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CPWD is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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Beyond Vision Program Assistant


TITLE:  Beyond Vision Program Assistant
PRIMARY OFFICE: 
Boulder
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: Part-Time (20 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $16 – $17.50/hr.  Benefits include: Employee Assistance Program (EAP); 401(k); and paid holidays, vacation time, sick time, and personal days.

SUMMARY:
This position will serve as administrative support for the Beyond Vision program, which provides individual services and low-vision support groups for people with visual impairments or blindness who reside in the counties of: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver and Jefferson, Gilpin, and Weld.  The job duties of this position will support all counties served by the program.  The individual in this position will be based out of the Boulder office.  Periodic travel to community partner sites throughout the Beyond Vision service area will also be required.  The individual in this position will serve as a role model and mentor for people with disabilities within the community, and maintain positive and effective relationships with CPWD staff and partner agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Beyond Vision Program Manager by assisting with administrative tasks detailed below.
  • Participate as a team member and support the entire Beyond Vision team.
  • Act as a scribe for team members in supporting documentation completion, including CPWD intake paperwork, specific grant-funded documentation, material aid forms, and CilsFirst database documentation.
  • Conduct calls to consumers for check-ins after 60+ days of no contact, group and workshop reminders, and connect consumers to the appropriate staff member for inquiries regarding resources or services.
  • Assist in mailing out documents for the team.
  • Assist staff in group and workshop facilitation, both virtually and in person. Includes managing virtual meetings, tracking attendance, and when onsite assisting in room and technology setup.
  • Gather resources related to blind/low-vision services and provide to staff.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • All CPWD staff members are considered mandatory reporters, obligated to report signs of abuse they are aware of both on and off the job.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program/team meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Proficient with MS Windows & Office, Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills, and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Able to function independently and readily adapt to multiple assignments and deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of disabilities and disability-oriented issues.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Satisfactory backgrounds checks.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with a disability is a huge advantage!
  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Home office and CPWD office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and regular computer use.
  • Local/regional travel in various weather conditions.
  • Based primarily out of the Boulder CPWD office location.
  • May be asked to work out of any CPWD office, as needed.

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fostering a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion while actively challenging and dismantling systemic racism and oppression.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate to perform the essential functions of the job.

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please submit an updated résumé and cover letter to [email protected] explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position.  We look forward to hearing from you!

www.cpwd.org

Bilingual Information & Referral (I&R) and Outreach Specialist

JOB TITLE:  Bilingual Information & Referral (I&R) and Outreach Specialist
PRIMARY OFF:  Boulder
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: 
Full-Time (37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $20-$22/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); 401(k); vacation time, holidays, sick time and personal days.

SUMMARY:
Responsible for leading operational aspects of Information and Referral (I&R) services, outreach activities, and quality assurance efforts within CPWD’s services and catchment areas.  Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).  Seamless delivery starts with I&R, the gateway to all CIL services.  Information is exchanged when a consumer initially contacts the I&R staff.  While the caller may only inquire about services, a skilled staff person uses open-ended questions, combined with good interview skills, to determine what a consumer may need.  Will work collaboratively and closely with the Independent Living Advisor Manager, the Independent Living Advisor team, and with other programs and departments as needed.  This position serves a critical role in ensuring accurate and effective referrals to and from CPWD.  Will serve as a role model and mentor for people with disabilities within the community, and maintain positive and effective relationships with CPWD staff and partner agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Information & Referral Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Information & Referral (I&R) services to individuals with disabilities, professionals, and the community-at-large on disability-related issues such as housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.

  • Receive and respond to calls, walk-ins, emails, faxes, and letters from those seeking resources, information, and services from CPWD.
  • Address the individual’s immediate need by providing helpful information and referring them to appropriate service providers internally or in the community.
  • Obtain and document initial consumer information, and schedule individuals with the appropriate CPWD staff for CPWD services as an intake consumer.
  • Conduct routine follow-up with individuals and community members to ensure needs were met.
  • Develop and maintain a deep knowledge and understanding of local community resources, such as cross-disability, government and nonprofit agencies that work with CPWD consumers.

Outreach Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate with human service providers, government departments, partner agencies, and the general public to outreach and educate about CPWD services

  • Engage in targeted outreach activities to all counties in CPWD’s service area.
  • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with all disability partners’ staff, as well as other agencies and service providers to facilitate accurate referrals and promote cooperation.
  • Promote the Independent Living Philosophy in the community.
  • Initiate outreach efforts to un- and under-served communities by attending cultural events and networking with community leaders.
  • Serve on councils, committees, and boards, as appropriate.
  • Attend community resource fairs to represent and share information on CPWD services.
  • Drive the CPWD bus, as requested.

Quality Assurance Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform quarterly Consumer Service Record reviews to ensure CPWD staff are in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Update and maintain the resource module in the CILsFirst Database to ensure staff have access to current community resources and updated contact information.
  • Assist with projects related to data integrity, including but not limited to record retention, data improvement efforts, and assisting staff to fully transfer to a paperless documentation system.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of CPWD services and programs.
  • Able to work with diverse consumers on a cross-disabilities basis and understand their independent living needs to find resources in the community for referrals
  • Understand and promote the Independent Living Philosophy and CPWD’s mission, vision and programs to be able to communicate them to consumers and community organizations.
  • Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload, and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from supervisor.
  • Complete thorough, accurate and timely documentation.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • All CPWD staff members are considered mandatory reporters, obligated to report signs of abuse they are aware of both on and off the job.
  • Travel as needed for direct services, groups, trainings, and outreach events.
  • Participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills, and attention to detail.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills with diverse peers, consumer base, other staff members and management.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to CPWD’s non-discrimination policy DEI Statement
  • Able to demonstrate CPWD’s core values of inclusiveness, flexibility, person-first, accountability, and integrity.
  • Able to work independently, making solid decisions and exercising sound judgment with consumer and community contacts.
  • Working knowledge of disabilities and disability-oriented issues.
  • Able to positively represent CPWD and outreach to the community and public.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record (if applicable).
  • Satisfactory backgrounds checks.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with a disability is a huge advantage!
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and an extended amount of time sitting or standing.
  • Local and regional travel in various weather conditions.
  • Primarily based out of Boulder CPWD office location.
  • May be asked to work out of any CPWD office, as needed.

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fostering a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion while actively challenging and dismantling systemic racism and oppression.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate to perform the essential functions of the job.

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please submit an updated résumé and cover letter to [email protected] explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position.  We look forward to hearing from you!
www.cpwd.org

Information & Referral (I&R) and Outreach Specialist

Information & Referral (I&R) and Outreach Specialist

JOB TITLE:  Information & Referral (I&R) and Outreach Specialist
PRIMARY OFF:  Boulder
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  
Full-Time (37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $19-$21/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); 401(k); vacation time, holidays, sick time and personal days.

SUMMARY:
Responsible for leading operational aspects of Information and Referral (I&R) services, outreach activities, and quality assurance efforts within CPWD’s services and catchment areas.  Must be bilingual (English/Spanish).  Seamless delivery starts with I&R, the gateway to all CIL services.  Information is exchanged when a consumer initially contacts the I&R staff.  While the caller may only inquire about services, a skilled staff person uses open-ended questions, combined with good interview skills, to determine what a consumer may need.  Will work collaboratively and closely with the Independent Living Advisor Manager, the Independent Living Advisor team, and with other programs and departments as needed.  This position serves a critical role in ensuring accurate and effective referrals to and from CPWD.  Will serve as a role model and mentor for people with disabilities within the community, and maintain positive and effective relationships with CPWD staff and partner agencies.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Information & Referral Duties and Responsibilities

Provide Information & Referral (I&R) services to individuals with disabilities, professionals, and the community-at-large on disability-related issues such as housing, transportation, healthcare, etc.

  • Receive and respond to calls, walk-ins, emails, faxes, and letters from those seeking resources, information, and services from CPWD.
  • Address the individual’s immediate need by providing helpful information and referring them to appropriate service providers internally or in the community.
  • Obtain and document initial consumer information, and schedule individuals with the appropriate CPWD staff for CPWD services as an intake consumer.
  • Conduct routine follow-up with individuals and community members to ensure needs were met.
  • Develop and maintain a deep knowledge and understanding of local community resources, such as cross-disability, government and nonprofit agencies that work with CPWD consumers.

Outreach Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate with human service providers, government departments, partner agencies, and the general public to outreach and educate about CPWD services

  • Engage in targeted outreach activities to all counties in CPWD’s service area.
  • Maintain effective and positive working relationships with all disability partners’ staff, as well as other agencies and service providers to facilitate accurate referrals and promote cooperation.
  • Promote the Independent Living Philosophy in the community.
  • Initiate outreach efforts to un- and under-served communities by attending cultural events and networking with community leaders.
  • Serve on councils, committees, and boards, as appropriate.
  • Attend community resource fairs to represent and share information on CPWD services.
  • Drive the CPWD bus, as requested.

Quality Assurance Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform quarterly Consumer Service Record reviews to ensure CPWD staff are in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
  • Update and maintain the resource module in the CILsFirst Database to ensure staff have access to current community resources and updated contact information.
  • Assist with projects related to data integrity, including but not limited to record retention, data improvement efforts, and assisting staff to fully transfer to a paperless documentation system.

General Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of CPWD services and programs.
  • Able to work with diverse consumers on a cross-disabilities basis and understand their independent living needs to find resources in the community for referrals
  • Understand and promote the Independent Living Philosophy and CPWD’s mission, vision and programs to be able to communicate them to consumers and community organizations.
  • Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload, and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from supervisor.
  • Complete thorough, accurate and timely documentation.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • All CPWD staff members are considered mandatory reporters, obligated to report signs of abuse they are aware of both on and off the job.
  • Travel as needed for direct services, groups, trainings, and outreach events.
  • Participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills, and attention to detail.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills with diverse peers, consumer base, other staff members and management.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Able to demonstrate commitment to CPWD’s non-discrimination policy DEI Statement
  • Able to demonstrate CPWD’s core values of inclusiveness, flexibility, person-first, accountability, and integrity.
  • Able to work independently, making solid decisions and exercising sound judgment with consumer and community contacts.
  • Working knowledge of disabilities and disability-oriented issues.
  • Able to positively represent CPWD and outreach to the community and public.
  • Effective written and oral communications skills.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record (if applicable).
  • Satisfactory backgrounds checks.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with a disability is a huge advantage!
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and an extended amount of time sitting or standing.
  • Local and regional travel in various weather conditions.
  • Primarily based out of Boulder CPWD office location.
  • May be asked to work out of any CPWD office, as needed.

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We are dedicated to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and fostering a culture that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion while actively challenging and dismantling systemic racism and oppression.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate to perform the essential functions of the job.

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please submit an updated résumé and cover letter to [email protected] explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position.  We look forward to hearing from you!
www.cpwd.org

Employee Testimonials

Brandy McIintosh, CPWD Independent Living Advisor Manager

Working at CPWD has allowed me the opportunity to better understand the importance of the Independent Living Philosophy. As an individual with a disability myself, it’s extremely important to me that people recognize my capacity to make my own decisions about my life. Everyone here recognizes that an individual with a disability should be provided with the opportunity to make their own choices. It is great to be working somewhere that is willing to listen to individuals with disabilities speak about their independent living goals and provide them with an opportunity to achieve those goals.

Connie Stafford, CPWD Veterans Independence Program Advisor

I have worked in a few different fields along my journey, and I know it is rare to find a job so rewarding that I sometimes forget to stop working at the end of the day.  My particular job has many elements to it.  I get to drive the gorgeous, curvy roads to Estes Park or the rolling farmlands toward Fort Collins, or cruise south and glimpse the Denver skyline, all on the way to meet with Veterans who have earned the benefits of the VIP and are looking for guidance through the process of enrollment. I get to meet some amazing families, help explain the program, assist in expediting the paperwork, and at the end of the day I know I have done my best ensure another Veteran is able to stay in their home and retain their independence rather than enter a long-term care facility.

CPWD’s incredible working environment is established at the top. There is genuine attention to our community and to our collective well-being – no, not the way many agencies merely claim – not some trite bumper sticker philosophy. Instead, it is evident by the way management walks the walk. Need a mental health day? Not a problem.  Want to talk to the Executive Director? Great, have tea with her and run through whatever is on your mind. Holiday commitments rushing at you too quickly? Relax. You will have some paid downtime from work to recharge.

The cherry on my sundae is that I have fantastic co-workers whom I know have my back and I theirs, and I sleep well at night, knowing I am a part of a team that is working to make positive changes in people’s lives.

Diane Groff, CPWD Integrity & Advocacy Mentor/Longmont Manager

Way back in the year 1983, I was a graduate student at CU Boulder in Experiential Education and contacted CPWD to discuss options for Internship work. I enjoyed working with the Independent Living Program in supporting people living in the Arapahoe Court Apartments. We did activities in the community and we were constantly on the go. At that time, a Day Program for Survivors of Traumatic Head Injuries was created by CPWD and was located in a home setting in Boulder that CPWD purchased with CDBG funds. A childhood friend was hired to be the program director and in March of 1984, I was hired to be part of the team. My friend, Doug Stanton and I had three Summers of working as Camp Counselors and we were very comfortable with creating experiential learning opportunities in the community. The ILP program had a transitional living program that included IL skills training and work on employment/educational goals.

My internship with CPWD was supervised by Homer Page, one of the founders of CPWD and served as director of Office for Students w Disabilities at CU. During our Supervision meetings we discussed the nuances of independent living with the twist of existentialism philosophy.

This in-depth study and grounding work with “I exist, Therefore I am”, gave me the foundation to build my understanding of the Independent Living Philosophy with all the people that I have had the honor to work with in the 37 years of learning and growing at CPWD. When I received my Masters in 1984, several of the l consumers of CPWD attended the graduation. What a grand celebration.

In an independent living environment, people with disabilities have more control and choice over their lives, more freedom to reach for their full potential, and more opportunity to integrate with community.

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Boulder Colorado 80301

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