Employment

CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (CPWD)

JOB OPENINGS:

  1. Program Manager
  2. Certified Nursing Assistant
  3. Community Organizer
  4. Independent Living Skills Trainer

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

(see below for details)

1. Program Manager

OVERVIEW:
This is a part-time position at 20 hours/week. The Program Manager is responsible for identifying opportunities to strengthen and further develop CPWD's existing fee-for-service programs, as well as developing revenue generating services into new programs and/or new geographical areas. This position manages the day-to-day operations, personnel, and reporting for several key CPWD fee producing programs and services, such as Employment and Post-Transition; provides outreach for Home Health and Day Program; and develops new fee generating services.

This position is a senior manager, a key member of CPWD's Executive Team, and is expected to work closely and collaboratively with the Executive Team members. As such, should be a team oriented, quality focused individual with both programmatic, financial, and people management skills. Duties may include additional projects or assignments delegated by Executive Director.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Program Quality Control & Expansion: It is essential that CPWD's current programs be first rate, leading programs in our geographical region. In addition, this position must be actively involved in developing a plan that includes timelines and strategies to strengthen and expand existing fee-for-service programs; research, conduct outreach, develop and implement new fee generating opportunities to serve populations with disabilities with innovative, value-added services, consistent with CPWD's Strategic Plan and policies. Fee-for-service programs should generate a sustainable and fair revenue stream to run at a surplus, sufficient to fund fixed and administrative costs.

• Lead Independent Fee Generating Services: Ensure quality performance of personnel and programs, develop and implement program budgets, and monitor the performance of the programs in light of legal/federal guidelines, as well as the requirements of stakeholders, in line with Best Practices. This position should be well versed in the Independent Living philosophy and endeavor to integrate IL practices that recognize the self-direction and dignity of all CPWD consumers.

• Responsible for ensuring excellent consumer service for the agency by assisting staff and consumers as needed. Interact and communicate effectively with state and community entities for the purpose of networking, advocacy, program quality, and general Center promotion. Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and the public. Complete other assignments as assigned and delegated by Executive Director.

• Staff Management: Take on the recruitment, training, evaluation and oversight of staff members, ensuring employees have what they need to fulfill their job duties. Complete annual evaluations, as well as assisting in the process of developing job descriptions, implement and monitor staff goals, and provide general staff support as needed. This position is responsible for setting priorities, time management, and delivery of high quality services in a cost effective and fee generating manner.

• Work closely with the Finance Department to support accurate and timely billing.

• Work closely with the Director of Core Services to insure consistency in the service delivery to consumers and strong collaboration between grant funded and fee generating services.

• Travel as needed for trainings, conferences, outreach events and meetings. Expected to spend time at all three CPWD offices each week.

KEY SKILLS:
• Self-motivated and flexible
• Possess decision making, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
• Able to complete tasks in an organized and punctual manner
• Set clear expectations, responsibilities and goals with staff
• Excellent interpersonal and good active listening skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Strong program planning skills
• Professionalism and strong work ethic
• Ability to work as a team member

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Associate's degree in a relevant field, and/or relevant supervisory and program management experience in a related human service field.
• Two years of leadership/managerial experience to include experience managing fee generating programs and supervision of staff.
• Experience with monitoring program budgets.
• Experience working with people with disabilities.
• The capacity to work independently.
• Proficiency with MS Windows, MS Office, and other common computer programs.
• Demonstration of CPWD's core values of inclusiveness, flexibility, person first, accountability and integrity.
• Must pass background check.

PREFERRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
• Personal experience with disability is a huge advantage! Reasonable accommodations may be made to empower a qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
• Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, and/or relevant supervisory and program management experience in a related human service field.
• Previous experience with DVR and TTW.
• Exposure to Independent Living philosophies, and best practices in the IL community.

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!

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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.

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

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3. Community Organizer - Full-Time

Position Summary: 

The Community Organizer is responsible for developing and guiding the Center for People With Disabilities’ (CPWD) public policy and advocacy agenda with the goal of reducing barriers to independence for people with disabilities.  This will include assessing community needs; engaging in activities to increase the capacity of the community to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities; organizing federal, state and local, non-partisan civic engagement initiatives; and providing civic education to staff, consumers and the community on local, state and federal policy issues that impact people with disabilities. 

This position is outward facing and very involved with all CPWD staff and the community.  They are expected to work closely and collaboratively with the Director of Core Services and the Executive Director on projects and priorities.  As such, they should be a team oriented, quality focused individual with strong presentation and relationship building skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess the needs of people with disabilities in CPWD’s service area, to provide input on grassroots organizing of public policy and systems advocacy.
  • Coordinate and conduct activities to increase the capacity of communities to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities.
  • Outreach to unserved and underserved disability communities to determine needs; survey current consumer base on satisfaction with services and unmet needs.
  • Educate and organize consumers on legislative issues, and involve consumers in testifying to relevant groups. Teach systems advocacy.
  • Build support among allies and community partners for CPWD’s policy and advocacy priorities.
  • Serve as CPWD’s representative on national, state, and local boards and committees.
  • Educate consumers, staff, and the public on CPWD services within the IL philosophy to cultivate awareness of what we do and why. 
  • Educate the communities in our region through presentations on disability awareness and etiquette, federal laws and other IL matters.
  • As directed, work with the Director of Grants and Communications to develop materials on issues of concern to the disability community to support advocacy, education, and organizing efforts (writing position papers, talking points, fact sheets, etc.).
  • Develop materials and strategies, and conduct trainings on systems advocacy and civics one on one, internally and externally.
  • Keep staff and consumers informed on national, state and local issues that impact people with disabilities.
  • Develop and build a base of citizen support for initiatives and legislation at the local, state and national levels.
  • Coordinate CPWD’s civic engagement efforts by actively engaging community members, consumers, staff, and board members in various initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key public figures relevant to civic engagement and community organizing.
  • Develop and conduct annual community needs assessment and customer satisfaction survey, with a reports submitted to the Director of Core Services and the Executive Director.
  • Submit monthly reports of activities and outcomes that indicate removal of barriers for individuals with disabilities in the community.
  • Actively participate in all-staff meetings.
  • Complete other assignments as assigned and delegated by the Director of Core Services and the Executive Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

A relevant Bachelor’s Degree is required (or full-time relevant experience may be substituted on a year for year basis).  Specific qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with professionals and with the public, creating liaisons that result in outcomes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Personal experience with a disability
  • Satisfactory backgrounds check.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

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4. 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).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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!

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

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

Jand@cpwd.org

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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.

Schedule:

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

ABOUT CPWD

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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