3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549
Phone: 925.284.1462


Independent Living Services Instructor

  • Job Tracking ID: ILS Instructor
  • Job Location: Lafayette, CA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: March 27, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: March 27, 2019

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Job Description:

Under the direction and guidance of the ILS Facilitator, the ILS Instructor is responsible for providing direct training to individuals served in the ILS program to ensure that individuals are learning aspects of independent living and increasing independence in the least-restrictive, natural environments as per Individual Program Plans (IPPs) and Individual Service Plans (ISPs). Instructors are expected to assist individuals with maximizing their independence in key areas identified by the Interdisciplinary (ID) Team, ensuring the care and welfare of the individuals served, and maintaining compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to services provided to individuals with developmental disabilities.


  • Schedule and provide Independent Living Services to people with disabilities in their home and in the community based on their ISP Goals and scheduling needs.
  • Participate fully as an interdisciplinary team member for individuals served by maintaining positive relationships and contact with key members of individuals&rsquo: teams including the individuals themselves, Regional Center Case Managers, family members, advocates, and/or significant others.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of Individual Service Plans (ISPs).
  • Assisting with quarterly meetings, assessment of needs and progress toward meeting ISP Goals, data collection, and addressing concerns as they arise.
  • Provide instruction to individuals on independent living skills through utilization of various teaching methods, including explaining, use of visuals, modeling/demonstrating, repetition, verbal prompting, or other methods useful to the individual.
  • Develop teaching plans on areas identified in the ISP, which may include money management, social skills, utilization of community resources, housing, meal preparation, home and community safety, self-advocacy, health care, household maintenance, personal care, mobility, and emergency preparedness,
  • Document services provided according to policies and procedure.
  • Maintain objective, clear and concise records of contacts in client's file.
  • Solicit needed information from clients for program evaluation and reporting purposes.
  • Attend monthly meetings and trainings, and all other meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  • Comply with regulations and Las Trampas personnel policies and procedures.

Experience and Skills:

  • AA Degree or higher desired (experience may be substituted for education)
  • At least 1 year of experience working in ILS or teaching individuals who are developmentally disabled
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Personal vehicle for transportation of individuals served (as needed), current and valid California driver’s license, and a driving record that meets agency standards
  • Knowledge of community-based services available to people with developmental disabilities
  • Knowledge of general laws and regulations providing rights and benefits to persons with disabilities


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle according to California laws and regulations
  • Ability to be in a seated position for periods up to 2 hours
  • Ability to ambulate freely
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Visual acuity required for the use of computers and reading materials