Independent Living Skills Training: Services that develop, maintain and improve the community-living skills of a person.  

Independent Living Skills (ILS) is direct training from a staff person to address the identified skill development needs of a person in the areas of:

  • Communication skills

  • Community living and mobility

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Reduction/elimination of maladaptive behavior

  • Self-care

  • Sensory/motor development involved in acquiring functional skills.

Assistance and supervision may occur during the delivery of ILS training services; however, training must be the primary service provided.

The following are examples of ILS training provided in the person’s home and/or community setting:

  • Learning how to cook in the person’s kitchen

  • Learning how to deposit money by going to a bank or ATM

  • Using the bus system to learn how to ride a bus.

ILS Provider’s responsibilities also include assistance and training to obtain the following outcomes:

  1. Increase the person’s independence by teaching skills so tasks and activities can be performed with decreased dependence on caregivers

  2. Increase the person’s opportunities to interact with people without disabilities who are not paid caregivers

  3. Provide daily schedules, routines, environments and interactions similar to those of people without disabilities of the same chronological age

  4. Provide skill training in an environment where the skill will be used

  5. Support development of decision-making skills and informed choices in all aspects of daily living, including selection of service providers, goals and methods, location and decor of residence, roommates, daily routines, leisure activities and personal possessions.


Providers must complete and maintain related records and documentation such as timesheets and weekly reports.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The personal support staff will also perform other reasonable related duties as assigned by supervisor.


Cradle of Love LLC reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours as needed. This document is not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment.


I have read and understand this job description. I agree to accept the responsibilities and duties as outlined. I am capable of performing in a reasonable manner the activities involved in this job.