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$750 for part-time

$1,500 for full-time

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After getting your CNA for FREE get a $1/hour pay bump

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Becoming a Direct Support Professional! Are you purpose driven and love helping people? This is your dream job.

Why we love working at Horizons

Honestly, I love working at Horizons because of the AMAZING people that we are fortunate enough to work with, whether it be staff or the individuals. Nothing can compare to an enthusiastic “HI!” from Jon as he practically lifts himself out of his wheelchair, or a Monday morning 90’s dance party with Tommy. So much joy and laughter all around.

Heather Gibbon

HR Coordinator, 12+ years at Horizons

The best part of the job? The clients. Definitely. I think they’ve done more for me than I have for them.

Tony Kohut

Direct Support Professional, 6+ years at Horizons

I love this job because I wake up everyday knowing I get to come to Day Program and see all the smiling faces and help others in any way I can. It is also a plus to have such a wonderful team to work with, who will drop everything to be there for each other and the people we serve. I truly am so thankful I found a wonderful job and work environment!

Sarah-Grace Jordan

Day Program Coordinator, 1 year at Horizons

Creating Community. Enhancing Lives. Empowering Acheivements. It’s more than what we do, it’s who we are. Will YOU join us in making a difference?

current openings

CNA Certified Direct Support Professional, Steamboat Springs, CO

Horizons is hiring CNA (Certified Nurse’s Aid) Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our Day Program, in our group homes in our Residential Program, and one-on-one in our Supported Living Services Program in Steamboat Springs, CO.

Currently, we have full-time positions available. Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $21.00 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications

  • Have knowledge of personal care techniques and a thorough knowledge of developmental disabilities.
  • Have the ability to independently plan and organize time, and follow established procedures.
  • Have good verbal and written skills.
  • Have the ability to relate professionally with all staff.
  • Be flexible, reliable, punctual, assertive and neat-appearing.

Education

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • Successful completion of a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) Course

Necessary Special Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
  • Will have an active Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) License in Colorado.
  • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a Colorado driver’s license.
  • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, CPR/first aid certification.
  • Must be present at training as provided by the agency.

General Responsibilities

Direct supervision of individual receiving services, implement programs, administer medications, attend medical appointments, attend Day Program, document a variety of daily routines and personal needs, facilitate integration of individual receiving services into the community, and assist with facility upkeep and maintenance needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Supervise daily routines and activities of individual receiving services.
  1. Supervise individual receiving services’ hygiene and grooming needs.
    1. Dress, and encourage individuals to dress, in a manner that inspires support from the community.
  1. Ensure individuals receiving services receive necessary medical attention.
    1. Accurately dispense medications.
    2. Document Medical Contact Notes.
    3. Fill current prescriptions.
    4. Complete medications count.
    5. Complete P.R.N. records, as needed.
    6. Render attention to individual receiving services in minor accidents or illnesses, and transport as necessary for individual treatment.
    7. Schedule and attend medical appointments.
    8. Immediately notify the Nurse of any medication changes.
    9. Maintain Medication Book.
  1. Perform duties in accordance with CNA Licensure in the state of Colorado
    1. Measure vitals, including manual blood pressure readings
    2. Perform duties as deemed competent by the RN
      1. Foley catheter care
      2. Gastrostomy care and feedings
      3. IV catheter lock discontinuation
    1. Meet nutrition needs of individuals receiving services.
      1. Prepare and serve well‑balanced nutritional meals of adequate proportions with assistance of individuals receiving services.
      2. Supervise kitchen and dining area cleanup with individual receiving services.
      3. Assist Supervisor with menu planning and adhere to the prepared menu.
      4. Acknowledge and follow any specialized diet care plans
      5. Maintain menus on file for six months.
    1. Maintain required documentation
      1. Document ISP notes weekly and finish all documentation by the end of the calendar month
      2. Complete behavior tracking in accordance with BISSP
      3. Review and update health and safety plans quarterly as needed, at least annually
      4. Maintain personal belongings inventory
      5. Ensure events of an emergency nature or concern are documented and submitted by the next working day
      6. Report possible mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation (M.A.N.E.) issues immediately
      7. Complete and document emergency drills or content review in accordance with program procedures.
    1. Attend Day Program.
    2. Notify Supervisor of unusual individual receiving services’ behavior and/or reactions or medical needs. Follow Behavior Management Programs as written.
    3. Follow recommendations made by the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
    4. Follow all protocols and procedures as written and document review via signature or electronic acknowledgement on Therap.
    5. Obtain individual receiving services personal needs and purchases, and maintain money ledger complete with receipts. Attend to banking needs.  Complete accurate record-keeping of House Checkbook, including receipts.
    6. Ensure all events of an emergency nature are documented on an General Events Report (GER) in Therap.
    7. Assist with family visits, participation and requests. Refer family questions or problems to Supervisor
    1. Provide opportunities for growth and experience with respect for personal choice of individuals receiving services.
    1. Provide services in accordance with individual’s annual service plan (IP).
    1. Prepare for Annual Individual Service Plan Meetings.
      1. Assist with evaluation of individual receiving services’ skills using agency evaluation tools.
      2. Assist with development of Individual Plans (I.P.’s), which must be complete within 30 days of staffing date.
      3. Ensure annual physical and lab work are scheduled and completed.
      4. Complete personal belongings inventory.
      5. Be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    1. Help with physical maintenance and transportation
      1. Notify Supervisor of maintenance needs.
      2. Assist with assuring that all necessary yard work (mowing, snow removal, watering) is completed or contact Supervisor.
      3. Assist with implementing and documenting monthly fire drill/s.
      4. Maintain vehicle/s in safe and clean manner. Purchase vehicle supplies (i.e., gasoline and oil).
      5. Assist with transportation of individual receiving services as scheduled.
      6. Inform Human Resources of driver’s license infractions.
      7. Supply personal vehicle insurance data to agency.

    Vocational Responsibilities

    1. Provide transportation to and from the work site utilizing proper safety procedures.
    2. Ensure the job is completed as scheduled.
    3. Maintain positive communication with the work site employer.
    4. Notify the Vocational Specialist if more supplies are needed.
    5. Provide 1:1 work skills training, if indicated.
    6. Complete daily time sheets and employer receipts.
    7. Provide a proper role model for work crew individuals.
    8. Follow individual training programs as necessary.
    9. Use systematic instructions to train work requirements.
    10. Ensure work crew safety.

    Agency-Related Duties

    1. Accurately record time worked at least weekly into payroll system.
    2. Submit expense report by deadline to Supervisor.
    3. Attend staff meetings, scheduled in-services and any other scheduled meetings.
    4. Familiarize self with Job Description and Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
    5. Work cooperatively with coworkers and supervisors.
    6. Present a positive image of Horizons.
    7. Submit all monthly reports by deadline to Supervisor.
    8. Maintain supply of needed forms at facility.
    9. Other duties as assigned.

    This position is supervised by the Adult and/or Residential Community Coordinator.

    Direct Support Professional, Steamboat Springs, CO

    Horizons is hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our Day Program, in our group homes in our Residential Program, and one-on-one in our Supported Living Services Program in Steamboat Springs, CO.

    Currently, we have full-time positions available. Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $20.00 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Qualifications

    • Have knowledge of personal care techniques and a thorough knowledge of developmental disabilities.
    • Have the ability to independently plan and organize time, and follow established procedures.
    • Have good verbal and written skills.
    • Have the ability to relate professionally with all staff.
    • Be flexible, reliable, punctual, assertive and neat-appearing.

    Education

    High school diploma or G.E.D.

    Necessary Special Requirements

    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
    • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a Colorado driver’s license.
    • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, CPR/first aid certification.
    • Must be present at training as provided by the agency.

    General Responsibilities

    Direct supervision of individual receiving services, implement programs, administer medications, attend medical appointments, attend Day Program, document a variety of daily routines and personal needs, facilitate integration of individual receiving services into the community, and assist with facility upkeep and maintenance needs.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Supervise daily routines and activities of individual receiving services.
    1. Supervise individual receiving services’ hygiene and grooming needs.
      1. Dress, and encourage individuals to dress, in a manner that inspires support from the community.
    1. Ensure individuals receiving services receive necessary medical attention.
      1. Accurately dispense medications.
      2. Document Medical Contact Notes.
      3. Fill current prescriptions.
      4. Complete medications count.
      5. Complete P.R.N. records, as needed.
      6. Render attention to individual receiving services in minor accidents or illnesses, and transport as necessary for individual treatment.
      7. Schedule and attend medical appointments.
      8. Immediately notify the Nurse of any medication changes.
      9. Maintain Medication Book.
      10. Perform tasks as trained and delegated by the nurse, including measuring vitals (including blood pressure readings), insulin injections, etc.
    1. Meet nutrition needs of individuals receiving services.
      1. Prepare and serve well‑balanced nutritional meals of adequate proportions utilizing individual receiving services assistance.
      2. Supervise kitchen and dining area cleanup with individuals receiving services.
      3. Assist Supervisor with menu planning and adhere to the prepared menu.
      4. Acknowledge and follow any specialized diet care plans
      5. Maintain menus on file for six months.
    1. Maintain required documentation
      1. Document ISP notes weekly and finish all documentation by the end of the calendar month
      2. Complete behavior tracking in accordance with BISSP
      3. Review and update health and safety plans quarterly as needed, at least annually
      4. Maintain personal belongings inventory
      5. Ensure events of an emergency nature or concern are documented and submitted by the next working day
      6. Report possible mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation (M.A.N.E.) issues immediately
      7. Complete and document emergency drills or content review in accordance with program procedures.
    1. Attend Day Program
    2. Notify Supervisor of unusual individual receiving services’ behavior and/or reactions or medical needs. Follow Behavior Management Programs as written.
    3. Follow recommendations made by the staffing team.
    4. Follow all protocols and procedures as written and document review via signature or electronic acknowledgement on Therap.
    5. Obtain individual receiving services personal needs and purchases, and maintain money ledger complete with receipts. Attend to banking needs.  Complete accurate record-keeping of House Checkbook, including receipts.
    6. Ensure all events of an emergency nature are documented on an Incident Report.
    7. Assist with family visits, participation and requests. Refer family questions or problems to Supervisor
    1. Provide opportunities for growth and experience with respect for personal choice of individuals receiving services.
    1. Provide services in accordance with individual’s annual service plan (IP).
    1. Prepare for Annual Individual Service Plan Meetings.
      1. Assist with evaluation of individual receiving services’ skills using agency evaluation tools.
      2. Assist with development of Individual Plans (I.P.’s), which must be complete within 30 days of staffing date.
      3. Ensure annual physical and lab work are scheduled and completed.
      4. Complete personal belongings inventory.
      5. Be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
    1. Help with physical maintenance and transportation
      1. Notify Supervisor of maintenance needs.
      2. Assist with assuring that all necessary yard work (mowing, snow removal, watering) is completed or contact Supervisor.
      3. Assist with implementing and documenting monthly fire drill/s.
      4. Maintain vehicle/s in safe and clean manner. Purchase vehicle supplies (i.e., gasoline and oil).
      5. Assist with transportation of individuals receiving services, as scheduled.
      6. Inform Human Resources of driver’s license infractions.
      7. Supply personal vehicle insurance data to agency.

    Vocational Responsibilities

    1. Provide transportation to and from the work site utilizing proper safety procedures.
    2. Ensure the job is completed as scheduled.
    3. Maintain positive communication with the work site employer.
    4. Notify the Vocational Specialist if more supplies are needed.
    5. Provide 1:1 work skills training, if indicated.
    6. Complete daily time sheets and employer receipts.
    7. Provide a proper role model for work crew individuals.
    8. Follow individual training programs as necessary.
    9. Use systematic instructions to train work requirements.
    10. Ensure work crew safety.

    Agency-Related Duties

    1. Accurately record time worked at least weekly into payroll system.
    2. Submit expense report by deadline to Supervisor.
    3. Attend staff meetings, scheduled in-services and any other scheduled meetings.
    4. Familiarize self with Job Description and Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
    5. Work cooperatively with coworkers and supervisors.
    6. Present a positive image of Horizons.
    7. Submit all monthly reports by deadline to Supervisor. 
    8. Maintain supply of needed forms at facility.
    9. Other duties as assigned.

    This position is supervised by the Adult and/or Residential Community Coordinator.

    House Coordinator, Steamboat Springs, CO

    General Responsibilities

    Be a positive role model for clients and staff. Follow all policies and protocols. Provide guidance for staff and clients. Use good judgment at all times. When unsure, communicate with the Residential Coordinator. Oversee all group home operations and ensure all required tasks are completed to a quality standard.

    Specific Duties

    1. Train new staff. Training must be comprehensive and complete (client-specific, emergency procedures, 5 medication check off’s). Submit documentation of all trainings to Team Coordinator. Refer staff to the appropriate books/modules and also conduct verbal training. New staff may not work a shift until these trainings are complete. Conduct re-trainings as needed and/or requested. Trainings can be requested by House Coordinator (HC) (please re-train as you see fit), Residential Coordinator, Nurse or Leadership Team members.
    2. Maintain a staff schedule and fill shifts as needed. Schedules are maintained on the Google Drive.
    3. Review time sheets weekly. If time sheets contain errors or inaccuracies, HC will speak to staff and use schedule to obtain accurate information. HC and staff will work together correct the time sheets. HC will then approve time sheets. Staff will submit Requests for Time Off to the HC who will ensure staff has enough PTO and all the shifts have been covered appropriately.
    4. Submit client billing sheets to Team Coordinator at the 1 st of the month. Review all Shift Change Logs to identify any client absences. Communicate questions to Team Coordinator.
    5. Submit end-of-month paperwork to Team Coordinator on the 1 st of the month. This includes all activity sheets, program documentation and other tracking calendars. Submit paper MAR’s to the nurse.
    6. Attend monthly House Coordinator Meetings, monthly House Meetings and other required meetings (TM’s, IDT’s, etc.) as necessary.
    7. Maintain program books. Ensure all IP’s, Residential and Behavioral ISSP’s, FA’s, CLR’s are current. All D/Ced items should be taken out and placed in the appropriate binder in Residential Coordinator’s office.                                                                                            8. Write Protocols as needed. The protocol book should contain all the information a DSP needs to know to work in the home and be kept current. New protocols should be placed in the yellow “new protocol” section and, when all staff have signed, the protocol should be filed in the appropriate section. D/Ced protocols should be filed in the Residential Coordinator’s office. Ensure all staff who work in the home have read and signed each protocol.
    9. Ensure fire drills are run in a timely manner and documented appropriately. All staff should participate in fire drills at least once a year. Submit documentation.
    10. Train staff and clients on Monthly Safety Reviews. Team Coordinator will provide the document. House Coordinators will obtain all staff and client signatures, and complete all specified tasks.
    11. Ensure primary counselors are following through with all their appropriate duties (see primary counselor duty list) including client weight, height, blood pressure and nails.
    12. Delegate duties to staff as needed. Ensure that staff follow through and complete delegated tasks.
    13. Complete monitoring according to the monitoring schedule provided. Turn in completed monitoring to Residential Coordinator.
    14. Maintain the house inventory.
    15. Ensure sure the house is spending appropriately. Be aware of the budgets and track appropriately. Submit petty cash for reimbursement as needed.
    16. Ensure client monthly rent is paid and submitted to the Oak Street office by the 25 th of the previous month. (i.e., June rent is due May 25 th ).
    17. Submit Vehicle Mileage Logs at the end of the month. Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle; inside at all times, outside as possible with our weather! Keep safety supplies stocked. Communicate any maintenance issues to the Vehicle Coordinator and assist with scheduling maintenance.
    18. Ensure staff follow the House Maintenance Protocol. Ensure all maintenance issues are taken care of in an appropriate amount of time. Communicate maintenance issued needing attention with the Director of Administration.
    19. Be available to help prepare for surveys. Complete necessary items and return to Residential Coordinator promptly. Assist staff with items on “Survey Preparation” document and ensure each task is complete.

    Medical

    Ensure all medication books are up-to-date (with help of Nurse). All medication side effects sheets should be in the Medication Book, and be reviewed and initialed by staff. Ensure the PRN starter kit is present and complete at all times.

     Compensation

    $21/hour plus insurance (medical, dental, vision, life), paid time off (starting at 3 weeks/year), and 10 paid holidays.

    This Position is supervised by the Routt Residential Coordinator.

    This position is nonexempt.

    Vocational Specialist, Steamboat Springs, CO

    General Responsibilities

    The Vocational Specialist’s responsibility is to be the facilitator and provider of vocational services, including pre-vocational services. Community-based vocational services are both group and individually-based (supported employment). Programs are developed based on the needs of the
    individual and on community resources. The Vocational Specialist should be able to work in an independent and organized manner, and in conjunction with Day Program Coordinator, Routt Residential Coordinator/Moffat Adult Community Coordinator, Case Management, Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s), and Adult Program Director as well as outside agencies including, but not limited to, the Colorado Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and community employers.

    The Vocational Specialist should possess the ability to work in a variety of settings (i.e., home, work site, community, office, etc.) with equal ease and maintain a high degree of positive communication, cooperation and professionalism.

     

    Essential Functions

    A. Duties: Responsible for the initial job development and marketing for consumers in the program.

    1. Maintain positive communication with the community members and agencies associated with employment. Report progress on mutual consumers.
    2. Work within DVR parameters to provide job placement services.
    a. Ensure DVR contract is in place or that services are approved to be provided through HCBS-DD or HCBS-SLS Waivers.

    3. Maintain constant employer contact following placement and training in conjunction with the DSP to assure consumer success. Report progress on consumers in the form of biweekly contact notes.
    4. Follow through with any given problem that arises on the job site for consumers and/or employers. Keep contact notes and inform the necessary staff of the situation.
    5. Maintain current knowledge of vocational resources that are enhancements to current services, i.e., plans and Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. Prepare paperwork that goes along with any of the vocational resources being used.
    6. Assist with the development of on-the-job training materials. Develop new forms or modify forms as needed.
    7. Responsible for letting the necessary staff know your weekly schedule verbally and in written form.
    8. Accurately complete all required notes weekly.
    a. Report DVR services provided to the finance department for billing.
    b. Complete HCBS-DD or HCBS-SLS service billing as required for Medicaid billing.

    B. In conjunction with the assigned primary counselor, participate in the individual consumer’s program development.

    1. Attend consumer service plan meetings and IDT reviews as requested by the Milestones Day Program Coordinator/Moffat ACC and/or Case Manager.
    a. Prepare the Vocational Summary prior to the IP and provide to the Case Manager.
    2. Monitor vocational objectives for individual consumers according to professional recommendations, i.e., therapists, psychologists, nurses, doctors, communication specialists, vocational evaluators, behavioral specialists, etc.

    C. Act as the agency specialist for the development and accessing of vocational resources.

    1. Maintain current knowledge of vocational resources, if any are available.
    2. Maintain current knowledge of employer incentives, i.e., Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
    3. Assist DSP with registering consumers with Job Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.
    4. Obtain and provide the necessary documentation for eligibility.

    D. Other related duties.

    1. Recommend purchases of staff training and educational materials in the vocational area and supplies for mobile work crews.
    2. Attend all in-service training sessions and agency meetings as requested.
    3. Familiarize self with and adhere to Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.

    4. Assist in Horizons’ planning process.
    5. Other duties as assigned.

     

    Necessary Special Requirements

    Must be 18 years of age.
    Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
    Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a Colorado driver’s license.
    Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, CPR/first aid certification.
    Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a nationally-recognized training certificate or
    nationally-recognized certification in Supported Employment. This certification is required for hourly rate increase.
    Must be present at training as provided by the agency.

    Compensation:

    Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $23-$26 per hour

    This position is supervised by the Milestones Day Program Coordinator or Moffat ACC
    This position is non-exempt

    CNA Certified Direct Support Professional, Craig, CO

    Horizons is hiring CNA (Certified Nurse’s Aid) Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our Day Program, in our group homes in our Residential Program, and one-on-one in our Supported Living Services Program in Steamboat Springs, CO.

    Currently, we have full-time positions available. Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $19.17 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Qualifications

    • Have knowledge of personal care techniques and a thorough knowledge of developmental disabilities.
    • Have the ability to independently plan and organize time, and follow established procedures.
    • Have good verbal and written skills.
    • Have the ability to relate professionally with all staff.
    • Be flexible, reliable, punctual, assertive and neat-appearing.

    Education

    • High school diploma or G.E.D.
    • Successful completion of a Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) Course

    Necessary Special Requirements

    • Must be 18 years of age.
    • Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
    • Will have an active Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) License in Colorado.
    • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a Colorado driver’s license.
    • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, CPR/first aid certification.
    • Must be present at training as provided by the agency.

    General Responsibilities

    Direct supervision of individual receiving services, implement programs, administer medications, attend medical appointments, attend Day Program, document a variety of daily routines and personal needs, facilitate integration of individual receiving services into the community, and assist with facility upkeep and maintenance needs.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Supervise daily routines and activities of individual receiving services.
    1. Supervise individual receiving services’ hygiene and grooming needs.
      1. Dress, and encourage individuals to dress, in a manner that inspires support from the community.
    1. Ensure individuals receiving services receive necessary medical attention.
      1. Accurately dispense medications.
      2. Document Medical Contact Notes.
      3. Fill current prescriptions.
      4. Complete medications count.
      5. Complete P.R.N. records, as needed.
      6. Render attention to individual receiving services in minor accidents or illnesses, and transport as necessary for individual treatment.
      7. Schedule and attend medical appointments.
      8. Immediately notify the Nurse of any medication changes.
      9. Maintain Medication Book.
    1. Perform duties in accordance with CNA Licensure in the state of Colorado
      1. Measure vitals, including manual blood pressure readings
      2. Perform duties as deemed competent by the RN
        1. Foley catheter care
        2. Gastrostomy care and feedings
        3. IV catheter lock discontinuation
      1. Meet nutrition needs of individuals receiving services.
        1. Prepare and serve well‑balanced nutritional meals of adequate proportions with assistance of individuals receiving services.
        2. Supervise kitchen and dining area cleanup with individual receiving services.
        3. Assist Supervisor with menu planning and adhere to the prepared menu.
        4. Acknowledge and follow any specialized diet care plans
        5. Maintain menus on file for six months.
      1. Maintain required documentation
        1. Document ISP notes weekly and finish all documentation by the end of the calendar month
        2. Complete behavior tracking in accordance with BISSP
        3. Review and update health and safety plans quarterly as needed, at least annually
        4. Maintain personal belongings inventory
        5. Ensure events of an emergency nature or concern are documented and submitted by the next working day
        6. Report possible mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation (M.A.N.E.) issues immediately
        7. Complete and document emergency drills or content review in accordance with program procedures.
      1. Attend Day Program.
      2. Notify Supervisor of unusual individual receiving services’ behavior and/or reactions or medical needs. Follow Behavior Management Programs as written.
      3. Follow recommendations made by the interdisciplinary team (IDT).
      4. Follow all protocols and procedures as written and document review via signature or electronic acknowledgement on Therap.
      5. Obtain individual receiving services personal needs and purchases, and maintain money ledger complete with receipts. Attend to banking needs.  Complete accurate record-keeping of House Checkbook, including receipts.
      6. Ensure all events of an emergency nature are documented on an General Events Report (GER) in Therap.
      7. Assist with family visits, participation and requests. Refer family questions or problems to Supervisor
      1. Provide opportunities for growth and experience with respect for personal choice of individuals receiving services.
      1. Provide services in accordance with individual’s annual service plan (IP).
      1. Prepare for Annual Individual Service Plan Meetings.
        1. Assist with evaluation of individual receiving services’ skills using agency evaluation tools.
        2. Assist with development of Individual Plans (I.P.’s), which must be complete within 30 days of staffing date.
        3. Ensure annual physical and lab work are scheduled and completed.
        4. Complete personal belongings inventory.
        5. Be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
      1. Help with physical maintenance and transportation
        1. Notify Supervisor of maintenance needs.
        2. Assist with assuring that all necessary yard work (mowing, snow removal, watering) is completed or contact Supervisor.
        3. Assist with implementing and documenting monthly fire drill/s.
        4. Maintain vehicle/s in safe and clean manner. Purchase vehicle supplies (i.e., gasoline and oil).
        5. Assist with transportation of individual receiving services as scheduled.
        6. Inform Human Resources of driver’s license infractions.
        7. Supply personal vehicle insurance data to agency.

      Vocational Responsibilities

      1. Provide transportation to and from the work site utilizing proper safety procedures.
      2. Ensure the job is completed as scheduled.
      3. Maintain positive communication with the work site employer.
      4. Notify the Vocational Specialist if more supplies are needed.
      5. Provide 1:1 work skills training, if indicated.
      6. Complete daily time sheets and employer receipts.
      7. Provide a proper role model for work crew individuals.
      8. Follow individual training programs as necessary.
      9. Use systematic instructions to train work requirements.
      10. Ensure work crew safety.

      Agency-Related Duties

      1. Accurately record time worked at least weekly into payroll system.
      2. Submit expense report by deadline to Supervisor.
      3. Attend staff meetings, scheduled in-services and any other scheduled meetings.
      4. Familiarize self with Job Description and Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
      5. Work cooperatively with coworkers and supervisors.
      6. Present a positive image of Horizons.
      7. Submit all monthly reports by deadline to Supervisor.
      8. Maintain supply of needed forms at facility.
      9. Other duties as assigned.

      This position is supervised by the Adult and/or Residential Community Coordinator.

      Direct Support Professional, Craig, CO

      Horizons is hiring Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) to work in our group homes in our Residential Program, and one-on-one in our Supported Living Services Program in Craig, CO.

      Currently, we have full-time positions available. Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $18.17 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      Qualifications

      • Have knowledge of personal care techniques and a thorough knowledge of developmental disabilities.
      • Have the ability to independently plan and organize time, and follow established procedures.
      • Have good verbal and written skills.
      • Have the ability to relate professionally with all staff.
      • Be flexible, reliable, punctual, assertive and neat-appearing.

      Education

      High school diploma or G.E.D.

      Necessary Special Requirements

      • Must be 18 years of age.
      • Must be able to lift 60 pounds.
      • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, a Colorado driver’s license.
      • Will have or obtain, as soon as possible after hiring, CPR/first aid certification.
      • Must be present at training as provided by the agency.

      General Responsibilities

      Direct supervision of individual receiving services, implement programs, administer medications, attend medical appointments, attend Day Program, document a variety of daily routines and personal needs, facilitate integration of individual receiving services into the community, and assist with facility upkeep and maintenance needs.

      Duties and Responsibilities

      1. Supervise daily routines and activities of individual receiving services.
      1. Supervise individual receiving services’ hygiene and grooming needs.
        1. Dress, and encourage individuals to dress, in a manner that inspires support from the community.
      1. Ensure individuals receiving services receive necessary medical attention.
        1. Accurately dispense medications.
        2. Document Medical Contact Notes.
        3. Fill current prescriptions.
        4. Complete medications count.
        5. Complete P.R.N. records, as needed.
        6. Render attention to individual receiving services in minor accidents or illnesses, and transport as necessary for individual treatment.
        7. Schedule and attend medical appointments.
        8. Immediately notify the Nurse of any medication changes.
        9. Maintain Medication Book.
        10. Perform tasks as trained and delegated by the nurse, including measuring vitals (including blood pressure readings), insulin injections, etc.
      1. Meet nutrition needs of individuals receiving services.
        1. Prepare and serve well‑balanced nutritional meals of adequate proportions utilizing individual receiving services assistance.
        2. Supervise kitchen and dining area cleanup with individuals receiving services.
        3. Assist Supervisor with menu planning and adhere to the prepared menu.
        4. Acknowledge and follow any specialized diet care plans
        5. Maintain menus on file for six months.
      1. Maintain required documentation
        1. Document ISP notes weekly and finish all documentation by the end of the calendar month
        2. Complete behavior tracking in accordance with BISSP
        3. Review and update health and safety plans quarterly as needed, at least annually
        4. Maintain personal belongings inventory
        5. Ensure events of an emergency nature or concern are documented and submitted by the next working day
        6. Report possible mistreatment, abuse, neglect, or exploitation (M.A.N.E.) issues immediately
        7. Complete and document emergency drills or content review in accordance with program procedures.
      1. Attend Day Program
      2. Notify Supervisor of unusual individual receiving services’ behavior and/or reactions or medical needs. Follow Behavior Management Programs as written.
      3. Follow recommendations made by the staffing team.
      4. Follow all protocols and procedures as written and document review via signature or electronic acknowledgement on Therap.
      5. Obtain individual receiving services personal needs and purchases, and maintain money ledger complete with receipts. Attend to banking needs.  Complete accurate record-keeping of House Checkbook, including receipts.
      6. Ensure all events of an emergency nature are documented on an Incident Report.
      7. Assist with family visits, participation and requests. Refer family questions or problems to Supervisor
      1. Provide opportunities for growth and experience with respect for personal choice of individuals receiving services.
      1. Provide services in accordance with individual’s annual service plan (IP).
      1. Prepare for Annual Individual Service Plan Meetings.
        1. Assist with evaluation of individual receiving services’ skills using agency evaluation tools.
        2. Assist with development of Individual Plans (I.P.’s), which must be complete within 30 days of staffing date.
        3. Ensure annual physical and lab work are scheduled and completed.
        4. Complete personal belongings inventory.
        5. Be an active member of the Interdisciplinary Team.
      1. Help with physical maintenance and transportation
        1. Notify Supervisor of maintenance needs.
        2. Assist with assuring that all necessary yard work (mowing, snow removal, watering) is completed or contact Supervisor.
        3. Assist with implementing and documenting monthly fire drill/s.
        4. Maintain vehicle/s in safe and clean manner. Purchase vehicle supplies (i.e., gasoline and oil).
        5. Assist with transportation of individuals receiving services, as scheduled.
        6. Inform Human Resources of driver’s license infractions.
        7. Supply personal vehicle insurance data to agency.

      Vocational Responsibilities

      1. Provide transportation to and from the work site utilizing proper safety procedures.
      2. Ensure the job is completed as scheduled.
      3. Maintain positive communication with the work site employer.
      4. Notify the Vocational Specialist if more supplies are needed.
      5. Provide 1:1 work skills training, if indicated.
      6. Complete daily time sheets and employer receipts.
      7. Provide a proper role model for work crew individuals.
      8. Follow individual training programs as necessary.
      9. Use systematic instructions to train work requirements.
      10. Ensure work crew safety.

      Agency-Related Duties

      1. Accurately record time worked at least weekly into payroll system.
      2. Submit expense report by deadline to Supervisor.
      3. Attend staff meetings, scheduled in-services and any other scheduled meetings.
      4. Familiarize self with Job Description and Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
      5. Work cooperatively with coworkers and supervisors.
      6. Present a positive image of Horizons.
      7. Submit all monthly reports by deadline to Supervisor.
      8. Maintain supply of needed forms at facility.
      9. Other duties as assigned.

      This position is supervised by the Adult and/or Residential Community Coordinator.

      Direct Support Professional, Grand County, CO

      Horizons is hiring in Grand County! We are seeking a part-time Direct Support Professional (DSP) to work in our Supported Living Services program. High school diploma and valid CO driver’s license required. Must be 18 or older. Starting wage is $19.77.

      We’re looking for a calm, compassionate DSP to work 20 hours per week. This position requires patience, flexibility, and creativity along with the belief that people of all abilities can learn, thrive, and contribute to their communities. This position will provide structure and routine, and it will require initiative and the desire to connect and communicate. 

      Horizons’ DSPs work directly with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with the goal of assisting them to live rewarding lives of their own choosing. 

      DSPs assist with daily living activities and encourage attitudes and behaviors to lead self-directed and valuable lives. DSPs may provide supports at home, work, school, church, and other community places. DSPs are personal advocates for others’ needs, desires, and goals. 

      DSPs: 

      • Provide supervision and guidance for individuals during skills building 
      • Develop and implement individual plans, creating an engaging schedule based on person centered thinking 
      • Assist with daily living activities including meal preparation, grocery shopping, medical appointments, money management, household chores, laundry, etc. 
      • Develop a nurturing personal rapport and cultivate a safe and supportive relationship 
      • Maintain daily paperwork according to agency and state guidelines 
      • Provide reliable transportation 
      • Work closely with DSPs and other team members 
      • Maintain professional boundaries in accordance to ethical standards of conduct. 

      COVID-19 UPDATE: Horizons serves people who are considered to be a vulnerable population. We adhere to COVID-19 mandates, policies, and protocols set by CDPHE, Public Health, and oversight agencies. Ask about our safety regulations and compensation for DSPs during the pandemic.

      Regarding current openings, please fill out the below application and email to mmcnamara@horizonsnwc.org OR drop off the completed application at one of our office locations found here.

      Horizons Specialized Services is an equal opportunity employer. Horizons does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.