Behavioral Health Technician (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – November 8, 2018
Would get to work with kids that have autism. Definitely a new experience and one that can help you grow. Hardest part is that kids can be stubborn and some won't make as quick progress as you would hope.
License Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – November 28, 2018
Low pay, no benefits, no retirement plans, no health insurance and no vacation pay. Payroll will always mess up your payroll or even pay you less per hours. When I told them, they just denied paying me the back pay. The company is very disorganized and never keeps track of whom is working or not. They will call you day or night to take new shifts even if you are at work for that day.
Practical Nurse unlicensed (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – March 31, 2018
I started working this job and I put in to be a full time worker.The case manager at the time hired in someone else and gave them all the hours and put me only on the weekend.I spoke with company and stated I believed it was unfair and that each person should have the same amount of hours due to the client and case load yet nothing changed.The company don't like to give out overtime so they do whatever is necessary for you not to get as many hours although your a full time employee.Favoritism is something this company does do.If you are in a home longer than the new employees you are given more opportunity even if your title is under someone else title.I believe this company is unfair ,do not have paid vacations and has no room for growth opportunities.
Behavior Consultant (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – June 11, 2018
I have enjoyed my time working with Centria. My schedule is flexible. The work I do is enjoyable as is the company environment. They work for their employees ensuring continuing education is readily available to their clinicians.
ABA Behavior Technician (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – January 31, 2018
This company states that you are trained by a BCBA your not, you are working with a Behavior Consultant. If your trying to advance from a ABA tech with a Master Degree to a BCBA from another its Impossible because you did not attend the college the company wants you to go to. When I interview with this company and told them I was pursuing my Master in Behavioral Analysis they made it seem like it would be easy for me to transition. So if your looking for advancement THIS IS NOT THE COMPANY for YOU.
Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – August 9, 2018
I am not recommending this job for ANY ONE with a family. It takes time away from what matters most- which should be the ones you live with.I should not be working with people that I see more than my own family.
There's too much work as an RBT if you want to do it right- as in, I don't get paid enough for all the work I do for clients OUTSIDE of work hours. This is definitely a job where you can't "leave work at work and home at home" if you have a family.
The hardest part: having to work with incompetent management and co workers
The most enjoyable part: seeing the client's face light up when they see you, or when they accomplish tasks and smile- knowing they did it and are proud of themselves :)
Registered Nurse (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – February 23, 2018
The management is pretty understandable about day to day life. They will even give you a gas card if you need one for a far away job. Even though they don't have benefits they still are understandable and everything I said above.
ABA Therapist (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – November 2, 2018
I love my job. I love helping kids but working there is not enough. I get 10 hr a week and that’s not enough to live on. I’ve asked for more kiddos but I still have yet to get any. I also was out of work for 3 months because a case ended. And now I’m struggling to get caught back up because of how little hours I get. It also doesn’t help that my kiddo has really bad seizures and most of the time I don’t even get a full 10 hours a week because of this. It’s making me fall behind on bills.
Get to work with kiddos. It’s my dream job.
3 months no case and fell behind on bills. Now I only get 10 hours a week.
Behavior Technician (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – July 22, 2018
Working as a behavior therapist is a great first job to have for those who are interested in pursuing a career working with individuals (especially children) with autism. I would especially recommend it for college students as the hours typically are in the afternoon/evening and weekends. You learn a lot on the job from having some supervision but you also have to be independently motivated and creative to work by yourself.
Registered Behavior Technician (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – September 12, 2017
A typical day is inclusive of direct supervision of behavioral treatment plans as well as maintaining previous learned ones. I have learned and am constantly learning that kiddos are individuals, thus their plans are tailored for their specific needs. Management has a great responsibility for ensuring that the technicians have the correct tools to provide the necessary treatment plans. A good work culture involves peers that are willing and able to assist each other with difficult cases or just questions in general. I think the most challenging part of this job is when it seems that the kiddo is not progressing; and the most enjoyable part is to see how they have progressed.
Registered Nurse (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – January 7, 2018
The powers-that-be at centria focus on the well-being of the staff office as opposed to the well-being of first the patient and second the nurse. If you pay attention you feel the tension of the underlying racism that's projected toward mainly the financially challenged as well as their Inner City clients.
Lots of availability
Low wages, unprofessional staff, minimal benefits, lack of compassion
Senior Applied Behavior Analysis Technician (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – April 23, 2018
Good hourly wage ($13-$23) depending on education and experience level. Clients are good but can cancel often without penalty and you don't get paid for those cancellations. Benefit set up is a joke, Must maintain "full time" status, but it's impossible with all of the cancellations. CSMs pressure you to make up time for their utilization bonuses. CSMs can also be rude and condescending. Some BC's and BCBAs are amazing and some are so out of touch, under trained and just have no idea what they are doing. Centria hires alot of teachers as BC's but teaching is totally different than ABA and it can be hard for them to readjust. Oh and no breaks unless you are driving between cases. There is also no pay for drive time and mileage pay sucks!
No breaks, Not paid for drive time, inconsistent hours
Lead Behavioral Technician (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – November 29, 2018
i had a lot of issues with communication between HQ. There wasn't much effort made to make in home therapists feel like part of the company. its very hard to make full time unless you work nights and weekends.
Behavior Technician (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – July 1, 2017
The work I did with the clients was awesome! It was beautiful to see the children grow, and defy obstacles. The families were all so sweet! However Centria as an overall employer was not the best. I worked for Centria for almost a year. It took 2 months after getting hired to get a client. Had a client cancel 2 days of therapy, so two days of pay were lost after being promised five days pay. Due to the company expanding too quickly, lots of miscommunication between the office and field workers. Lots of payroll mistakes, and they would make up new policies and not inform employees of them. Completely disorganized company with a very high turn over rate. After several months they weren't getting more clients and left lots of technicians without work. Pay was awesome but with no benefits. The best part of working for them was the children and families.
Making a difference in children's lives.
No benefits, unstable hours, disorganized company overall.
Home Health Aide (Former Employee) – Novi, MI – November 1, 2018
Working for Centria was not always a walk in the park. Some days I would have patients that were fabulous and then some days I would have patients that were downright awful. I get that being a home health aid is not an easy job.
ABA THERAPIST (Current Employee) – Novi, MI – August 31, 2018
I loved it, but after too may scheduling conflicts had to look elsewhere. If you have a non-compliance issue, good luck getting it resolved. The schedule can change suddenly.Also hard to get to full time.