Direct Service Aide- Independent Living- North County
Job Details
San Marcos Office - San Marcos, CA
Part Time
High School
$14.00 - $14.00 Hourly
Nonprofit - Social Services

Not only are we actively hiring, but we are offering a $300 bonus for new hires who apply (and join the team) between April 15th and May 15th! The first $150 will be on your very first paycheck and the second $150 will be after your 60 days of successful employment! This is an amazing offer with our amazing company; don’t miss out on working in a job that is fulfilling and impactful.


Make a difference!


At Community Catalysts of California, we strive to create an impassioned and fulfilling environment for both our clients and employees. We have been in action for 30 years and have worked tirelessly towards generating a positive impact in our communities. Community Catalysts of California offers a variety of services to people within the full spectrum of types of disabilities. Every day our professional staff members are committed to people with disabilities to help them succeed in their daily lives, work, home and communities. If you are interested in serving your community and becoming a valued asset to our team, please read ahead!


We are looking for exceptional individuals to work with our clients in the Independent Living Program. This position pays $14.00 per hour and offers a flexible, part-time schedule in the North County area.


AS A DIRECT SERVICE AIDE: you will provide Independent Living Services (ILS) for adults with disabilities. These services may include:

  • Assisting clients with cooking, cleaning, shopping, and budgeting
  • Fostering skills in self-sufficiency
  • Community integration, socialization, or any other goals that may foster independence
  • Aiding in the development of self-reliance through support, counseling, and training within the home
  • Helping with medication management, money management, household maintenance, meal planning, transportation training, and other support services

Job duties are performed 1:1 at the client’s home or out in the community. The overall goal is to help clients with gaining the necessary skills in having a home or apartment with minimal assistance.




  • Providing the client with appropriate and effective services such as support and training programs
  • Serving each client in the least restrictive environment
  • Increasing the independence of all clients served
  • Assisting each person with improving his/her quality of life
  • Participating in client evaluations through task analysis and other requested assessment devices
  • Providing direct service as needed and required
  • Performing all duties of a direct service provider as assigned.


As a Direct Service Aide and part of our team as a catalyst, you will build professional relationships that inspire clients to reach their potential. Catalysts are positive role models and encouraging souls when a client is facing a challenging day. We are committed to advocacy and ensuring client rights are respected. On a day to day basis we work guided by our core values of resourcefulness, compassion, empathy, respect and trust.


If you think you can make a positive impact in someone’s life, apply today and join our team!





  • Must be 18 years of age or older with a minimum of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Must successfully complete a Red Cross approved First Aid and CPR class within 45 days of the date of hire OR already possess a Red Cross approved First-Aid certificate.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some of our clients are physically impaired and require assistance into and out of wheelchairs and other assistive devices. The employee must be able to perform such tasks on an urgent or emergency basis. Many of the jobs/activities in which our clients engage require physical exertion on the part of the Community Catalysts of California staff person (i.e., walking (75% of workday), climbing stairs (10% workday but on a frequent basis), lifting (10% of workday but on a frequent basis), stretching, bending, etc.). The employee must have the ability to talk, hear, and see in order to assist the client in his/her quest for independence.



  • Must be capable of making on-site visits to clients, agencies and employers. Often these on-site visits are at a distance from the office and no regular means of public transportation exists. 
  • Community Catalysts of California does not furnish transportation or vehicles for its employees however, mileage is reimbursed. A reliable means of transportation, valid California license and insurance is required.
  • He/she must successfully pass a screening for illicit drug use prior to employment.
  • He/she must possess a record clear from past felonious criminal activity and submit to a Department of Justice criminal activity background check.
  • CCC’s client case management platform requires employees to utilize a mobile smart device(i.e. cell phone/tablet) with reliable internet connectivity and data to complete certain essential job tasks. This position requires the employee to have a mobile smart device available to perform certain required essential functions, for which reasonable reimbursement is provided to the employee.