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.

Henry and Ray: Best Friends Out on the Town

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Henry and Ray are best friends.

Most days you can find them out in the community with their Las Trampas staff support person—grocery shopping, visiting local museums and parks, and having coffee at their local Starbucks.

An older White man and an older African American man sit in front of the Gott's sign in NapaHenry and Ray are residents of Maureen House—one of our four community based homes. They, like all the residents of Las Trampas homes, experience behavior issues that mean they haven’t always been able to live in the community for their safety and that of the people around them.

Working with Las Trampas has given Henry, Ray, and others the opportunity to be part of their community. For staff members who work in the residential homes, keeping both residents and their neighbors safe while making sure residents can take active part in their community is the priority.

Instead of being isolated in an institutional setting, Las Trampas residents shop for their own food, visit friends, attend baseball games, go fishing, go to church if they choose, and visit amusement parks like Six Flags (some of our folks have their own season passes!). Staff are always on the lookout for fun outings to expand residents’ experiences and allow them to access all their communities have to offer.Two men sit on a rock, their backs to the camera, looking at a duck pond.

It is clear from lack of behavioral issues, the smile on the residents’ faces, and the stories they tell of their adventures that they are truly happier when they are able to take full advantage of their communities. And we know from the comments we hear from our neighbors that they enjoy sharing a neighborhood with residents of Las Trampas homes.

So if you see Henry, Ray, or any of the rest of the Las Trampas crew out and about, don’t hesitate to say “Hi”.



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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      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.

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

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      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.

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