GCT: Hi Kendall, can you please tell us a bit about your job as a Behavior Technician (BT)?
KB: I provide ABA therapy in homes and in different community settings in order to teach children different social, play, and functional life skills.
GCT: What drove you to the BT profession?
KB: I have always enjoyed working with children. I was lucky enough to stumble upon a position early in college and have continued since then.
GCT: How has Golden Care helped you in your career development?
KB: Golden Care was the first position I received where I was providing services in homes. With Golden Care I’ve been better able to determine the settings I enjoy working in the most.
GCT: What advice do you have for prospective Golden Care candidates?
KB: My advice to prospective candidates looking to work for Golden Care is to ensure you can make a commitment to the client when taking on a new case. Home services are shorter and later hours and sometimes it can be difficult to schedule sessions when things come up. When accepting cases make sure the commitment is something you can handle!
GCT: What drew you to Golden Care originally and what has changed since?
KB: I had first moved to New Jersey in 2017 and was looking to try ABA In another setting besides a school. Then, Golden Care’s billing system was paper! I have worked with many new staff in the time I’ve been a part of Golden Care.
GCT: What have you gained from working at Golden Care?
KB: So much fieldwork experience! Working with Golden Care while finishing my masters has given me the opportunity to apply my learned skills in real life situations.
GCT: What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
KB: Be the person you needed when you were younger!
GCT: What’s the one thing you’d tell your younger self?
KB: Keep working hard because it will all be worth it!
What is your favorite thing about working for Golden Care?
KB: Working directly with kids and running programs!
GCT: What is your proudest moment at Golden Care/ in your work as a BT?
KB: I am definitely most proud of the simple successes that clients make during sessions, such as pottying, playing or eating routines!
GCT: What is one thing that you wished people knew about your job?
KB: It can be difficult to determine the best way a child can learn. You really need to get creative sometimes!
GCT: What does the day to day of your job look like?
KB: Currently I work for Golden Care in the morning and evenings with two clients! My afternoons are spent providing ABA at a clinical space for children with autism!
GCT: What do you find the most challenging in your work as a BT?
KB: Perusing my BCBA while working full time hours as a BT. Finding time to balance personal and free time with work and supervision can be very challenging.
GCT: Thanks so much for your time, Kendall, and thanks for being such a valuable member of our team! We really appreciate all you do for our clients!
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