Behavioral Therapist (Current Employee) – Sherman Oaks, CA – June 14, 2018
Good place to work if you are just starting. Its nice working with a variety of children/youth at home or at schools. Most case managers are great, but some lack in communication which make it difficult to help a client. A downside in working as a behavior therapist is there's always a possibility a client cancels and you have no work on that given day (no pay). Scheduling may find a fill-in opportunity but it is not always the case.
professional supervisors, schedule flexibility
short breaks, not enough hours or pay, driving far
Job coach (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – September 10, 2018
Supervisors are unprofessional. Several of them hang out and talk unprofessionally in the office setting. I enjoy working with the clients and being out in the community but when it is due for going to the office it’s horrible.
Clinical Administrator (Current Employee) – San Diego, CA – June 11, 2018
One of the best parts of working at IABA is the advancement and leadership opportunities- management is always looking for new ways to train and develop staff! The work-life balance is fantastic with 6 paid holidays and 3 weeks of PTO a year (for full time employee). I loved working with families and bringing joy to their lives every day!
Behavior Interventionist (Current Employee) – Sherman Oaks, CA – June 5, 2018
It is very rewarding to work with kids and see all of their progress at school or at home. Working with the families to help make their daily lives better and make their child a more active part of family activities is challenging and fun. It is very intense you have to learn a lot but it is worth it to see the difference you can make
Early Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – May 9, 2018
The management was horrible and unprofessional. There philosophy does not work and is unrealistic. They believe a child shouldn’t be punished/timeout which is setting the child for failure in life. This is unrealistic in the real world.
Caregiver/Personal Assistant (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – November 16, 2017
You provide a better quality to life to those we took care of. Once chores,medication were done we can plan or do any safe activity. Only difficulty was an agreement between management and the clients family.
Employment Specialist (Former Employee) – Camarillo, CA – November 9, 2017
Good job for people who do not like to be stuck in an office all day, spend the day with great people, and lots of paperwork. Sometimes it does not feel like you are getting paid enough when you have to work with the more severe cases though.
A good place to work with a good home and work balance
Behavioral Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – August 18, 2017
A typical day at work is companion to and supervising clients that have developmental disabilities and other special needs. My job has given me a new appreciation of what I am capable of, and has given me a new outlook on life. Management is very understanding and pushes for home and work balance so that workers do not get burnt out. The hardest part of this job is trying to find a way to communicate to clients that are nonverbal, and making sure that clients take their medication when needed (some clients refuse medication). The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the clients smile because they are having a great time and seeing that, as a staff, you have the ability to change these clients' views on life.
Behavior Intervention Specialist (Former Employee) – Los Angeles County, CA – August 15, 2017
IABA used to be at the top of private agencies that provided services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. The founders of IABA have stepped down and the new powers that be, are driving their philosophy and vision into the ground. They play favorites, they are dishonest, and they don't own their own behavior.
Behavioral Respite Provider (Former Employee) – Santa Ana, CA – May 15, 2017
The training at IABA is complete and accurate to ABA standards. This is a great job for the student who is needing flexible hours, continued training and development in the field of Behavioral Science.
Therapist/Respite (Former Employee) – Sherman Oaks, CA – April 26, 2016
My typical day at work was help and support my clients with independence and social skills. I've learned that every client is different in certain aspects but all of them are very smart despite their disabilities, so different approaches and plans were needed. Management was unorganized. I enjoyed knowing and working with my co workers which we helped each other a lot. The hardest part of the job sometime was dealing with a certain parents. The most enjoyable part of my job was witnessing my clients improvements and progress.
Highest standards and excellence in staff training.
assisting developmentally disabled people (Former Employee) – LA, OC, SFV – February 14, 2015
IABA specializes in working with developmentally disabled and behaviorally challenged individuals with every aspect of their lives. It is an excellent company and it was always easy to take pride in my work. IABA is committed to holding the people served in high esteem. I saw many lives changed and improved, including my own.
I learned so much, I have some very specialized skills, years of training and opportunities for advancement.
Working with challenging people can lead to burn-out, low pay, often short staffed, high turnover rates .
Behavior Analysis Counselor (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – June 19, 2014
Age range of staff varies. Each day staff members need to adjust and continue to perform thier work assignments and tasks. Staff members hit a plateau after a certain time period or burnt out due to no raises and so forth.