Mission: Fostering Growth and New Possibilities.
I have been working at Autism Spectrum Therapies full-time (More than a year)
It is extremely rewarding to witness the positive difference you make in not only your client's life but also in the lives of the client's family. Helping a child with developmental delays/disabilities progress and become more independent is a fulfilling experience.
Training with AST was comprehensive and detailed. I enjoyed how well-rounded the training program was set up, with in-classroom training, online modules, and field shadowing. In addition, the scheduled quarterly CTM training helps keep me up to date and in touch with my fellow interventionists.
I have had a wonderful experience with my Clinical Supervisor providing an appropriate level of supervision hours per week, responding to emails and questions quickly and thoroughly, as well as providing professional support within the job.
Compensation is variable depending on hours (not-guaranteed), client advance schedule changes (if more than 24 hours in advance, not paid), and minimal opportunities for growth without enrollment or completion of an MA program.
Full time consists of 8 hours of scheduled direct intervention AND mileage and drive time. Full time hours (8), in order to receive full benefits and pay to cover living expenses, is really 12 hours with drive time to, between, and from each client. If there is one advance cancellation, approximately 2-3 hours of direction intervention as well as drive time, is lost which takes a toll on counted-on income. In addition, working full time (full days), takes away time from home-life impacting that work/life balance.
Stressful in-home environment depending on parent involvement and client behaviors (aggression, SIB, etc).
Advice to Management
Have scheduled non-client related meetings between Interventionist and Supervisor to discuss progress within the company as well as possible advancement opportunities.
Increase pay or discuss opportunities for promotion or possible raise.
The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Autism Spectrum Therapies (Gardena, CA).
Got an email for a phone interview, then scheduled for an in person interview. Overall, the in person interview was easy with simple questions. No offer one business day after interview. Interview was about 10 minutes.
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