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Have questions or wish to submit your resume? 

Please contact: Teresa Roberts, HR Coordinator, at:

If you like to have fun while having an impact on others, read on! 

(Click the job title below to see the full job description.)

1. Lead Instructor (Explorer Program - Long-Term Sub) 
Lead Instructors lead vocational training workshops using the custom/adapted Beacons curriculum for individuals with mild/moderate disabilities. Instructors help develop and update curriculum, devise learning tools to support activities, and work with associate instructors to optimize the learning experiences and growth of trainees in the workshops. Leads also serve as Beacons ambassadors with the community and other organizations, and are responsible for working with the Program Director of the division to develop and fill the workshops, as well as develop employment pathways for the trainees.

Hourly Pay Rate: $22 - $26

2. Assistant Director Club Beacons 
We are seeking a creative, energetic individual to work as the Club Beacons Assistant Director. In this role the Assistant Director will oversee, plan and implement the twice monthly events, train and supervise staff and assure that the different elements of the event (social, creative arts, entertainment, games) adheres to the Activities Curriculum.

Starting Pay: $27.88

3. Paratransit Driver (Part Time Monday - Friday) 
Drivers will interact with riders and staff to help transport Beacon’s program participants who have diverse intellectual abilities to and from offsite events. The main job duties include providing safe and courteous transportation service to all passengers and assisting passengers with or without mobility devices or service animals in boarding and exiting the vehicle. 

Hourly Pay Rate: $19

4. Billing Specialist 
The billing specialist will process all billing for each program and its clients according to the requirements by the funding agency. The specialist will also answer billing inquiries and assist in the monitoring and follow-up of related billing functions. This is a part time position with the heaviest workload at the beginning of each month.

Hourly Pay Rate: $25 - $28

5. Substitute Associate Instructors (All Programs) 
The Associate Instructor will support and assist the lead instructor for the workshop(s) or 1:1 client driven program, help with pre- and post assessments, complete progress reporting for the workshop(s), support trainees with onsite instruction (or zoom as appropriate), and use their creativity to develop teaching tools to help optimize the learning of individuals with mild/moderate learning disabilities.

Hourly Pay Rate: $18 - $20

Substitute positions may lead to permanent associate instructor’s position and/or lead instructor position.

Please contact Teresa Roberts, HR Coordinator, for more information at:


Beacons is a fast growing 501(c)(3) nonprofit located in Carlsbad, California that has tripled over the last 4 years. If you are an out-of-the box thinker, who likes to have fun while they work, Beacons may be the place for you!

Our team is dedicated to innovative instruction to empower individuals with disabilities through our Explorer Vocational Program, PathFinder Vocational Workshops, Tailored Day mentoring program, and customized support solutions

Please feel free to submit your resume to our Human Resources Coodinator with a cover letter explaining your interest in working with Beacons, Inc. We look forward to hearing from you!


Beacons, Inc. is a drug, alcohol and smoke-free worksite. All applicants must successfully undergo a Live Scan background check if hired. 

Beacons, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Beacons, Inc. prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical and mental disability, political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, citizenship, or any other classification protected by state or federal law. Beacons complies with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), the California Fair Employment Act and any other applicable federal and state laws and regulations enacted.


This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Beacons, Inc. makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time and provides accommodations to individuals with disabilities and others for whom accommodations must be provided under applicable federal and state laws and regulations.

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Hi local employer! Thank you for taking a look at Beacons! We hope you'll join us to help beat the nearly 86% unemployment rate of those with intellectual and other developmental disabilities in San Diego County!


Good things to know:

1. Paid Internships

The State of CA will fund an internship at your workplace to help a trainee learn skills to work towards employment. State funding covers worker's comp, wages and other employee costs. Free job coaching is also available so that the impact on the employer's staff is nominal.

2. Hiring Credits

If you hire someone with a disability, the business may be eligible for tax credits!



3. Funding to renovate work space

Funding to make space more accessible and/or funding to renovate space to remove barriers! (See flyer on this page!)

Sample success stories:

Bitchin' Sauce - Their team created a special 3-hour shift and provided group training to help our trainees successfully work in their food production department. 

Callaway Golf and ViaSat partnered with Beacons to help trainees develop employment skills through paid internships.

City of Carlsbad - A trainee who completed our office skills workshop helped the City with workers' compensation records.


Home Depot, Sprouts and other businesses have supported our trainees! 

To learn more about how you can be part of the solution, please contact the Beacons Executive Director at:

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