Caregiver/Direct Support Professional
Varies w/in Denver, CO Metro area - Locations may vary by shift
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Continuum of Colorado has fun and fantastic direct support opportunities for enthusiastic people who are committed to providing excellent customer service and supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs)! Our Caregiver for Adults with Disabilities role, known here at Continuum as a Life Skills Specialist (LSS) - Aurora Locations, is a very rewarding position where you get to interact with a variety of individuals with I/DDs while supervising, training, implementing programs and care plans, and completing assessments and documentation for the folks we serve in Comprehensive Services.
We have various Denver Metro, CO locations and shifts available for our Direct Support Professionals so let us know on your application ones are of interest to you!
Fulton Group Home, Denver, CO
Fri - Mon, 2p - 11p
Fri - Mon, 2p - 11p
Fri - Mon, 9a - 6p
Lima Group Home, Aurora, CO
Sun – Wed, 6a – 3p
Nevada Group Home, Aurora, CO
Fri, 2p - Sun 10p (2 1/2 day shift)
Fri– Mon, 9a – 6p
Ponderosa Group Home, Aurora, CO
Sat - Sun, 6a - 3p, Mon-Tues, 2p - 11p
Sat - Sun, 6a - 3p, Mon-Tues, 2p - 11p
Sun – Wed, 11p – 8a
Village East Group Home, Aurora, CO
Sat-Sun, 9a - 6p, Mon-Tues 2p-11p
Tues, 2p-11p, Wed & Fri, ON
What You’ll Get To Do!
• Train, assure and/or assist participants in completing daily activities and other tasks (cleaning, toileting, meal preparation, meal pick-up and delivery, cooking, budgeting, hygiene etc.) as assigned.
• Meet participant’s needs for transportation as assigned (may include driving or assisting in accessing transportation).
• Implement and documents participant ISSPs, care plans and/or protocols.
• Carry out scheduled community activities as assigned (transport, provide supervision).
• Assist with medications (i.e., administration, pill packing, monitoring) as certified, and document as appropriate.
• Monitor health needs of participants and assist in obtaining health care as needed.
• Provide medical care in accordance with established protocols, to include First Aid/CPR when needed.
• Document program, incident, medical and financial information as required.
• Able to utilize web-based computer programs to document medication administrations and document performance on organizations web-based performance evaluation.
Must Have’s To Be Our Life Skills Specialist!
• High school diploma or GED.
• Prefer one year experience in an area directly related to job assignment (i.e., developmental disabilities, elderly etc.)
• Ability to pass and maintain certification in all agency required training.
• Ability to perform needed personal care and medical procedures.
• Ability to use crisis intervention techniques as trained by Agency and as directed by the participant’s plan where applicable.
• Ability to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory participants including transfers.
• Ability to read, write and converse in English and perform simple math calculations for purposes of carrying out job assignments.
• Ability to perform basic food preparation as applicable.
• Ability to meet physical demands of the position.
• Ability to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.
• Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and be able to use these programs at an intermediate level; ability to use Outlook to communicate through emails.
The Other Stuff You Need
• Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work, where applicable.
• Valid Colorado motor vehicle license.
• Proof of motor vehicle insurance.
• Meet our agency driving requirements and operate agency and personal vehicle.
What are our agency driving requirements?
* Show three (3) current, consecutive years of driving history.
* No suspensions or revocations during that period for any reason.
* No serious violations in the past three (3) years.
* No more than two moving violations or accidents in the past three (3) years.
Please note that we will pull your Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) in all states that you have had a driver’s license in during the past 3 years as part of our hiring process. Upon hire, we monitor all employees’ MVRs monthly so you’ll need to have a pretty clean driving record to be employed with us!
Environment varies and includes all settings in which participants spend time: apartments, homes, day sites, all-weather outdoor activities in the community, and warehouse settings that may be drafty, noisy, cramped as dictated by production needs, inconsistently climate controlled and/or odorous from various production activities.
The Good Stuff- Starting Salary and Benefits!
Here's some of the excellent benefits we offer and why it's great to work here!
* A great work-life balance where a full-time workweek = 36 hours
* Health/dental/vision coverage
* Employer paid and supplemental life insurance
* Short- and long-term disability insurance
* Generous paid time off and holiday pay
* 401(k) investment plan, with an employer match of up to 4%
* Mileage reimbursement
* Tuition reimbursement program
* Healthcare reimbursement and flexible spending plans
* Onsite gym and lounge for employee use at both office locations
* Discounts on auto and homeowners insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Credit union membership
* Employer-paid training
Here’s More About Us
Continuum of Colorado is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit agency providing services to people with a wide range of abilities. At Continuum, we empower individuals to live a meaningful life. We believe it is our responsibility to not only meet the needs of each individual we support but also to partner with our supported-individuals to help them reach milestones, achieve their goals, and make their dreams a reality. Person-centeredness is not just a trend or buzzword to us; it’s a philosophy that embodies each Direct Support Professional we hire. Our mission is to be a partner in choice and independence by collaborating with individuals and their families to provide high-quality lifetime supports that will empower them to thrive in their community. Check out all the services we provide at www.continuumcolo.org.
Job Reference #: 959