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Independent Living Skills Instructor
East Bay Innovations

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Independent Living Skills Instructor
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Job Summary

Wage
$16.95 per hour
Job Type
Entry-level, Full-time
Job Last Posted
Job posted 3 days ago
Job Role
Community Support Services
Employer's Industry
Caregiving, Nonprofit
Job Schedule
Afternoons, Mornings, Weekdays

Job Description

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 seeking to lead lives of meaning as part of their communities. We hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others. 

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. 

Tasks:

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.

Benefits:

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 Services Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Sick leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Counseling benefits
  • Financial coaching
  • Education Assistance Fund

Salary: $16.95 per hour

SIGNING BONUS: For a limited time, EBI is offering a signing bonus of $250 to all new employees, plus an additional $250 bonus after the first 90 days of employment. That's a total of $500 extra income to thank you for joining our team. Apply today!

Business Overview

Our Story

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 seeking to lead lives of meaning as part of their communities. We hire people who care about social justice and want to make a difference in the lives of others. 

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Benefits
Commuter Benefits
Health Benefits
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Training
Workplace
Collaborative
Community Oriented
Diverse
Fun
Mission Driven
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