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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.

During the month of September, we celebrated our Direct Support Professionals and the vital role they play in our agency.   “When I think of the Little Friends Community and what makes it great, I can’t help but think of the many names and faces of DSPs in Residential and Adult Day Services,” said Liz Johnson, Little Friends Vice President of Human Resources. “A heartfelt thank you to all the DSPs that have touched the lives of those we serve as well as my own!” 

Chief Operating Officer Nicole Fox shared, “Our DSPs are the pulse of our programs. I hope they realize without each and every one of them, we wouldn’t be the agency we are. ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem like enough. It’s truly an honor to work with our DSPs.”

At Little Friends we make a difference in the lives of those with autism and other developmental disabilities. DSP positions are available in our Adult Day Services and Residential Programs – Apply Today!

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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

Employee Benefits

To support our employees Little Friends provides the following benefits:

  • Industry competitive salaries
  • Full-time and part-time positions throughout the week to meet the needs of employees wanting to make a difference in our families and individuals’ lives
  • Medical benefit options to choose the right option for you and your family (for eligible employees)
  • Dental benefit (for eligible employees)
  • 401(k) retirement plan for your future
  • Life insurance (for eligible employees)
  • Long-term disability and Sick Bank
  • Professional development opportunities to help employees grow in their careers and skills
  • Training opportunities to support staff within their positions
  • Employee recognition program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off (for eligible employees)
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I love my school

“I love my school because I have great teachers and friends.”

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I like to socialize and laugh

“I like to socialize and laugh with my friends every day.”

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Little Friends staff are remarkable people

“As parents, we feel truly thankful and blessed for the opportunities that Little Friends has provided and offered.  Little Friends staff are remarkable people who are dedicated to what they do and those they serve.”

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Good times with friends and people who care

“For my son, this has not been just a school but the place where he spends good times with friends and people who care about him.”

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How grateful we are

“How grateful we are to all the angels who work with our son at Little Friends. This is his home.”

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Krejci means so much to Us

“Krejci means so much to us because it’s been the one place that has truly helped my child excel and grow; the place that he is not judged or made to feel different but accepted. I am so appreciative of the patience, care, and hard work from all the Krejci staff.”

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Positive Impact on our Family

“Respite has had such a positive impact on our family. We love that our kids can socialize with other families that share our similarities. It gives me comfort knowing he is in good hands”