Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in Berlin, MA
We service mainly school-age children, so hours are limited to late afternoon and evening. Social Skills Group on Saturdays is mandatory, as this is where the children get to practice what they learn with their peers. Training is excellent. Management is caring and supportive.
Behavior Technician in Berlin, MA
Management needs to add more training for those who never been on this kinda of job before. Great staff many people willing to help those who are kinda lost and don’t have a clue of what to do.
Behavioral Technician in Hudson, MA
I worked here for about 7 months before I could not take the management any further. You have a manager that spends most of his/her time talking with the other upper management in an adjacent room from the play center. The room is all windows so you see them having a blast while you struggle. You are assigned a child to manage. You go to the child's house during the weekdays and pick them up in your car and bring them to the center on Saturdays. Saturdays are about 6 hour days in which you try to allow your child to be social and active. Everyone is there at once and it gets overwhelming. There is no break.... period, on any day you work. You have to implement behavior correcting strategies via a tablet and Saturdays became very difficult due to the masses of kids there at once. If you get injured at the facility, which is highly likely, (I saw a girl get here hair clean ripped out of her scalp) good luck because you are expected to soldier on. During the weekday you are at the Childs home in which you do the same thing. This job is 6 days a week and is part time at the same time. A typical day started at 4pm, after school hours, until 8pm. Management is antisocial and buddy buddy with themselves. They alienate you and make sure that you can feel the tension. There is little to know guidance other than a day or two of shadowing. And they say training is paid but it a fraction of what you would make hourly for that time. The pay is touch and go. I was offered a high pay but when I talked to others who were there longer and managed to turn around the behaviors of some of the most difficult children where getting paid pennies on the dollar.
I am currently working on my masters degree and teaching credential. This job has given me excellent experience working with children with special needs. The training set me up to be successful in my position and provided me with skills I can take with me in my future career. The staff was very supportive and would never hesitate to jump in and help me when ever needed. The CEO was very involved in the company and was always very genuine. I truly feel like I made a difference in the lives of these families and they impacted my life as well. I would lastly like to mention how beautiful the inside and outside of the center is. There are so many different areas for the kids. These areas include mini golf, a giant outdoor play area, a basketball court, rec room, etc.
Provides ABA services to wide variety of clients with large spacious indoor and outdoor facility. Extensive training program with additional support from professional BCBA's. Collaborative work environment between administrative and clinical staff. Very positive experience with ABC!