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ILS Instructor 

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Category Direct Line  


ILS Instructors provide support and instruction to participants with intellectual & physical disabilities in community, home and classroom settings. Areas of instruction include: household maintenance, money management, use of community resources, meal planning and preparation, health and safety, etc. ILS Instructors also provide administrative management of assigned caseload.


  • Provide independent living training, support, supervision and instruction to participants in a variety of settings.
  • Implement age-appropriate curriculum for participant activities.
  • Maintain information in the Program Data Management System.
  • Capture all authorized and assigned program hours.
  • Complete and submit billing support information.
  • Diffuse crisis situations and provide crisis intervention, as necessary.
  • Conduct monthly safety drills with participants.
  • Maintain the health and safety of program participants.
  • Complete all required documentation and reports.
  • Effectively relay issues and concerns to the Program Managers.
  • Maintain participant files and records.
  • Complete Individualized Service Plans (ISP).
  • Complete entire ISP process including writing, mailing, attending and follow-up.
  • Record participant progress toward achievement of goals and objectives.
  • Ensure that the participants’ schedules are followed and documented.
  • Prepare annual/semi-annual reports.
  • Support and assist participants in completion of recertification process and other housing related matters.
  • Provide transportation to individuals, as needed.
  • Assist in teaching/co-teaching tenant meetings, classes and events, as needed.
  • Attend all required meetings and in-services.
  • Complete all required training.
  • Support fundraising activities of the organization.
  • Comply with all Employment & Community Options policies and procedures.
  • Conserve company resources.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
Position Requirements


  • High School Diploma, equivalent or GED.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related area (preferred).


  • Experience with instruction of independent life skills: household maintenance, money management, use of community resources, meal planning and preparation, and health/safety, etc. (preferred).
  • Direct (hands-on) experience with individuals with a wide range of intellectual & physical disabilities (preferred).

Experience in assisting individuals in the use of adaptive devices and communication aids (preferred).

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Professional English writing ability, including usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.

Other Requirements

  • Flexible work schedule which may include holidays and/or weekends.
  • Available outside of regular work hours for emergency situations.
  • Immediate access to a vehicle with working seat belts, valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and acceptable DMV record.
  • Ability to travel within and throughout the assigned program area in which services are provided.
  • Ability to travel in and throughout the county on a quarterly basis to attend meetings, trainings, etc.
  • Successful completion of drug screen and background check.
  • CPR/First Aid Certification (preferred).


This position requires the employee to regularly stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. They must be capable of writing, using a computer keyboard, telephone and related office equipment. Ability to lift 25lbs required.

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position is community-based, which means the majority of the employee’s time will be spent in the community. In the community, the employee may experience varied environments depending on work assignments. Exposure to blood borne pathogens could occur when administering first aid to participants. Hepatitis B vaccines are offered at no cost to each employee.

Position ILS Instructor  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

$14.00 - $16.50 per hour + benefits (medical, dental, vision, 403(b), aflac, paid holidays & paid sick leave.


Area(s) Served Watsonville, CA 

Shift Days/Hours None Specified 

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