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California Psychcare

Behavior Interventionist

March 2020 • Murrieta, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting to work somewhere that really reflects on my interests and involves my major, which is psychology. I also get to work with children with autism, and I have really developed a bond with these kids and have enjoyed working with them. I bring them different toys from dollar tree and Walmart that will either help satisfy sensory needs, or I can use them as a reinforcer (play-doh, coloring books, puzzles, etc). The best part is that I get to have fun playing with them, but I also get to help them learn important skills that will help them prosper in the future.

What I wish was different

The only difficulty I experienced was that I had applied for this job right before COVID, and it was difficult and definitely a little scary going into these strangers homes during a time when we were facing a pandemic. I was suddenly considered an essential worker, and I had just left my previous job for one where I was not guaranteed very many hours right away because most families did not want anyone new to enter the house because of the pandemic. Regardless, I was too excited for the opportunity to pass it up, and all of these fears seemed insignificant after I got to have my first shadowing session. I really got to see the kind of difference the company was making in these families lives, and it was so inspiring.

Advice

Everything you decide to do today has a consequence, whether good or bad. I decided to apply for this job pretty spontaneously. I was sitting on campus taking a break from studying when I applied for this job, thinking I would never get it. After I was asked to come in for an interview I realized that I never could have made it to that point if I didn't decide to take more risks and trust in myself more. I strongly believe that if you tackle each day with a positive and motivated mindset, it is the best thing you can do for yourself.
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Applied Behavioral Analyst

June 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Working with children and learning about ABA.

What I wish was different

Better working environment

Advice

Definitely do your research about what you’re getting yourself into. This job is tougher than it seems.
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Behavioral Health Technician

January 2019 • Santa Maria, CA

What I liked

Working with the kids

What I wish was different

Advice

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Behavioral Health Technician

June 2019 • Valencia, CA

What I liked

The new experience

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Be prepared to work a few hours at the beginning.
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Behavorial Analyst

January 2018 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

Active Work Environment, Treating Children, Relatively Young Workforce

What I wish was different

Commuting, Negotiating All Work Matters, Payroll Procedures

Advice

There is a lot to take from this line of work. Learn everything you can from the material and work environment to advance yourself even further.
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