Activity Services Facilitator - Elevate 365

<h3 class="vacancy-description ng-binding">Empowering individuals to live a meaningful life.&nbsp;</h3>

Aurora, CO

Continuum of Colorado

<p>Continuum of Colorado is a&nbsp;nonprofit agency providing services to people with a wide range of abilities. At Continuum, 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. Person-centeredness is not just a trend or buzzword to us; it&rsquo;s a philosophy that embodies each Direct Support Professional we hire. 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.</p> <p>Experience thoughtful care and let Continuum of Colorado support you or your loved one.</p>

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$12.71 – 13.84/hr

Overview: <p>Continuum of Colorado has a great opportunity for an enthusiastic person who&nbsp;is committed to providing excellent customer service and supports to children, adults and seniors with intellectual and developmental disabilities and who&nbsp;likes to have fun while doing so!</p> <p>This is a rewarding position where you get to supervise and interact with a group of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, while facilitating Special Olympics and special programs, including dances and events. If you enjoy sports, coaching and working with individuals in these areas &ndash; this is the position for you (and get paid for what you love)!</p> <p><strong>Why is Continuum of Colorado so great to work for?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Competitive pay $12.71 &ndash; 13.84/hr</li> <li>Great work-life balance where a full-time workweek = 36 hours week, working 4 days</li> <li>Employer-paid training with a supportive team</li> <li>Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay</li> <li>Health, dental, vision insurance</li> <li>401(k) investment plan, with an employer match of up to 4%</li> <li>Tuition reimbursement program (after working full time for at least one year)</li> <li>Healthcare reimbursement and flexible spending plans</li> <li>Onsite gym for employee use</li> <li>Employer-paid and supplemental life insurance</li> <li>Short- and long-term disability insurance</li> <li>Discounts on auto and homeowners&rsquo; insurance</li> <li>Employee assistance program</li> <li>Credit union membership</li> </ul> <p><strong>The hours and days will vary for this position according to season; Monday &ndash; Saturday.</strong></p> <p>Your role as an&nbsp;<strong>Activity Services Facilitator</strong>&nbsp;for&nbsp;<strong>Special Events</strong>&nbsp;(this program is called&nbsp;<strong>Elevate 365</strong>) will help these individuals become active members of their community; help them develop skills for future success; and provide meaningful activities to enhance their quality of life while providing a safe and nurturing environment.</p>
Responsibilities: <p><strong><u>What You&rsquo;ll Get To Do!</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Help in assuring participants medical needs are met while at special events</li> <li>Implement protocols and provide appropriate services; document as needed</li> <li>Disseminate information about upcoming events; advocate for participants needs and wants</li> <li>Provide direct care support to include coaching and emergency assistance</li> <li>Provide transportation to meet participants&rsquo; needs; may include driving or assisting in accessing transportation</li> <li>Ensure cleaning, storing, repairing and replacement of equipment used for special events; perform all tasks relevant to opening, setting up for program and closing the facility</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong><u>Must Have&rsquo;s to Be Our Activity Services Facilitator!</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>High school diploma or GED</li> <li>Prefer one (1) year experience in developmental disabilities and/or recreation</li> <li>Prefer a background in therapeutic recreation</li> <li>Must pass and maintain certification in all agency required training</li> <li>Must possess excellent customer service skills</li> <li>Able to perform needed personal care and medical procedures</li> <li>Able to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory participant or participants, including transfers</li> <li>Meet physical demands of the position</li> <li>Able to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends</li> <li>Ability to meet and maintain agency driving requirements and operate agency vehicles</li> <li>Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work as appropriate</li> <li>Valid Colorado motor vehicle license and proof of adequate motor vehicle insurance</li> </ul>