Las Trampas supports adults with developmental disabilities to discover their capabilities and to lead full lives in their home, at work, and in the community.

Exploring Worlds with Las Trampas

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The day program is always looking for new worlds to explore. We regularly use local libraries to seek out new sites and organizations we can partner with to help our program participants become more and more engaged in and with their community.

Our memberships at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Chabot Space and Science Center, Blackhawk Museum and Fitness 19 open up worlds of knowledge and experience while teaching us the importance of staying healthy and fit.

Our partnerships with Diablo Valley Bowl, Clayton Valley Bowl, and Danville Bowl give us the opportunity to participate in friendly competition while working on our social skills (e.g., Show a Good Attitude, Follow Directions, Give Positive Feedback). With ramps and bumpers, bowling is an activity open to almost every program participant. It is the first programming choice of many  in the community groups.A man sits in a wheelchair. Another man holds a bowling ball. They are in a bowling alley.

On a daily basis, there are more than 40 day program participants exploring and engaging with their community. You will find us on the regional trails, at local parks and historical sites, in the shops and fitness centers, in classes and service centers. We volunteer, shop, compete, play sports and games, read, plant and grow, make friends, and, most important of all, we learn from our experiences. We’re an awful lot like you.



How to Apply

Successful candidates must meet the following basic employment requirements:

  • Successfully complete first-aid/CPR training within the first 30 days of employment
  • Possess a current and valid California Driver's License
  • Ability to pass a criminal background clearance through the Department of Justice
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical, tuberculosis screening, and drug screening
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively use a computer and associated productivity software programs
  • Ethical and professional standards
  • Problem-solving, critical thinking, and personal accountability

  • To apply for one of these positions, download and complete a job application and submit it along with your resume to broffman@lastrampas.org.

    Employment Application (MS Word)
    Employment Application (pdf)

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      Staff Training

      All Direct Staff and Management are provided with comprehensive training to ensure the highest quality of services to the individuals served by the agency.

      New-Hire Orientation (within 90 days of hire)

      48 hours of training including but not limited to: annual trainings, general safety, service design, regulations, policies and procedures, incident and mandated reporting, medication management, health conditions, developmental disabilities, and 40 hours of hands-on training.

      Annual Training

      • Positive Behavioral Support Training (PBS)
      • Teaching Social Skills (TSS)
      • Non-violent Crisis Intervention (NCI)

      Weekly and Monthly Inservice Trainings

      Ongoing trainings on all items noted above as well as staffing cases of the individuals served. Additional trainings also include training on curriculum and teaching methods.

      Residential Direct Service Professional (DSPs)

      DSP I Training (Year 1) DSP II Training (Year 2) Ongoing Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

      Office Location

      3460 Lana Lane, Lafayette, CA 94549

      Rights Under Title VI

      Las Trampas operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Las Trampas.

      Title VI Rights Notice (English and Spanish)

      Title VI Transportation Complaint Procedures and Form (English)

      Procediminetos de Quejas de Transporte del Título VI y Formulario (Espaniol)