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Ala Costa Centers Adult Programs is looking for motivated people interested in making an impact in their communities by working with disabled adults. We offer a fantastic opportunity to start building a career as an educator. Read the job description below to learn how to apply. 

Job Description: Community Facilitator


Adult Program Community Facilitators instruct creatively and intentionally in a community-based adult transition and adult day program for people with disabilities. We are an organization that is committed to disability justice and the right of disabled people to have equal access to the community and make their own choices.


Job Responsibilities:

Encompass instruction in areas of independent living skills [i.e. cooking, money management, travel training. etc.], community integration, and vocational skills. Our overarching goal is to decrease dependence while learning in the least restrictive environment. Prospective employees believe in the importance of the concepts of self-determination, person-centered programming, and student agency. Ongoing training is provided in all of these areas.

About Us:

Ala Costa's Adult Transition program is a non-profit organization which serves intellectually/developmentally disabled adults ages 18 years and older from the Berkeley Unified School District, North Region SELPA and Regional Centers. We are a community-based program that focuses on self-determination, vocational and independent living skills, and community integration.


  • Must be able to work without direct supervision

  • Ability to read and write effectively

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Ability to be First Aid/CPR certified

  • Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated



  • $19.50 per hour starting pay, plus excellent benefits.

  • 30 hours per week


To Apply:

  • Apply on the website, press the apply button to submit your resume

  • OR email your resume addressed to: Tanya Coffield, Program Director at

  • No phone calls, please


  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance



  • Monday to Friday: 8AM-2PM


COVID-19 considerations:

  • We work with highly vulnerable populations and follow strict CDC guidelines including mask wearing, sanitation and maintaining social distance. ALL staff must be vaccinated and boosted.

*This is a physically demanding position as it is community-based and daily travel with participants is on public transportation or on foot in all kinds of weather. Staff will also need to assist participants with mobility limitations and this may require some lifting. Please keep this in mind when applying.

[Image Description] A teacher and student stand across a counter. The teacher is demonstrating how to scoop a mango out with a spoon. Photo by Jamie Meronk

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