Application Form

Thank you for your interest in employment with Santa Cruz Supported Living!

We provide supported living services to adults with developmental disabilities, who have chosen to live in their own homes in their communities.  At Santa Cruz Supported Living, we are committed to helping the people we serve to maximize their independence and quality of life.  We believe that all people have the right to live the life they want for themselves and to expect a healthy and safe environment where they can learn and grow.  Our mission (and yours, should you be hired) is to make that happen!  

What Santa Cruz Supported Living expects of you:

Employees are responsible for supporting the all-around well-being of the people receiving support services, including emotional and physical health and insuring their safety.  You are expected to assist the person or people you work with in leading a self-directed life, protect the privacy of that person and to recognize the human dignity and individuality of each person you serve and support.  A successful employee is reliable, energetic, flexible, and creative, with good communication skills and the ability to work either independently or as part of a team.  Lastly, it is important that every employee of Santa Cruz Supported Living act as a positive role model for the people we serve. 


Requirements for employment

  • High school diploma or the equivalent.
  • Personal assistance:  ability to assist the individual served with activities of daily living, including hygiene, grooming, toileting, housekeeping, meal planning and preparation, and other self-help skills, per the needs of the individual served.  
  • Lifting/physical demands:  Ability to lift 50 or pounds frequently, per the needs of the individual served.
  • Challenging behaviors: Ability and willingness to support individuals that may have challenging behaviors
  • Ability to read and understand documents, write specific reports, identify baselines, apply systematic training techniques, solve complex problems, and to interpret written and verbal instructions.

  • At least one year of supporting adults with developmental disabilities (or similar experience) is strongly desired, with professional references.
  • Ability to maintain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • The position may require a California driver’s license, clean driving record, and a registered and insured vehicle in safe driving condition.
  • Clean Department of Justice or criminal background check.   

What you can expect from Santa Cruz Supported Living:

Santa Cruz Supported Living is an at-will employer.  Santa Cruz Supported Living complies with all local, state, and federal laws.  Santa Cruz Supported Living is an equal opportunity employer and all personnel decisions are made without regard to:

* Race    * Religion     * Color      *National Origin

* Gender    * Ancestry    * Marital Status   * Medical condition

*Creed   * Veteran Status     * Sexual Orientation    *Age

 *Physical or mental disability

As we value and respect the individuality of our clientele, we similarly value the individuality of each employee.   The nature of this work requires employees to be able to work as part of cohesive, cooperative teams in order to create viable circles of support for each individual served.  Employees participate in regular meetings and trainings throughout their employment to insure the best possible service is maintained and to facilitate open communication between all support participants.

Personal Information

Section 1 - General Information

Section 2 - Employment Verification

Section 3 - Education

Section 4 - Other Training: Certifications/Licenses

Section 5 - Employment Information and Availability

Section 6 - Most Recent / Current Employment

Section 7 - 2nd Most Recent Employment

Section 8 - 3rd Most Recent Employment

Section 9 - Professional Reference 1

Section 10 - Professional Reference 2

Section 11 - Professional Reference 3

Section 12 - Emergency Contact Information

Section 13 - Resume / Cover Letter

Section 14 - Applicant's Certifications and Agreements

I certify that information contained in this application is true and complete. I understand that false information may be grounds for not hiring me or for immediate termination of employment at any point in the future if I am hired. I authorize the verification of any or all information listed above.