In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Dylan Rutter and hear more about his love for Verbal Beginnings University, and how his team always brings a smile to his face.
What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB?
I find being able to train highly motivated staff and passing along knowledge of ABA is the most rewarding part of my role at VB. I love seeing the ‘light bulb’ moment on my team’s faces when they see the payout in their sessions.
What’s the best part about working for VB?
The best part of working at VB is the sense of support and community we share across the center and the field. While there are many employees across multiple states, when we meet you can feel the passion and inspiration we all have for helping children and families.
How have you seen VB’s Core Values in action this last year?
While I’ve seen almost all of the core values in action, the one that shows up most is dissemination. It is great to see so many people engaged in ABA from across the world each month during our CEUs. Being able to present a CEU on my work in college was also a highlight of my first year as a BCBA. My friends in the field have reached out multiple times telling me how awesome it is to have free CEUs from VB. I love VBU!
What surprised you the most when you first started out at VB?
Coming from working in a rural school setting and seeing ABA implemented with such technicality and integrity, I was blown away. Now growing with the company into my current role, I am happy to be a part of training staff to implement high-quality therapeutic services.
What keeps you coming back each day?
What keeps me coming back each day is my team and our amazing learners. They bring a smile to my face each day and make the stressors of the job disappear. I love hearing those moments of new progress, or a silly moment from what a client said during a session.
What would you say to those just starting out their careers in ABA?
Don’t forget to reach out and communicate with your team. Being open to communication will make the stress of your day to day much easier. Be honest when you have questions or need a refresher. It’s okay! We know there is a lot of information you will be taking in and no one absorbs everything the first time… that’s part of being human!