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.

Routt Residential Team Coordinator, Steamboat Springs, CO

Responsibilities         

The Routt Residential Team Coordinator (referred to as Res TC) will work closely with the Residential Coordinator (RC).   The Res TC must demonstrate good organizational and time management skills, be able follow a self-directed schedule, have effective communication skills in both written and verbal formats, demonstrate good decision-making and problem-solving abilities and adhere to strict confidentiality.

Essential Functions

In many respects, the Res TC is a resource for clients, Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and agency co-workers to communicate information and processes.  Similarly, the Res TC acts as the liaison between the Residential Coordinator and all DSP’s in the Routt Residential Comprehensive Program. The Res TC will facilitate the following job tasks:

Facilitator between RC and DSP’s

  1. Keep forms and available and let new staff know of their location. Implement new forms and systems with RC.
  2. Assist in aspects of DSP training including, but not limited to, house/client-specific training and performance requests.
  3. Facilitate completion of ISSP documentation and summarization of data on a monthly basis.
  4. Attend all Service Plan Meetings, IDT’s and Team meetings.
  5. Assist RC in interviewing new DSP’s.
  6. Assist in annual re-training.
  7. Create and maintain relationships with clients such that the Res TC becomes an advocate for person-centered services and supports.

Scheduling

  1. Facilitate ongoing upkeep of PCA scheduling, including filling shifts and communicating with DSP’s.
  2. Schedule monthly or as needed House Meetings.  This includes creating, facilitating, scheduling, and setting agenda items.  Res TC also documents and files meeting information for future reference.
  3. Create Emergency Phone Schedule for the year.

Health and Safety

1. Implement health and safety assessments with DSP’s.

2. Attend ongoing Safety Meetings and disseminate pertinent information to DSP’s such as Workers’ Compensation and monthly safety topics. The DSP’s typically sign off on this information at the monthly house meetings and the Res TC sends these sign-offs to the Director of Administration.

 Financial Needs (Homes)

  1. Monitor all petty cash receipts, review House Petty Cash Reimbursement Request form for proper documentation, request petty cash, and submit to Financial Assistant as needed.
  2. Review and distribute monthly checkbook audits and conduct follow-up with DSP’s when reconciliation is needed.
  3. Collect and review all white recons (reimbursements) and submit to Financial Assistant.

Monthly Billing

  1. Review monthly billing which is submitted by House Coordinators and PCA DSP’s. After review, the Res TC inputs billing into Therap by the 7th of each month.  Mill Levy client billing sheets are sent to the Data Coordinator, and the Res TC also maintains a hard copy of billing information for reference.

Documentation Requirements. The Res TC is responsible for maintaining:

  1. Quarterly Health and Safety Assessments, and Bi-Monthly Emergency Procedure Trainings.
  2. Schedule and send reminders for Evacuation Drills and monthly safety reviews to House Coordinators for GRSS locations on a monthly basis.
  3. Ensure completion of and review T-Logs, GER’s and shift change logs (T-Logs).
  4. Assist in maintaining Residential Files.
  5. Complete and update Residential Summaries for Service Plan Meetings, 6-month reviews and IDT’s.
  6. Complete Rights, Releases, Grievance/Dispute Resolution and PNF forms at Service Plan Meetings.
  7. Ensure completion of Residential Activity Sheets (calendars) for all comprehensive clients.

Coverage. In order to ensure safety and stability for individuals in services, the Res TC is responsible for:

  1. Assisting the RC to find coverage for open shifts
  2. Assisting the RC to cover shifts when there is not a DSP or House Coordinator available.

Other duties as assigned by Residential Coordinator.

This Position is supervised by the Residential Coordinator.

$20.00/hour and insurance (medical, dental, vision, life), PTO (starting at 3 weeks/year), 10 paid holidays, and bereavement leave.

This position is nonexempt.

Day Program Team Coordinator, Steamboat Springs, CO

Qualifications

  1. Have knowledge of developmental disabilities.
  2. Have knowledge of personal care techniques.
  3. Have the ability to independently plan and organize time, and follow established procedures.
  4. Have good English verbal and written skills.
  5. Have the ability to relate professionally with all staff.
  6. Be creative, 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, first aid certification.

Be present at trainings provided by Horizons.

Essential Functions

The Milestones Team Coordinator will work closely with the Milestones Day Program Coordinator (DPC) to operate a day program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Steamboat Springs. In many respects, the Milestones TC is a resource for clients, Direct Support Professionals (DSP’s) and agency co-workers to communicate information and processes. The Milestones TC will facilitate the following job tasks.

1. Scheduling:

      Assist Day Program Coordinator (DPC) with the following daily and weekly scheduling:

  • Schedule weekly client activities and client work hours.
  • Schedule split, smaller groups.
  • Schedule 1:1 staff or volunteers during day program.
  • Schedule staff to fulfill medical or therapy appointments during Day Program.
  • Schedule vehicles, drivers, transportation: pick-up, drop-off, transportation to activities and work, if necessary, medical or therapy appointments.
  • Schedule and assign shopping and cooking for staff and clients.
  • Assist with Day Program organizational structure schedule, i.e., client chore schedule.

 2. Training:

  • Assist with training of new Day Program staff on paperwork and procedures; document training for personnel file.
  • Assist in developing Day Program module with trainer, including detailed Day Program counselor job description and provide ongoing input for performance evaluation of Day Program staff.
  • Assist in training for clients’ emergency procedures. Conduct regular fire drills and document in Emergency Procedure Book.

 3. Day Program Needs:

  • Supervise client daily activities and responsibility for the safety and well-being of clients.
  • Teach self-sufficiency abilities and skills.
  • Assist with evaluation of clients using Day Program Assessment.
  • Assist with Day Program maintenance, i.e., everyday fix-it needs, problem solving, and contacting Director of Administration for professional maintenance needs.
  • Help maintain necessary supplies, materials and equipment for Day Program within budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintain first aid supplies at site and in Day Program vehicles.
  • Monitor community sites for environmental and programming quality, and inform DPC.
  • Communicate with residential staff to coordinate activities, birthday parties and events.

 4. Documentation:

  • Ensure MAR’s are signed and documented.
  • Ensure client Day Programs are implemented and documented.
  • Ensure all events of an emergency nature or concern are documented on an Incident Report and are submitted by the next working day to DPC.
  • Document client daily attendance.
  • Ensure client daily progress notes are documented.
  • Ensure client Day Program files are updated and complete.
  • Assist DPC with appropriate PAR information.
  • Assist with quarterly reviews.

5. Behavioral Management:

  • Ensure the management of behavioral issues and follow-through at the Day Program site and community.
  • Ensure client Behavioral Programs are implemented and documented.
  • Communicate with residential staff regarding behavioral issues.

 6. Other duties:

  • Attend trainings when requested by DPC.
  • Attend meetings when requested by DPC.
  • Assist with interviewing for SIS Assessments.
  • Ensure environmental and green compliance in homes and Day Program site.

 

This position is supervised by the Routt Day Program Coordinator.

$20.00/hour and insurance (medical, dental, vision, life), PTO (starting at 3 weeks/year), 10 paid holidays, and bereavement leave. Horizons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

This position is nonexempt.

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.