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

Intake Coordinator/Program Manager

Compensation: $38,000/yr W/ Competitive Benefits

Employment type: full-time 

Send all resumes to barb@clainc.org

No phone calls or walk-ins

GENERAL PURPOSE:

Oversees all aspects of recruitment of people seeking residential services, host home providers and relief providers; provides program management duties; assists in the coordination of temporary relief services; and, facilitates Essential Lifestyle Plans and other person-centered activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

I.             Intake

  1. Completes a variety of tasks to recruit host home and relief providers (could include, but not limited to Open House meetings, advertisements, presentations)
  2. Completes application process including obtaining information for background checks and references
  3. Completes initial interview with potential host home and relief providers with Executive Director
  4. Completes environmental checklist and HUD inspection checklist at each prospective home and current host homes
  5. Relays pertinent information to the Executive Director and Residential Director for potential matches of people receiving/seeking residential services and host home/relief providers
  6. Relays pertinent information to the Administrative Director for follow up on training and other qualifications
  7. Reviews all profiles and packets of people seeking receiving services
    1. Gathers additional information from the Community Centered Board, other service agencies, family/guardians, etc.
    2. Meets with each person to determine needs and personal goals
  8. Matches people seeking residential services with host home providers or staff
  9. Completes initial assessments for people who begin to receive residential services
  10. Provides basic training/support to new host home providers in such areas as Therap and routine responsibilities
  11. Assists program managers in locating temporary relief services
  12. Works with current host home providers to develop temporary relief providers for future us.

II.  Program Management

  1. Provides program management duties for people receiving residential services. This includes, but is not limited to:
  2. Completing home visits/monitoring
  3. Reviewing files
  4. Insuring medical appointments are kept up to date
  5. Attending necessary Service Plan meetings
  6. Processing and following up on incident reports/GERs
  7. Provides training and support to the host home providers
  8. Completes necessary training competencies
  9. Provides necessary training and monitoring

III.   Essential Lifestyle Plans

  1. Facilitates Essential Lifestyle Plans (ELPs) for individuals identified by Executive Director
  2. Writes up and disseminate ELP reports
  3. Conducts updates of ELPs as needed

General Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s Degree in human service or related field or seven years of experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • 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

Skills Requirements

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills that are needed to effectively interact with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • Must demonstrate proficiency using computers; prefer computer experience working with Therap, Word and Publisher
  • Must be honest, reliable, dependable and professional at all times
  • Must be patient, understanding, flexible and work well with others

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