Below are the available positions in our Santa Cruz locations, as well as our Los Gatos (Summit) location. You’ll find a description of the position, hours, requirements/qualifications, etc. Call Sonja McCall at (831) 426-6436 for more information about Summit and SLS programs. For Tides, please contact Kate Smit at (831) 426-6436. For our East Bay positions, please call Waleed Elhag, at (510) 562-7000.
Medical, dental, paid time off available for regular schedules of 30 hours per week or more.
Summit Program (located near the summit off of Highway 17): this program provides educational, social, behavioral, medical and recreational support for a boy with severe autism and mental heath issues.
Behavioral Strategies Trainer (B.S.T.) In addition to providing direct support, the B.S.T. will be responsible for ensuring that all staff members fully understand and accurately implement the behavioral approaches utilized in the program.
Job requirements: B.S.T.’s must have at least 2 years of experience in a related field, ability to pass background check, and must possess at least one of the following: Registered Behavioral Technician certification, Certified Behavior Interventionist (BI) training, Teaching Credential, RN license and/or LVN license. In addition, the Lead Behavior Strategies Trainer must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
Available B.S.T Schedules (may be combined):
Home Training Specialist (HTS)
Provide support to the child in all areas of life, including implementing behavioral plans, skills training, companionship, ensuring health and safety, accompanying client during community outings, and ensuring thorough and accurate reports (health, behavioral, etc).
Job requirements include CA Drivers’ License in good standing, at least 2 years experience in a related field, ability to pass background check, clean driving record.
Available HTS Schedules (may be combined to reach full time status):
These positions are sleep shifts, which may require occasional overnight response for supervision, personal care, or other childcare needs:
None currently available
Adult Supported Living (SLS) with locations in Santa Cruz, Watsonville, Felton)
Home Training Specialist (HTS). HTS’s provide support to clients in all areas of life, including skills training, companionship, ensuring health and safety, accompanying client during community outings, implementing behavioral plans (if needed), and ensuring thorough and accurate reports (health, behavioral, etc).
Job requirements include CA Drivers’ License in good standing, 1-4 years experience (depending on client) in a related field, ability to pass background check, clean driving record.
Full Time, Benefited Positions:
*Mon-Fri 3pm-11pm with a man in Santa Cruz (ES)
*Mon-Fri 11pm-7am with a woman in Scotts Valley (FP). This is a “live-in” position. The live-in is only required to be at the home during scheduled shifts, but has a private bedroom and access to the home’s facilities both on and off duty. The live-in pays $213/month rent.
*Fri-Sat 4pm-12am; 12am-8am with a man in Watsonville (TB/RW)
Part-Time Positions (may be combined to reach full time status):
*Thurs,Fri,Sun 4pm-11pm with a woman in Watsonville. In addition to the general requirements of our Home Training Specialists, this position requires a Bilingual English-Spanish speaker. (GR)
*Fri, Sat, Mon 11pm-8am awake overnights with a woman in Watsonville. This position is temporary (please call for further information), and requires a Bilingual English-Spanish speaker. (GR)
*Sat-Sun 7am-5pm with a woman in Watsonville. This position requires a Bilingual English-Spanish speaker. (GR)
*Fri 3pm-11pm with a man in Felton (AJA)
*Fri 3pm-11pm with a man in Santa Cruz (AKA)
*Sat-Sun 3pm-11pm with a woman in Watsonville (AP)
*Sat 8am-4pm with a woman in Santa Cruz (DP)
*Sat-Sun 8am-4pm with a man in Santa Cruz (ES)
*Sun 8am-4pm with a man in Watsonville (TB/RW)
TIDES Specialized Residential Facility (located in Santa Cruz)
The Tides home is a brand new, four bed residential facility for children with developmental disabilities and co-occurring mental illness. Staff to child ratios will be 1:1, with schedules generally structured 6:30am-2:30pm, 2:30pm-10:30pm, and awake overnight shifts from 10:30pm-6:30pm. There are two position categories, as follows:
Facility Manager. The Facility Manager (FM) will provide both direct support to youth and will supervise direct support staff. In addition, the FM will provide training to other support staff and will have designated emergency on-call responsibility.
Behavior Support Specialist. Support Specialists will assist each child with developing and living their life’s plan. Services will include skills training in activities of daily living, development of children’s interests, and providing the support necessary for children to live successfully in both the community and in a residential setting.
Full Time, Benefited Positions:
*Sun-Thurs 10:30pm-6:30am awake overnights
*Tues-Sat 10:30pm-6:30am awake overnights