The Center for People With Disabilities

Jobs/Volunteer

Jobs

1) Certified Nursing Assistant

CNA’s – Come work where you are truly appreciated: Boulder County!

Hiring bonus! $1,000 for full-time and $500 for part-time.

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


SUMMARY:
 

We are looking for three part-time people (full-time with benefits is also an option!): someone to work part-time days, including every other weekend (required) and two people to work evenings and weekends. The Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) functions as a member of the Home Health team, proving care to diverse types of consumers with disabilities in their homes; interacts with families; interrelates with office staff; and maintains a high degree of confidentiality. 

Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement.

REQUIREMENTS:
▪ 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)
▪ CPR certified
▪ Available to work alternating weekends (with pay differential!)
▪ Fluent in spoken/written English
▪ Prompt and reliable

Email resume: [email protected] or call 303-442-8662, ext.233

2) Beyond Vision Skills Trainer

SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for providing implementation of the Beyond Vision Program peer support groups, one-on-one training, and meeting outreach objectives.  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:

  • 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 including marking appliances, homemaking skills, independent living skills training, basic travel skills, basic assistive technology, and assistance with completing grant applications for low-vision equipment funding. 

  • Coordinate all Beyond Vision services with the Beyond Vision Coordinator and Director of Core Services.  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 CSR files and grant paperwork.

  • Maintain confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPPA regulations.

  • 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:

  • Proficiency with MS Windows and Excel.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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) Employment Specialist; CPWIC


TITLE:  Employment Specialist; CPWIC
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:
Full-Time; Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:
The primary focus of this position is employment-related benefits counseling and analysis, and working with consumers in the Ticket to Work (TTW) program and with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  Assists people with disabilities with various aspects of their job search, and job readiness.

***NOTE: It is REQUIRED that you have Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC) Certification in order to apply for this job.***

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete in-depth intake on new consumers.
  • Provide benefit information and counseling to consumers.
  • Work with consumers in TTW and with DVR.
  • Complete Benefit Summary and Analysis for TTW and DVR.
  • Assist consumers in developing productive work attitudes and skills.
  • Provide required documentation for each TTW and DVR consumer, including invoicing.
  • Teach self-advocacy in relation to benefits and employment, money management, and other daily living skills to people with disabilities, as requested by the consumer.
  • Assist with reasonable accommodation to employers, as needed.
  • Advocate with Social Security in relation to benefits.
  • Maintain all records as required by CPWD.
  • Work effectively with Workforce Centers and other agencies in CPWD’s service area.
  • Has an understanding of IL Philosophy and CPWD’s mission, vision and programs is 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 including paper and electronic records.
  • Maintain Work Period Charts and SSI Calculation Sheets.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Able to travel as needed for direct services, groups, trainings, and outreach events.
  • Participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Human Services or related field, and/or a minimum of one year of experience working with people with disabilities or a combination of education and work experience.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Community Partner Work Incentives Counselor (CPWIC) Certification.
  • Will need to have or obtain TTW Suitability.
  • Proficiency with MS Office, the Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills, and attention to detail.
  • 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-oriented issues.
  • Ability to 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.
  • 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.
  • May be asked to work out of all CPWD office locations, as needed.
  • Local and regional travel in various weather conditions.


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!

4) Veterans Independence Program (VIP) Advisor

JOB TITLE:  Veterans Independence Program (VIP) Advisor
FSLA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Full-Time (37.5 hours/week); Non-exempt

Here are some details about our ideal candidate. Does this describe you?
● It’s important for you to do work that you find meaningful, and you have a passion for working with Veterans and people with disabilities.
● You’d enjoy having a mix of interacting with people, driving a bunch around the region, and having desk/paperwork time (there’s considerable paperwork/forms).
● You’re extremely detail-oriented, organized, and good at catching errors/inconsistencies.
● You’d be comfortable going into the homes of our Veterans and at ease with asking personal health-related questions (to complete an assessment).
● You’re very pleasant, empathetic, and able to carry out sensitive conversations with different types of people from various socioeconomic groups.
● You’d love to make a difference in the lives of Veterans and their families!

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 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 30 Veterans 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 Program Manager and CPWD’s 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.

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!

5) 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 someone for a part-time Registered Nurse (RN) position. You will have a few regularly assigned consumers and be available to fill in PRN for extra visits. 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.

• Paid travel time and mileage reimbursement
• We’ll work with your schedule as much as possible
• We love our RNs!

REQUIREMENTS:
• 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
• CPR certified
• Fluent in spoken/written English
• 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!

 

6) Independent Living Skills Trainer II

JOB TITLE:  Independent Living Skills Trainer II
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Full-Time (32 Hours/wk.); Non-exempt

summary:
Facilitates groups and classes to participants of CPWD’s Life Skills Training Program (LSTP), a Specialized Adult Day Care Program.  Provides one-on-one skills training to consumers.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, create, and facilitate classes/groups for day program participants.
  • Work with consumers one-on-one, as needed.
  • Assist consumers in identifying goals and update consumers’ independent living plans, as needed.
  • Work with consumers on individual independent living goals in a fun, positive, patient, kind, and respectful manner.
  • Provide tools, resources, information, referrals, and techniques for consumers to assist them in achieving their personal goals. 
  • Assist consumers with ADLs, encouraging them to do as much for themselves as possible.
  • Create the monthly lunch menu and send it out in a timely manner.
  • Facilitate cooking classes with consumers, adhering to their dietary needs and restrictions as stated in their Plan of Care.
  • Shop for groceries within the designated budget.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen in accordance with state regulations and program policies.
  • Promote inclusion and community with consumers, caregivers, and the public.
  • Maintain consumer database entries with attendance, what was done in the day and how it relates to consumer goals.
  • Drive CPWD van for program activities, etc.
  • Adhere to CPWD van policies and procedures, including required trainings.
  • Work as a positive, collaborative, enthusiastic, flexible team member.
  • Ensure consumers receive quality services and all program needs are met.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines.
  • CNAs must maintain all annual requirements for CNA license and meet state regulations, including weekly supervisories and CEUs.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator orally and in writing.
  • Strong conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with professionals and the public.
  • Knowledge of Google Suite and MS Office programs including Word and Excel.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record.
  • Successfully pass required background check(s).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • AA in Human Services or related field and/or two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Current license as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
  • CPR, First Aid, and QMAP certified.
  • Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Knowledge of or certified in Person Centered Planning Principles.
  • Two years of experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an Independent Living Center setting.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/ASL.
  • Personal Experience with a disability.


PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Classroom and office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and computer use; regular out-groups into the community.
  • Local/regional travel in various weather conditions.
  • May require lifting, bending, and moving 50 lbs.
  • Expected to maintain proper body mechanics and safety equipment.


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!

7) Director of Nursing/Clinical Manager

JOB TITLE:  Director of Nursing/Clinical Manager

SUMMARY:
Oversees and leads the development and management of quality improvement and compliance functions to maintain the Home Health Department’s licensure.  Oversees and leads all (skilled and non-skilled) consumer care services and personnel.  Directly supervises all licensed personnel (RNs and CNAs), including scheduling of staff to appropriately cover consumers’ needs.  Establishes and monitors team goals and objectives.  Responsible for ensuring an optimized referral process, rapid start of care, and overall consumer satisfaction.  Ensures compliance with policies, procedures, regulations, and standards, in partnership with the Home Health Administrator.  Directly provides RN visits to consumers, as needed.  Functions as the backup Administrator in the absence of the Administrator.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop appropriate plans of care for all service lines, including IHSS and skilled care, in partnership with the consumer, consumer’s designated/legal representative, registered nurse and physician.
  • Responsible for the Infections Control and Quality Management, as described in the Code of Colorado Regulations.
  • Investigate complaints and critical incidents within 5 calendar days.
  • Enter occurrences and results of investigation into Colorado State reporting system within 5 days, according to CO Home Health Regulations.
  • Monitor consumer charts to assess for proper documentation and current information to meet federal, state, and consumer standards.
  • Assist with resolving Home Health consumer and employee conflicts.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations and licensure, Colorado Medicaid certification, and internal policy and procedures.
  • Coordinate consumer care with consumers, designated or legal consumer representatives, personnel and physicians. Ensure those services requiring substantial and specialized nursing skills are assigned to appropriate personnel.
  • Receive updates from skilled nurse case managers on consumer progress and condition.
  • Communicate and integrate orders among all treating physicians to avoid duplicate or contradictory orders.
  • Ensure all orders and plans of care are followed by staff members.
  • Initiate appropriate preventative and rehabilitative care per physician orders.
  • Assign new consumer assessments to appropriate staff.  Monitors PARs, subsequent re-certification OASIS, 485 and 487, including assuring the care plan is updated according to laws and regulations.
  • Ensure all OASIS, 485’s, 487’s, re-certifications and discharges are done, and paperwork is added to consumer records in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the timely flow of all required documentation, including that required by Medicare, Medicaid, other third-party payers and regulatory bodies.
  • Responsible for ensuring all OASIS are transmitted within specified time frames and that appropriate reports are generated.
  • Work closely with Home Health managers to coordinate care for consumers requiring HCBS services.
  • Understand and complies with all appropriate HIPAA regulations.  Ensures and oversees strict consumer health care record privacy and confidentiality.
  • Maintain liaisons with attending physicians.
  • Ensure all MD orders are signed and returned to consumer records within 30 days of the order date.
  • Direct staff in performance of their duties including admission, discharge, and provision of service to consumers.
  • Perform initial quality assurance checks on skilled nurse documentation as it is submitted.
  • Coordinate with billing on questions regarding visits made and eligibility of consumers.
  • Perform skilled nurse visits as needed per staffing shortages.
  • Ensure that adequate supplies for home health are available (i.e., gloves, hand cleanser, etc.).
  • Participate in any emergency preparedness real-life situations or simulated drills.
  • Coordinate on-call duties with staff nurses.
  • Is personally responsible to State Auditors for duties described.
  • Oversee and serves on the Professional Advisory Board.
  • Function as the alternate Home Health Administrator when the Administrator is not available.
  • Attend Home Health meetings for care coordination and admission requirements
  • Meet weekly and as needed with the HH Administrator to identify areas requiring monitoring and or intervention.
  • Assist Home Health Administrator as requested in creating and writing policies and procedures.
  • Attend routinely scheduled meetings with Home Health staff and other CPWD departments.
  • Participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff training activities.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have current Registered Nurse license, which may include Advance Practice Nurse or Nurse Practitioner, to practice in the State of Colorado.  It is the employee’s responsibility to inform CPWD within 24 hours of licensure expiration.
  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience with a combination of acute care and home health care experience.
  • Skilled Field Staff supervisory experience required.
  • Strong knowledge of CO Medicaid Home Care regulations; Class A license knowledge required, Class B license knowledge preferred.
  • Responsible for maintaining 24 hours of Administrative continuing education credits during the first year of this position, followed by 12 hours each year thereafter.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Available during all agency operating hours.
  • Ability to organize, manage and function independently.
  • Exhibit strong leadership qualities.
  • Knowledge of the development of plans of care, and the ability to empower consumers to take charge of their care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Organizational and time management skills; able to function with minimal direction
  • Availability to work weekends / on call on an as needed basis.
  • Ability to act as the acting Administrator in the absence of the Administrator.
  • Thorough understanding of Federal and State home health care regulations.
  • Proficiency with computer programs and documentation.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, clean driving record, and reliable transportation.
  • Must successfully pass background checks.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Personal experience with a disability is huge advantage!
  • A bachelor’s or associate’s degree in nursing from a school accredited by the National League of Nursing.
  • Minimum of 2 years home health experience.
  • Management experience is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding and knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be able to lift, push, pull up to 25 lbs. frequently.
  • Office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and computer use; time spent in consumer homes in local region.
  • Able to work out of all CPWD office locations, as needed.
  • Some regional and national travel may be required.

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!

8) Employment Specialist

TITLE:  Employment Specialist
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:
Full-Time; Non-Exempt

SUMMARY:

The primary focus of this position is working with consumers with disabilities around various aspects of their job search, job skills training, and job readiness.  This includes walk in consumers as well as consumers in the Ticket to Work (TTW) program and with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR).  This position acts as the entry point for new consumers in the Employment Program. Provides disability awareness trainings and attends outreach events.  The Employment Specialist cultivates relationships with community partner organizations and employers in the region.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Act as the initial point of contact for all new consumers in the employment program.   Review the prospective consumer log regularly and contact any potential new consumers.  Document contact in the prospective consumer log and ensure that follow up occurs by the due date assigned.
  • Complete screening tool and assessment (as needed) of potential new consumers and enter information into the appropriate spreadsheet.  Inform other Employment Team members of results regularly at weekly meetings.
  • Complete in-depth CPWD intake on new consumers.
  • Assist consumers with locating employment and resources.
  • Assist TTW program by making monthly reminder phone calls to designated consumers in relation to submitting pay stubs.
  • Work with consumers from all areas of the Employment Program, including assisting consumers referred by other Employment Specialists with designated skills and tasks.
  • Assist consumers in developing productive work attitudes and skills.
  • Work with consumers to set appropriate vocational goals based on qualifications, interests, and labor market conditions, while keeping the IL philosophy in mind.
  • Assist consumers with résumé review and preparation.
  • Conduct DVR job placement activities and follow-up activities to support the consumer.
  • Provide required documentation for each consumer, including invoicing.
  • Teach self-advocacy in relation to benefits and employment, money management, and other daily living skills to people with disabilities, as requested by the consumer.
  • Assist with reasonable accommodation to employers, as needed
  • Maintain all records as required by CPWD, including updating employment logs (authorization log, prospective consumer log, etc.)
  • Work effectively with Workforce Centers, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and other agencies in CPWD’s service area.
  • Gain an understanding of IL 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, including paper and electronic records.
  • Maintain confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations.
  • Demonstrate a high level of ethics, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Travel as needed for direct services, groups, trainings, and outreach events.
  • Expected to work out of all of CPWD offices.
  • Participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS:

BA/BS in Marketing, Human Services or related field, and/or a minimum of one year of experience working with people with disabilities or a combination of education and work experience.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Ticket to Work Suitability or the willingness/ability to obtain it within the first six months of employment.
  • Certification/or ability to become certified with one of the following within the first year of employment:
    • Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP)
    • Association of Community Rehabilitation Educators (ACRE)
    • Individual Placement Supports (IPS)
  • Proficiency with MS Office, the Google Suite, and other common computer programs.
  • Strong organizational and customer service skills, and attention to detail.
  • 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-oriented issues.
  • Working knowledge of employment practices and principles, including résumé writing, job search strategies, skill assessment, interviewing, and job accommodations.
  • Ability to positively and professionally represent CPWD, providing outreach to the community and general 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.
  • Exposure to Independent Living Philosophies and best practices in the IL community.
  • Two years of experience in the employment services field.

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.


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!

Volunteer

1) Volunteer / Front Desk Support - Longmont Office

CPWD is currently seeking a volunteer to provide support to the Center for People with Disabilities staff and consumers in our Longmont Office at 615 N. Main Street.

Position Summary: Maintains a positive and friendly organization image by acting as the first line of contact to visitors, consumers, and vendors.  Also, provide administrative functions and support to Longmont staff.

Tasks this volunteer may be asked to assist with include:

  • Answering the phones and connecting callers to CPWD Staff
  • Maintaining a regular yet flexible schedule to help ensure two individuals are in the office at all times
  • Effectively communicating verbally and in writing with all our consumers (bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred)
  • Welcoming and greeting consumers and community members who visit our office
  • Sorting mail and providing reminder calls to consumers about upcoming meetings or events
  • Working closely with our CPWD staff

The ideal volunteer would have: strong interpersonal skills; communication skills; technology skills that include: basic computer skills, phone skills and familiarity with a multifunction copier; strong customer service skills; ability to stay calm under pressure; ability to honor our confidentiality policy and would be highly responsible.

If interested in learning more about this volunteer position, please contact:

Diane Groff, Longmont Office Manager
303-772-3250 Ext. 252
[email protected]

2) Volunteer Coordinator

Unpaid Volunteer Coordinator Needed!

About You:

You’re someone who cares about making a difference. You’re patient, kind, and self-motivated. You communicate well, with both sensitivity and respect.

Position summary:

This is a volunteer-based position that will create and maintain the volunteer program for CPWD. The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit, orient, train, and oversee volunteers to meet the needs of the organization. Responsible for organizing and scheduling orientations for new volunteers, and assisting with development of personnel policies and procedures.  Oversee special projects and perform other tasks, as assigned.

Schedule:

This position can have a flexible schedule. You could work either part- or full-time, eight or more hours a week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess volunteer needs at CPWD and develop partnership with volunteer programs at Foothills United Way (Volunteer Connection) and Mile High United Way
  • Generate appropriate volunteer opportunities and role descriptions, based on the needs at CPWD
  • Raise staff awareness of the role and the function of volunteers
  • Conduct and/or arrange volunteer orientation and training
  • Monitor, support, motivate and accredit volunteers, and their work
  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events

Required skills and capabilities

  • Relevant volunteer coordination position
  • Knowledge of volunteer program processes and best practices
  • Strong ability in using MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel and MS Powerpoint) and Google applications
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle data with confidentiality
  • Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills
  • Proven project management skills
  • Demonstrated capability to conduct one’s self in a calm and professional demeanor when dealing with difficult situations
  • Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated capability of problem solving
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of staff and volunteers
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and with frequent interruptions
  • Ability to travel between CPWD offices, as needed

Preferred education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or related field and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience in volunteer coordinating and project management
  • Personal experience with disability is strongly preferred; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply

How to apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected] explaining why you are a good fit for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT CPWD

The Mission of the Center for People with Disabilities is to provide resources, information and advocacy to assist people with disabilities in overcoming barriers to independent living. CPWD’s goal is an integrated community that equally welcomes all members. The Center for People with Disabilities works so that people with disabilities may live independently. We believe that there is nothing more disabling than pity. The CPWD team is a group of down-to-earth people who are passionate about what they do.

Definition of a Center for Independent Living

Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are consumer-controlled, community-based, cross-disability, nonresidential, private, nonprofit agencies; designed and operated within local communities by individuals with disabilities.  Centers require 51% of staff be persons with disabilities as well as 51% of Board of Directors be persons with disabilities.  CILs provide an array of independent living services, including the core services of information and referral, independent living skills training, peer counseling, and individual and systems advocacy. (http://www.ed.gov/programs/cil/index.html).

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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