CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (CPWD)
- Transition Coordinator
- Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
- Volunteer / Front Desk Support - North Metro Office
- Volunteer Coordinator
(see below for details)
1. Transition Coordinator
The Transition Coordinator is responsible for coordinating transition and community living services for the Center for People with Disabilities to ensure that individuals with disabilities maximize their opportunities for independence. Maintains positive and effective relationships with CPWD staff and partner agencies. The position is funded by a grant from the Christopher Reeves Foundation. As the conditions for the grant are met, the position may grow to be self-sustained with funding through Medicaid reimbursement.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Coordinate community living services for those transitioning out of nursing homes through the Colorado Choice Transition and Community Transition Services programs
• Provide one-on-one direct services to consumers, including the core services of Peer Mentoring and Independent Living Skills Training
• Complete thorough and timely documentation in both CPWD and state Medicaid databases including documentation of billable hours for services rendered
• Facilitate transition meetings
• Complete all state mandated Transition Coordinator training and attend ongoing trainings in Denver
• Participate in community events and public relations efforts, including public speaking to groups and disability awareness workshops
• Work independently, schedule and manage personal workload and recognize when there is a need for approval or support from the Transition Manager
• Submit monthly reporting to supervisor on the status of those transitioning out of nursing homes
• Maintain confidentiality and work within the confines of HIPAA regulations
• Travel as needed for direct services, trainings, outreach events and meetings
• Actively participate in all-staff meetings
• Complete other tasks as assigned and delegated by the Transition Manager
• Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and extended amount of time sitting or standing
• Traveling to nursing homes and consumer housing to coordinate transitions
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job
A Bachelor's Degree in human behavior sciences or an Associate's Degree with two years of providing direct services. Relevant work experience can be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Additional qualifications include:
• Strong organizational and customer service skills, 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
• Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, and other common computer programs
• Working knowledge of disabilities and disability oriented issues
• Effective oral and written communications skills
• Ability to work effectively with professionals and with the public, creating liaisons that result in outcomes
• Ability to travel regionally
• Personal experience with a disability strongly preferred
• Satisfactory backgrounds checks
HOW TO APPLY: Please email a résumé and cover letter to email@example.com explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!
2. Certified Nursing Assistant
CNA's - Come work where you are truly appreciated: Boulder County!
Do you like working with a consistent client load in a home care setting, where you are appreciated by clients as well as management? Do you like the independence of home care, making visits on a variety of people during a shift? We want to meet you!
Nights and Weekends
Service area covers Boulder County - mainly Boulder, Longmont, and Lafayette.
Earn: $15/hour plus a great shift differential of $1/hour evenings during the week
$16/hour weekends plus $1/hour weekend evenings.
Mileage and all travel time reimbursed.
Must have reliable transportation plus insurance.
Current CNA license in Colorado required. Willing to train to home care.
Volunteer / Front Desk Support - North Metro Office
CPWD is currently seeking a volunteer to provide support to the Center for People with Disabilities staff and consumers who work out of our North Metro office at 10317 Washington St, Thornton.
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 North Metro office 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
- Welcoming and greeting consumers and community members who visit our office
- Sorting mail and providing reminder calls to consumers about up-coming 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 with the Center for People with Disabilities/North Metro Office, please contact:
North Metro Office Manager
303-790-1390 Ext. 204
Unpaid Volunteer Coordinator Needed! Click here for more info.
You’re someone who cares about making a difference. You’re patient, kind, and self-motivated. You communicate well, with both sensitivity and respect.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you are a good fit for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!
CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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).