Caregiver for Youths 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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Overview: Continuum of Colorado has new and exciting direct support opportunities for enthusiastic people who are committed to providing excellent customer service and supports to youths with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DDs)! Our Caregiver for Youths with Disabilities known here at Continuum as a Child Care Worker (CCW), is a very rewarding position where you get to interact with a variety of individuals with I/DDs while supervising, training, implementing programs and care plans, and completing assessments and documentation for the children we serve in the Kingston Group Home located in Aurora, CO.<br /><br />Here are some of the excellent benefits we offer and why it's great to work here!<br />* A great work-life balance where a full-time work week = 36 hours<br />* Health/dental/vision coverage<br />* Employer paid and supplemental life insurance<br />* Short- and long-term disability insurance<br />* Generous paid time off and holiday pay<br />* 401(k) investment plan, with an employer match of up to 4%<br />* Mileage reimbursement<br />* Tuition reimbursement program<br />* Healthcare reimbursement and flexible spending plans<br />* Onsite gym and lounge for employee use at both office locations<br />* Discounts on auto and homeowners insurance<br />* Employee assistance program<br />* Credit union membership<br />* Employer-paid training
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>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.</li> <li>Meet participant&rsquo;s needs for transportation as assigned (may include driving or assisting in accessing transportation).</li> <li>Implement and documents participant ISSPs, care plans and/or protocols.</li> <li>Carry out scheduled community activities as assigned (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 participants 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> <li>Able to utilize web-based computer programs to document medication administrations and document performance on organizations web-based performance evaluation.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <ul> <li>High school diploma or GED.</li> <li>Prefer one year experience in an area directly related to job assignment (i.e., developmental disabilities, elderly etc.)</li> <li>Ability to pass and maintain certification in all agency required training.</li> <li>Must complete criminal finger printing.</li> <li>Ability to perform needed personal care and medical procedures.</li> <li>Ability to use crisis intervention techniques as trained by Agency and as directed by the participant&rsquo;s plan where applicable.</li> <li>Ability to operate a wheelchair appropriately and assist with non-ambulatory participants including transfers.</li> <li>Ability to read, write and converse in English and perform simple math calculations for purposes of carrying out job assignments.</li> <li>Ability to perform basic food preparation as applicable.</li> <li>Ability to meet physical demands of the position.</li> <li>Ability to consistently lift up to 50 pounds.</li> <li>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.</li> </ul>