EMPLOYMENT

current openings

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 $17.77.

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.

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 $16.17 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1,000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DSPs work directly with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with the goal of helping them live rewarding lives of their own choosing and becoming integrated members of the community.

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

Candidates will be responsible for providing compassionate care, mentorship, and understanding as well as the duties below:
• Provide supervision and guidance for individuals during skills building activities
• Develop and implement individual plans, creating an engaging schedule based on person centered thinking and best practices
• 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.

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to lift 60 pounds.

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

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 $18.00 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DSPs work directly with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with the goal of helping them live rewarding lives of their own choosing and becoming integrated members of the community.

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

Candidates will be responsible for providing compassionate care, mentorship, and understanding as well as the duties below:
• Provide supervision and guidance for individuals during skills building activities
• Develop and implement individual plans, creating an engaging schedule based on person centered thinking and best practices
• 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.

Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to lift 60 pounds.

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

Job Coach, Routt County, CO

Horizons is hiring a Job Coach to work in Steamboat Springs, CO. Currently, we have a full-time position available. Our generous benefit package includes insurance (medical, dental, vision, and life), PTO, paid holidays, and bereavement leave. The starting wage is $18.00 per hour and $500 recruitment and $1000 retention bonuses are available for qualifying new hires. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Job Coach works directly with people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with the goal of helping obtain or maintain integrated, community-based employment. The Job Coach works with the individuals we support and our community partners to identify employment goals, support placement, and maintain long-term employment. The Job Coach may provide supports in the home, at work, in the office, and other community locations. Candidates will be responsible for providing compassionate care, mentorship, and understanding as well as the duties below:

• Provide supervision and guidance for individuals during skills building
activities
• Develop and implement individual plans
• Work with a team to identify areas needing support and assist with the
development of on-the-job training.
• 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.
Candidates must be 18 years of age or older and must be able to lift 60
pounds.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Horizons serves people who are considered to be a
vulnerable population. We strictly adhere to all COVID-19 mandates, policies,
and protocols set by CDPHE, Routt County Public Health, and other oversight
agencies. Ask about our safety regulations and additional compensation for
DSPs during the ongoing pandemic.

Day Program Coordinator, Routt County, CO

The Day Program Coordinator facilitates day services for individuals in the HCBS-DD and HCBS-SLS waivers, as well as private pay and state funded services.  Responsible for oversight, program development and management with an emphasis on integrated settings and natural supports, quality assurance, and compliance with all related rules and regulations.  Responsible to hire, supervise, and schedule Direct Support Professionals to work. Responsible for tracking staff trainings and making sure staff files meet regulatory standards. Works in close conjunction with members of the Park Avenue Team and Leadership Team. 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor degree with related course work in management and human services or commensurate experience.
  • Working understanding of the IDD system and related rules and regulations. 
  • Prefer three (3) years experience working with budgets, program implementation, quality assurance, supervising staff, and person-centered thinking practices.

Skills Requirements:

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Publisher
  • Demonstrate aptitude for using computer programs such as Paycom and Therap
  • Ability to network with local organizations to develop day program activities and natural supports for the people we serve
  • Demonstrate excellent inter-personal communication skills by effectively working with all personality types
  • Ability to navigate unexpected or new situations to guide individuals in services, family members, and Direct Support Professionals
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership qualities by modeling behavior and creating alignment with colleagues and Direct Support Professionals
  • Ability to work in a flexible, constantly changing work environment, and to deal effectively with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Ability to plan, implement, document, and monitor day program services.
  2. Creates and facilitates educational programs and skill lessons.
  3. Creates monthly calendars summarizing activities.
  4. Develops, implements, and trains on protocols and procedures.
  5. Collects, analyzes, communicates, and prepares billing and written reports of all pertinent information in a professional manner
  6. Coordinates annual events and facilitates Special Olympics, STARS, etc.
  7. Supervises Direct Support Professionals, ensuring that quality services are provided in manner consistent with person centered thinking practices and agency core values.
  8. Creates service category utilization (PAR) summaries for all Service Plan meetings.
  9. Ensures tracking of all service provision spending, reconciles that with the Service Plan, and coordinates billing with the Finance Department and Data Coordinator.
  10. Develops local natural and paid supports to augment service delivery such that they are integrated.
  11. Conducts ongoing evaluation of the quality and quantity of services, contracted and provided for individuals in services.
  12. Prepares for and responds to third party surveys including CDPHE, and Horizons’ internal surveys.
  13. Operates within the approved day program budget each fiscal year.
  14. Completes in a professional manner all written reports, surveys, and requests for information from contractors, funders, and other sponsors/supporters of day program services within the requested timeframes.
  15. Advises the Adult Program Director on current and anticipated matters which may affect users of the day program. 
  16. Represents day program services on all councils, committees or other such groups that monitor, advise, or otherwise affect the operations of day program services as scheduled including the Leadership Team and Board of Directors.
  17. Oversees and approves timesheets for Direct Support Professionals.
  18. Other duties/responsibilities as may be assigned by the Adult Program Director.

This position is supervised by the Adult Program Director.

This position is exempt.

Compensation: $24-$26/hour depending on experience and insurance (medical, dental, vision, life), PTO (starting at 3 weeks/year), 10 paid holidays, and bereavement leave. Horizons is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Residential Coordinator, Steamboat Springs, CO

The Residential Coordinator oversees twenty-four hour residential services for individuals in the HCBS-DD waiver, as well as private pay and state funded services.  Responsible for oversight, program development and management with an emphasis on person centered services, quality assurance, and compliance with all related rules and regulations.  Responsible to hire, supervise, and schedule Direct Support Professionals to work. Responsible for tracking staff trainings and making sure staff files meet regulatory standards. Works in close conjunction with members of the Park Avenue Team and Leadership Team.

 

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree with related course work in management and human services or commensurate experience.
  • Working understanding of the IDD system and related rules and regulations.
  • Prefer three (3) years experience working with budgets, program implementation, quality assurance, supervising staff, and person-centered thinking practices.

 

Skills Requirements:

 

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Publisher
  • Demonstrate aptitude for using computer programs such as Paycom and Therap
  • Demonstrate excellent inter-personal communication skills by effectively working with all personality types
  • Ability to navigate unexpected or new situations to guide individuals in services, family members, and Direct Support Professionals
  • Must demonstrate strong leadership qualities by modeling behavior and creating alignment with colleagues and Direct Support Professionals
  • Ability to work in a flexible, constantly changing work environment, and to deal effectively with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations.

 

Essential Functions and Duties

  1. The Residential Coordinator (RC) must be able to exercise good judgement, flexibility, fairness and decisiveness, organizational skills and model the expected staff standard of conduct. The RC will be able to delegate tasks in a tactful and productive manner.  The RC will support the agency mission and vision.
  2. Hire and interview applicants for the Residential and Personal Care Alternatives (PCA) Programs.
  3. Assist new hires in completing necessary paperwork, which is then submitted to Human Resources.
  4. Recommend to Adult Program Director (APD) all hiring, conference statements, and terminations of Residential and PCA staff.
  5. Oversee and facilitate the scheduling of Residential and PCA staff.
  6. Conduct performance evaluations for staff supervised before the anniversary date of the employee, submitting a completed recommendation for a raise to payroll department before the 21st of the month it goes into effect.
  7. Manage and approve all types of leave, include request for time-off, for Residential and PCA staff.
  8. Review and approve timesheets and expense forms, and submit to appropriate department based on HR’s required date for each month.
  9. Conduct Residential Staff and House Coordinator meetings a minimum of once a month and maintain documentation in coordination with the Team Coordinator.
  10. Assist with annual staff re-trainings.
  11. Conduct staff and client monitoring, both announced and unannounced, on a regular basis, and complete corresponding documentation.

 

  1. The RC is directly responsible for ensuring program compliance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing (HCPF), HUD, Department of Labor, and Horizons’ Policies and Procedures.
  2. Assist in developing and updating the Service Plan, IDT’s, Team Meetings, 6 Month Reviews, and the ISSP’s as well as corresponding follow-up.
  3. Recommend additional policies as needed or procedural changes to the Residential and PCA programs.
  4. Work cooperatively with members of the IDT in order to ensure that everyone is informed of proposed changes in client programs, residential status, behavioral issues, communicating with families of clients, and identified needs on a timely basis.
  5. Inform the staff, facility, and client of needs and/or problems. Work collaboratively with the team to develop and implement a plan of action to meet those needs.
  6. Assist the APD with annual planning, budgetary planning, to meet client needs and goals.
  7. Promote wellness, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles for clients by implementing protocols, menu planning, and training staff to support the clients.
  8. Ensure that in-house files, including Residential Files, Protocol Books, Program Books, and Emergency Procedures are up to date. Monitor files on an ongoing basis to ensure completion and accuracy.
  9. Meet regularly with Service Coordinator, Nurse, Residential Team Coordinator (RTC), and Day Program Coordinator to complete necessary and services and supports.

 

  1. The RC is responsible for keeping the Director of Administration informed of facility repair and maintenance needs. With the help of the RTC, the RC is responsible for ensuring all repairs are scheduled and completed in a timely manner, within budget guidelines.

 

  1. The RC is responsible to use good fiscal management to administer the program costs and project the needs of the future.
  2. The RC is responsible to stay within the budget guidelines for Residential Program expenditures and inform the APD when additional expenditures are needed.
  3. Supervise client personal expenditures with the staff counselors.
  4. Be responsible for Residential Program checking accounts, charge accounts, and client financial accounts.
  5. Assist APD in preparation of initial budget for the Residential Program.
  6. Approve all expenditures within Residential Program budget, i.e. grocery and household expenses, repairs, etc. and forward to APD
  7. Assist in preparation of capital needs requests and “wish list” items.

 

  1. The RC supervises the Nurse Consultant and works with them to ensure that the proper procedures and safeguards are pursued in the administration of client medications and on-going health concerns of clients.
  2. With the help of RTC, coordinate, schedule, and arrange transportation for all medical appointments.
  3. Ensure each client has annual physical and dental exams (if recommended by I.D.T.), and work cooperatively with Nurse Consultant to ensure client health needs are met.

 

  1. Respond to client and Residential personnel crises.
  2. Be responsible for attending meetings scheduled by the APD. The RC serves on internal and external committees, as requested or by choice.
  3. Ensure that office space presents a professional image.
  4. The RC is responsible for assisting the APD with the planning process as directed.
  5. Ensure all work environments are safe for clients and staff:
  6. Assist the APD with training needs, both for orientation and ongoing training.
  7. Other duties as assigned by APD

Supervisor: Adult Program Director 

This is an exempt position.

Compensation: $28-30 and insurance (medical, dental, vision, life), PTO (starting at 3 weeks/year), 10 paid holidays, and bereavement leave.

Regarding current openings, please fill out below application and email to mlandgren@horizonsnwc.org

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.