1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  2. Staff Accountant
  3. Independent Living Skills Trainer

Volunteer Opportunities:

  1. Volunteer / Front Desk Support - North Metro Office
  2. Volunteer Coordinator

(see below for details)


1. 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.

Email resume: Dee@cpwd.org or call 303-442-8662, ext.117
Or apply in person at the Center for People with Disabilities
1675 Range St.
Boulder, CO 80301


2. Staff Accountant - Part-Time (20-25 hrs/wk)

SUMMARY: The Staff Accountant will be responsible for a wide variety of recurring routine accounting functions. Responsibilities include accounting for grant activity, preparing grant billing, assisting in forecasting/planning future grant activity, timely financial reporting and compliance with varied and extensive regulations. Also responsible for month-end accounting activates such as journal entries, reconciliations of credit cards and bank accounts.


  • Provides general program financial assistance
  • Payroll tracking and journalizing in QuickBooks
  • Accurate and timely creation of grant billing invoices, including all required back-up documentation for assigned grants
  • Understands and monitors financial compliance requirements for each grant
  • Monthly reconciliations of bank, credit card and petty cash accounts
  • Back-up support for Medicaid billing and payroll
  • Assists in the budget and reforecast process
  • Assists in gathering information in preparation for annual financial audits
  • Attendance at all staff team meetings and trainings required
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Must be detail oriented and able to multi-task, and have excellent time management skills
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills are crucial
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills required.


  • Strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • 2+ years accounting/finance preferably in fund accounting and non-profit accounting
  • Knowledge of government grant programs 
  • Hands on experience with AR/AP/General Ledger
  • Proficient with computer, including, QuickBooks, Word, Excel, and government web portals
  • Experience working with people with disabilities
  • High level of integrity, dependability and dedication to CPWD’s mission
  • Personal experience with a disability strongly preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with the Independent Living Movement is highly desirable


  • Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and extended amount of time sitting or standing
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job
  • This position may also require the performance of other duties, as assigned


Please submit a résumé and cover letter to margaret@cpwd.org explaining why you are a good fit for this position.  We look forward to hearing from you!


3. Independent Living Skills Trainer I

Employee Status:  Part-time (21 hrs/wk); non-exempt

Salary:                      Dependent on Experience

OVERVIEW:  Provides intensive one-on-one skills training as well as facilitates groups and classes to participants involved in CPWD’s Independent Living Program (ILP).


  • Provide intensive one-on-one independent living skills training to participants of the (ILP); IL skills training includes, but is not limited to bus training, menu planning, grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, cooking, money management, etc.
  • Conduct Independent Living Assessments to determine real abilities and identify areas that require intensive one-on-one.
  • Assist consumers to identify goals and develop an independent living plan.
  • Provide information and referral services to the consumer.
  • Plan and facilitate classes/groups for participants.
  • Maintain consumer files in database and all records required by CPWD.
  • Maintains attendance records.
  • Drive CPWD vans for program activities, etc.
  • Maintain CPWD vehicles (check oil, fluids, tires, etc.)
  • Work as a team member to assure that consumers receive quality services.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings & staff training activities.
  • Work effectively with various agencies to promote consumer needs.


  • Current license as a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).
  • Two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Two years experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an Independent Living Center setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with professionals and with the public.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize e-mail and the Internet.


  • AA in Human Services or related field.
  • CPR, First Aid and QMAP certified.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/ASL.
  • Personal experience with a disability.
  • Knowledge of or certified in Person Centered Planning Principals.


  • Classroom, community and office environment requiring ongoing computer use and extended amount of time sitting or standing.
  • Off-site meetings and activities requiring travel.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • This position may also require the performance of other duties, as assigned.


Please submit a résumé and cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position to: marni@cpwd.org  We look forward to hearing from you!



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:

Jan Dabroski

North Metro Office Manager

303-790-1390 Ext. 204



Unpaid Volunteer Coordinator Needed! Click here for more info.

Volunteer Coordinator

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.


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 marni@cpwd.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).  




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