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Frequently Asked Questions about Project 12-Ways

What will my job duties include?

Clinical graduate assistants work directly with families to achieve the goals outlined in the family’s treatment plan.  The GA is responsible for attending team meetings, submitting billable documentation, developing treatment plans under the supervision of a Behavior Analyst, and direct in-home parent training. 

Where do I see clients? 

We work with families in their homes. 

Do I receive training? 

Yes, each graduate assistant is provided with extensive training before and while working with families. Each week graduate assistants are supervised by the clinical administrative team.  

What time of day do you typically see families? 

We see families during the times of day they report they need the most assistance. This could be early morning, mid-day, or in the evening. We might also see a family during their bedtime routine.  

How many hours will I be required to work?

During the first semester at the project, all graduate assistants work 10 hours per week. The expectation is for graduate assistants to begin working 20 hours per week during their second semester on the project. 

Do I go to family homes alone?

No. Each family has two graduate assistants/staff that are assigned to their case. The graduate assistants go to the home together. We always pair a new graduate assistant with an experienced graduate assistant/staff. 

Do we provide transportation to clients’ homes?

Yes. Project 12-Ways provides and funds the transportation to and from client homes.

Questions to consider before accepting any graduate assistantship

  1. Am I organized and able to balance my course work with the demands of the graduate assistantship?
    • Being an organized person is important to achieving both academic and clinical success.
  2. How will this graduate assistantship prepare me for my future career?
    • Gaining valuable experience while in graduate school will prepare you to transition into a professional experience. Graduate assistantships that provide frequent supervision will help you be successful during and after graduate school. Take advantage of being surrounded by experts and clinical staff while in graduate school!!!
  3. Does the assistantship provide a stipend?
    • Most graduate assistantships provide a monthly stipend. Be sure to ask about the pay before accepting a position.
  4. Does the assistantship provide a tuition waiver?
    • Not all graduate assistantships provide a tuition waiver. Be sure to ask about whether or not the position you’re interviewing for offers a tuition waiver or only a monthly stipend.
    • If a tuition waiver is provided, be sure to ask whether it covers both in-state and out-of-state tuition.
  5. Does the assistantship provide or fund transportation to/from clients?
    • If the assistantship requires travel, ask about funding for traveling to and from clients.