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Instructor - Adults w/ Developmental Disabilities

Lafayette, CA
Job Type
Salary: $12.50 /hour

Job Summary

Futures Explored has been committed to serving adults with developmental disabilities for over 50 years by promoting dignity through work and community participation.

Positions are available immediately in Lafayette, CA. M-F, Days, Full-time, Non-Exempt, 32-40 Hours/Week,

The Instructor provides instruction and direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities in a variety of areas, such as advocacy, appropriate behavior, art, communication, computer training, community integration, cultural events, education, health and safety preparation, independent living skills, mobility, music, outdoor experiences, personal care training, recreation, self-advocacy, social skills, supported employment, travel training, volunteer jobs, and other designated skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

- Requires frequent driving and flexibility in site assignment, as job duties are to be carried out in the community, at work sites, and at the office.

-Act as an advocate to promote and protect the rights of participants; Ensure individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

-Support participants in advocacy and self-advocacy actions.- Provide opportunities for participants to choose, practice, learn, demonstrate, and experience independent action.

-Assist with researching community activities, events, and destinations, planning trips to desired locations, and arranging/accessing transportation, and attend outings with participants.

- Drive personal vehicle to provide services, transport clients on regular field trips, pick up/deliver supplies, and run errands as needed, and drive agency vehicles to provide services as needed.

-Applicants must be flexible to changes, be patient, and have a good work ethic and social skills. Experience with working with adults with disabilities is preferred but not required.

Qualifications and Skills

Special Requirements: Ability to pass LiveScan fingerprinting, drug test, health screening, and TB test; Valid CA DL, auto insurance, clean DMV, and reliable transportation; Physical stamina and ability to fulfill job responsibilities.

Excellent interpersonal skills, including discretion, tact and judgment; Effective written and oral communication skills; Professional demeanor, good attendance, and punctuality.


Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Vacation, Sick, 403(b) Retirement.

Please visit our website at www.futures-explored.org before applying.

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