IRC is a Top Workplace! Just Ask our Staff! Part Three

Amelia MaldonadoBlog, Employees

In December of 2018, Inland Regional Center was named a Top Workplace by Inland News Group! The Top Workplace program recognizes employers who focus on employee satisfaction and empowerment.

We asked some of our staffers to tell us what they think makes IRC a top workplace. We’ve created a three-part blog series based on what they shared. This is the third installment!

Check out our first and second installments!

George Gonzalez, Consumer Services Technician – III
Community Engagement

George, describe your job/job duties.

I am responsible for outward visual marketing pieces for IRC and events pertaining to the Community Engagement Unit, Consumer Advisory Committee, and other units, as needed. I spend most of my time on graphic design, web design and upkeep, video production, equipment management and logistics, as well as other administrative duties.

Describe your department. 

Our team is a bunch of smart people doing some really cool things.

How long have you been at IRC?

Almost 8 years.

What are 3 words you would use to describe the agency? 

Positive. Resilient. Truckin’

What is your favorite part about your position?

The ability to be creative and making an impact through it.

What is your favorite thing about working at IRC?

It’s a feel-good place to work, from the people we work with to the people we get to help.

What do you think makes IRC a Top Workplace? 

Good people, nice benefits, and the 9/80 work schedule. We have every other Friday off!

Sarah Horvath, Infant Services Coordinator
San Bernardino Early Start Unit

Sarah, describe your job/job duties.

My main duties include assessing those under age 3 for developmental delays. We use a battery of test designed for babies in the 0-36 months range.

Describe your department.

My department is a close-knit group! I work with very smart and independent people.

How long have you been at IRC?

About 7 years now!

What are three words you would use to describe the agency?

Home, fun, friendship.

What is your favorite part about your position?

Meeting the babies, of course!

What is your favorite thing about working at IRC?

Stability. IRC is a calm and peaceful place to work. The teamwork creates a well-balanced environment.

What do you think makes IRC a top workplace?

It’s a caring agency. Our staff care about our clients and look out for each other.

Sandra Brooks, Staff Psychologist
Clinical Services

Sandra, describe your job/job duties.

I work as part of the clinical team and assist the multidisciplinary in determining eligibility for IRC. I asses for service eligibility on the basis of autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability and the 5th category (which is a condition closely related to intellectual disability or that requires treatment similar to intellectual disability).  I do this by conducting psychological evaluations and by reviewing documentation of individuals from Early Start through adulthood.

Describe your department. 

My department is supervised by Wasima Alvi and is comprised of clinicians from a variety of disciplines, including psychologists, medical doctors, a physical therapist, an occupational therapist, a nutritionist, nurses, etc. We work in various capacities to evaluate the needs of our consumers and to recommend and provide various services.  However, we also work closely with the Early Start program and Intake departments to guide consumers through the eligibility process.

How long have you been at IRC?

I started at IRC in 2007 and have been working here for 12 years.

What are 3 words you would use to describe the agency? 

Improving, Compassionate, Committed.

What is your favorite part about your position?

My favorite part about my specific job is having the opportunity to work with children and families.  I particularly love the little ones.  Honestly, is anyone cuter than a 2 ½-year-old?

What is your favorite thing about working at IRC?

My favorite thing about working at IRC is the people.  I find most of the staff members to be kind and friendly.

What do you think makes IRC a Top Workplace?

The 9/80 work week, lots of holidays, a good benefits package, and great co-workers.  Did I mention, lots of holidays?  IRC employees work hard, but we also find time to play.

 

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Amelia Maldonado

Amelia is IRC's Community Relations Specialist and an expert on all things IRC. You will frequently find her typing away on her laptop, creating social media/web content, agency publications, and more. Outside of work her passions include smooshy face dogs, fitness, and roller derby!

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