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Rating: 1

B4K does not value their employees. Low pay, high cost "benefits", and historically absolutely no paid time off, ever. They only recently began to offer sick days, when the govt mandated it. Good luck getting a raise. Never a cost-of-living increase. One must grovel for a modest increase, and most likely it will be denied. They contract with schools, making $ on each aide they place. One MUST wonder what their cut is. If costs for aides to the schools goes up they certainly don't pass it down to their employees (despite perfect annual reviews... I hear this time and time again. The employee evaluations are annual, but only to give the school districts the false perception that employees are being rewarded for their excellent work, when actually they mean anything at all; years of perfect reviews may pile up/collect dust- that fine employee is not compensated for it. Do NOT work for this company, and if your school district uses them encourage them to check to books once in awhile, inquire as to if "their" aides are being compensated fairly. Balance: what DO you make on each aide? I challenge you to answer in percentages.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

I've worked alongside many Balance4Kids aids, and most of them are incompetent. If I were a parent, I would think twice about having my child get services with this company. There also, from what I understand, is no oversight from BCBAs or even associate-level behavior analysts. This is a company full of "instructional" aids who know absolutely nothing about behavioral support. Go elsewhere!!!

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Balance4kids 07/21/2016

We are sorry to hear that you have this opinion of Balance4kids. We do indeed work with BCBA's, however as I am sure you know, most school districts have their own BCBA's and prefer to provide their own oversight. We do train our own staff and school staff in therapeutic crisis intervention, and we offer many work shops. We like to think that we set a high bar and that we find staff who have experience that fulfills the needs of each student. Please call us at 831 464 8669 if you have seen any Balance staff in particular conducting themselves inappropriately.

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Rating: 5

BALANCE4kids has been serving children with special needs since 1999.
Their annual fundraisers provide an opportunity for schools to be awarded otherwise unavailable supplies to create a more rewarding environment for their students.
BALANCE4Kids' has grown in order to fill the gaps... The after school program; Kid Quest Center provides an uplifting and invaluable experience for the participants. Staff members and volunteers are constantly striving to make life better for the participants and do so with a warm and loving heart.
BALANCE4kids truly empowers their participants and raises the community understanding for those with special needs.

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