East Bay Innovations
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If you’re looking for a fulfilling career with the opportunity to impact someone’s life, consider joining our team. You’ll receive the training and tools you need to be successful in your job. Explore our career opportunities today!
Established in 1994, East Bay Innovations (EBI) is a private non-profit organization providing services to people throughout Alameda County. East Bay Innovations offers a variety of services to help persons with disabilities live and work independently in their communities.
Our Mission is to arrange and provide personalized support that enables individuals with disabilities to live in their own homes, work in jobs of their choosing, and feel a sense of membership in their community.
We strive to understand each person’s hopes and aspirations as well as needs for support. We work in partnership with the person and their close friends and family to provide services that reflect what the individual wants. The people we serve direct their EBI services as much as they can. We help people strive for independence when possible, and we provide assistance when independence is not possible. We believe in services that are flexible and change over time as people change.
Supported Living Services & Community Day Supports
In our Supported Living Services and Community Day Supports programs, assist people, one-on-one, to live in their own homes, make choices about how they live, and have fun in their communities. May provide personal care and assist with wheelchair transfers. Opportunities to work weekdays, weekends, evenings, and overnights. Full or part-time.
Independent Living Services
In our Independent Living Services program, work one-on-one with clients in their homes and communities to help them maximize their independence. Assist with community engagement, managing public benefits, health education, money management, meal preparation, and household tasks. Instructors drive their own vehicles. Full or part-time.
In our Employment Services program, provide on-the-job training, one on one, for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Assist them to learn job tasks, adapt to the work setting, and cultivate good working relations with supervisors and co-workers. Job Coaches drive their own vehicles to support people at work sites. Full-time.
EBI values our employees and the passion they bring every day to their work with individuals with disabilities. One way we do this is through the offering of a rich and dynamic benefits package. Employee benefits include (but are not limited to):
Flexible Spending Account
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
403(b) retirement plan
Membership in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021
Education Assistance Fund
“I have worked for EBI for 7 years. I am grateful to be part of an organization that shares my values on respecting the humanity of not only the wonderful community we serve, but also the humanity of those who serve. I am fulfilled as what I give is generously received by my clients and my fellow workers.”
– Nini Schouborg, SLS Community Living Assistant
“East Bay Innovations has become like a second family, always willing and ready to assist, instruct, and educate its employees. I have grown tremendously in the field of social work over the last two years and credit my advancements to the ongoing education and guidance we receive at East Bay Innovations.”
– Melissa Martinez, ILS Specialist
“Apart from the rewarding friendships I have formed with clients and co-workers this past year, my experiences in this position have been tremendously valuable during the medical school application cycle. In every medical school interview, people were interested in my work in the day program. The job gave me a unique perspective on healthcare as it pertains to disabled adults.
I think I am more comfortable around patients’ bodies than many of my peers, and I am grateful that as a future healthcare provider I’ll have awareness of disability rights and familiarity with the complex medical needs of a diverse patient base.
Working in a program like CDS would be great for people thinking about a career in medicine, physical therapy, or nursing, or who are interested in adaptive communication, adaptive sports, or disability rights activism. I cannot overstate how lucky I feel to have been a part of the CDS team!”
– Molly Kastner, CDS Community Living Assistant (and future doctor!)