Independent Living Skills Counselor • Part-time




Independent Living Skills Counselor • Part-time

Department: Adult Services
Status: Nonexempt
Shift: Part-time with potential for Full-time
Compensation: $15.75 per hour
Position Description: ILS Counselor creates one’s own schedule to work with clients both in the community and in their homes.  The counselor will implement the goals of each individual client by following the Individual Service Plan to include: personal/social, domestic, financial, and community goals.  The counselor is responsible for completing quarterly and semi-annual reports to be turned in to the program manager.  Attendance is required for any client meetings as well as monthly dept. staff meetings.

Essential Functions:

  1. Performs assessments of consumer’s independent living skills as assigned.
  2. Assist in the development of Individual Service Plan (ISP) for consumers as assigned.
  3. Use judgment to determine techniques and materials used to implement consumer’s ISP.
  4. Record data on assigned consumer’s progress toward ISP goals, and prepare quarterly and annual summaries as necessary.
  5. Provide on-going monitoring of assigned consumer’s health and safety.
  6. Maintain regular communication with individuals involved with consumers including family, work supervisor, and case manager.
  7. Check in with Community Living Options Program Manager as needed to provide status reports on assigned consumers and will immediately notify Community Living Options Program Manager or Administrator on-call of any significant incident.
  8. Establish and maintain a regular contact schedule with assigned consumers accounting for all authorized service hours each month; submit (online) timesheets and billing forms with the actual hours worked to the Community Living Options Program Manager within given time frames.
  9. Participate in monthly staff meetings and in-service training.
  10. Acts as a representative of the Association in furthering its objectives and advocating for improvement in the quality of life for developmentally disabled persons.
  11. Acts as a resource person to part-time counselors.
  12. Assist consumers with their lease agreements and any housing issues.

Principle Accountabilities:

  1. Consistently represent PARCA in a professional manner and act as a representative of the organization in furthering its objectives and advocating for improvement in the quality of life for persons with developmental disabilities.
  2. Consistently provide a nurturing and safe living environment to the clients.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience, in special education, social work, rehabilitation counseling, or related field.
  2. Minimum of one year of experience working with developmentally disabled or behaviorally disordered individuals, preferably in a residential or independent living situation.
  3. Minimum of 18 years of age.
  4. Valid California driver’s license and a safe driving record.
  5. Willingness to be flexible in shift schedule assignments.
  6. Possess maturity, judgment and skills in interpersonal relations with the ability to interact appropriately with management, co-workers and clients.

To apply: email cover letter and resumes to or mail:
800 Airport Blvd., Suite 320
Burlingame, CA 94010
or Fax 650-312-0737.