Direct Support Professional for Teens with Disabilities

<div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6 col-sm-8 col-xs-12"> <h3 class="vacancy-description ng-binding">Empowering individuals to live a meaningful life.&nbsp;<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /></h3> </div> </div>

Aurora, CO

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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$13.38 - $13.99/hourly +

Overview: <p>Continuum of Colorado is hiring&nbsp;<strong>Direct Support Professionals&nbsp;</strong>for our rewarding&nbsp;<strong>Caregiver&nbsp;</strong>positions to provide personal care to teens with&nbsp;intellectual/developmental disabilities in the&nbsp;<strong>greater Denver, CO area</strong>.&nbsp;<strong>This position needs to be filled IMMEDIATELY!!</strong></p> <p><strong>OR visit our careers page on our website and apply here:&nbsp;</strong><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"></a>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>I</strong><strong>f you don't see a shift&nbsp;that works for you from the list below, check out our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">website</a>&nbsp;as we have more shifts and locations&nbsp;available if you'd like to work as a Direct Support Professional/Caregiver for Adults with Disabilities!</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Why is Continuum so great to work for?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Competitive pay&nbsp;$13.38 - $13.99+ / hour</li> <li>Flexible hours</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>Employer-paid and supplemental life insurance</li> <li>Short- and long-term disability insurance</li> <li>Discounts on auto and homeowners insurance</li> <li>Employee assistance program</li> <li>Credit union membership</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <strong>More about what you&rsquo;ll get to do as our Caregiver!</strong><br /> <ul> <li>Train, assure and assist individuals in completing daily activities and other tasks (cleaning, toileting, meal preparation, meal pick-up and delivery, cooking, budgeting, hygiene etc.)</li> <li>Meet individuals'&nbsp;needs for transportation (may include driving or assisting in accessing transportation)</li> <li>Implement and documents individuals' ISSPs, care plans and/or protocols</li> <li>Carry out scheduled community activities (transport, provide supervision)</li> <li>Assist with medications (i.e., administration, pill packing, monitoring) as certified, and document as appropriate</li> <li>Monitor health needs of&nbsp;individuals&nbsp;and assist in obtaining health care as needed</li> <li>Provide medical care in accordance with established protocols, to include First Aid/CPR when needed</li> <li>Document program, incident, medical and financial information as required</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Must have's to be a&nbsp;</strong><strong>Caregiver for Teens with Continuum of Colorado! &nbsp;</strong></p> <ul> <li>High school diploma or GED</li> <li>One (1) year experience in an area directly related to job, preferred (i.e., developmental disabilities, elderly)</li> <li>Complete criminal finger printing</li> <li>Be able to pass and maintain certification in all agency required training</li> <li>Perform personal care/medical procedures and consistently lift up to 50 lbs</li> <li>Be able to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory participants including transfers</li> <li>Use crisis intervention techniques as trained by Continuum and as directed by the participant&rsquo;s care plan</li> <li>Know how to use the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel) at an intermediate level; ability to use Outlook to communicate through email</li> <li>Personal vehicle in good operating condition for use during work</li> <li>Valid Colorado driver&rsquo;s license/proof of insurance</li> <li>Meet our agency driving requirements; no suspensions/less than three tickets in three years</li> </ul>