This position is open to Colorado Residents only.
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:
In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits:
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://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service.
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
Description of Job
The Program Services work unit provides comprehensive services to developmentally disabled adults who reside at the Wheat Ridge Regional Center.
This position provides psychological and behavioral services to individual residents in multiple group homes and reports directly to the team leader who is a Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP). This position conducts behavioral assessments, psychological assessments, recommends treatment strategies, consults and/or writes behavioral treatment programs, monitors programs, provides staff training, provides individual therapy with residents and group therapy, and provides clinical leadership during behavioral crises and serves a rotating on-call shift. Specifically, this position would also provide sex offense specific treatment and therapy to individuals with problematic sexual behavior, along with meeting all other behavioral and psychological needs. This person would oversee a sex-offense specific program at a state Regional Center. This position also provides input into the Psychiatric/Behavior Team; provides data to the Human Rights Committee (HRC).on a scheduled basis, and may also appear in Court to represent the agency in regard to ILD hearings.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights
Applicants must meet minimum qualifications listed below to continue in the selection process for this position. A Human Resource Specialist will review the work experience section of your application to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications. While you are encouraged to attach a resume and cover letter to your application, these documents will NOT be used to determine if you meet minimum qualifications.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Psychology or a Counseling related field.
Four (4) years of professional experience in the health professional field, i.e. clinical work experience with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health and/or sex offending issues.
A combination of work experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities or specialized subject area of the work assigned to the job, which provided the same kind, amount, and level of knowledge acquired in the required education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor's degree.
A master's degree or doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to the work assignment may be substitutes for the experience on a year-for-year basis.
Associate Level or higher SOMB treatment provider
A Master's or Doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Psychology, Education, or a related field. .
Documented experience working with individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities
Documented experience working with individuals with mental health diagnoses
Documented experience working with individuals with problematic sexual behavior
Documented experience developing behavior plans (functional behavior analysis, assessments, baselining, restrictive procedures, safety watch guidelines, protection from harm, due process, progress review, data analysis)
Documented experience providing training; theory in classroom type settings and/or on-site training with return demonstration
Documented experience participating in individual planning and team processes
Conditions of Employment:
A valid, unrestricted Colorado Driver's License is required.
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. Additionally, you will be required take and pass a drug screen
A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire
Physical demonstration required pre-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.
- 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.
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 required 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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Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at 303-866-4373 or firstname.lastname@example.org by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Toll Free Applicant Technical Support:
If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first, ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt upload (attach) it.