CoC - Caregiver (Littleton, CO)
Continuum of Colorado is hiring Caregivers for our rewarding Direct Support Professional (DSP) positions to provide personal care to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities in the greater Denver, CO area. These positions need to be filled IMMEDIATELY!!
Who We Are
Continuum of Colorado is a nonprofit agency providing services to people with a wide range of abilities. 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. 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.
What We Do
At Continuum of Colorado, we provide direct support through a variety of services including Youth Housing, Residential Services, Day and Seniors’ Choice activities, Family Caregiver programs, Supported Employment, and Home and Community Support.
Raising a child with a developmental disability and extreme behavioral support needs is nothing short of challenging. Some of these children exhibit aggressive and self-injurious behaviors that require heightened levels of care and highlyindividualized treatments. Our Child Care Workers (Direct Support Professionals) get to support these children in an innovative residential facility - Kingston House (Bernie's Place). This program focuses on reducing problematic behaviors, increasing communication skills, and teaching greater independence for the children while also providing support and trainings to caregivers, a key element in the ultimate goal of transitioning the child back into the care of their loved ones.
The Residential Services Department focuses on a person-centered approach to providing services. As a part of a holistic services approach, we encourage involvement with family and friends and are committed to addressing the total needs of each individual in a typical home environment. We have a variety of positions in our Residential department from Direct Service Professionals (aka: Life Skills Specialists (LSS)) and Family Care Givers to Residential Supervisors who oversee our group homes as well as Host Home Provider opportunities.
Our Employment Consultants assist individuals with vocational training techniques and promote independence in all aspects of an individual’s job. Our Supported Employment Department’s positions offer flexibility and variety in the role and the schedule as well as having more dedicated time for the individual you’re serving.
Day & Seniors’ Choice Activities
Our Day & Senior’s Choice programs serve adults with abilities that range over a broad spectrum. Our participant to staff ratio is 1:5 and we offer activities that include both on-site and community outings with meaningful person centered activities to meet varying interests and abilities. We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic employees to fill positions such as: Activity Services Facilitator and Activity Services Lead. Being a CNA is a plus as well!
Home & Community Support
This program provides a variety of quality services to adults and children by our trustworthy and caring providers. Many times the families and individuals we serve choose their own providers via family members and family referred applicants for our Personal Care Worker roles so they can manage the direction of their services. In addition we also have positions for Massage Therapists, Family Care Givers, Movement/Music Therapists and Personal Care Supervisors.
The dedicated and caring Activity Services Facilitators for this program get to help in providing integrated activities to individuals 3 years and up. This is a fun recreational, social and educational program with activities you get to facilitate including the Special Olympics, young athletes program, dances, art workshops, fitness/dance classes and much more!
Learn more about our Direct Support Professional positions below!
Direct Support Professional
Person-centered service is not just a trend or buzz-term to us; it’s a philosophy that characterizes each member of our team. We are dedicated to our mission to be a partner in choice and independence by collaborating with individuals and their families to provide high-quality lifetime supports, empowering them to thrive in their community. With a career at Continuum of Colorado, you will have the opportunity to empower and promote independence with those you serve each day by teaching daily living skills, employment skills and encouraging self-advocacy.
Who We Are Looking For
We embrace those who genuinely desire to empower others, like our Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) in the photo on the left. We also value the following traits for our team members:
Passionate about the work you do and driven to do the best you can each day
Being open to taking on new and different responsibilities
Being invested in your role and the people you work with
Having a sense of empathy for the people you serve
What We Offer
Medical Dental Vision Coverage
Comprehensive health insurance to ensure you and your family are covered
Pre-Tax and Roth options available, employer match up to 4%
Paid Time Off & Holiday Pay
Part of our commitment to a healthy work-life balance is offering generous PTO and Holiday pay
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a FSA account to assist employees in reducing their taxes and increasing their take-home pay
Employees working 18 hours/week or more are eligible for employer-paid, short-term disability insurance covering up to $2,309/week for 13 weeks
Full-time employees are eligible for employer-paid, long-term disability insurance covering up to $6,000/month
We offer free learning sessions across a range of non-work topics throughout the year, as well as access to on-site gyms and fitness programs
Helping you to further your career, we’ll reimburse full-time employees up to $2,000 a year for qualified classes and programs
Discounts & Loyal Partners Program
Receive discounts on your phone bills and auto, home, life and renter’s insurance. We also offer a credit union membership, identify theft insurance and legal services. Continuum employees are entitled to discounted rates at the Denver Zoo!