Case manager (Former Employee) – Wheeling, – January 15, 2019
Back stabbing staff, and worst management ever! They treat you like slaves and want you to kiss there feet. Most managers are so immature and unqualified. Especially the ones at Schaumburg location. One of the worst locations. Sewage back up As an example and have everyone still there. The windows don’t open permanently closed. No water coolers ... Your lucky if you ever got a full half hour break. And don’t forget managers and coaches workers love to call OIG just to start up drama. And falsely accuse people. It’s absolutely sickening. I would never send my family member to Little city if it was the last place on earth. Not even fit for a dog. They hire anyone. Can’t keep good staff with all the nonsense there. Do yourself and your family a favor. Look into other facilities. This place should be shut down.
Para Professional (Current Employee) – Palatine, IL – September 6, 2018
The turnover rate at the company is very high, the compensation is very low and very difficult to keep good employees. The overall support is limited because of the limited budget allowed for the school.
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