A Day in the Life of a BCBA Site Supervisor
Posted: November 13, 2023 | Written By: Sharmin Hossain | Category:
Stephanie Jones is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst Site Supervisor at the Your Life ABA clinic in Chase City, Virginia.
Q: What is your day-to-day role like at Your Life ABA?
Typically, I work closely with the staff providing direct ABA interventions to ensure the clients are making progress on their goals. I also work closely with the parents and other caregivers to ensure the client’s new skills are supported in other locations outside of the clinic. Some days focus more on computer-based tasks such as reviewing data, making program changes, and administrative tasks.
Q: What are some of the different types of work you do with clients?
We focus on teaching the clients communication skills, social skills, and daily living skills through direct teaching and naturalistic teaching strategies. We also work with the client’s family to teach them the strategies and interventions we use in the clinic setting.
Q: What do you find most valuable about working at Your Life ABA?
What I find most valuable working at the clinic is collaborating with all the other BCBA’s and families that we serve. We also get the opportunity to collaborate with the school systems and other service providers. I love how everyone works together to support our clients because it really does take a village to raise a child.
Q: What do you find is unique about your clinic that you are particularly proud of?
One thing that I think is unique about my clinic is that there are not a lot of other services in this area. So, we're able to provide this crucial service to a lot of the families that otherwise wouldn't have access.
Q: What is your favorite part about this job?
I love seeing the different personalities in all the children that I work with. They each have their own unique personality, and being able to witness their most authentic self is very rewarding.
Q: Do you have any favorite moments or memories with a client you could share?
When I first started working with Your Life ABA, I had a client whose biggest challenge was communication and trust with their caregivers. Over a long period of time, I witnessed them learning to trust and communicate their needs in a healthier way. It was amazing to see that progress not only for myself, but other staff telling me the progress they see as well.
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