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 apply online at the link provided.

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

Residential Director

Do you live in the Denver metro and desire to work with a team whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual/developmental disabilities towards fulfillment of their life goals?
Community Living Alternatives has been providing services to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities for over forty years and is currently seeking a passionate individual to join our team as Residential Director. 

General Duties:

Our Residential Department currently has around 40 people receiving services.  This position oversees all aspects of the Residential Program including, but not limited to: supervises Program Managers and Nurses to ensure quality service delivery; recruits new Host Home Providers; completes intake of persons in need of residential services; provides orientation training to new residential program staff and independent contractors; ensures compliance with state and local regulations; serves as liaison between CLA and the community.


Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field, plus two years of experience working with people who have intellectual/developmental disabilities or a minimum of five years of experience in residential services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities; experience in development and management; ability to lead and work on a team; organized and detail oriented; ability to negotiate and handle conflicts effectively; excellent written and verbal communication skills; flexibility in work schedule; valid Colorado driver’s license, a reliable vehicle and auto insurance; working knowledge of excel and word


 $48,000 to $50,000 per year. Excellent benefits – agency sponsored STD and LTD, 75% match on 403(b), plus up to $735 per month contribution by CLA towards health, vision, dental &/or supplemental benefits. Generous Paid Time Off!


Direct Support Professional

Do you have experience in helping individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities? Do you live in the Denver metro and desire to work with a team whose mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities towards fulfillment of their life goals? Our Day Program, CLASS, is seeking an individual 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 part-time position is for 30 hours per week and includes the following duties and responsibilities:

General Requirements:

  • 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 a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Must be able to pull (van doors, wheelchairs, etc) and push (wheelchairs), flex (reaching), bend and crouch.
  • Must be able to provide necessary support or assistance with personal hygiene (including, but not limited to, toileting, bathing, dressing and tooth brushing);

Desired Skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills that are needed to effectively interact with persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities
  • 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
  • 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
  • Honest, reliable, dependable and professional at all times
  • Patient, understanding, flexible and work well with others


Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $16.00 /hour with Part-time benefits

To apply, send your resume to