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Thanks for your interest in joining our team!  WE SEE ABILITY

Employment with Ability Connection Colorado offers many benefits, including:  

Health Insurance │  Dental Insurance  │  Vision Insurance  │   Paid Time Off  │   Paid Holidays  │   Retirement

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:


 

Client Manager for Guardianship Alliance of Colorado – The role of Client Manager is to provide guardianship oversight to at risk adults throughout Colorado. Act as medical power of attorney, advocate in safeguarding the client’s rights, address client concerns, assist in coordinating appointments and community wrap around services. Conduct site visits to evaluate and monitor the delivery and quality of care given. Maintain client files and notes, prepare clear, concise court reports. Represent Ability Connection Colorado/Guardianship Alliance of Colorado in the community and collaborate with individuals involved with the care of the client in a professional manner.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to adjust to a fluid schedule, establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients and team, communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, computer skills. Handle sensitive or difficult situations with tact and diplomacy, maintain confidentiality.

This position requires travel using your own vehicle.

Requirements:
• Associates Degree in Human Services or related field
• Clinical experience working with at risk population, i.e. Mental health, developmentally disabled, elderly or other at risk population
• Possess and maintain Colorado driver’s license and insurable MVR
• Successfully pass an extensive background investigation
• Any combination of training educational and or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and ability of employment listed is qualifying.

Work locations:
Denver (traveling throughout Metro and Northern Colorado)
• Pueblo (traveling throughout Southern Colorado and to Denver area)

Salary dependent on qualifications



Early Childhood Special Educator: Assess and treat students with a variety of educational and medical disabilities. Work as part of the Developmental Services Team identifying and serving students who may be eligible for Special Education Services. Utilize Transdisciplinary Play-Based Assessment-2 and other current assessment instruments to determine a student’s skills and abilities. Provide intervention appropriate to the developmental abilities and learning needs of each individual students. Modify/adapt classroom activities to ensure the successful participation of all students. Collaborate with general education teachers and provide appropriate support within the integrated preschool classroom. Gather and organize information to write educationally based Individualized Education Program (IEP) Ensure educational relevance when assessing and providing services to student’s skills and abilities. Implement Multi-Tier Systems of Support (MTSS) and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) initiatives. Employ a continuum of service delivery models in the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities. Work collaboratively with colleagues, families, students, other central providers, and building-based providers. Communicate evaluation results at evaluation meetings and interpret assessments. Follow compliance laws for meeting federal and state mandates as well as Head Start and organization policies in the performance of duties such as Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, Medicaid billing, report writing, and treatment plan/therapy log development. Use data-based decision making, including gathering and interpreting data with individual students to be responsible for progress monitoring and student outcomes. Travel to multiple schools/sites to provide itinerant services and other duties as assigned.

Required:
• Colorado Department of Education (CDE) endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education (Professional Teacher License or Initial Teacher License)
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. (Master’s Degree preferred)
• Valid Colorado Driver’s License
• Two years of Early Intervention, teaching, or Special Education experience
• Experience with formal and informal cognitive, social-emotional, and academic assessments used for students eligible for special education
• Knowledge working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations and families
• Ability to establish rapport with families and students with diverse cultural backgrounds
• Awareness of law and policies regarding special education
• Effective organization and computer skills.
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.


Program Manager position for Guardianship Alliance of Colorado  The program manager represents Ability Connection Colorado/Guardianship Alliance of Colorado in the community and collaborates with the public, social services, healthcare agencies, other county and state departments to grow the program. This position will be tasked with creating and structuring the peace of mind program, oversee the budget and stability of all GAC programs, engage in community training activities, fundraising and marketing. The program manager will review and approve all guardianship court petitions under probate law, attends court proceedings, provide accurate and effective testimony in court, review and approve or deny all referrals through client assessment. Organize and prioritize management tasks and assignments; plan, organize, supervise, review and evaluate the work of professional staff assigned to the program.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of all laws, codes and regulation related to probate, estate, guardianship and conservatorships, principles and practices of guardianship/conservatorship. Demonstrate ability to develop policies and procedures in the areas of guardianship in an office which the staff functions are in accordance with probate law, interpret and apply state, agency and departmental policies and rules. Understanding of budget development and effective internal staff selection, management, development, training and supervision. Ability to demonstrate diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in a professional manner, integrity and social responsibility, ensuring our all clients receive the most appropriate level and highest quality of care.  Communicate effectively with individuals in emotional distress and with clients who lack the mental capacity to manage their personal estates. Manage a caseload when necessary, prepare clear, concise written communications and comprehensive court reports.

This position requires travel using own vehicle.

Examples of Duties:
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Knowledge of:
• Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations related to Probate Guardianship/
Conservatorships
• Basic principles and practices of public guardianship/conservatorship
• Understanding of budget development and monitoring principles
• Electronic data systems (i.e. Office 365)
• Principles and practices of program development, management and evaluation
• Methods and principles in effective staff selection, management, development, training and supervision
• Principles and practices of effective public, community and customer relations
• Effective written and oral expression
• Effective methods of program documentation, inventory, and record keeping

Skills and Abilities to:
• Plan, organize, direct and evaluate the work of office staff and functions in accordance with Probate law
• Develop policies and procedures in the areas of Guardianship/Conservatorship in accordance with changes in locate and state laws
• Interpret and appropriately apply State, agency and departmental policies and rules
• Establish and coordinate case management efforts with other public and/or non-profit agencies and effectively interact with other professionals (doctors, lawyers, Court staff, social workers, Judges and contractors)
• Manage a caseload when necessary in an efficient and sensitive manner; organize and prioritize management tasks and assignments.
• Communicate professionally and effectively; prepare clear, concise, written communications and comprehensive court reports
• Maintain complete and accurate case dictation
• Communicate effectively with individuals in emotional distress and with clients who lack the mental capacity to manager their person or estates
• Provide accurate and effective testimony in court on specific assigned cases

Characteristic of Ideal Candidate:
• Demonstrate the effective use of management and supervisory techniques in the decision and oversight process
• Ability to demonstrate diplomacy by approaching others about sensitive issues in a professional manner
• Integrity and social responsibility, ensuring all clients receive the most appropriate level and highest quality of care
• Outstanding analytical skills, with demonstrated ability to think logically and arrive at sound conclusions
• Exceptional organization skills, including the ability to prioritize and complete multiple time sensitive tasks

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field
4 years relevant experience involving probate of estates, guardianship and conservatorship
Possess and maintain a valid driver’s license and insurable MVR
Be available to work for flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends holidays, during times of disaster or emergency
Successfully pass an extensive background investigation
Any combination of training educational and or experience which provides the knowledge, skills and ability of employment listed is qualifying

Salary dependent on qualifications


 

Project Coordinator ($18/Hr Start) :The Project Coordinator for Family Engagement is responsible for ensuring that Parent to Parent of Colorado addresses the needs of families of sons and daughters with disabilities and special health care needs by supporting the vision, mission, and activities of Parent to Parent.  This position is primarily responsible for engaging families and coordinating communication avenues for Parent to Parent including online parent and policy groups, face book groups and other social media communication.  The position supports new and current members with information and referral to resources, engages families to provide input into various initiatives, represents a family perspective at community meetings and participates in community outreach efforts that are in concert with the P2P mission.  Part time position (20 hours per week) with flexible work hours and environment.

Required:
• AA degree in public policy, human services or related field or equivalent experience in family support field
• 3 years experience including active participation in community activities with families of people with disabilities and/or special health care needs OR lived experiences with disability and/or special health care needs systems. 

Preferred:
• Knowledge of diversity and culturally responsive practices
• Bi-lingual Spanish preferred – oral and written


 

INFANT NURSERY SUPERVISOR: plan, organize, implement, and deliver program for infants 6 weeks to 18 months old based on individual intellectual, physical, social, or emotional potential. This person is responsible for the day to day operation of the nursery.

Required:
• Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education
• Must meet current Infant Nursery Supervisor Licensing Requirements
• Three (3) years of experience working with infants
• Early Head Start experience preferred
• Ability to positively interact with children
• Ability to read, write and speak English fluently.
• Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs.
• Must be able to carry 35 lbs. Periods of kneeling, crawling, sitting & standing.
• Current Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum experience.
• Bilingual Spanish a plus



LEAD TEACHER:
Plans, organizes implements and delivers a preschool program based on the individual and group’s educational, intellectual, physical, social and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Manages the classroom environment and works with the parents directly as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

Required:
• BA with 24 ECE credits or AA in Early Childhood Education
• Willing to work toward a BA in ECE to meet State of Colorado qualification changes
• Minimum 3 years of lead teaching experience.
• Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs.
• Must be able to carry 35 lbs.
• Periods of kneeling, crawling, sitting and standing.
• Current Teaching Strategies Gold and Creative Curriculum experience.
• Bilingual Spanish a plus.



TODDLER TEACHER:
Plan, organize, implement, and deliver program for infants 6 weeks to 18 months old based on individual intellectual, physical, social, or emotional potential. This person is responsible for the day to day operation of the nursery.

Required:
• Toddler CDA or AA.
• Minimum 2 years with toddlers.
• Must be able to push/pull 50 lbs.
• Must be able to carry 35 lbs.
• Periods of kneeling, crawling, sitting and standing.
• Experience with home visits preferred
• Bilingual Spanish a plus.



INFANT TEACHERS:
Assist with the planning, organization, implementation and delivering of a birth to five program based on the individual and group educational, social and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Assist in managing and creating the classroom environment, provide input and observation concerning program participants.

Required:
• High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
• 2 years’ experience in a supervised Early Childhood Education setting.
• Must be Group Leader Qualified and pursuing an AA in Early Childhood Education.



PRESCHOOL TEACHERS:
Assist with the planning, organization, implementation and delivering of a birth to five program based on the individual and group educational, social and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Assist in managing and creating the classroom environment, provide input and observation concerning program participants.

Required:
• High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
• 2 years’ experience in a supervised Early Childhood Education setting.
• Must be Group Leader Qualified and pursuing an AA in Early Childhood Education.



TEACHERS ASSISTANT:
Assist with the planning, organization, implementation and delivering of a birth to five program based on the individual and group educational, social and emotional potential of the children enrolled. Assist in managing and creating the classroom environment, provide input and observation concerning program participants.

Required:
• High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
• Must be pursuing an AA in Early Childhood Education starting with ECE 101 and 103 or ECE 111 OR Infant Toddler CDAClient Manager FT/PT:

 


For consideration, please send cover letter, resume, and (3) three professional references (supervisors) to our Human Resources Department at careers@abilityconnectioncolorado.org or by fax at (303) 691-0846.

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