Job Coach (Former Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – February 27, 2018
A typical day was working alonside the client and assisting with job responsibilities. I learned that a lot by interacting with the client. The hardest part of the job was making sure the client understood how to perform the job. The most enjoyable part was seeing and them perform the job and exceeding expectations.
Behavior Tutor (Former Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – February 25, 2018
This job is great if you just want experience in ABA, but not a place for a career. The BCBA I had would come up with behavior plans on the spot for one client so you never really knew what to do when there was problem behavior. The turn over rate is crazy and your bonus after 6 months is not guaranteed. Some teams are short staffed and over worked. You're better off going somewhere else due to the fact that building was not really made to be an ABA center when there are offices just around the corner.
Direct Care Worker (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – January 14, 2018
A typical day on the job was assisting the consumer with their daily living, provided safety and comfort. Provide assistance basic duties such as bathing, dressing, grooming and eating. I transported consumer to and from outside workshops. Helped with home management tasks such as preparing meals, and cleaning. Management planned meals and did monthly grocery shopping. Management was fair and professional.
The workplace culture was that of team work and support for the good of the consumers. This made the job satisfying and rewarding. The physical requirement was the most difficult.
I've learned the importance of the HIPPA Law and the need for compassion.
Enjoyable place to work.
No paid vacation time or opportunity for full time employment
Development Intern (Former Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – January 11, 2018
I loved working as a development intern at the Judson Center! My mentor taught me everything that I needed to know about working in the non-profit industry. I wrote stories for their newsletter and had the opportunity to interview great people.
Program Assistant Emerging adults summer program (Former Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – December 4, 2017
Dirty and super unorganized. The clients were incredible but the program was completely unorganized and the place was filthy. There was never enough cleaning supplies and it was nearly impossible to get supplies needed to keep the place clean.
Autism Connections employee (Former Employee) – Royal Oak – November 17, 2017
Worked for the Autism Connections program for many years. It's a very stressful job at any level as you are working with students with problem behavior (ranging from simple crying to severe aggression/self-injury). Support from administration was minimal (as you would expect from any program not run by clinicians) but overall - a good place to work.
Great experiences, nice location
not a ton of room for professional growth, low end of the salary spectrum
In Home Mental Health Therapist (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – October 5, 2017
I worked at the Warren office so I am only speaking of this location specifically. The job was great in terms of flexibility in scheduling and getting entry level experience. The benefits were good. The pay is low, which is to be expected at a non-profit.
The office is run by individuals with poor management skills. The direct supervisors were great but the program manager and director left much to be desired. They were not supportive of their employees and fostered a negative environment. I can count on one hand the number of times they offered praise or positivity to teams/programs. They would make you feel incompetent and like an inconvenience. There were numerous occasions where upper management were heard speaking negatively of individuals and programs.
If you absolutely need a job, work here. If you have the option to wait or look elsewhere. Do it!
Early Head Start Home Visitor (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – August 22, 2017
If you are a self motivated person and are able to schedule your time and work flexible hours then working here may be for you. The most enjoyable part of the job was the families that I worked with. Coworkers were nice to work with and helpful. Because of the low pay there is a higher than usual worker turn over. Management was okay as you could go to them with work concerns and the advice given was helpful.
Flexible work hours.
using your car and putting a lot of wear and tear on it.
Team Leader In- Home Therapist (Former Employee) – Warren, MI – July 31, 2017
The hours are flexible, however, it was mandatory to work on a holiday if needed. The pay was not helpful for a single mother with children. Also, we had to transport the clients in our own vehicle, which added many miles onto it.
Behavior Tutor (Former Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – July 27, 2017
I would not recommend Judson center (Autism Connections) as a place to work. The supervisors are unprofessional. The behavior tutors are overworked and underpaid (no raises and the pay rate is the same for behavior tutors and senior behavior tutors). Unless you are friends with other supervisors there is no room for growth at this job, no matter how dedicated or how hard you work. Leaving this company was one of the best decisions I made for my personal and professional growth.
experience with challenging behavior
no lunch breaks, favoritism among staff, terrible staff management
Foster Care Case Manager/Full-Time (Current Employee) – Redford, MI – July 6, 2017
It is a good employer and they care about the children in their system. They are a good company that has been around for 100 years. the pay could be more but it is understandable considering they are a non profit
staff member (Current Employee) – Redford, MI – June 12, 2017
days are okay, I learned a lot from my coworkers. Management is effective, and accessible. Workplace culture is comfortable, hardest part of the job is no time allotted for breaks. Most enjoyable part is helping the community.
Senior Behavior Tutor (Current Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – May 25, 2017
Working at the Judson Center can be a really good starter job. It provides you with a lot of experience with a plethora of different experiences in the field. If you are going for your BCBA you can also get your supervision hours done as you work. You can participate in research and learn a lot on the job.
Your experience there will depend greatly on the manager that you have (typical of any work place). Also, don't plan on making a meteoric rise up from behavior tutor. If you do get the opportunity to move up to a supervisor roll you may not be as thrilled with it as you might think. A majority of these experiences are not center wide so still jump in if you are looking to get into the behavioral field.
Behavior Tutor / Technician (Current Employee) – Royal Oak, MI – March 30, 2017
I have been employed with Judson Center Autism Connections for several years. I have found a career in the field of ABA because of this program. As a behavior tutor (sometimes called behavior technician or RBT), you mainly work directly with children with autism on-the-floor, while developing programming "off-the-floor." Most of your time (32-35 hours) is spent on-the-floor.
This job is a lot of work and may not be for everyone. Children with autism learn differently and it can be very challenging. It is not a "day care" type of job, but it is definitely worthwhile if you plan on being in this field as a BCBA (behavior analyst) or being in a similar field working with children with autism. It is also great experience for special education teachers, counseling, speech language pathology, and social work.
Behavior Therapist (Former Employee) – Roy – March 29, 2017
Judson center (Autism Connections) is a horrible place to work. The supervisors are unprofessional. The behavior tutors are overworked and underpaid. Unless you are friends with other supervisors there is no room for growth at this job, no matter how dedicated or how hard you work. Leaving this company was one of the best decisions I made for my personal and professional growth.