Client Care Aide

Denver, CO
Apr 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at *

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus
School of Medicine / Psychiatry /Addiction Research and Treatment Services
Client Care Aide
Position #00708612 - Requisition 09232

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

University of Colorado Denver and ARTS is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. To ensure ARTS program integrity, prospective employees will be required to submit to pre-employment urine testing. This position provides instruction/teaching at the Synergy residential which serves 13-15 adolescent males, ages 14-19 years old.

This position that covers the four pm to midnight shift; either a straight or rotating shift; may be required to stay over late or come in early to cover shifts as needed. This position may be required to work holidays and/or over nights as we are a 24/7 residential facility. This position may also be required to respond to any emergencies as needed. This position exists to supervise/manage clients, monitor, intervene in and record client behavior and activity: to ensure safety of staff and clients; perform all necessary paperwork and record keeping per agency, OBH, Signal, DYC, and RCCF licensing requirements.

This position will observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through addressing client behaviors in the milieu; develop and ensure compliance with program structure; design consequences for negative facilitate clients progress through treatment by conducting weekly individual sessions on all clients; ensure safety of staff and clients; provide group education/counseling to all Synergy clients; perform line staff duties to include medication monitoring, perform client head counts, perform off-site verifications, perform random inspections of the premises and contraband searches; attend staff meetings, individual supervision and trainings; and perform other duties as assigned or required.

Examples of Work Performed

*Assists in conducting group counseling sessions, provides individual tracking sessions, completes accompanying documentation.

*Document urinalysis tests.

*Completes following documentation for clients on caseload: weekly reports, monthly reports, incident reports.

*Provides supervision of the TC milieu. Observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through addressing client behaviors for negative behaviors and develop assignments to modify client behaviors.

*Attends and participate in weekly supervision and staff meetings.

*Conducts internal facility and external facility/grounds checks

*Transport clients in State vehicle to medical/dental appointments, outings in the community, court, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Salary and Benefits:
The hiring salary for this position is $24,612 - $26,000 and is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. This position is eligible for overtime compensation.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.



* Must possess a GED or High School Diploma.
* One year of experience working with adolescent population or experience in an adolescent program


* Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of hire
* Must agree to fingerprinting and criminal background check. Required background checks include a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) AND the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
* Must be able to use Microsoft software e.g.: Word, Excel, Access


*Experience working in a substance abuse treatment environment with a focus on adolescents.

*Experience working with adolescent offender population

*Experience documenting behaviors according to established policies *Experience observing, monitoring and/or intervening in drug/alcohol treatment of adolescents

*Gang reduction/intervention experience



*Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally.

*Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution.

*Outstanding customer service skills.

*Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

*Proficient in Microsoft Office programs and ability to learn software programs

*Experience using an Electronic Health Record

*Ability to manage difficult behaviors

*Ability to comply with established rules, policies, and procedures

*Ability to develop appropriate therapeutic relationships with clients

*Ability to establish clear boundaries with clients

Special Instructions to Applicants:*Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at * REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A cover letter/letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2) A current resume/CV. 3) List of 3-5 professional references. Questions should be directed to Darren Conner at

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3-5 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Category: Health Care

Primary Location: Denver

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20280 - SOM-PSYCH-ARTS SP/G

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Apr 18, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Darren Conner

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00708612


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