What we do matters…..and our success starts with our employees
At Little Friends, we strive to be a premier agency with the goal of providing the best support and services to families and individuals with special challenges throughout the Chicago area, and this starts with our committed employees.
Our employees come together to make up our team to help our families and individuals to reach their fullest potentials to live, learn, work, and thrive in their communities.
We challenge ourselves and our employees every day to be innovators in the field by providing a place where employees can be creative and take leadership in the work they do.
View opportunities to join our team and to be part of our growing success. For questions, or to contact a member of the Human Resources staff, please e-mail HR@lilfriends.com
Little Friends Employment Advancement Program
Little Friends Employment Advancement Program (LEAP) is committed to providing comprehensive support to our employees to enhance their professional growth and development. The program is designed to equip staff with the necessary skills and knowledge to better understand and serve individuals with disabilities. By completing the specialized courses offered by LEAP, staff members will be able to provide more effective support and care to the population we serve. As an incentive, staff members receive an increase in hourly rate upon successful completion of the courses.
Currently, LEAP is offering a six-month development opportunity – Aging with Grace. This program utilizes the GRACE training module, specifically designed to guide aging in the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. By participating in this program, staff members can acquire skills to best support the aging process and later life transitions for the population we serve. The program covers a wide range of topics that include the provision of optimal care while maintaining meaningful activities and relationships for those we serve as they age.
To support our employees Little Friends provides the following benefits:
Our agency’s need for volunteers is most prevelent in our Family Respite Services program. You can find more specific information on that page. We do have additional limited volunteer opportunities in our Adult Day Servies program. If you are interested in volunteering in our adult program, please complete our volunteer form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org