Apply and join the Via West team today! Below are upcoming trainings for new hires. In order to attend a training, applicants must first go through an interview and background check. We recommend applying 2 weeks before the training that works best for you to ensure that our managers have time to review your application and interview you.
At Via West we strive to have highly qualified employees work with our fragile population. Our ultimate goal is to have all of our counselors RBT-certified. An RBT is a Registered Behavior Technician, which is someone who works under a Behavior Analyst to help implement behavior- analytic services. We understand this takes time, so we will be running cohorts of ten employees at a time to go through the program.
We are hoping to recruit individuals who have a passion for working with individuals with special needs and who strive to pursue a career in behavior management. The RBT program could be a stepping stone for individuals who plan to work as BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analyst), Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, etc.
All new counselors will be required to receive training for the first four chapters in Safety Care. With this training, counselors will be learn how to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges with dignity, safety, and the possibility of change. Counselors have the option to get fully Safety Care Certified (Chapters 1-7) but are not required.
The CIT program is a program for 14-17 year olds who are interested in becoming camp counselors. In this program, students will be volunteer to be a CIT where they will learn the ins and outs of being a camp counselor. This opportunity will be a beneficial experience for high school students who are considering going into the following fields: psychology, special education, teaching, care-taking, recreational therapy, etc. This experience will look great on college applications and resumes.