Personal Support Worker (Current Employee) – Vernon Hills, IL – August 6, 2018
Working for little city is very fun. I’m able to work with amazing people who have great talents and are just a joy. It’s not an easy job but it’s very humbling and every day is a blessing to be apart of it.
Flexible hours, challenging, never boring, freedom
DSP and QMRP/supervisor position (Former Employee) – Palatine and Chicago. – July 9, 2018
I worked at Little City for a long time-many years, and I loved most of it. I started working for LCF in 2004 and left in 2011 when I moved out of state. I was a support staff, then QMRP and in management. When I started for LCF the company culture was different. I worked with a very diverse group of awesome and dedicated, forward thinking individuals. However, during the time I was there management went through a lot of changes and restructuring. And the result was an endless cycle of new policies and changes in many aspects of not only my job, but the whole agency as a whole. New leadership came in with their ideas, and the result was less than ideal . I saw a lot of great people leave or get fired. I saw favoritism and people pushed out of their positions. A lot of bs was going on around the time I left in 2011, otherwise my position was going to be changed so much that I would not have the same money or hours, or work with the same clients. Everything that kept me thriving and loving this job and company for so many years changed by the time I left. So many great staff gone, and all by really bad management practices. See -when things are going well management should reward the employees and make them feel valuable. But it was the opposite-things were going well, new management came in and squeezed everyone out and changed everything, and LCF became a totally different place to work.
If I ever move back to IL I would consider reapplying to LCF-in the hope that it has-or will soon be-returning back to the great, cool, progressive, upbeat workplace culture thatmore... it was had and was.less
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – February 14, 2018
Great to have on a resume but also very risky to work here if you intend on pursuing a career in healthcare. A lot of neglect and things that border abuse. Do NOT trust your coworkers. They will get you in trouble for things you did not do. They will call the hotline. Especially if you are not a part of the Nigerian social circle. The staff will take advantage of you as a newbie and make you do all of their work too. Management is poor but there is a union. Aside from all that you get to work with the special needs community and have the opportunity to make a difference. The clients can really touch your heart.
Resident Assistant (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – November 27, 2017
I worked at one of their community houses. I was there when the resident came home from work. I helped them do laundry, cook the meals and take them out on shopping trip or on community activities. I learned how to deal with mental challenged residents. Learning sign lanuage.
Learning how to take care of resident that where mental challenged.
Direct Support Professional (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – November 12, 2017
Its a fun place to work. Everyday is different but it also depends on the staff your working with and also depends on the managers and how they work as well most are good and amazing others are not but overall its a good place and your learning everyday. Your working with people with different disabilities your learning about them. Not just that learning how to deal with them like if the client goes off what your supposed to do. What you can and cannot say. You learn so much everysingle day.
fun, communication, outings, easy, lots of learning
Assist clients (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – October 2, 2017
I feel the company under pays the staff for all the work that they do. Also there is not any pay advancements meaning raises in this organization. Nobody wants to be working at a company for 10+ years making the same amount.
Child Welfare Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 24, 2017
Little City Foundation took my experience in Child Welfare to a whole new level when I started working with families who have children with special needs. I got tons of support and gained invaluable experience working here.
Great job most management are undesireable to work for.
Mandated reporter per State guidelines (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – August 24, 2017
I love the job but the low salary keeps people from giving their all. If the pay were more they would have enough employees. Also because they are so short staffed they can pull you to another home that doesn't have enough staff. Instead of the Supervisors getting their hands dirty & actually do some work.
RECREATION INSTRUCTOR / SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACH (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – August 18, 2017
I loved working for Little City Foundation. It opened my eyes beyond what I had expected going into the position. I enjoyed every day, and the best part about it was that the smallest achievements were the biggest rewarding experiences with our clients. Hardest part of the job was knowing that there was no room for advancement.
4 day work week, great people to work for and work with
Life Skills Instructor (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – August 14, 2017
This is a horrible company to work for they don't give raises and their life skills instructors know the most about the children but don't get the credit deserved. They treat their employees lie trash.
Family Support Staff (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – August 3, 2017
There is room to change hours, positions and move around the facility to find your right fit. You will meet so many great residents and enjoy your time at work. Your shift will fly right by, if you are there for the right reasons. The benefits were fantastic including health, dental and vacation time. Most of the management is great to work with but turn over rate is high.
Direct Support Professional (DSP) (Former Employee) – Palatine, IL – July 17, 2017
The atmosphere among much of the staff is uncivil and full of bullying behaviors. Upper management is just as bad. At first, I thought it was like dealing with the cliques in junior high school again, but then I watched Orange is the New Black and was blown away by the similarities.
The training isn't very good, which leads to injuries from the participants with serious behavior disorders. The schedule is not flexible, the pay is awful, they're perpetually understaffed, the laundry machines keep breaking, and all the liability is on you.
No one who is at the root of these problems is going to get in trouble if something bad happens. You can, though. You can enjoy a night in jail even if they see on video that you had nothing to do with what happened and did not witness it.
DSP (Direct Support Professional) (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – June 17, 2017
The work that we do in this place is so important to a lot of people. Some of their lives depend on it. That being said, there a lot of rules and regulations in place to protect ourselves and the clients. However, communication between management is lacking which can be difficult. There are not enough staff to respond to every situation.
You can make as much or as little money as you want.