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.

Meet Pat Flaharty!

I became familiar with Las Trampas about 15 years ago through my Rotary Club Lamorinda Sunrise. As a group we have done painting of homes, several on-campus landscaping projects and deck building. About eight years ago, Bonnie Peacock (former Development Director) spoke to our club and mentioned that the chef for Chef’s Table had moved away and that the program was unable to continue. chris chef

I said “I can do that,” and it has been a wonderful journey since.

I have have learned so much from our clients.

 

They have taught me patience and above all that life is all about being present.

Helping our clients learn independent living skills is very rewarding and their enthusiasm to cook, or just watch, is very fulfilling.

I have hotel and restaurant training from City College of SF. After a few years at the Disneyland Hotel, I started my insurance career and retired 8 years ago. I am very active cooking at home.

Carol (girlfriend) and I have wonderful dinner parties and I am now a bread baker. I took a class for a week at the SF Baking Institute last year and now make a mean sourdough baguette and Tartine Bakery’s great country bread. Friends and I often cook together.

We are not intimidated.

Since becoming involved with Chef’s Table I was so moved by Las Trampas’ program and its clients that I asked to be considered for a Board position and was invited about four years ago to sit on the board.

Pat Flaharty has been an invaluable addition to our board and leads our Chef’s Table Program every month. Last month, the folks grilled burgers (a client favorite) to feed the entire day program. 



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)

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