Abilities United
  • Adult Services/Independent Living Skills
  • Palo Alto, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Employee Assistance Program and participation in 403(b) Savings Retirement Plan

Do you want to work with people with disabilities and in the social services field?  Would you like to coach individuals to learn those daily living skills so they can also live on their own?

As a Living Skills Instructor you will provide 1:1 daily living skills training and coaching to people with developmental disabilities in their home and in the community.  In addition, you will help a person with disabilities achieve their personal goals and overall independence. 

Full time or part time hours with some schedule flexibility; between the hours of Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm.  Services are provided to people in Santa Clara and/or San Mateo counties. Clients and Caseloads are located throughout the Peninsula and South Bay.


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.

High school diploma or equivalent required; BA/BS in Psychology or 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 (may be obtained post-hire)


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