The Arc of San Diego

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Direct Support Professional I

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Former Employee - Direct Support Professional I in El Cajon, CA
Former Employee - Direct Support Professional I in El Cajon, CA

I worked at The Arc of San Diego full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good training when hired. You get CPR, First Aid and Pro Act training. Training is about a week long. You also find out about the company and make some new friends. At the end you get certificates and an ARC shirt.

Cons

Clients are very physically challenging. I found it to be unsafe because it was hard sometimes to know when a consumer would have a behaviors. When they have a behaviors they can get violent and throw items or try to hurt a worker or other consumer. For the pay it is not worth getting hurt.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be a long shadow period where a person that has more experience helps the experienced. A long time goes by at times when the consumers are just sitting around waiting for the day to begin or end. This is the time when the behaviors occur because they are board. Have staff pay attention to the clients during this period.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Frustrating / Mixed Feelings

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego (Costa Rica)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego (Costa Rica)

    I have been working at The Arc of San Diego full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding job helping others in need, Health package is pretty decent, can be flexible with schedule changes -- i.e. day/night options.

    Cons

    no overtime, no raises in past few years due to budget cuts, lack of oversight, hardest work == lowest paid positions (group homes), high turn-over rate (likely due to low pay), lateral movement (don't expect to move up in company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    being open and honest about budget cuts, finding ways to appreciate workers if cant give raises (i.e., gift certificates, additional hrs pto, discounts at stores, etc.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    People Helping People, not always easy because people are involved

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Arc of San Diego

    Pros

    The Arc of San Diego is an amazing place where people really do help people. That is the beauty of it... yet, and sadly there is a qualifier, the best care seems to come from the bottom

    Cons

    and the upper management seems either trapped in the regulatory issues or in simply hanging on to the way things have always been done. There is a great disconnect between the people who work with the clients and the people who manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make "people helping people" truly the mission of each and every aspect of the organization,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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