So many people think that being a BCBA is all challenges, but I wish that people could feel the rewards of a goal being completed, a challenging behavior decreasing, a positive peer interaction, and a grateful parent.
– I work as a BCBA at a private school for students with multiple disabilities in the Junior High Transition Program full time, and I work as a part time BCBA with Golden Care.
– About 7 years ago, I got a job at the school as a 1:1 aide. The student I was assigned to was considered one of the most “challenging” students at the school. Being a 1:1 to this student was difficult, but we had a strong connection with one another and I loved seeing her make progress because of all the work I was doing with her. After working with her for two years, I pursued graduate school in ABA when I knew I wanted to help other children make meaningful progress.
– Work and home life balance is always hard! My husband and I always make an effort to ask one another, “What was something good that happened today?” and we fill our weekends with fun activities to take our minds off of work for a bit!
– Golden Care has broken me out of my shell. I have worked in a school my entire ABA career, so it has been nice to get to know another side of ABA, work in client’s homes, and work closely with client’s families for the past couple of years.
– My advice to prospective Golden Care candidates is take the risk! I am so grateful to have experience in both home and school settings, and Golden Care has given me so much room to grow in my career!
– I love so much about being a BCBA, but my favorite part of being a BCBA is hearing how happy families are with the progress and watching the clients complete activities their parents never thought they would.
– The most challenging part of being a BCBA is not being able to help everyone! I meet so many families and children, and if I could take them all on as my clients, I would!!!!
– My most proud moment at Golden Care was calling the office to tell them that I had passed my boards and getting an immediate offer to be promoted to a BCBA with the company.
– So many people think that being a BCBA is all challenges, but I wish that people feel the rewards of a goal being completed, a challenging behavior decreasing, a positive peer interaction, and a grateful parent.