Behavioral Interventionist (RBT) Pros and Cons
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) (Former Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – October 12, 2018
Being a Behavioral Interventionist (RBT) had its pros and cons.
Working with children, making a difference, working part time while in school, and good vacation/holiday benefits.
Client cancellations with no pay even if Behavioral Interventionist (RBT) showed up for session, poor communication via the scheduling department, gaps in schedule ( Ex: 9am-11am client session, gap from 11am-1pm (no pay), 1pm-2pm indirect time in office, session 3pm-4:30pm, session 5pm-7pm) expensive health care (have to attain an average of 27 hours which is difficult with frequent cancellations) driving a lot of miles a day (lack of compensation), hard to get a raise (Lack of response from HR department ) and late hours (If client session was in Brentwood from 5pm-7pm, and your residence is in Concord, Behavioral Interventionist would get home at 7:45 pm). The scheduling portion of the job was more stressful than the actual work.