About the Position:
As an Independent Living Services (ILS) Instructor, you will provide case manager support and skills development, working one-on-one with people with developmental disabilities who live on their own. You will support them to reach their personal goals of independence and community participation and inclusion. Positions are available throughout Alameda County.
This job is a good way to gain experience in the non-profit sector, social work, social services, occupational therapy, mental health, or case management. We seek people who want to make a difference in the lives of others and are both gifted teachers and teachable themselves. ILS Instructors must be able to deliver respectful, motivating, personal social services that enable our clients to participate in all aspects of their community.
ILS Instructors provide case management and support adults with developmental disabilities and mental health challenges. ILS Instructors empower and enable people with developmental disabilities to live in their own homes and participate in all aspects of their community. They teach life skills in a motivating, personalized, and professional environment.
ILS Instructors receive training to support clients with:
Medical, dental, and medication management
Basic cooking and meal preparation
Utilizing public transportation
Locating affordable housing
Obtaining and maintaining benefits such as Social Security, Medi-Cal, Medicare, etc.
Community and social awareness
Skills and Requirements:
Experience in human services, social services, social work, case management, mental health, occupational therapy, or non-profit sector
Experience working with people with disabilities a plus
Committed to the philosophy of individualized services, independence, and community inclusion
Excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills
Self-motivated and able to work effectively both as a team and independently
Has a reliable vehicle, auto insurance and be willing to DRIVE OWN CAR (mileage reimbursement offered)
This is a full-time position. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm flex.
Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):
Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
403(b) retirement plan
Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
Education Assistance Fund
About our Organization:
Established in 1994, East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a non-profit human services organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and cerebral palsy. Our person-centered services support people to live in their own homes, make choices about how they live, work in jobs of their choosing, and enjoy being part of their communities. We seek to further the human rights and empowerment of people with disabilities and hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others.
*East Bay Innovations is an equal opportunity employer. We will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.