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San Andreas Regional Center Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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  1. "Highest paying pediatric OT job in the Monterey peninsula, with the independence of a contractor."

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    Current Contractor - Occupational Therapist in Monterey, CA
    Current Contractor - Occupational Therapist in Monterey, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at San Andreas Regional Center as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can say yes or no to referrals, so take as many or as little kids as you would like.
    You work in the homes, which I believe is ideal...it's all about parent coaching right?
    Most social workers are very nice to work with.
    You can accept kids only within a certain mile radius if you don't want to have to drive too far. I highly recommend that. It might take longer to build a caseload, but in the end you won't be driving all over the place.

    Cons

    You don't get paid for writing up IFSP paperwork, so you need to be creative about building in the time (if you miss one visit a month with the family due to sickness, can use that hour towards paperwork)
    It helps to be bilingual, they do not provide interpreters; but you can ask for just english speaking families.
    They don't reimburse for mileage; claim it on your taxes though

    Advice to Management

    Allow the same professionals who evaluate also treat the same child; provides family with rapport, and creates quality goals and cohesiveness for both the therapist and families.


  2. "Management not connected to values"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Watsonville, CA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Watsonville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Andreas Regional Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, good benefits (no family health coverage though).

    Cons

    Management more focused on money than serving the population. A lot of micromanaging creating a lot of frustration for everyone involved.

    Advice to Management

    Reaffirm and clarify values, build trust by giving trust to mid-level managers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Service Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at San Andreas Regional Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to help families and individuals with disabilities. Great coworkers. Combination of travel and office work. Decent benefit package, health and 403b. There is a union and SARC has Calpers.

    Cons

    Badly organized internally. It is becoming harder and harder to keep to the spirit of the job. A lot of frustration communicating with management and morale was low.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "My experience has been good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The vision, health and dental benefits are great. Most employee positions are backed by the Union which doesnt allow the organization to over work its employees.

    Cons

    You will need to work at SARC for 10-25 years to get promoted. Low pay compared to industry standards. Raises are very minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Praise your employees when its due. Be more involved in the process. Be more concise with direction. Do not be afraid to teach your employees your own process. New minds bring in new ideas, therefore, do not be afraid of change.


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    "Review of SARC"

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    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Service Coordinator in Campbell, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great atmosphere among employees, great management, good salary, and good opportunities for professional growth.

    Cons

    Service coordinators are responsible for a high caseload.

    Advice to Management

    Should improve the communication to employees of new protocols and system changes.