In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Maggie Mueller, hear more about her love for her staff and clients, and get some advice for those just starting their careers in ABA.
What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB?
The children and staff members. I LOVE staff training and seeing them go from knowing nothing to being beautifully skilled clinicians. I also love seeing how much they enjoy my children and programming. It’s truly a blessing to have people that care about my clients as much as I do.
What’s the best part about working for VB?
The children and staff! I love my coworkers. They’ve been so helpful in bouncing ideas off of each other and sharing success stories. My kids and families are definitely the best part of my day. Seeing their success inspires me. Even on the toughest days, I see some subtle glimpse of progress that makes it all worth it!
How have you seen VB’s Core Values in action this last year?
One of our values is Education and I see it with so many staff members who are coming in with no experience in ABA, no desire to further their education in ABA, and they actually end up enrolling in graduate programs!
What surprised you the most when you first started out at VB?
I was surprised by how many people were enrolled in graduate programs or who were pursuing a BCBA. It made it easier to juggle working full time and being in graduate school because everyone around me understood it as well.
What keeps you coming back each day?
My kids and my team! I absolutely love the technicians on my team. They make it such a joy coming to work every day, and I can’t say enough about how lucky I am to have them. The kids also are most definitely what wakes me up in the morning!
What would you say to those just starting out their careers in ABA?
Remember the common goal, the children. Life may get in the way, technicalities may cause stress, but at the end of the day, we are ALL here for the children and these families. That common goal is a beautiful thing, to know everyone shows up every day and gives their all just to see these little children be as successful as they can be!