Independent Life Skills Instructor

Serra Center

Looking for a job where you will truly make a difference?

*Enjoy being a teacher and an advocate?

*Want to enjoy going to work every day?

*Want to receive pay for sleeping?


Serra Center has been providing community based services to adults with developmental disabilities since 1975. We are currently seeking an Independent Life Skills Instructor to provide support and training in activities of daily living, socialization and community integration.

About the Job:

As a Living Skills Instructor, you will teach 1:1 activities of daily living/life skills to adults with developmental disabilities who reside independently in their own home within the communities of Fremont, Hayward, San Leandro and Livermore.

To empower individuals to live the most independent life desired, examples of teaching you will provide are:

-Money management and budgeting
-Medical, dental, and medication management
-Cooking and meal preparation
-Household maintenance -Utilizing public transportation -Locating affordable housing
-Managing public benefits (Social Security, Medi-Cal, Medicare, etc.)
-Socialization and community involvement

This job provides diverse experience in the areas of social work, social services, community resources, mental health, health care and case management. And you will truly make a difference in the lives of others!


  • Full-time and Part-Time schedules
  • Your client caseload will consist of 1-6 clients; and be comprised of days, hours and locations based on your availability and client needs


  • Department of Justice (DOJ) clearance, fingerprinting, pre-employment Physical & TB.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • CA Driver’s License and Insured Vehicle

What We Offer:

  • Casual and professional work environment; flexible work schedules.
  • Full-time Benefits: PPO or HMO Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension Plan (employer/employee funded), Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid Vacation, 11 paid Holidays
  • Part-time Benefits: Paid Sick Leave, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

· Hiring Bonus of $250 provided upon successful completion of 90 days.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Pay: From $17.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus

COVID-19 considerations:
Masks are required.
COVID-19 Vaccination & Booster are required.

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Union City, CA 94587: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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