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Instructor Independent Living Skills

Location:Palo Alto and Santa Clara County, CA
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Employment Type:Part Time
Program / Dept:Adult Services/Independent Living Skills
Description:We are looking for dedicated staff to work one-on-one with individuals at home and in the community to help each individual achieve their personal goals and overall independence.

Opening is for full time or part time with some flexibility on schedule between the hours of Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.

What you’ll experience
•services that make a difference in the community and in the lives of people with developmental and physical disabilities
•opportunities to advance and develop your career
•passionate, professional, collaborative co-workers
•a multi-disciplinary approach to give you the big picture

Values to be proud of
•diversity is a strength
•respect for all abilities and backgrounds
•collaboration creates the best results
•personal growth benefits the individual and organization
•change brings improvement and new opportunities
•choice is a basic right for each individual
Duties:As an ILS Instructor you will support individuals throughout Santa Clara and/or San Mateo counties in developing skills, structure, and tools to encourage their continued growth and independence. This includes one-on-one support and training in personal, domestic, financial, and community domains; completing quarterly reports and annual planning; and coordinating meetings and communication with participants and their support networks.
Clients and Caseloads are located throughout the Peninsula and South Bay.
Qualifications:Qualified applicants will have strong organization and time management skills; the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; flexibility in adapting to meeting the needs of the people we serve; the ability to work with diverse populations; the ability to work alone and as a team; and a commitment to independence and inclusion.
Must be minimum of 18 years old
High school diploma or equivalent required; BA/BS in Social Services preferred.
Prefer a minimum 2 years experience working with persons that have developmental disabilities or behaviorally disordered individuals, preferably within residential and/or independent living situations.
Substitution: Combination of High School Diploma or equivalent & 4 + years experience in lieu of BA/BS.
California Drivers License, clean driving record and proper auto insurance.

Pre Employment Requirements: Clearance with the Department of Justice by completing fingerprint background check
Post Employment Requirements:
Physical, 2-step Tb test
Current CPR/First Aid Certification or the ability to become certified in CPR and First Aid


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