Hi, my name is Christy Winder and I am a BCaBA and one of Behavioral Perspective’s Staff Trainers. My experience working with Behavioral Perspective has included the opportunity to deliver direct services with learners, provide supervision and training to staff, offer assistance and training to parents, brainstorm during administrative meetings, and share my experience in this field with my co-workers.
Let’s talk about the Behavioral Perspective staff. The Administrative Staff, Behavior Therapists, Case Managers, and BCBAs make my job fun and worthwhile. When I provide trainings I like to encourage people to be silly and fun. Trainings can get technical and sometimes it’s a bit intense to have to learn all the components of a program. So, the best things to do are crack jokes and build a rapport with each co-worker to make the day more enjoyable for everyone. Every person that I have come into contact with at Behavioral Perspective is easy to talk to, loves kids, likes playing with toys (I really love toys), and is genuinely a nice person. I love that my job includes working with people who are dedicated to helping people learn. They are people who want to have fun, and who aren’t afraid of looking ridiculous if it means getting a smile from someone. Everyone is really good about providing support and basically being a cheerleader for each other. It is so nice to see the positive notes or emails that the staff provides for one another.
Is it weird to enjoy the toys more than the kids? Sometimes I think that I might be more excited about the toys my own children receive for birthdays and holidays then they are. Not to mention that I also might have a little influence as to what is written on my son’s Christmas list (especially taking advantage of the fact that he can not read or write yet). I love that in my job I get to play with toys. I love playing with toys and having the opportunity to teach our learners at Behavioral Perspective how to play with toys.
All the kids that we provide services for are amazing individuals and each and every one of them give me a great love for this type of work. There is nothing better than being a part of a team that gets to help a person learn a new skill. Each kiddo that BP teaches has varying skills. No matter what type of skill we help them learn it always feels amazing and satisfying when they finally achieve the goal.