Facilitator - Community Services
Lafayette, CO, USA
Monday, October 18, 2021
Imagine! is a nonprofit with a goal of helping people aspire to, and achieve, a fulfilling life of new possibilities by providing support services to individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. We support Boulder and Broomfield counties.
"Our mission is creating a world of opportunity for all abilities."
Imagine!, our mission is to create a world of opportunities for all abilities.
Imagine! is a statewide leader in providing services for people with
intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our services are community-based
and mission-driven. We value creativity, innovation, and teamwork. Our
employees enjoy competitive compensation, generous benefits, flexible work
schedules, comfortable work environments, as well as challenging and valuable
work with friendly, supportive co-workers. We offer comprehensive orientation,
training, and opportunities for professional development.
Purpose of Position- Promotes the health and
welfare of Community Services participants. Works with Certified Therapeutic
Recreation Specialists to ensure therapeutic and educational activities are
developed and implemented effectively. Works with Community Services staff to
monitor the effectiveness of plans. Ensures quality of services as well as
compliance with all applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
professional relationships with participants as well as members of team.
- Develops and
facilitates activities to ensure Therapeutic/Educational Plans are
developed and implemented effectively.
- Promotes the health, safety,
and welfare of the participants.
- Acts in accordance with
Imagine! policies, mission, and Service Plans.
- Completes documentation and
tracking in a timely, accurate manner.
- Communicates effectively with
participants, guardians and family members, staff and all other members
of consumers’ treatment team. This includes checking email, voicemail,
and managing phone calls regularly before and during each shift.
- Monitors and reports on data
to ensure compliance with all applicable guidelines and regulations,
including Imagine! Policies and Procedures.
- Ensures quality service
delivery, meeting the guidelines set forth in Imagine!’s quality
standards, as well as follows schedules, information sheets, and plans.
- Instructs in compliance with
all applicable Federal, State, County and Municipal statutes,
regulations, and Imagine! policies and procedures.
- Completes all required
training, including annual refreshers, in the appropriate timeframe.
- Reports all behavioral
incidents, medical emergencies, and/or significant changes in medical
condition to supervisor, and completes all related paperwork in a timely
- Maintains respectful and
professional relationships with participants, staff, guardians and family
members, community partners, and all other members of treatment teams.
- Actively participates in staff
meetings, workshops, in-services, discussions, etc.
- Maintains and cares for
Imagine! property, including supplies, vehicles, etc., being mindful of
safety and cleanliness.
- Maintains positive and
professional relationships with coworkers and stakeholders.
- Attends additional trainings
- Implement Individual
Treatment/Behavior Plans developed by Behavior Therapists and/or BCBAs
- Respond appropriately to
participants’ challenging behaviors and implements behavior intervention
strategies as directed by the Behavior Therapist or BCBA
- Collect data when working
with some individuals
- Proactively communicate any
questions or concerns to the Behavior Therapist or BCBA
Knowledge, Skill, and Ability:
General knowledge of community resources.
in working with people with developmental disabilities, preferably in a
Demonstrated ability to engage in skilled interaction with people who
require behavior development and/or therapeutic supports.
Effective written and verbal communication skills with individuals and
groups at all professional levels.
Effective and creative negotiator and problem solver. This includes the
ability to provide crisis intervention and resolve conflict.
Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks/goals for self and
Effective organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.
Ability to work effectively with various technology including Microsoft
Office, internet based databases, assistive technology, etc.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to meet Imagine! driving
position requires regular use of a personal mobile device such as a
smartphone or tablet.
school diploma or equivalent.
years of college preferred.
Ability and willingness to successfully complete required training
curriculum. This includes developing an understanding of Community Services
structure, services, philosophy, as well as community resources, etc.
year of direct support experience preferred.
Working Environment/Physical Activities
Ability to lift 50-75 pounds.
Ability to drive a mini van.
Ability to push wheelchairs, lift and transfer participants as related to
toileting, undergarment changing, and other health and activity related
Effective with shifting roles, responsibilities, and expectations in a
Willingness and ability to respond to emergency situations as they arise.
This is a
brief description of Imagine!’s comprehensive benefits package for eligible
employees. This information intends to provide a high-level summary of
benefits and does not provide a full description. For additional information,
please contact Human Resources. Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision
Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Basic Life Insurance and AD&D, Long
Term Disability, Voluntary Life Insurance, Retirement Savings Plan 403(b), Ten
Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Accruals, Wellbeing Days, Employee Assistance
Program, Vision Insurance, Pet Insurance.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties,
responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.
Imagine! is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We respect the dignity and diversity of individual work force members. We also recognize the value of diversity in our organizations and wish to employ a workforce that is as diverse as the communities and people we serve. It is our policy to comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO). Unlawful discrimination in employment because of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by applicable laws is strictly prohibited.