Direct Support Professional III, Lead Instructor

San Rafael, California, United States Full-time

Full Time Lead Instructors, Direct Support Professional III

Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm

Marin Ventures is an upbeat team work environment with a great staff to client ratio, plenty of resources and daytime hours - with no Nights or Weekends. We are seeking Lead Instructors to work with small groups of developmentally disabled adults. We provide arts, cooking, music, living skills courses and more activities in a well-resourced adult day program center. You will also drive and/or accompany clients on a variety of outings in Marin County for swimming, bowling, to parks, libraries, and other special events.

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys direct support and caregiving and looking for an environment with an education & instructional approach. Work on a team with other professionals providing a variety of services to friendly clients in a structured professional workplace. Share your own interests in cooking, sewing, gardening, music in an instructional setting. As a Direct Support Professional, it’s not about the experience you have coming into the job; it’s about the experiences you’ll have in it. Work here and change a life…especially yours.

Open Interviews:

WHEN: Every Tuesday from 1-2pm & every Thursday from 10-11am
WHERE: Marin Ventures: 350 Merrydale Road, San Rafael

Come fill out an application, see our facility and find out more about our available positions! 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Lead Instructors are responsible for teaching and training clients and stays actively engaged with clients during classes and activities. Instructors assist the Program Coordinators with implementing the clients’ Individualized Service Plans (ISP’s) and all program service activities. Our management team provides supervision and direction so Instructors work as part of a team or on his/her own.

 What you'll be doing!

  • Teach and engage in activities reflecting client preferences and ISP objectives.
  • Support clients’ maximum independence in all activities.
  • Teach and train clients in employment and independent living skills.
  • Assist clients with lunch and snacks which includes supervision of eating and drinking, or feeding them, or providing a level of support that enables them to finish meals and snacks.
  • Assist clients with personal care and hygiene which includes changing adult clothing and disposable undergarments (briefs and diapers).
  • Takes clients on community outings using agency vehicles, personal car, and/or public transportation.
  • Complete basic documentation: observation and seizure reports, case notes, data on clients’ goals and objectives, van logs, mileage/expense reports, and administrative paperwork.
  • Must work in partnership with coworkers during client activities.
  • Transport clients to a variety of locations in different settings, primarily within Marin County. 
  • This position has physical requirements that include driving, physical lifting and transfer of clients, pushing wheelchairs, working outdoors, and wearing latex gloves regularly.

Knowledge/Education/Experience Required:

  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) 
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Personality: Upbeat, energetic, takes initiative, dependable, takes pride in work.
  • Must have current valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record for a minimum of two years. Insurable under Marin Ventures company insurance.

Knowledge/Education/Experience Preferred :

  • Experience working with people with developmental disabilities.
  • Ability to drive agency vehicles.

Marin Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer.