ABA Line Technician (Current Employee) – Dearborn, MI – July 20, 2014
I have only been here a short time and I am ready to quit. The manager is always right and everyone else is always wrong. I understand the ABA program has only been running for a short time but that is no excuse for being unorganized. All ABA's make the same pay rate no matter what your education level (high school, associate, bachelor, master). You do not get a lunch break either. I gave this company 3 stars because I am learning while I am here.
SLPA (Current Employee) – Massachusetts – May 20, 2016
Schools hire Futures because it is much cheaper for them. It means they don't have to provide decent benefits such as affordable health insurance or any basic necessities such as breaks or a lunch. I see 50 kids a day and the case load increases every week. I have 0 supervision and the SLP's are unwilling to sit in or give any advice at all. You are treated as an outcast by employees at the school. Futures is only concerned with making a profit. They understaff all of their schools and your "boss" visits you twice a year. No one emails back if you're interested in summer work and you are provided no resources. Even having a four year degree you will still be paid an unlivable wage assuming you have student debt. Work for a school not a dodgy middleman company. Trust me on this.
Wage, no breaks or lunch, insane case load, no supervision, treated as an outsider by teachers
Good results matching employee strengths with contract requirements
Instructional Aide (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – March 29, 2016
Provided services to students diagnosed with disabilities, first at a high school, then an elementary school. A great opportunity observe, interact, and learn about what our young people are going through in this day and age. Supervisory staff provided support, recognition, and constructive criticism. Co-workers were genuinely concerned about each other, and providing support to each other. Hardest part of the job involved the physical requirements, mostly walking around large campus area throughout the students' day. The most rewarding aspect of the work was seeing students' growth and development with academic requirements, conflict resolution, communication, and building a solid platform for their adult lives.