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Direct Support Professional

Cypress Independent Living Services

Direct Support Professional

San Jose, CA
Part Time
  • Responsibilities

    Are you friendly, outgoing and caring individual looking for a new opportunity to help change lives?

    We are looking to add new Life Skills Coaches to our amazing team!

    We are Cypress Independent Living Services, Inc., one of the largest independent providers of services to Intellectually Disabled Adults and Seniors in the Bay area.

    Our services are goal oriented and are driven by the philosophy that the more independent individuals are in their daily lives, the more successful they will be.


    A Life Skills Coach (LSC) works with and supports individuals with intellectual/ developmental disabilities in the places they live and work. LSC's perform their jobs out in the community.

    A PARTNER - assisting individuals to lead independent lives, participate in and contribute to the community.

    A TEACHER - finding creative and fun ways to help individuals learn meaningful skills and provide them with information to make the best choices for themselves.

    An AMBASSADOR - to the individual’s community, encouraging others to interact with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities as neighbors, friends, and co-workers.

    An ADVOCATE - supporting individuals to exercise their rights and responsibilities.

    A SUPPORTER - seeking to understand the likes, dislikes, hopes, and dreams of individuals they support and working with them as they make progress toward their life goals.All of the roles that you play have a common focus on supporting individuals to live the kind of lives they choose.

    The LSC is a Partner, Teacher, Ambassador, Advocate, and Supporter.The job of the LSC carries a unique responsibility. Unlike a parent, legal guardian, or conservator, the LSC does not have the authority to make important life decisions for individuals they work for and with. Instead, the individuals themselves, with the help of LSC, parents, legal guardians, conservators and service coordinators as appropriate, make decisions about their own lives.


    Full time, Part time and flexible schedules available

    On-the-Job Training, Mentoring, and Support

    Healthcare, Dental, and Vision for Full-Time Employees

    Fulfill your desire to Make a Difference!


    Friendly, outgoing and reliable individual

    Experience working with our client population is preferred, but not required

    At least 21 years of age or older

    As 99% of this job is performed out in the community, a reliable vehicle with updated inspection and proof of full insurance coverage

    Must provide proof of acceptable driving record

    *** Please note, A DUI on record will not be accepted. Employee must continue to maintain an acceptable driving record during their employment.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Top (10) Reasons Why the BEST people work at Cypress ILS:

    1. GREAT PURPOSE! Desire to Make a Difference in the lives of a Person with Intellectual Disabilities
    2. GREAT WORK SCHEDULE! Part-Time, Full-Time, Flex-Time Work Schedules = Work/Life Balance
    3. GREAT BENEFITS! Healthcare, Dental, and Vision for Full-Time Employees
    4. GREAT TRAINING! On-the-Job Training with Over (26)Leadership Development Courses to Prepare for Greater Responsibilities in the Organization
    5. GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH! "Fast Track" to Management and Executive Positions for those looking for more in life than just a job.
    6. GREAT PAY STRUCTURE! The most competitive earnings potential in the industry that keeps you advancing at YOUR own pace.
    7. GREAT INCENTIVES! Our goals are completely aligned across the organization with helping our Clients achieve THEIR goals, and when they win, we all win together!
    8. GREAT INTERNSHIPS! Grow in many areas of the profession - Direct Care, Management, Marketing, Finance, Public Relations.. explore them all while being aligned with a great purpose.
    9. GREAT LEADERSHIP! Learn from the Top Executives and Leaders in the field while you achieve great things in your professional life.
    10. GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT! The support you need every step of the way - with the latest technology, accessible managers, plugged-in co-workers, and inspiring Clients!


    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $18.00 - $20.00 per hour

    Expected hours: 10 – 40 per week


    Dental insurance

    Employee discount

    Flexible schedule

    Health insurance

    Paid time off

    Referral program

    Vision insurance