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

Direct Support Professional

Spend your days doing things you enjoy while teaching skills to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  At CLASS Day Program, a typical day may include creating art, having a drum circle or singing in the choir in music, using the fresh vegetables and herbs from our garden in a cooking lesson, creating a social media post on the computer, exercising to Disco Sweat with Richard Simmons, and playing pool.  You may even spend the day volunteering at the horse stables, going to the museum or the botanical gardens. 

CLASS currently provides services to 24 people with a staff to member ratio of 1:5. Every day you will have an opportunity to make people happy and be a part of their personal growth.  CLASS has a family environment, but we have much more fun than most families!  CLASS is our happy place, and we invite you to learn more about us and how you might be a great addition to our agency!

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
• Must be able to help support individuals with hygiene and daily living skills
• Honest, reliable, dependable and professional at all times
• Patient, understanding, flexible and works well with others

Job Type: Full-Time 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Wage: $17/hour

Benefits: $765/month towards health, dental, vision and supplemental insurance.  Option to participate in Health FSA.  Employer paid Short-Term and Long-term Disability.  PTO accrual at 20 hours/month.  A 403b retirement plan currently with a 75% match.

Please send resume to Gregg@clainc.org