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We're Hiring! Join the TMI Team Today and Transform Lives

Founded in 1981, Toward Maximum Independence (TMI) is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and veterans with disabilities. TMI is an equal opportunity employer and our policies and practices in hiring are committed to staff diversity. It is our practice to recruit and hire according to the highest ethical standards and best practices identified by CARF, federal, state and local labor standards and regulations. It takes tremendous support to achieve our goals, and our staff are at the very heart of our mission: to provide personalized services to those who require support, enabling them to make informed choices regarding how they live, work and function productively and independently in the community.


TMI meets our standards as an affirmative action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all candidates and employees. TMI will not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, or ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy or related medical condition, childbirth, family medical status, disability, mental or medical condition, sexual orientation, political affiliation, socio-economic or veteran status or any other protected status under California or federal law.

Learn more by reading TMI’s policy regarding our hiring practices.

Karen Ritchie

Karen Ritchie, DSP

TMI is by far one of the best employers that I have had. TMI changes lives and makes our clients' dreams possible. I have witnessed many successes, and have also taken part in the magic. I have learned so much from my clients, coworkers and supervisors. Thank you to all of my supervisors, and TMI, for allowing me to be a part of an amazing agency. TMI will positively impact and change your life!


TMI knows that our employees are the foremost reason we are such a strong, dynamic organization. Through their collective support and advocacy for our clients we have thrived and grown over the years. TMI started out as a home office and now has offices in San Diego, Temecula, Escondido, El Centro and Corona, CA.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package to our employees so that we can successfully recruit and retain amazing people to our team.

  • Medical, Vision, & Dental Insurance

  • Generous 401(k) Employer Match

  • Accrued Sick & Vacation Hours, Years of Service Pay & Paid Holidays

  • Mileage Reimbursement if Applicable

  • Premium Night Shift Pay if Applicable

  • Wellness Program with Prize-Winning Monthly Challenges (over $1,000/month in value)

  • Quarterly Opportunity Drawings

  • Newly Remodeled Fitness Center in San Diego

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Verizon Wireless Employee Discount

Please call (800) 877-5452 or email with any questions. 

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As a licensed Resource Family Agency (Foster Family Agency) (RFA License #370603102) for San Diego County, TMI believes all youth belong in families. We strive to find Resource Families for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are unable to remain with their family of origin.

Resource Families receive a competitive monthly financial stipend, monthly respite, back up services, extensive training and the ongoing support of both a social worker and behavior specialist. You can make a lasting impact in a youth's life, as they will in yours. We look forward to hearing from you!

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