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.

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Urgent Action Item: Contact the Chairs of the California State Senate and Assembly Budget Committees today and tell them you support Assemblymember Chris Holden’s proposal to add $25 million to the DDS budget to assist service providers in high cost regions to meet the escalating costs for labor and other essential operations.

Background: Since the rates paid by the State of California to providers of intellectual and developmental disabilities services were frozen in 2003, they have increased by only 7% by the end of 2017 while the cost of operations has risen by more than 70%. The governor’s current state budget proposal for FY 2019 not only proposes no increases for Intellectual and Developmental Disability services, but also proposes cuts through mandated provider furlough days.

The impact of rate stagnation is profound. Service providers in places like the San Francisco Bay Area, including Las Trampas, struggle to provide competitive wages in a labor market where the cost of living is skyrocketing. Assemblymember Holden’s proposal would add $25 million to the DDS budget in 2018 to provide some temporary relief for service providers who can document a need for these funds.

Act Now: Customize one of the letters below and fax it to the Chairs of the Budget Committees, or email or call their office at the Capitol. Let them know you support living wages for service providers!

  1. Senator Holly Mitchell (Chair):
    • Fax #: (916) 651-4930
    • email
    • Phone: (916) 651-4030
  2. Senator Richard Pan:
    • Fax #: (916) 651-4906
    • email
    • Phone: (916) 651-4006
  3. Assembly Member: Phil Ting:
    • Fax #: (916) 319-2119
    • email
    • Phone: (916) 319-2019
  4. Assembly Member: Dr. Joaquin Arambula
    • Fax #: (91) 319-2131
    • email
    • Phone: (916) 319-2031

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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.

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