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1) Beyond Vision Skills Trainer

TITLE:  Beyond Vision Skills Trainer
REPORTS TO:  Beyond Vision Program Manager
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: Full-time (32-37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt

PAY & BENEFITS:  $18-21/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 with visual impairments or blindness 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:

  • Associate’s degree in a relevant field 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.
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Commitment to co-creating a culture that fosters diversity, equity, and inclusion. 
  • 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.
  • Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

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

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!

3) Bilingual Independent Living Advisor (ILA)


JOB TITLE:  Bilingual Independent Living Advisor (ILA)
REPORTS TO:  ILA Manager
PRIMARY LOCATION:  North Metro Office
FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS: 
Full-Time (32-37.5 hrs./wk.); Non-exempt
PAY & BENEFITS:  $18-20/hr. and benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life and accident insurance; 401(k); Employee Assistance Programs (EAP); vacation time, holidays, sick time and personal days.

SUMMARY:
This position will focus on providing Independent Living services to the Denver Metro and Boulder regions, with a targeted focus on serving the monolingual Spanish speaking community.  Though primarily based out of CPWD’s North Metro Office in Thornton, the Bilingual ILA will provide services to any monolingual Spanish speaking consumer within all of CPWD’s covered counties.  Services may include: individual and systems advocacy, Independent Living skills training, information and referral services, peer support; and benefits, housing and employment assistance to consumers requesting CPWD services.  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 REPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct services and outreach in Spanish and English to consumers and the community.
  • Provide one-on-one direct services to consumers, 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 Fair Housing complaints, assisting with benefits applications, training in utilizing public transportation, and supporting the achievement of Independent Living goals.
  • Must be able to manage a full caseload of approximately 25-35 consumers.
  • Meet with assigned consumers at least once a month to ensure that their goals, and progress on meeting them, are regularly assessed.
  • Assist consumers in applying for financial assistance, as needed.
  • Assess consumers’ stated and implied needs and goals as part of setting individual Independent Living goals.
  • Facilitate peer support groups and one-on-one mentoring, as needed.
  • Provide Independent Living skills training individually, and through workshops or small classes.
  • 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.
  • Engage new consumers and community partners through outreach efforts.
  • Gain an understanding of Independent Living Philosophy and CPWD’s mission, vision and programs to be able to uphold and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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 Thornton/North Metro 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!

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