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Employment with Ability Connection Colorado offers many benefits, including:  

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

 

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:


Developmental Services Coordinator : Follow all rules and regulations of special education law including preparing reports for state and local indicators, submitting data to the Central office, scheduling meetings, and keeping and maintaining IEP records and other documents that pertain to special education. Facilitating Individual Education Programs (IEP) meetings using a strength based and family centred approach. Work with school administrator(s), community organizations, and state agencies to facilitate special education programming. Ensure IEP distribution to all staff participating in the student’s educational program. Serve on school data and/or MTSS team. Consult with special educators with Individual Education Program development and scheduling. Coordinating with student’s special education team to ensure all documents are completed in a timely manner prior to an IEP meeting. Connect with the special education team to ensure all team members, including parents, are prepared for the content of the meeting. Work with appropriate evaluators and ensure that assessments are completed in a timely manner for initials or re-evaluations. Consult with outside agencies to support student transitional needs. Support school administration in resolving special education student behaviour needs. In consultation with school mental health professionals, develop and support the implementation of behaviour plans. Work with special education staff, outside consultants/specialists (when necessary), and school administration to provide appropriate training for stakeholders. Coordinate with special education team to support the completion of the quarterly/ semester/trimester IEP progress reports and provide quarterly IEP progress reports to parents/guardians. Attend Multi-Disciplinary Teams as appropriate and necessary. Working to maintain tracking and data systems that include: student information related to IEPs, services, service hours, evaluations, times lines in which evaluations are completed and discipline incidents documented. Supporting the planning of special education initiatives and the implementation of the initiatives, integrating new developments, research findings and best practices into ongoing programs and new initiatives. Establishing and maintaining communication with parents/guardians. Maintaining confidentiality of student records and student information. Collaborating with Education staff in order to support the whole child. Other administrative duties as assigned

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.
  • Candidates must possess, or have the ability to possess, a Colorado Professional Special Education license.

RAMP Coordinator II – Seeking an energetic and passionate individual to plan, organize and work with existing Ready to Achieve Mentoring program staff (RAMP) to increase activities for RAMP youth ages 13-25 with diverse ethnic and social-economic backgrounds. The primary focus will be utilizing a strong mentoring and business advisory, school transition, job placement and job readiness program for at-risk youth with disabilities. ACCO will utilize the best practice model of “Guidepost to Success,” by participating in the Ready to Achieve Mentoring Program (RAMP) as a framework to provide career-focused mentoring to youth at-risk youth with disabilities. RAMP and RAMP X will use a combination of one-on-one, group, and peer mentoring, with the goals of increasing career preparation; and developing work-readiness skills. The RAMP mentoring model utilizes a combination of group, peer, and one-on-one mentoring to promote the successful transition of RAMP youth between the ages of 13-25 to continued learning opportunities, employment, or independent living (depending upon age).

Required:

  • Bachelors Degree in Child & Adolescent 
  • Three years working with youth 
  • Familiarity and experience with youth mentoring programs development, juvenile justice, education
  • Bi-lingual Spanish speaking preferred
  • CO DL insurable by CDOT

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)

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:


Client Manager FT/PT: The Client Manager would report to the Program Manager as a part of the Statewide Services department, and provide guardianship responsibilities to incapacitated clients.

Core Responsibilities:
-Conduct site visits and social assessment checklists regarding clientele throughout Colorado.
-Address and respond to clients concerns, including medical issues
-Maintain case files for each client and enter client data into database
-Oversight of client’s personal financial needs account
-Maintain confidentiality with regard to all client information

Required: 
-Associates degree in Human Services or related field
-1 year guardianship or client management or social work experience 
-6 months experience working with vulnerable adults including mental health issues
-Must have valid CO driver’s license and insurable MVR
-Requires some travel throughout Colorado


Benefits Specialist FT: Entry-level position reporting directly to the Vice President of Human Resources and maintains benefits for all employees for all companies. Review insurance billing. Send out notice of open enrollment. Act as a resource to and intermediary between employee and insurance companies. Review plans offered with VP of HR to ensure the needs of employees are being met. Manage non-monetary benefits. Implements Benefits fair. Responsible for wellness initiative. Complete data entry into ADP system, including training, performance reviews, etc.

Required:
-Enjoys math calculations
-HR experience required.
– High School Diploma/ GED
-Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point) and Adobe Acrobat.
-Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
-Attention to detail and problem solving skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills
-Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task


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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