home based therapy (Former Employee) – east providence – October 7, 2015
Good job. Kept saying they would give me a raise but never did. People are great to work with. Enjoyed coming in. After about a year they did away with the positions that I got hired for and said it was lack of monies.
Multiple workplaces (homes,schools,community). Comfortable, fun working/learning environment. Each diverse and unique.
Intensive Behavioral Therapist (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – May 16, 2016
A typical day, I would arrive at my morning in-home session. From the minute I walk in, until I leave, Every and any situation would be a learning opportunity. Child and I would rotate 'work' with breaks using a token exchange system during the work period. Primary and secondary reinforcers were used to motivate and reinforce good behavior and prompt/correct responses. Work load and work content (drill work) depended on the child's level and his/her individual treatment plan. Being animated, energetic and having during the sessions was important and very motivating to child. 'Pulling in' family members during breaks allowed child to generalize skills across situations/people. Data collection was taken on each response during table work and I would compile a data summary for treatment team meetings (bi weekly). When my session was over, it was on the the next home. I learned so much working in the IBT program at Bradley. I learned skills and techniques that made me into one of the most respected and seasoned therapist. A little bit of everything from ABA to PT (ex: deep pressure/ 'brushing' for de-escalating) to OT(ex: heavy work, gross/fine motor skills). The list in infinite. I had close communications with supervisors (management) and they were always available for me when I had a therapy related concern or question. I got along very well with my co workers, but didn't interact with them daily as they had their own work schedules. My job was very challenging, yet extremely rewarding. I enjoyed everything about my job. I am very confident in what I do and Imore... especially adored each and every child I worked with. There was nothing about my role as therapist or my job expectations that I found to be hard. It seemed to come naturally.less
Lead Milieu Therapist (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – September 4, 2012
A typical day involves seeing anywhere from 2-4 children in their homes. I have put quite a few miles on my car. Sessions were often 2 hours with the management sitting in on sessions weekly. Management was great, co-workers were awesome. The most enjoyable part of the job was the success of the children. The job required flexibility, with the children and the families, as well as the daily schedule. The hardest part was when the programs came to an end. The programs run typically for 3 years, so you really get to know the child.
Milieu Therapist- Per Diem (Current Employee) – Riverside, RI – May 14, 2015
Bradley Hospital creates a friendly and open environment for patients and families to gain a better understanding into the struggles their children are facing, as well as a comprehensive variety of plans, activities, and treatments to help manage these struggles.
Residential Care Counselor (Current Employee) – Providence, RI – July 7, 2013
A typical day at work involves providing 1:1 care to children ages 16-21 with severe autism spectrum disorders. Responsible for the safety and providing individual therapies for each child. Learned patience and the importance of maintaining a neutral environment. Also learned the importance of working together with co-workers to pool resources. Hardest part of the job is remaining calm during high stress situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is getting the children out into the community and more involved.
Residential Milieu Therapist (Current Employee) – Exeter CADD Residential – January 9, 2013
Working at Bradley is great. We make a difference in the lives of kids and the families who cannot function without our cutting edge children's psychiatric hospital and it's residential program. I enjoy my co workers, we have developed an awesome team who works so well together. The most difficult part of working at Bradley is watching kids get sick and have to be hospitalized repeatedly. Mental health is a lifelong issue and must always be managed.
Internship (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – March 28, 2014
- Psychiatric hospital devoted exclusively to children and adolescents - Observed range of services for psychological, developmental and behavioral conditions - Shadowed Speech Language Pathologist - Conducted Research/ Assessed Literature Reviews - Responsible for developing visual supports and strategies to be used for patients
Cognitive Therapist (Former Employee) – East Providence, RI – July 23, 2014
Teacher for Small Group of Students Class has a Behavior Therapist Created, Modified, Executed Lessons for Students Started a Boy Scout Troop in Class Coordinated with various Therapists to provide appropriate educational environment