Success On The Spectrum Expands ABA Career Pathways Nationwide

by | Jun 13, 2024

Established Career Pathways At Success On The Spectrum

Success On The Spectrum (SOS), the nationwide ABA therapy franchise, has created defined ABA career pathways and is expanding its paid internship program across the U.S. As an approved practicum site for over eight universities, SOS provides employees with discounted tuition through these partnerships. This initiative aims to improve the prospects of attracting and retaining both practicing and prospective Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs).

These initiatives address one of the primary challenges facing the autism therapy industry: finding and retaining clinicians. The demand for BCBAs is rapidly growing, with job postings calling for BCBAs increasing 9.2 times in 2023 compared to 2017. Success On The Spectrum’s comprehensive career pathway is designed to support and advance professionals in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from entry-level positions to more advanced roles.

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Dive Into Our ABA Career Pathways

Starting as a Behavior Technician, employees receive detailed onboarding with hands-on training. SOS covers the cost of the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification course, facilitating the transition to RBT Level 1, where continuous professional development is emphasized through quarterly in-service trainings and biannual performance reviews. As employees progress to RBT Levels 2 and 3, they benefit from free practicum supervision and hands-on training, alongside discounted tuition through university partnerships. Advanced career stages include roles such as Trainer, Intern, and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA), with monthly trainings and on-demand support from corporate ensuring ongoing development.

At the BCBA level, professionals gain access to free Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and training courses, reflecting SOS’s commitment to lifelong learning. Higher management positions, such as Clinical Director and Regional Director, receive comprehensive support to enhance their leadership skills. Ultimately, SOS encourages ambitious individuals to consider franchise ownership, offering the opportunity to open their own SOS center and contribute to the national franchise network. This structured career pathway underscores SOS’s dedication to cultivating talent and promoting career advancement within the ABA therapy field.

Internship and Training Initiatives

Success On The Spectrum’s franchise model provides administrative and clinical support to each location, which is crucial in autism therapy. With many BCBAs being young and new to the field, internal clinical training and support initiatives are essential.

The field of autism therapy and the adoption of ABA are relatively new within health care, resulting in 47% of BCBAs being under 34 years old. Based on the latest data from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB), 56% of BCBA certifications were awarded in the last five years. The autism therapy industry is struggling to recruit the appropriate leaders and mentors to support the BCBA workforce. In sum, there simply aren’t enough tenured clinicians in the field. Having the support of a franchise makes Success On The Spectrum a leader in the field.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join our team. If you’re passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with autism, we encourage you to explore our career opportunities and consider joining our dynamic team of health professionals.

About Success On The Spectrum (SOS)

Success On The Spectrum (SOS) offers a variety of therapy services tailored to children with Autism. SOS combines scientifically proven methods with a fun and engaging environment, including community outings and high parent involvement. Our goal is to help clients make significant progress in their social, academic, and daily living skills. As the first ABA therapy franchise in the US, SOS has rapidly expanded, providing comprehensive and compassionate care nationwide.

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