When you begin working as an ABA Consultant, you no doubt have a passion for helping people. Now, it’s time to take all that you’ve learned and start putting it to work! Will you work in an in-home setting, or do you prefer a classroom environment? Will you do some hours in a center and some hours in-homes? What happens if you move? At Verbal Beginnings, we believe the answer is yes to all these questions. We offer our team the opportunity to explore a variety of settings and practices and find the right fit for them. For example, we have found that many of our in-home therapist’s value interaction with other clinicians. We offer a community center at our Maryland headquarters and an on-line community that allows clinicians to interact with and bounce ideas off of other clinicians. We also love to see our team members grow and expand their career and skill sets. We’d like to share the story of one of our employees and her career track and success story.
Testimonials from Verbal Beginnings ABA Consultant Employees
“Four and a half years ago, I started the job that would change the way I viewed our field. I began with Verbal Beginnings in fall of 2012 as a part time ABA Consultant, working with just one child in the evenings. After seeing the immense progress the child made and how much it changed his family’s life, it got me hooked on this style of delivering ABA services. The intensity of support that can be provided to clients and their families was unparalleled to some of the settings I’d worked in previously. I came on full-time with Verbal Beginnings a few months later and quickly acquired a full caseload. When I moved a couple years later, I was able to shift my work to my new area. I worked with clients as young as 2 and as old as 13, with a wide variety of abilities and needs. Each of the clients I’ve worked with has taught me something new, expanded my skills, and made me a better BCBA.”
“In the summer of 2015, I was able to stretch my ABA wings further and gain experience and knowledge by leading an intensive ABA-based social skills group for high-functioning 4-6-year-olds. That year, I also took on the position of Clinical Coordinator within the company. My Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) and supervisory skills were put to the test. But, I continued to grow and loved the ability to learn new things. I also gained insight and expertise in the “behind the scenes” action of ABA service delivery.”
“I now supervise a large team of BCBAs across three states, providing support and guidance to them, as well as oversight of the ABA programs we provide to our clients. I have learned more skills through Verbal Beginnings than I possibly could have imagined before starting, and can’t wait to see what happens next.”