Typical day would have campers up early for breakfast Then progress through the day with activities. Learned that are many people in this world and we choice who we are but it is up for those before us to be guiding stones so that we may grow to help one another instead of hurt The management was the best no one seemed angry to be there or have bad attitudes everyone loved kids I couldn't ask for the best group of coworkers they were always jolly and excited to interact with kids Hardest part was remembering certain children were allergic to things and not everyone agreed on the same activities Most enjoyable was interacting with the kids
Behavioral Interventionist (Current Employee) – El Paso, TX – June 11, 2016
I have been working here for about 2 years. I feel highly supported by my supervisors and coworkers. If you love working with children and enjoy an entertaining, yet challenging work experience, this is definitely the job for you. I learn new things every day from coworkers, supervisors, and even my kiddos. In this job, you have the opportunity to meet new people and interact closely with families change and improve their lives. Finding this job through Indeed was the best thing that ever happened to me. The hours may not always be guaranteed because this is a client based job. If you are in it for the money, you are in this career for the wrong reasons. If a client cancels, either take this time to yourself to relax, or find some subbing hours.
It fit well into my school schedule and helped me through my educational practicum. Aces also does a good job managing their positions and are very merciful for days that I needed off. The kids were challenging, but provided enough challenge that it grew me.
Teaching, good bosses, fun work environment
If you don't like working with kids it may not be for you.
Leader (Former Employee) – Gibsonville NC – October 8, 2015
My day I love it from the beginning until the end. Management was fine enjoy working with them. Got along with my co-worker fine. The hardest part of the job was getting the children to listing sometime. Just working with children and seeing their little faces lite up when they would see me.
Behavioral Interventionist (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – November 2, 2015
This is a large reputable company located in downtown San Diego. During your 1-2-3 weeks of training you are responsible for your own parking and parking downtown is horrible. you put into a room and asked to compete various modules which are not too hard but very time consuming. The only part of the training I appreciated was the "hands on" because it was small group oriented and you received more one on one attention. I gave my availability early on and have only had one client and that client cancelled and have had no replacement clients. There's no one to refer to or talk to...you are left to fend for your own hours by trying to sub and those jobs get taken quickly. It's a good company by name but zero one to one attention and varying supervisors. You sucked up into a black vortex of no one knowing who you are and caring about you getting hours. it is vary lonesome and sad.
Reputable company...well known
zero people to go to for any one your needs and concerns...just another number.
Therapist/Counselor (Current Employee) – Wallace, ID – September 28, 2015
I work hard to make everyones day special. Great iffice staff, great clients. Great area to work if you enjoy hunting and fishing. I work in all phases of clinical therapy and work with 1-1 clients, family sessions, and group sessions.
Trust me, this company is horrible. The positive reviews are probably from the employer. lol. No stable hours. You literally have to fight for the hours with other employees. They sent out emails for substituting, and there were so many employees that needed work. I worked with other supervisors and they were not compassionate, and they were very unfair. One time, the supervisor watched me help a child, and she said I did fine. Then she sent another supervisor and watched me to make sure I did things correctly. The second supervisor said I did a great job at work. Of course, I knew my job. If I didn't know something, I always asked. One day, I received a call from my supervisor, and she said the family didn't think i have enough experience, so they dismissed me from the case. Okay..the family did not have any experience with working with kids who have disability. How could they tell that I couldn't do my job? They pulled me off the case, and I really needed the hours (I have bills to pay, you know?). The funny thing was my "supervisor" trusted the family. Hello? didn't you and the other supervisor confirm that I could do my job? At least, give me another client. Of course, they didnt give me anyone. Any way there were other unfair situations. I worked here 10 months and I couldn't take it anymore. so of course, I quit this job. When I called my "coworkers" for support, no one answered their phone. There was no support, and most employees here didnt really like their jobs. How did I know? You could tell by looking at their "sad" or "neutral" faces. I mean, these employeesmore... probably didnt have enough hours themselves. I don't blame them. One employee told me that she needed more hours, and she was looking for a secretary job. Isn't that sad? Only a few people actually looked happy being there. The job was lonely, and every day i came to work..I was afraid the "supervisors"might dismiss me and I lose my hours. Every time, they called me, it's like you are afraid they might fire you. By the way, i knew how to do my job. I was not entertaining like some employees toward their kids. I could teach my kids. My kids showed progress while I was there. Trust me, get away from this employer.less
Everything is horrible, supervisors, horrible culture
cashier/truck dispatcher (Current Employee) – Bakersfield, CA – July 27, 2015
ACES was a fun and exciting place to work. I learned to supervise a group of children and tutor students. I was able to polish my communicating skills while talking to parents about issues concerning their children. My title was a program leader and my responsibilities were to ensure the safety of students while on school grounds after regular school hours.
The most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the students overcome something that gave them a hard time and being able to solve problems together.
My co-workers were fantastic and I loved the environment. This job was never boring.
Inflexible hours. I cannot keep this job and finish school at the same time.
Behavior Interventionist (Current Employee) – Orange county – January 11, 2013
I really like working for Aces I have learned a lot and enjoy my job. But only after 6 months I am looking for another job. I work almost 37hrs a week and the benefit package is high ( which I can understand with these tuff times ) What I will never understand is I am working 37hrs every week I will never get any sick or vacation time!! Never!! That luxury is only given to supervisor and salary employees. If you want to work full time and never get paid time off because you’re sick or you need a vacation then Aces is for you, trust me there are plenty of other company that have the decency to pay their employees time off. Aces is a for profit company and they refuse to invest in their employees. Very sad.
training ( at half your pay becuase of a training rate)
Aces is a great organization that prides themselves on keeping a friendly work environment for its staff. Room for advancement in the company is limited. A typical day would consist of instructing teenage students through classes such as language arts, math, science, and social studies. During the six hour school day we would also take students out into the community for work based programs. These programs allow students to work in hands on environments where they can earn money while going to school. Management was very fair and courteous towards all employees. The hardest part of my job was not having a complete interest in my position. Advertising, marketing, promotion, and sales are things that I studied in college and are areas that I have profound knowledge in, and enjoy. This job was more of a convenience for me because it was local and I obtained the job immediately after my graduation from Southern CT State University. The most enjoyable part of the job was acting as a positive role model in the lives of many young people, and helping those who had both physical disabilities and learning disabilities.
Behavior Interventionist, Therapist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 29, 2015
• Implemented Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) programs to clients with Autism and/or other special needs. • Developed programs that focused on decreasing maladaptive behavior an increasing social/ communicative skills. • Consulted parents or guardians regarding clients’ progress and goals. • Documented and updated clients’ charts and medical records. • Supervised clients in school settings evaluating social interactions.
Behavioral Interventionist (Former Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – July 23, 2015
The short amount of time I worked there I encountered nothing but catty females who wanted to fire you if you didn't conform to their shallowness. The communication in the front office was horrible, on a good day. You can really tell they lack compassion for what they do.