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Day Program Coordinator

  • Location

    Burlingame, CA
  • Posted On

    February 21, 2024
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Nonprofit Administration
  • Experience Level

    2-5 Years
  • Education Level

    Not Specified
  • Salary


Job Description

AbilityPath is hiring a Day Program Coordinator to join our Team!

The Coordinator provides mentorship, supervision, and curriculum development for site and community-based instructors, interns and volunteers. The Coordinator is also responsible for the service coordination of participants in the program through Person Centered Planning practices. In addition, the Coordinator plays a key role in the initial / on-going training of Instructors.


We are a non-profit organization that provides a variety of programs and a lifespan of services for individuals with disabilities. Our mission to accept, respect, and include people of all abilities extends to every member of our community. We are committed to the lifelong process of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) learning and application to build a more inclusive culture, where everyone plays a role in advancing DEI. We will always have work to do, and we look forward to doing it TOGETHER!


At AbilityPath, we support a well-rounded career experience with a focus on career development, collaboration, employee wellness, and employee recognition, including the below benefits and opportunities for staff:

– Up to 4 weeks of PTO*
– 10 paid holidays*
– Comprehensive and affordable medical, dental, and vision benefits upon hire*
– 401(k) plan with employer match
– Performance bonuses
– Educational reimbursement benefit with ongoing professional development and growth opportunities
*Full-time staff only


– Passion for the mission
– Interest in working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities
– Teamwork and collaboration
– Effective and open communication, thoughtfulness, and ability to adapt
– Shared commitment to DEI Learning and Application

We strongly encourage BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and any multiply marginalized people to apply. AbilityPath works collaboratively to recruit and retain diversity among our staff teams.


– Assists Program Manager to align the program with organization strategic direction, Employment First principles, and current vocational and human services best practices.
– Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate performance of instructors and interns. Actively participate in the training / onboarding process with all new hires.
– Oversee quarterly curriculum planning process, quality of instruction, and provide support to staff.
– Develop community relationships and partnerships to enhance opportunities for quality vocational and community-based programming.
– Perform monthly data audits to ensure accurate participant tracking and documentation.
– Responsible for Person Centered Planning and case management activities of assigned region including: coordination of input for assessments with the individual’s circle of support, goal setting and tracking process, incident reporting and follow-up, and other requirements; acts as the key liaison with the Regional Center.
– Administer accurate documentation of program activities, attendance, billing, expenses etc. and conduct regular audits to ensure compliance.
– Stays up to date with technology utilized in program and throughout the organization; able to provide support to instructors as needed.
– Coordinate supply ordering for site-based programs and track budget accordingly.
– Provide engaging, developmentally appropriate fill-in instruction to participants to help them achieve their goals; instruction may be community based, on-site or provided virtually.
– Utilize appropriate modification techniques to respond to challenging behaviors and support behavioral plans to increase engagement.
– Maintain and develop professional relationships and provide excellent customer service with external parties including, community partners, families, caregivers, and participants.
– Acts as liaison between the consumer, Regional Center, Department of Rehabilitation, and all other involved parties.
– Ensures a safe continuous working environment according to general safety practices
– Drive agency vehicles as needed
– Transport participants to activities and events; provide route service as needed
– Other duties as required


In our approach to inclusive hiring, we recognize that job qualifications within hiring policies have been used to exclude candidates from marginalized backgrounds. Below is a list of Education and Work Experience that would be helpful to have in this role, however, we encourage you to apply even if you may not meet all of the listed qualifications, as any combination of lived and learned education and experience can make you a successful candidate.*Please note that some of these are legal requirements to perform this role, these have been marked with and asterisk

– Education Degree in applicable field
– Minimum 2 years of supervisory or leadership experience
– Applicable work or volunteer experience


– 3 years of a Valid California Driver’s License/ID
– 3 years of a Clean Driving Record (if applicable)
– Proof of negative TB test results
– Verification of physical clearance
– Passing a criminal fingerprint clearance
– 21 years of age for driving positions


Employees have the opportunity to share access needs during the interview process, upon hire, and ongoing throughout their employment. AbilityPath recognizes that each person has unique access needs and we are committed to an ongoing evaluation process to make our organization more accessible to meet the needs of our team members.

– Ability to physically respond to adults with developmental disabilities
– Ability to lift/support at least 40 lbs as needed
– Ability to sit, stand, stoop, and bend frequently
– Ability to walk for extended periods of time and support adults with developmental disabilities on community outings
– Ability to drive company vehicles to transport participants
– Ability to sit and keyboard as needed


AbilityPath is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available persons in every job. Our policy prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), color, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry (including language-use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), citizenship, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, genetic information, marital status, domestic partner status, family care status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, legally protected medical condition, military or veteran status, or other consideration made unlawful by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AbilityPath will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination against, harassment of, or disrespectful or unprofessional conduct toward an employee based upon any of the protected characteristics listed above or based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Via Services is now affiliated with AbilityPath, thriving together to provide a lifetime of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. Learn more at

How to Apply

Please apply on our site here!:

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.