AST equips you with all the tools you need to succeed before heading out to the field. The ongoing support for growth is strong. I had a bad experience from the get go with the scheduling department (wrong drive time and mileage), I had brought it up to my supervisor’s attention and everything I had expressed was taken out of context. I tried to take it to someone above and nothing was done. I was very flexible in the beginning, worked 12 hour shifts working an extra 5 hour case that needed immediate staffing and went from working full time to working less than 8 hours a week. I was benched after many follow up emails and no response as to whether or not my hours would be reinstated. I personally feel I had bad luck. I never felt like my supervisor was someone I could talk to, I felt that if I asked for support I was punished for it each time, and I know other interventionists with different supervisors that have had experiences completely different from my own.
Great training, great resources, flexible job, ongoing training.
Variable schedules, very strict policies, driving, many certifications.