Line Therapist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 30, 2015
We work with children ages 3-7 who are being prepared for school. This work can be challenging as the children are pushed to make them greater and develop necessary skill sets. This is a tough demographic to work with, but seeing the results from the simplest of tasks inspires oneself to keep working for it. It is tough to handle the outside factors, especially the family dynamic, but separation is key. The other therapists are amazing to work with and very helpful as they are dealing with the same situations as you are. The associates always seem to be overwhelmed, but they bring a great outside perspective to the team. The hardest part is not getting frustrated when the children get frustrated and tantrum, but the rewards of progress in development give you the light that makes the day and work worth it.
Rewarding Job in an industry that is gaining potential
Behavior Technician (Current Employee) – Michigan – August 13, 2019
Ive worked for a few ABA companies and have experienced a lot of the same things. Working with kids I understand the need to go to school so the hours are mostly afternoons or evenings. My schedule is typically 25-30 hours a week but the pay is 18-21 dollars an hour. Which they usually pay more for a part time schedule. If I were to go work a minimum wage job I would have to work 40 hours a week to make the same money. The freedom working with EAS as a part time employee gives me the opportunity to make the same amount of money working less time which gives me more time for things I enjoy. When working with children/families its not always about the money.
The staff is supportive, friendly, easy to communicate with in sometimes stressful situations. A 401k with a 4% match is hard to find these days. Working with families to reschedule sessions is also a bonus. What I like the most is that there is no work drama and you don't have a supervisor telling you what to do all the time. As long as i'm doing my job correctly.
Therapist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 12, 2019
Great atmosphere, but this place is a revolving door. They start you with no sick time; over a 6 month span, I only accumulated 1 hour of sick time. No benefits unless your full time and getting full time with this company is pretty much impossible. Clients cancel and you do not get paid. Six days a week of work, but only averaging 4-6 hour days. Clients go on long vacations, so you’re just waiting on them to get back with no pay. Company issued IPad with no features except the work app. Full responsibility for the iPad even if it gets broken at work. Great job for if you’re a college student or don’t want steady work.