Caregiver/Direct Support Professional

Empowering individuals to live a meaningful life. 

Varies within Denver, CO Metro area

Continuum of Colorado - Caregiver

<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/ hour

Overview: Continuum of Colorado has great opportunities for enthusiastic people who are committed to providing excellent customer service and supports to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities! This position is rewarding, where you get to interact with a variety of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities while being responsible for supervision, training, program/care plan implementation, assessment, and documentation for those served in Comprehensive Services.<br /><br /><strong>Schedule</strong>:&nbsp; Must be willing to work a minimum of 36 hours per month with a maximum of 40 hours per week. Shifts can include covering 2.5-day shifts or a Day Program shift with varying hours. Potential opportunity to transfer to full-time, benefitted position if available.&nbsp; Please note: transfers are not automatic and are subject to current staffing needs, availability, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Training</strong>:&nbsp; Must be able to complete all Agency training at their scheduled times prior to working in facilities. Training is a minimum of 3 weeks:&nbsp;<br /> Monday - Thursday, 8am - 6 pm.
Responsibilities: &bull; Train, assure and/or assist participants in completing daily activities and other tasks (cleaning, toileting, meal preparation, meal pick-up and delivery, cooking, budgeting, hygiene etc.) as assigned.<br />&bull; Meet participant&rsquo;s needs for transportation as assigned (may include driving or assisting in accessing transportation).<br />&bull; Implement and document participant ISSPs, care plans and/or protocols.<br />&bull; Carry out scheduled community activities as assigned (transports, provides supervision).<br />&bull; Assist with medications (i.e., administration, pill packing, monitoring) as certified, and documents as appropriate.<br />&bull; Monitor health needs of participants and assists in obtaining health care as needed.<br />&bull; Provide medical care in accordance with established protocols, to include First Aid/CPR when needed.<br />&bull; Document program, incident, medical and financial information as required.<br />&bull; Able to utilize web-based computer programs to document medication administrations and document performance on organizations web-based performance evaluation.
Requirements: <p>&bull; High school diploma or GED.<br />&bull; Prefer one year experience in an area directly related to job assignment (i.e., developmental disabilities, elderly etc.)<br />&bull; Ability to pass and maintain certification in all agency required training.<br />&bull; Ability to perform needed personal care and medical procedures.<br />&bull; Ability to use crisis intervention techniques as trained by Agency and as directed by the participant&rsquo;s plan where applicable.<br />&bull; Ability to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory participants including transfers.<br />&bull; Ability to read, write and converse in English and perform simple math calculations for purposes of carrying out job assignments.<br />&bull; Ability to perform basic food preparation as applicable.<br />&bull; Ability to meet physical demands of the position.<br />&bull; Ability to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.<br />&bull; Must be familiar with Microsoft Office and be able to use these programs at an intermediate level; ability to use Outlook to communicate through emails.<br />&bull; A personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work, where applicable.<br />&bull; Valid Colorado motor vehicle license.<br />&bull; Proof of motor vehicle insurance.<br />&bull; Meet agency driving requirements and operate agency and personal vehicle.<br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>