Let’s make a difference together.

Make a living while making a difference. The goal of our service is to assist people in leading meaningful, purposeful and valued lives.

Interested in joining our team?

We are currently hiring Community Development Specialists for our Davis and Citrus Heights offices.

Our Philosophy

Our agency was designed to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  This is a broad category that includes people who have historically had labels such as mental retardation, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.  We give you these terms so you have a framework; however, we resist the historical practice of defining people by labels or such things as perceived “functioning” levels.  Instead, we describe what we can observe, such as what support a person needs in any given situation.  We work with people who have a variety of support needs.  We believe that all people have the right to contribute and be valued in their communities.   We do not exclude anyone based on their perceived limitations or challenges.  We believe that our communities are better when we learn to value the unique, individual contributions each member offers.  For more information, we encourage you to review our Mission/Vision/Values statement.

Hours, Salary and Benefits

We are first and foremost a person-centered organization. This means that the people we serve, and our employees, are at the heart of everything that we do. We recognize that the people we support are most successful when their Community Development Specialist is provided with the tools, training, and support they need. We provide extensive and on-going training and have a competitive compensation plan and opportunities for advancement. We hope that our employees recognize and take advantage of the career opportunities that exist within our organization. The following is a general overview of what to expect in terms of hours, salary, and benefits. 

Your schedule will mirror the needs of the people you are supporting. Our typical work hours fall between the hours of 7am and 5pm, Monday-Friday but you may work occasional evenings and weekends based on the schedule of the person you support. You will work with the person you support to develop a schedule so that you both know what to expect ahead of time. 

The Community Development Specialist – 1 position starting pay is $22 per hour. Pay increases of $.50 per hour at both 6 month and 1 year anniversaries and the completion of training modules 2 and 3 respectively bring your wage to $22.50 or $23.00 per hour by the end of year 1. A 3 year Professional Development and Compensation Package has been developed for your growth both professionally and fiscally with increases in pay as much as 6% in years 2 and 3. We also reimburse mileage at .65 cents per mile. 

We provide medical insurance, up to a $600 premium max, which covers most employees, vision, dental, and group life insurance benefits for full time employees. We currently offer Kaiser medical insurance, a Delta Dental plan, vision through VSP and $10,000 of group life insurance. These benefits are effective on the first of the month following your first 30 days. Benefits are available for spouses or dependents at your own expense. Full time employees also receive 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid vacation, 48 hours of sick time of which you can turn 24 hours into vacation if unused and 8 paid holidays per year. We offer a fully vested and matched 401(k) plan after just 1 year with the company. Premiums and accruals are prorated for part time employees. Additional longevity benefits are outlined in our compensation package.

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606 Sunrise Vista Drive, Suite 1875
Citrus Heights, CA. 95610

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Davis, CA. 95616


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Citrus Heights (916) 723-3112

Davis (530) 747-0230