Employment

CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES (CPWD)

JOB OPENINGS:

  1. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  2. In Home Support Services Health Maintenance Attendant (HMA)
  3. Veterans Independence Program Advisor

Volunteer Opportunities:

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

(see below for details)
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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!

Days or nights avaialbe and alternate weekends required
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 auto 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

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2. In Home Support Services Health Maintenance Attendant (HMA) in Longmont

SUMMARY: Looking for two HMAs who are comfortable with higher level needs to care for a teenage female client with disabilities. CNA would be a bonus! Must have availability on evenings and weekends. Could either be a full-time position plus a part-time position or two part-time positions. Great benefits with full time position! You'd be working with one family, so no need to be traveling to multiple sites through your shift.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Able to lift/move 50 lbs., bend, squat, and kneel
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid Colorado driver's license and insurance
  • CPR certified
  • CNA preferred
  • Available to work weekends & evenings
  • Fluent in spoken/written English
  • Prompt and reliable
  • Able to pass criminal background check

PAY: Dependent on experience and if active certifications/licensure

HOW TO APPLY: Please email a résumé and cover letter to jan@cpwd.org explaining why you are a strong candidate for this position. We look forward to hearing from you!

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer / Front Desk Support - Longmont Office

CPWD is currently seeking a volunteer to provide support to the Center for People with Disabilities staff and consumers in our Longmont Office at 615 N. Main Street.

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 Longmont 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 (bilingual English/Spanish strongly preferred)
  • Welcoming and greeting consumers and community members who visit our office
  • Sorting mail and providing reminder calls to consumers about upcoming 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, please contact:

Diane Groff, Longmont Office Manager
303-772-3250 Ext. 252
diane@cpwd.org

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3. Veterans Independence Program Advisor

JOB TITLE:  VIP Advisor

REPORTS TO:  Program Manager

FLSA/EMPLOYEE STATUS:  Full-Time Non-exempt

Summary:

Supports the activities of the Veterans Independence Program (VIP).  Assists Veterans with: managing a budget, deciding what services best meet their needs, hiring personal care workers, and purchasing items or services in order to live independently in the community.  Ensures coordination, integration, and effective delivery of these supports and services to Veterans.  Creates support plans and spending plans, monitoring services and problem solving for Veterans at the direction of the Veteran or Representative.  Ensures that the Veteran and/or the Representative are the ones directing the services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide support services to ensure Veterans obtain access to services and supports in order to live independently in the community, increase self-advocacy skills, and improve quality of life.
  • Functionally assess the Veteran’s needs utilizing the (ULTC 100.2) for activities of daily living.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, and documentation of a consumer directed support plan and spending plan.
  • Provide information and referrals to help the Veteran find the services and supports they need.
  • Assist Veterans with hiring/training/supervising/terminating employees and completing employer/employee paperwork.
  • Work with the Fiscal Management Service, helping the Veteran review, approve, and submit timesheets.
  • Monitor billing to ensure expenditures are within budget and that employees are receiving their pay and benefits.
  • Work with CPWD’s Accounting Department to ensure all assessment fees and monthly admin fees are collected.
  • Help the Veteran evaluate how VIP is working.
  • Keep the local VA Medical Center informed about the Veteran’s status.
  • Collaborate with military and civilian community resources.
  • Maintain timely, complete, and accurate database documentation.
  • Understand, model and implement the Independent Living Philosophy, and CPWD’s vision and mission.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Fair Housing Act.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and follow HIPAA guidelines.
  • Accept responsibility for personal and professional development and explore opportunities for position-related training.
  • Attend and participate in CPWD staff meetings, program meetings, and staff trainings.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.
  • Will be working with Veterans 30/40 hours on monthly basis.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Two years of experience working with people with disabilities, preferably in an Independent Living Center setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an effective communicator orally and in writing.
  • Must be very organized and able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize e-mail and the internet.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and clean driving record.
  • Successfully pass required background check(s).

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field and/or two years of experience working with individuals with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of Independent Living Philosophy.
  • Knowledge of Person Centered Planning principles.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/ASL.
  • Personal experience with a disability.

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office environment requiring an extended amount of time sitting or standing, and computer use.
  • Time spent conducting home visits.
  • Regular local/regional travel around Colorado in various weather conditions.

CPWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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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!

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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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