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The Greater Opportunities team is dynamic and experienced and very caring. If you’d like to spend your days working in a career that truly makes a difference, consider joining us. We are seeking qualified candidates to become personal assistants for our programs.

Please submit your resume to jonofe@greateropp.org.

Current Job Openings

ILS Direct Support Staff

Job Description:

Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Are you currently seeking fulfillment in your professional life? Supporting adults with developmental disabilities is a great way to make a living while making a difference.

We are currently seeking professional and compassionate individuals to work as “direct support staff/life skills trainers” in our Independent Living Services Program. The Independent Living Services Program provides 1:1 support and training to clients living independently in the community in their own homes. We offer competitive compensation (hourly wage rate varies based on assignment), and full benefits to employees who work 30+ hours: medical, vacation and sick leave, accidental death and disability, life insurance

Job Duties for “direct support staff/life skills trainer” in the Independent Living Services Program include:
–Community-based individual skill instruction and hands-on assistance with daily life activities
–Case management

Essential requirements

  • Friendly Personality – Building relationships with the individuals you support is a vital component of being a valued support worker. Therefore, having a friendly and supportive nature with a positive outlook on life is essential for the role.
  • Passion/Motivation– Being passionate about encouraging and supporting people to live their best life is what we are all about. As an employee of Greater Opportunity, you would need to demonstrate an ability to be creative and open minded as you assist people towards achieving their goals.
  • Resilience is a must in the disability sector. We all have our good and bad days and the ability to remain calm and supportive is inherent.
  • Flexibility -As we provide individualized supports for people based on their needs, shifts will vary in length and time so an ability to be flexible in this sector is also a must. Shifts may also vary from one-to-one support in the community, supporting people in their own homes and working in a residential or community access setting.
  • Multitasking – Be able to wear more than one hat i.e Buddy, cheerleader, teacher, cook, secretary, gaming pal, champion, coach, student, sidekick, guide, assistant, advocate…

 

Greater Opportunities is a private nonprofit organization that provides support and personalized services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Our mission is to empower people with developmental disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives.

We are hiring both full-time and part-time staff.

Compensation: $15/hour + medical, dental, vision, LTD & Life Benefits

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter by email to jonofe@greateropp.org , or by mail to:

Greater Opportunities

900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700

Santa Clara, CA 95050

Program Assistant-Adult Day Services

Job Description:

Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Are you currently seeking fulfillment in your professional life? Supporting adults with developmental disabilities is a great way to make a living while making a difference.

We are currently seeking professional and compassionate individuals for the position of “Program Assistant” in our Adult Development and Activity Center.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Program Coordinator, Program Assistants in the Adult Development and Activity Center Day Program help to design, lead and implement facility-based and community-based activities that are tailored to the needs, strengths, interests and preferences of consumers in order to develop consumers’ functional skills, enrich their lives through community integration and self-advocacy, further their independence through the development of employment and self-care skills, as well as provide structured opportunities for creative expression and enjoyment.

Assigned activities may include job coaching paid work sites, directing volunteer work at non-profit organizations; supporting development of independent living skills through activities such as using the computer and Internet; public transit, cooking and nutrition, growing vegetables; fulfilling needs for creative expression through activities such as music, dance, art, crafts, and photography; leading social recreational activities such as physical fitness, golf, swimming and bowling; and orienting consumers in how to access community resources such as the library, parks and recreation centers.

9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday (Full Time)

Compensation: $15/hour + Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, and Long Term Disability Insurance

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter by email to jonofe@greateropp.org , or by mail to:

Greater Opportunities

900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700

Santa Clara, CA 95050

SLS Personal Assistant

Job Description:

Are you a person who enjoys helping others? Are you currently seeking fulfillment in your professional life? Supporting adults with developmental disabilities is a great way to make a living while making a difference.

We are currently seeking professional and compassionate individuals for the position of “Personal Assistant” in our Supported Living Program.

Responsibilities: 

Under the direction of the SLS Program Coordinator, Personal Assistants in the Supported Living Services Program provide services directly to consumers in their own homes, with goals and levels of support determined jointly by consumers and their circles of support (friends, family members, partners). Supported living services provided by the Program Assistant range from minimal assistance to 24-hour care, depending on the type and severity of the individual’s disability. These services are provided for persons with any level of ability/disability.

Greater Opportunities is an independent nonprofit organization that provides support and personalized services to adults with developmental disabilities.

Our mission is to empower persons with developmental disabilities to achieve greater self-sufficiency and lead richer lives.

We have “Full time” and “Part time” opportunities available, including weekends and overnights.

Compensation: $15/hour + medical, dental, vision, ltd, and life benefits

TO APPLY

Send resume and cover letter by email to jonofe@greateropp.org , or by mail to:

Greater Opportunities

900 Lafayette Street, Suite 700

Santa Clara, CA 95050

 

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