Ineffective, Overloaded, and Stressed
Behavior Analyst (Former Employee) – Georgia – November 1, 2018
There were simply too many negatives to this job to make the pay worth it. You get to make your own schedule, which is one of the big selling points, but in reality that doesn't really matter because most of your clients will be in day programs or group homes so, unless you want to work until late into the evening, the only time you can really see clients is from about 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. You get reimbursed for mileage but will spend 6-10 hours driving each week which is time you don't get to count towards monthly hourly quotas. Because you get to make your own schedule, you can choose to have any day off you want, but with this job there's no such thing as a day off. You will have clients, parents, support coordinators, supervisors, and program managers calling you any time day or night, that includes weekends. You write behavior support plans and train staff to implement them, but since the staff you train belong to other companies and agencies, there's no accountability for following the plans and you can't do anything about it. Your caseload will be so large that the relaxed, easy, breezy job they pitch you will never be your reality.