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If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans
Medical and dental health plans
Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
Paid life insurance
Short- and long-term disability coverage
10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
Discounted RTD EcoPass (Denver Metro locations)
BenefitHub state employee discount program
CafeWell employee wellness program
Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
- Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .
Our Culture & Environment
Our vision is that the people of Colorado will be safe, healthy, and prepared to achieve their greatest aspirations. Through our core values listed below, CDHS staff are committed to:
Making decisions with, and acting in the best interests of the people we serve, because Colorado's success depends on their well-being
Sharing information, seeking input, and explaining our actions because we value accountability and transparency
Managing our resources efficiently because we value stewardship
Promoting a positive work environment, and supporting and developing employees, because their performance is essential to Colorado's success
Meaningfully engaging our partners and the people we serve because we must work together to achieve the best outcomes
Committing to continuous learning because Coloradans deserve effective solutions today and forward-looking innovation for tomorrow
The Division for Regional Center Operations (DRCO) is responsible for the planning, coordination, monitoring, and execution of a multi-million dollar, federal and state funded service delivery system for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The DRCO accomplishes this through policy management, regulatory compliance, and legislative initiatives. The program area duties include: analyzing and developing policy related to the responsibilities of the regional centers, managing and establishing policies and procedures for a state service delivery system according to state and federal requirements; analyzing state and national trends for policy issues which may impact current program design; coordinating at the senior management level the development of the Division strategic plan for the Department; analyzing legislation and providing technical assistance for potential impact to the regional center system; coordinating and developing protocols with other systems regarding cross system issues and policies; and managing services that support approximately 240 adults and their families.
Description of Job
This Division level position is the staff authority for all behavioral services and supports in the DRCO, which includes the three regional centers – Grand Junction Regional Center (GJRC), Pueblo Regional Center (PRC), and Wheat Ridge Regional Center (WRRC). This position provides oversight to how the regional centers provide behavioral health services and how support is given to community providers through the community support team. The regional centers provide services and supports to individuals with IDD who can have complex behavioral and mental health needs. Almost all of the individuals admitted to the regional centers require behavioral health services. It is necessary for the regional centers to provide robust and consistent behavioral health services in order to provide stabilization for individuals to transition back to their community of choice. This Division level staff provides oversight and consistency to the behavioral health programs at the regional centers. The clinical teams at the regional centers work directly with this position to:
Implement strong, evidence-based behavioral health services
Ensure behavior plans are implemented and staff are adequately trained
Ensure all people supported have the clinical services they need
This position is identified as the regional center behavioral services expert. The DRCO will follow the direction and guidance of this position when determining appropriate behavioral services. This position is responsible for seeking out the most current behavioral interventions and obtaining the training necessary to teach, train and direct staff to perform those interventions.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or directly related field AND
Five (5) years of professional experience in working with people who have challenging behaviors and/or people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Additional experience working with adults with IDD, or experience working in group home/staffed setting will substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
Additional appropriate education (Master's or Doctorate) in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, or Social Work will substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or able to obtain BCBA within 6 months of hire
Experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Experience working in a residential setting
Conditions of Employment:
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.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) or able to obtain BCBA within 6 months of hire
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 possess and maintain a valid Colorado driver's license
Must be willing to travel to all three regional center locations
Must be available for program related emergency situations as they arise
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.
Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.
Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.
A standard appeal form is available at:
www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
How to Apply (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process. 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.
Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.
Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.
Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.
Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.
Comparative Analysis Process
The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review depending on the number of qualified applicants.
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