Independent Living Instructor

East Bay Innovations
Pleasanton, CA 94566
United States

Charitable / Not for Profit
Application Closing Date
Manages Others
Experience Required
Degree Required
Security Clearance Required
From $18.65
Per Hour
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description

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:

  • Money management

  • 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

  • Household maintenance

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)

Work Schedule:

This is a full-time position. The schedule is Monday through Friday, 9am to 7pm flex.


Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):

  • Medical coverage

  • Dental coverage

  • Vision coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • 403(b) retirement plan

  • Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021

  • Paid holidays

  • Paid vacation

  • Sick leave

  • Commuter benefits

  • Counseling benefits

  • Financial coaching

  • 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.

Jenny Wheable
2450 Washington Ave
San Leandro CA 94577
United States
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