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Centria Healthcare

Behavioral Health Technician

April 2019 - November 2020 • Marlborough, MA

What I liked

I loved working one on one with kids and understanding what it is really like to be out on the field.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more consistent supervision so that I could have better served the children I was working with.

Advice

Enjoy every moment, and treat each child as your own because you are playing such a big role in their lives.
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Behavioral Health Technician

May - August 2020 • Brighton, MI

What I liked

Helping children with ASD become more independent.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Have experience working with combative patients.
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ABA technician

September 2020 • Battle Creek, MI

What I liked

It was a great a fulfilling experience. Working with the clients and giving therapy really helped with my medical career

What I wish was different

I had a few problems regarding payments. payroll would have issues paying for 2 weeks

Advice

you have to go in with an open mind, making sure you are treating your clients with respect.
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Registered behavior technician

August 2018 • Walker, MI

What I liked

Flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Longer shifts

Advice

Try to get morning shifts if possible
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Behavioral Health Technician

August - November 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't go with Centria.
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Behavior Technician

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The real-world therapy experience. Also, becoming exposed to the world of ABA therapy and ASD.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have started working earlier into the summer and that I could have worked full-time.

Advice

For anybody starting out as an ABA therapist, make sure you start off with a case that you feel comfortable with!
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Behavior technician

June 2019 • Beaverton, OR

What I liked

Rewarding environment, never stale.

What I wish was different

The training was very intensive.

Advice

Don’t take the training for granted, and don’t be afraid to be your own advocate.
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Behavior Technican

May - August 2019 • Wyoming, MI

What I liked

Loved the kiddos and seeing progress every week and also the learning that you gain from your coworkers and experiences.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more time to shadow other clients and their kiddo to learn different techniques for different situations.

Advice

Go in with a big heart and ready to take in all the advice you are given - it is all constructive criticism designed to help you learn and grow.
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Behavioral Health Technician

May 2018 - September 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to work with a unique population. Seeing the progress of the kiddo overtime really made me feel good about what I was doing.

What I wish was different

A little more flexibility as far as what we could and couldn't do. Maybe better pay.

Advice

Have to be open minded and also gentle when working with this population.
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ABA Therapist

April 2019 • Farmington, MI

What I liked

There are many job options. Being a tech takes some time to do testing and receive a certificate. But after you start it’s beautiful working with these innocent kids and helping them with their learnings and behaviors.

What I wish was different

I definitely recommend at an in home session than in the center. The parents need our help to teach them good roles to help there kids. So, it’s best if the parents are around to stick to what we teach the child.

Advice

There are good days and there are bad days. Sometimes that child doesn’t want to do work but you got to try ways to have him/her enjoy it more.
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Behavior Technician

April 2019 • St. Joseph, MI

What I liked

Helping my client and the close knit group of co-workers

What I wish was different

Better communication on objectives

Advice

Make sure you apply far before the time that you wish to be working with a client
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Behavior Technician

May 2019 • Farmington, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

For aspiring behavior technicians I would advise them to have good patience and be kind to the kiddos they are working with.
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Behavior Technician

May - August 2019 • Farmington Hls, MI

What I liked

I got to pick when I wanted to work.

What I wish was different

More organization between people communicating, I never knew who to go to for things at the beginning.

Advice

Always shadow ahead of time as much as you can, you'll learn the most through that.
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Behavioral Health Technician

December 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The kids!

What I wish was different

More support from Case Service Managers.

Advice

Believe in yourself. Some days are hard, but you'll get through it. Your kid and you will be better for it.
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ABA Therapy Technician

April 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Great company, meaningful work! I loved working with Centria so much I actually agreed to stay on as my kiddos only technician (originally there were two) and we crafted a therapy schedule that worked for my classes and the family’s schedule! I can’t tell you how excited I get to go to work and see my kiddo crush his goals and slowly learn how to use his words to communicate with the world around him. He is the best part of my day.

What I wish was different

Slightly disorganized with my superiors. My BCBA is wonderful and always accessible but I can never get ahold of my CSM when I need her.

Advice

This isn’t just a summer job, this is something that changes a child’s life, and their family’s life, and their community as a whole. What you’re doing is so immeasurably important, don’t forget that.
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Behavioral technician

January - August 2019 • Wyandotte, MI

What I liked

Working with children. Working in general.

What I wish was different

not So focused on hours of therapy. But if the child was improving or not

Advice

It’s great to experience working with all walks of life.
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ABA Therapy Technician

March 2019 • Walker, MI

What I liked

Wonderful people who are genuinely passionate about helping change the lives of these amazing kiddos and their families! Compassion is #1 here. Great communication with team members. Lots of opportunity for advancement and further training. Provides ABA Certification for FREE and you are able to keep your credentials if you choose to leave the company.

What I wish was different

Lots of turnover with CSM's.

Advice

If you are a Social Work, Special Education or Psychology student who loves working with kids and their families and or have personal experience with Autism this will be the most rewarding job you've ever had. You become a part of these families and they are so grateful for what you and your team are doing for their child. It's hard to wrap your head around the immeasurable impact you are having on not just your kiddo's life but their family's life, as well as their surrounding community.
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Behavioral Health Technician

January - July 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the various tasks associated with being a BT and how not every day was the same. I also enjoyed getting to know my client and forming a relationship where I can be effective in their developmental process.

What I wish was different

I would have loved to get more support from other Behavioral Technicians and to get more input about my performance.

Advice

You need to be very perseverant and patient, but it is all worth it.
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ABA Therapist

June 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Getting to work and interact with autistic children on a daily basis.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been able to have more clients and help more children.

Advice

Even if you’re not sure if you’re going to like a job, go for it anyway, it might surprise you.
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ABA Tech

June 2017 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

Super friendly company! Provide you with everything you need for the job and will constantly continue to help you.

What I wish was different

Advice

It's a lot of work but so worth it at the end.
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