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Temporary Aide/Health Care Services Trainee I - Homelake Veterans Center

Company: State of Colorado
Location: Denver
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Department Information This is a temporary part time position The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) strives to provide the most efficient, effective and elegant services to our customers. Services are elegant when both the provider and the customer feel uplifted by their interaction. "Daily, our commitment is to be "people who help people" COLORADO STATE VETERANS COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER ? HOMELAKE: The Colorado State Veterans Center at Homelake is a State-owned and operated skilled nursing facility and domiciliary dedicated to serving those who have served us. We strive to provide excellent customer service and to respect and honor resident choices regarding bathing, rising, bedtimes, and other personal decisions. Our philosophy is to provide residents a home where life and love abound. Please click on the link to learn more about the our facility: www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDHS-VetDis/CBON/1251580725162 In addition to a great location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer: * Distinctive career advancement opportunities throughout the state system * Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans * State of Colorado's Work-Life Employee discount Program offers a variety of discounts on services and products to State employees Description of Job This position exists to assist in the implementation of the Individual Program Plan (IPP) for each client living at the CVCLC at Homelake. This involves administering formal and informal programs within the scope of practice of this classification based on in-service training and providing for and teaching self-help skills with a training approach. The position interacts with individuals in developing social skills, recreational activities and transportation requirements. This position is involved with medical emergencies and behavioral challenges, and other duties as assigned. Duties required may include, but not limited to: Implementation of Individual Program Plan * Transports (drives) individuals to their medical appointments and/or activities outside the facility of Homelake. * Protects the rights of persons served and enhances their quality of life. ADL Skills * Under the direction of the Activities Director and within the scope of training provided: performs or assists residents on all activities. This includes but is not limited to: One on One's, Bingo, Socials, Black Jack, Happy Hour, etc. Redirection and Intervention * Under the direction of the Activities Director and within the scope of training provided: * De-escalates agitating behaviors by utilizing skills learned to mitigate the situation safely. * Performs physical intervention and redirection techniques (Mandt) when needed, utilizing the least restrictive measures available. Other related duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights Required Competencies: * Dependability * Excellent Oral Communication Skills * Problem Solving * Participating as an Active Team Player Supplemental Information Requested: You must attach at least three references to your application. At least two references should be from your employment history, but not those listed as your supervisor. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: * Must be able to work a flexible schedule, day and evening shifts, weekends, and holidays and back-to-back shift and double shifts as needed. * Must be able to follow prescribed policies and procedures even if they may conflict with my "personal" preferences. * Ability to work with staff and patients of diversity to include social, economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds in a long term setting * A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire. * A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges. Additionally, you will be required take and pass a drug screen. * Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were disciplinary terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS. * Must demonstrate the ability to lift 50 lbs, bend, squat, etc. and perform CAIT interventions proficiently (pre-employment and continuously throughout employment). * Position must travel to and from facility to provide outings for residents activities. Supplemental Information SELECTION PROCESS: Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to help further define and differentiate the skills they bring to the position. Please remember that these items are a supplement to your application and do not replace it - you will still need to complete each section of the application in its entirety. Using phrases such as "see resume" will not meet the requirement for completing the application. The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum, preferred qualifications and your responses to the supplemental questions for this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify a top group of up to 6 candidates who may be invited for a final interview. Depending on the size of the applicant pool, additional selection processes may be utilized to identify a top group of candidates. Applicants will be notified of their status via email. Please be aware the application review is based solely upon the information provided in your application packet, especially the Work Experience and Supplemental Questions sections of your application. Therefore, it is imperative that you provide extensive detail in these sections of your application. Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process. Eligible List: The eligible list established from this job announcement will be used to fill this position for a minimum of 30 days. If you are interested in any other positions, you must specifically apply for those vacancies during the appropriate posting period. E-mail: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from "state.co.us" addresses. If you do not have an e-mail address, then you will receive correspondence via U.S. mail. COLORADO STATE VETERANS COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER - HOMELAKE - MONTE VISTA, COLORADO For Recruitment questions for this job announcement, please contact tawni.albers@state.co.us ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact tawni.albers@state.co.us by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.SDL2017

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