a lot) or the program doesn't have resources to meet its own needs, then the job is high stress at best and totally unmanageable at worst.
good working environment but poor pay and very top heavy agency
Team Leader (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 28, 2017
I have enjoyed my coworkers and have learned a lot but the pay does not equal the expectations. Many manager have poor boundaries and you are expected to be available all of the time regardless of scheduled days off etc.
Lead Revenue Account Specialist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 28, 2017
Working at Thresholds is a great experience. The work they do with the homeless and mentally disabled is very admirable. This is a very fulfilling company to work for. Its definitely a laid back workplace.
Laid back workplace
No room for growth and no option to work from home
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
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
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.