State of ColoradoDenver 80203
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Entry Level /no Experience Required Gjrc

State of Colorado
Full Time 1575 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203, United States


This posting is only open to Colorado residents.  - an exemption contingent upon residency waiver

Department Information
No experience necessary, only a strong desire to learn!Are you looking for a rewarding career in healthcare?Do you enjoy helping people reach their full potential?Are you interested in learning how to support adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to live fulfilling and independent lives?Advancement Opportunities and Ability to grow in the position!Filling Openings for Full Time Positions 

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About Grand Junction Regional Center: 

This position resides at the Grand Junction Regional Center.  This regional center exists to manage the day-to-day operations and service delivery for Grand Junction Regional Center (GJRC), licensed as an  Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities as well as a provider of Home and Community Based Services (Waiver services). GJRC provides 24/7 direct care for approximately 80 residents. GJRC's primary goal is to provide the necessary supports and services to residents who cannot be safely served in community based programs due to complex medical and/or behavioral needs. 

Description of Job
About the Position:Health Care Service Trainee positions give hands-on direct care to our clients who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  These positions exist to provide quality health care, personal hygiene maintenance, achievement of personal outcomes and a therapeutic milieu in a home-like environment for up to 12 individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Duties in this role include:
  • Receive and understand training provided in areas such nursing skills, medication administration, intellectual and developmental disability theory and practice, human growth and development, behavior management, and supports and services
  • Support  individuals by implementation of behavior programs and positive redirection techniques
  • Communicate with individuals who are elderly or have impaired physical capacity
  • Provide Infection Control, Safety and emergency procedures
  • Prevent and report abuse and/or neglect
  • Apply knowledge and techniques in residential areas of providing care and instruction in daily activities, including meal preparation, eating; bathing, personal hygiene; social skills; recreation activities; housekeeping and laundry; safety and transportation, all with a training approach to ensure personal outcomes
  • Apply knowledge and techniques when provided a posting of duties, and safely provide daily activities during a specified time frame
  • Apply knowledge in implementing assigned individualized supports and services for people including behavior, social, recreation, work, and specialized therapies
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Preferred Qualifications:
The following supplemental experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities are highly desirable for this position and may be considered in selecting the successful candidate:

High School Diploma or GED

  • Knowledge of basic Nursing Skills to assist individuals with personal care
  • Knowledge of basic personal care for individuals in need of care
  • Customer Service skills
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Listening Skills
  • Teaching Skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally with information and ideas so others will understand.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written format so others will understand.
  • Ability to instruct individuals for guidance with personal care needs
Conditions of Employment:
The successful candidate in this position:
  • Must have valid unrestricted Colorado Driver License.
  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS. 
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • 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.
  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.
  • You must be willing and able to work shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to exert force and/or lift patients.
  • Must be able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull and reach.
  • Must be able to report to work to provide essential services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.
Appeal Rights: 

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at  under Rules.