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Independent Living Skills Case Manager


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AbilityPath is hiring Case Managers for our Independent Living Skills (ILS) Program!

Our program operates in Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo counties! Locations include: Santa Cruz, San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, & Daly City areas

ILS is a community-based program that specializes in teaching adults with disabilities the fundamental skills needed to live independently. The ILS case manager provides support in skill development to prepare participants to move out on their own and live independently, while also providing supports for participants that are currently living alone but need assistance to maintain their independence.



We are a non-profit organization that provides a variety of programs and a lifespan of services for individuals with disabilities. Our mission to accept, respect, and include people of all abilities extends to every member of our community. We are committed to the lifelong process of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning and application to build a more inclusive culture, where everyone plays a role in advancing DEI. We will always have work to do, and we look forward to doing it TOGETHER!


At AbilityPath, we support a well-rounded career experience with a focus on career development, collaboration, employee wellness, and employee recognition, including the below benefits and opportunities for staff:

  • Up to 4 weeks of PTO
  • 10 paid holidays*
  • Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits upon hire*
  • 401(k) plan with employer match
  • Performance bonuses
  • Educational reimbursement benefit with ongoing professional development and growth opportunities
  • Full-time staff only


  • Passion for the mission
  • Interest in working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Effective and open communication, thoughtfulness, and ability to adapt
  • Shared commitment to DEI in creating a community where all members can represent themselves authentically


We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and any multiply marginalized people to apply. AbilityPath is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse diversity among our staff teams.


  • Ensure highest ethical & business practices
  • Ensure compliance with all legal requirements and agency policies
  • Ensure the health and safety of people receiving services, personnel and visitors at all times
  • Ensure a healthy, safe, clean working environment
  • Develop and Implement participant’s Individual Service Plans (ISP)
  • Develop participant’s quarterly progress reports
  • Schedule and attend participant’s quarterly, annual, and semi-annual meetings
  • Provide direct support to participants in learning their goals either in person or virtually
  • Build professional relationships with participants and stakeholders
  • Provide daily documentation of participant sessions, mileage reimbursements, etc.
  • Timely completion of all required paperwork (i.e. case notes, grids, end of month billing)
  • Maintain monthly communication with individuals concerned with participant including family, service coordinator and others
  • Identify opportunities for increased independence
  • Other duties as assigned



In our approach to inclusive hiring, we recognize that job qualifications within hiring policies have been used to exclude candidates from marginalized backgrounds. Below is a list of Education and Work Experience that would be helpful to have in this role, however, we encourage you to apply even if you may not meet all of the listed qualifications, as any combination of lived and learned education and experience can make you a successful candidate.

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in relevant field
  • Experience and interest in working with adults with developmental disabilities (preferred)


  • Valid California Driver’s License/ID
  • Clean Driving Record (if applicable)
  • Proof of negative TB test results
  • Verification of occupational physical clearance
  • Pass a criminal fingerprint clearance
  • 18 years of age or job permit clearance
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination + first booster


Employees have the opportunity to share access needs during the interview process, upon hire, and ongoing throughout their employment. AbilityPath recognizes that each person has unique access needs and we are committed to an ongoing evaluation process to make our organization more accessible to meet the needs of our team members.


  • Ability to physically respond to adults with developmental disabilities
  • Ability to lift/support at least 40 lbs as needed
  • Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequently
  • Ability to walk for extended periods of time and support adults with developmental disabilities on community outings
  • Ability to drive company vehicles to transport participants
  • Ability to sit and keyboard as needed



AbilityPath is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry (including language-use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, or other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AbilityPath will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination against, harassment of, or disrespectful or unprofessional conduct toward an employee based upon any of the protected characteristics listed above or based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.


Via Services is now affiliated with AbilityPath, thriving together to provide a lifetime of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Learn more at 

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