Client Care Aide II

Aurora, CO
Jun 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Peer I is a substance abuse treatment program for adult men with chronic histories of substance abuse/dependence; many serving some form of a legal sentence with the state of Colorado. The operations department is responsible for the monitoring of clients within the facility as well as while they are in the community for public safety issues. The position observes, monitor, and intervenes in and recording of client activity. The position audits a plethora of standards from the Division or Criminal Justice, Signal Behavior Health, and Office of Behavioral Health.

This full-time, University Staff, (unclassified) Client Care Aide will:

• Conduct random head counts to document client whereabouts
• Observe and monitor client behaviors and initiate prescribed interventions when needed
• Observe and document same sex urinalysis.
• Monitor breathalyzer samples, document completion of the service, and report any concerning behavior
• Complete same sex pat searches
• Monitor and document client ingestion of antabuse, naltrexone and other medications as needed
• Audit all client medications for count accuracy and compliance with medication directions
• Orders medication refills when needed
• Authorize client to leave the facility for work, pass, and job search activities
• Verify clients off-site where abouts
• Report escape information to state agencies
• Maintain client's treatment records via filing and auditing
• Conduct monthly Fire Drills
• Conduct monthly facility inspections
• Attend mandatory Monthly staff meetings
• Attend training to fulfill annual DCJ requirements
• Maintain confidentiality of clientele, personal health information
• Provide customer service to clientele and outside agencies
• Data entry utilizing Access and CareLogic systems.
• Property inventory of client property and screening for contraband
• Scanning, faxing and emailing information to outside agencies
• Dispensing of client personal monies
• Drive clients to meetings, recreational activities, appointments, etc.
• Miscellaneous duties that would be needed for any kind of project that supports the mission of the program

Salary and Benefits:
Starting hiring salary for this position has been established at $24,612. 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

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

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 appropriate to the work assignment.


* Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado Driver's License
* 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

* In accordance with the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), ARTS cannot employ individuals (who may have contact with residents) who have (1) engaged in sexual abuse in a prison, jail, lockup, community confinement facility, juvenile facility, or other Institution (as defined in 42 U.S. C. § 1997); (2) been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse; or (3) been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in the activity described in (1-3) of this section. Material omissions regarding such misconduct, or the provision of materially false information, shall be grounds for termination.


• Experience working with offender population
• Experience documenting behaviors according to established policies and procedures
• Experience observing, monitoring and documenting urinalysis/breathalyzer testing
• Experience in observing, monitoring and documenting medication usage
• Experience in head counts/bed check
• Experience filing and auditing clinical charts
• Experience writing incident reports
• Experience and knowledge of Federal Confidentiality laws concerning Drug and Alcohol treatment and HIPAA


Ability to multi-task and attention to details

• Ability to observe and evaluate behavior that is abnormal or concerning

• Has good written and verbal communication skill

• Has good interpersonal skills

• 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

• Ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental

Special Instructions to Applicants:REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS: 1). A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. 2). A current resume/CV. 3). List of 3 professional references.

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 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: Aurora

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Dec 18, 2015

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Rhonda Guerrero

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00635525


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