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1) Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

JOB TITLE:  Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
FSLA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Part-time; Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:   $17-22/hr. and benefits include: paid sick time, Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & free trainings

***$500 Hiring Bonus!!!***

 Are you good at helping people out with basic physical needs?

 Are you looking for part-time work earning up to $22/hr?

 Would you like to work on a small team, know your co-workers, and work with the same clients each week?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a good candidate for our Home Health team!

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
Caring, professional, teachable, and flexible people to be part of our Home Health team. Successful applicants will be able to choose their own hours (within reason) and work with consistent clients each week performing unskilled nursing services, such as helping people get bathed and dressed, and assisting with medications and mobility in the home.

WHAT WE ARE OFFERING:

  • Paid training to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid sick time
  • Small, friendly team
  • Work with individuals of various ages
  • All COVID safety & PPE
  • Part-time (4-20 hrs./wk.)
  • Hiring bonus available – apply to find out more

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to lift/move 50 lbs., bend, squat, and kneel
  • Reliable transportation and a valid CO driver’s license & insurance
  • CPR certified – we can train you
  • Available for on-call rotating weekends (with pay differential!)
  • On time and reliable
  • A smartphone and basic tech skills
  • Good communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed CNA
  • Experience with Independent Living Philosophy
  • Looking for longer-term position – 12+ months

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

HOW TO APPLY: 
Please send your résumé or email inquiry to [email protected]
We look forward to hearing from you!

 

2) Part-Time Registered Nurse (RN)

Are you a caring RN who wants to work somewhere you’re appreciated? CPWD is the place for you!

SUMMARY: We are looking for a part-time Registered Nurse (RN) — you can work flexible hours to suit your schedule! The RN functions as a member of the Home Health team, providing long-term Medicaid-funded care to diverse types of consumers with disabilities in their homes according to their care plan; interacts with families; interrelates with office staff; and maintains a high degree of confidentiality.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement
  • Flexible schedule – you can arrange your visits on days that work for you and the consumer
  • Free, convenient online trainings (paid training time); grow, learn and improve your skills with us
  • Pay is $43/hr. per visit and $22/hr. for documentation/charting on comprehensive assessments, training time, and staff meetings
  • We care deeply about the safety of our staff and consumers – we provide PPE and safety guidelines/trainings
  • We love our RNs! Work in a supportive and caring environment

REQUIREMENTS:

  • May be required to participate in on-call rotation
  • Able to lift/move 50 lbs., bend, squat, and kneel
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid Colorado driver’s license and insurance; travel within Boulder County (all weather) to our consumers’ homes
  • Multiple short residential visits (some may be remote)
  • CPR certified
  • Strong spoken/written communication skills
  • Comfort with computer technology, including EMR system
  • Prompt and reliable

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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

3) Veterans Independence Program (VIP) Advisor

JOB TITLE:  Veterans Independence Program (VIP) Advisor
FSLA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Full-time (37.5 hours/week); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:   $19-21/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; vacation time, 12 holidays, sick time and personal days.

Summary:

Supports the activities of the Veterans Independence Program (VIP).  Assists Veterans with: managing a budget, deciding what services best meet their needs, hiring personal care workers, and purchasing items or services in order to live independently in the community.  Ensures coordination, integration, and effective delivery of these supports and services to Veterans.  Creates support plans and spending plans, monitoring services and problem solving for Veterans at the direction of the Veteran or their representative.  Ensures that the Veteran and/or the representative are the ones directing the services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support services to an average of 26 Veterans to ensure they obtain access to services and supports in order to live independently in the community, increase self-advocacy skills, and improve quality of life.
  • Use the Activities of Daily Living Assessment to determine Veterans’ functional needs.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and documentation of a consumer-directed support plan and spending plan.
  • Provide information and referrals to help Veterans find needed services and supports.
  • Assist Veterans with hiring/training/supervising/terminating employees and completing employer/employee paperwork.
  • Work with the Fiscal Management Service, helping the Veteran review, approve, and submit timesheets.
  • Work in conjunction with Program Manager to monitor billing to ensure expenditures are within budget and that employees are receiving their pay and benefits.
  • Work in conjunction with CPWD’s Program Manager and Accounting Department to ensure all assessment fees and monthly admin fees are collected.
  • Help the Veteran evaluate how VIP is working.
  • Keep the local VA Medical Center informed about the Veteran’s status, in conjunction with Program Manager.
  • Collaborate with military and civilian community resources.
  • Maintain timely, complete, and accurate database documentation.
  • Understand, model, and implement the Independent Living Philosophy, and CPWD’s vision and mission.
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines.
  • Accept responsibility for personal and professional development and explore opportunities for position-related training.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an Independent Living Center setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator orally and in writing.
  • Must be very organized and able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize e-mail and the internet.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record.
  • Successfully pass required background check(s).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and/or two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Planning principles.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/ASL.
  • Personal experience with a disability.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and computer use.
  • Time spent conducting home visits.
  • Local/regional travel in various weather conditions an average of at least 50% of the time; must have reliable transportation.
  • Most staff are still primarily working remotely with limited time in the office; CDC and government recommendations are being closely followed to protect the safety of our staff, our Veterans, and their families.


CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

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

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4) Beyond Vision Skills Trainer

JOB TITLE:  Beyond Vision Skills Trainer
REPORTS TO:  Beyond Vision Program Manager
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt

PAY & BENEFITS:  $17-18/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); vacation time, 12 holidays, sick time and personal days.

SUMMARY:
Implements the Beyond Vision program for people who are visually impaired or blind by facilitating low-vision support groups, providing one-on-one skills training, and meeting outreach goals.  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.  Primarily provides Beyond Vision services to the Denver Metro region but may also need to serve the Boulder County region, as needed.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and facilitate regular peer support groups and workshops for community members. Encourage peer support and social networking within each group, and teach advocacy skills when appropriate.
  • Assist consumers in learning adaptive techniques, coping strategies, and eye health to promote their independence in their home and community.
  • Provide individual services to consumers with low or no vision including marking appliances, independent living skills training, basic travel skills, basic assistive technology, and assistance with completing grant applications for low-vision equipment funding.
  • Participate as a team member with the entire Beyond Vision team.
  • Engage new consumers and community partners through outreach. This may include hosting small outreach events at specific locations, attending community fairs, and working directly with staff at senior living communities and recreation centers.
  • Work collaboratively with other CPWD programs and human service agencies to refer consumers to appropriate providers.
  • Maintain accurate and timely paper and electronic records required by CPWD, including Consumer Services Records (CSR) files and grant paperwork.
  • 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, meetings, trainings and outreach events.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program/team meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

A relevant Associate’s Degree is required (or full-time relevant experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis).  Specific qualifications include:

  • Proficient with MS Windows & 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.
  • Able to function independently and adapt readily 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!
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Working knowledge of common assistive technology devices and software including JAWS, Voice Over, and Guide.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and regular computer use.
  • Local/regional travel in various weather conditions an average of 50% of the time; must have a reliable mode of transportation.
  • Based out of Thornton/North Metro CPWD office location.


CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability 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!

5) Benefits & Employment Specialist

Benefits & Employment Specialist

  • Are you interested in working with people with disabilities to help them find and keep great jobs?
  • Are you passionate about seeing others succeed, but also want a friendly and fair workplace?
  • Are you independent, but wanting to collaborate with co-workers to find the best ways to do things, and always wanting to learn more?

Do you want to work for an organization that stands by its mission, and also offers competitive pay, good benefits, and the possibility of flex-time and other reasonable accommodations?

If you answered yes to these questions, you might be perfect for our open Benefit & Employment Specialist position!

Here’s What It’s All About:

People with disabilities who are receiving benefits such as SSI and SSDI who also want to earn money working need help figuring out how all that fits together. It’s possible that taking a job could reduce benefits, and if that happens at the wrong time, it can threaten their livelihood.

We’re looking for someone who can assist job-seekers with disabilities in figuring out this benefits/employment puzzle, and making the best choices for their independence and well-being.

The right person would be trained as or willing to be trained as either a Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC) or a Credentialed Work Incentive Practitioner (WIP). You would also have to pass a Ticket To Work Suitability Screening that involves a background check, and learn about Ticket to Work and other federal and state employment programs.

You’ll need the ability to keep track of the people you work with (we call them consumers) in our database and in other records is part of the work requiring attention to detail and deadlines.

Most important, you would be working with people with disabilities, spending the time, asking the right questions and looking for solutions for those who want to work without jeopardizing their current benefits. So you’ll need to be good with people and care about their lives.

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor’s degree in marketing, human services or a related field, and/or a minimum of one year of experience working with people with disabilities or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Good communication and computer skills, the ability to work well with others and perform on your job without continuous supervision are also important. Valid driver’s license and background check required.

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Some of the other basic considerations:

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Personal experience with a disability is strongly preferred.
  • 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.
  • May be asked to work out of all CPWD office locations, as needed.
  • Local and regional travel in various weather conditions.

TITLE:  Benefits & Employment Specialist
REPORTS TO:  Program Manager
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-time (37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $17-21/hr. DOE & certifications.  Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; 401(k); Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); vacation time, 12 holidays, sick time and personal days.

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!

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.

6) Part-Time Youth Independent Living Advisor (ILA)

JOB TITLE:  Youth Independent Living Advisor (ILA)
REPORTS TO:  Transitions Program Manager
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: 
Part-time (18.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $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 focus on providing Independent Living services to youth with disabilities ages 14 to 24.  Services may include: individual and systems advocacy, Independent Living skills training, information and referral services, and peer support to individuals and groups of youth and/or parents of youth with disabilities.  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.  This position is funded by a two-year grant from the Daniels Fund.  As the conditions for the grant are met, the positions may grow to be funded by other sources.

Essential duties and responsbilities:

  • Provide one-on-one direct services to youth, including the core services of Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, Information and Referral, and Peer Support. This may include formulating an Independent Living plan, assistance with benefits applications, applying to local Community Center Board programs, working directly with Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and support in achieving Independent Living goals.
  • Assess consumer’s stated and implied needs as part of setting goals.
  • Work with parents of youth to support the youth’s goals.
  • Develop a deep knowledge and understanding of local community resources for transition age youth, such as cross-disability service providers, government and non-profit agencies.
  • Facilitate peer support groups and curriculum-based classes, as needed.
  • Gain an understanding of Independent Living Philosophy and CPWD’s mission, vision and programs to be able to communicate them to consumers and other community organizations.
  • Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload, and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from the supervisor.
  • Complete thorough, accurate and timely documentation including paper and electronic records.
  • 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 and meet in person 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:

A relevant associate’s degree is required (or full-time relevant experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis).  Specific qualifications include:

  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently, making solid decisions and exercising sound judgment with consumer and community contacts.
  • Working knowledge of disabilities and disability-related issues.
  • Ability 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).
  • Must successfully pass background check(s).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with a disability is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, and/or relevant experience in a related human service field.
  • 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.
  • May be asked to work out of any CPWD office, as needed.

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability 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!

Thank you to our approximately 30 Home Health Staff: CNAs, RNs, Skilled Staff, Homemakers and PCPs

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.

1675 Range Street
Boulder Colorado 80301

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