This summer we were pleasantly surprised and extremely grateful to receive a donation from General Air Service Supply to help cover costs of activities for our summer camp, such as swimming pool access. The donation was approved by General Air’s president, Brad Armstrong. We are also grateful to our Behavior Technician, Heather Call, for making this request on behalf of our team. Thank you so much Brad and General Air Service and Supply, for your generosity and the commitment you have shown to support the programming and recreational options for the children we work with!
Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) has always been an area of great interest for our Clinical Director, Todd Addleson, going back to his early days as a school counselor in the 1990’s. Todd has continued to explore and utilize aspects of ACT in his personal and professional life, and had the fortune to participate in a small intensive workshop this past Spring led by Steven Hayes. As other members of the IBP team have also developed their own interests and knowledge in ACT, we have started to integrate ACT practices into a variety of IBP systems including:
1) ABA skill acquisition programs (e.g., the PEAK curriculum)
2) ABA therapy with an emphasis on self-management (e.g. the AIM curriculum)
4) Staff training and professional development
We were very excited to formally kick-off this initiative last week during all-team staff training (followed by an awesome BBQ hosted by Sami Henry!), and we will continue to develop and make ACT related resources available to team members and integrate an ACT focus into ongoing training and supervision systems!
Our number one goal continues to be making sure we are providing the highest quality behavioral services to individuals, families and organizations in the Denver Metro Area. We do this by hiring, training, and retaining the highest quality behavior analysts (BCBA’s) and behavior technicians (RBT’s), and doing everything we can to make sure Insight Behavior Partnership is a great place to work. While we are still in our infancy, we are strategically expanding our team to meet the needs of those we serve, and currently have at least two openings for registered behavior technicians. If you or someone you know might be a great addition to our team, you can view and apply using our job posting on Indeed, which you can see by clicking here. (UPDATE: We have added two new behavior technicians to our team and are continuing the interview process with several candidates. We have put our posting on hold for now but will certainly continue to grow in the months ahead!)
Every month we survey all team members anonymously to learn how we are doing as a company. While the purpose is to learn where and how we can do a better job supporting our team members, we are thrilled to share the most recent results from February’s survey, specifically to the question of whether team members would recommend Insight Behavior Partnership to their friends as a great place to work. This question is included in each month’s survey, and since launch, on average, 85% of employees agree or strongly agree with the statement. In February 92% of respondents agree or strongly agree! UPDATE: Our average staff satisfaction scores have continued to rise, and from March through June 100% of staff responded that they would recommend IBP as a great place to work! While we don’t expect to make EVERYONE happy ALL of the time, we are certainly proud of our staff satisfaction numbers and take it as an indication that we are on the right path as an organization!
Insight Behavior Partnership began full operations on November 1st! We have successfully been credentialed with all major funding sources and have successfully managed the transition with no interruption in services for those previously receiving services from our team with Continuum of Colorado. Thank you to all our fabulous BCBA’s and RBT’s who have demonstrated remarkable patience, trust, and commitment as we embark on this journey together.