Community Living Alternatives, Inc. is a non-profit organization located in Aurora, Colorado.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Independent Contractors

Host Home Provider – Always Taking Applications

A “Host Home” is a residential program model providing people with developmental disabilities a stable home environment.  The program is designed to match/find a person to live with a family or individual without disabilities.  The focus of this model is to get away from constantly changing staff situations.  In essence, the person becomes a member of the family.

If you’d like to learn more about becoming a host home provider, please review our Host Home Providers page and then give us a call.

Membership in the Board of Directors

We are always looking for individuals who connect with our vision of the future, who have expertise that can advance our mission, and who identify with our values. Members of our Board of Directors come from all walks of life; they are leaders in their respective fields, they are parents or siblings of individuals with I/D disabilities, they are involved in their communities, and they are experienced business professionals committed to our mission.  To learn more about us, take a look at our “Who We Are” pages.  If our organization intrigues you, if our mission, vision, and values resonate with you, and if you have expertise or passion you would like to share, please contact our Executive Director.

Volunteer For Our Day Program

If you enjoy helping others, are committed to inclusiveness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and have experience with, or are interested in this community, there are dozens of ways you can get involved.  We’re always looking for help and could use yours.  Give us a call, so we can determine how your experience and interest intersects with the needs of our service recipients.

Career Opportunities

We all want a career that’s rewarding in every sense, because dreading the nine to five is no way to go through life.   This simple truth is central to our person-centered philosophy, we live and breath through our work in the community.  Because our organization is committed to excellence, we’re always looking to connect with people that are passionate about community, people, inclusiveness, and progressive support systems for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

We’ll give you every opportunity to spread your wings, develop your skills and experience, and to work with a variety of people in an exciting fast-paced environment. We’re all about teamwork, so there will always be some other bright individuals for you to bounce your ideas off of, and you’ll find yourself working closely with everyone, from the top down.

Current Opportunities

Day Program Direct Support Staff 

Compensation: $15 per hour- Part time benefits

Employment type: part-time 

Send all resumes to dayprogram@clainc.org

No phone calls or walk-ins

CLASS is seeking a woman who is interested in working one-to-one with an adult woman with autism, as well as to provide support, instruction and guidance to individuals receiving services in order for each person to achieve greater independence with living and social skills. . This position includes the following duties and responsibilities:

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

I. Works in coordination with the Day Program Director and other Day Program Direct Support Staff

II. Provides learning opportunities, assistance and monitoring in all areas of facility and community-based activities according to the individual’s needs as identified by his or her Service Plan (SP):

A. Provides necessary support or assistance with personal hygiene (including, but not limited to, toileting, bathing, dressing and tooth brushing);B. Provides necessary support or assistance with recreational and leisure activities.

III. Maintains a safe environment:

A. Provides necessary support or assistance during fire/emergency drills as well as during actual emergencies;B. Reports any safety concerns to the Day Program Director.

IV. Submits timely and accurate assessments, reports, and documentation for the individual receiving services:

V. Serves as a liaison with the community, other service agencies, Community Centered Boards, and the community, at large.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

General Requirements:

  • Experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities preferred
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must have Social Security card, a valid driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance
  • Must have own reliable transportation
  • Must be able to complete minimum training based on State training guidelines once hired
  • Must pass criminal background, MVR, and Medicaid Fraud investigation
  • Must have the ability to work on a team
  • Must demonstrate proficiency using computers and the ability to complete necessary reports and documentation on a web-based program

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to operate transportation devices such as wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts
  • Must be able to operate domestic appliances (stove, oven, microwave, vacuum)
  • Must be able to lift and move individuals in wheel chairs
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to pull (van doors, wheelchairs, etc) and push (wheelchairs), flex (reaching), bend and crouch

Skills Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to provide personal care for an individual, such as toileting, when necessary
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills that are needed to effectively interact with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Prefer someone who has experience coordinating individual’s daily activities, determine the best interest for service recipients and handle confidential and sensitive issues with the individual and their family, friends, and others
  • Prefer someone who has the creative ability to help develop, implement and track an Individual Service and Support Plan
  • Must be able to help engage in service recipient hygiene, daily living skills and behaviors
  • Must be honest, reliable, dependable and professional at all times
  • Must be patient, understanding, flexible and work well with others

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.00 /hour

Required education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required experience:

  • Direct Support for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities: 1 year

Send all resumes to dayprogram@clainc.org

No phone calls or walk-ins


Part-time Accounting Assistant/Benefits Support

Compensation: $13 to $14 per hour- Part-time benefits

Employment type: part-time 

Send all resumes to bpiperato@clainc.org

No phone calls or walk-ins

GENERAL PURPOSE
Acts as back-up for Accounting Technician; maintains the benefits for service recipients and completes basic accounting / clerical tasks and projects.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
I. Completes annual redetermination paperwork and sends to the proper county.

II. Completes Representative Payee Reports. 

III. Processes paperwork to set up service recipients for direct deposit of their benefits. 

IV. Maintains paperwork for service recipient address changes with their local county. 

V. Researches / completes all necessary paperwork from the state or Social Security Administration to maintain service recipient’s benefits.

VI. Scans and files all service recipient benefit correspondence. 

VII. Acts as back-up to send pay stubs to Social Security and generate reports for service recipient’s pay stubs.

VII. Performs other clerical and accounting duties and other duties as assigned.

IX. Attends staff meetings and other meetings and training as requested by the Controller.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Must have advanced attention to detail, ability to work independently and to problem solve. Prefer any combination of formal education (college and/or business school) and experience which demonstrates the knowledge and ability to perform the assigned duties. Must have working knowledge of Excel and Word. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and auto insurance. 

Hours per week: 12, Non-Exempt