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Careers

Meet the Alliance 2020 DSP of the Year! Kathy represents the very best of the work we all do in Colorado. Hear more about what it’s like to be a Direct Support Professional and why Kathy has stayed at Foothills Gateway since 2004:

For more information about employment opportunities at Foothills Gateway, contact HR at:
Foothills Gateway, Inc.
Attn: Human Resources
301 West Skyway Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: 970.226.2345
Email: jobs@foothillsgateway.org

  • Employment Opportunities as of 10/23/2020 Click on any “Apply Now” button to apply for any position.

  • Activity Coordinator

    The person in this position works directly with individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities. The person in this position facilitates communication skills training, domestic skills training, educational/vocational skills training, exercise/health/hygiene skills training, and develops positive/proactive behaviors for individuals in group or individualized settings. The person in this position will perform duties at Foothills Gateway and at various community sites. Driving is a requirement for this position.

    • 1 full-time position at 35 hrs. /wk. in Community Skills Development, $13.61-$14.97/hr. DOE/DOQ
    • Includes paid holidays, paid time off and benefits     
    • We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled            *Position remains open until filled
    Apply Now
  • Building Maintenance Supervisor

    Position Closes: 11/03/2020

    Job Summary:

    Plans, organizes, lays out and performs preventative and corrective maintenance operations to keep agency buildings, grounds, and equipment in optimum operating and safe condition. Works to improve quality of work, cost of repairs and modifications, and scheduling parameters of work.

     

    Required Occupational Competencies

    Communication skills: Must have good verbal and writing skills in order to effectively communicate with people receiving services, staff, and service/repair vendors. Must have good auditory ability in order to respond to the verbal cues/languages of the individuals supported, employees, and alert/alarm systems.

    First response: Responds to emergency repair needs for agency equipment and facilities and repairs.

    Facilities Management: Performance of building maintenance tasks in one or more fields (e.g. carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, etc.). Performs general cleaning and other tasks as assigned. Production background is helpful.

    Grounds Maintenance: Oversees lawn maintenance and snow removal.

    Physical Demands: Requires the ability to sit for periods of time; requires concentrated visual and auditory attention; requires frequent standing, walking, crawling, stooping, climbing, moderate to heavy lifting, carrying, reaching pushing, pulling; ability to work in environments that could include changes in temperature/humidity, dust, odors, noise, etc.; ability to work with individuals with a variety of illnesses and medical conditions; working indoors, outdoors and in vehicles; works around and with others and alone; may have to walk on slippery and/or uneven walking surfaces.

    Required Foundational Competencies

    Planning/Coordination: Lays out, plans and organizes work schedules for all maintenance operations and related services for agency buildings, grounds and equipment. Oversees the remodeling and renovation of building structures.  Obtains bids and estimates and assures projects stay within projected budget.

    Monitoring: Monitors operation of boilers, energy management systems, heating, air conditioning, appliances, fire and burglar alarm, electrical and plumbing systems.

    Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively. Remembering that all people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.

    Preferred Occupational Competencies

    Disability Types: Familiarity with the nature and types of disabilities affecting human beings such as physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional or intellectual/developmental and the specific needs and access requirements of people with disabilities.

    Preferred Foundational Competencies

    Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems that are consistent with the needs of the agency.

    Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others to ensure tasks are complete and projects are completed within projected timeframe.

     

    Job Details:

    Must be 18 + years of age. High School, GED, or equivalent

    Hour Requirements: Full-time 40 hours/week; On-call response for emergency repairs

    Driving Requirement: Driving is a job requirement. All selected candidates must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.

    Resume and Cover Letter are required in addition to the application.

    Pay range:  $20.03-22.03/hr. DOE/DOQ

    Benefits: Paid time off, paid holidays, and benefits. Paid training provided.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled   

    Apply Now
  • Direct Support Provider-Adult Care Services & Children’s Extensive Support

    Job Summary and Responsibilities:

    Assist adults and children with disabilities with daily living activities at the person’s home, in respite settings, or in the community. Direct support provided includes communication, education, exercise, recreation, health and hygiene. Helping individuals in developing positive and proactive behaviors in all settings.

     

    Required Occupational Competencies

    • First response: Respond to medical emergencies and care for the person in a manner compliant with health and safety regulations. Knowledge of the procedures for medical emergencies, such as first aid, resuscitation techniques, legal and ethical issues, emergency assessment, trauma emergencies. Complete required documentation and report situations to the Program Manager in a timely manner.
    • Communication: Must have good verbal skills in order to communicate with individuals receiving services, other staff, families and the community.
    • Adults’ needs: Experience with the physical, mental, and social needs of adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Providing support with a focus on independence, empowerment, and choice.
    • Children’s needs: Experience with providing high behavioral support and/or high medical needs.
    • Disability types: Familiarity with the nature and types of disabilities affecting human beings such as physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional or developmental and the specific needs and access requirements of people with disabilities.
    • Reading Comprehension: Ability to read, keep current, and implement services and supports indicated in the person’s service plan. Read, understand, and follow all applicable Foothills Gateway policies, procedures, and protocols.
    • Driving: Driving is a requirement for this position. Selected candidate must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and reliable personal transportation.

    Required Foundational Competencies

    • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to help people. Teaching independent life skills including menu planning, safe food handling and storage, cooking, money management (banking, budgeting, and balancing), household management (cleaning, laundry, shopping, and caring for personal belongings.) Assisting in peer to peer training when assigned.
    • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Providing support to individuals when difficult situations occur.
    • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Speaking: Talking to others to convey respect, dignity, and information effectively.
    • Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing progress of individuals toward their goals and complete required documentation in a timely manner.

    Preferred Occupational Competencies

    • Teaching/Training: Teach or assist individuals with household cleanliness, money management, hygiene, nutrition, or care of personal property based on individual learning styles and preferences.
    • Advocating: Using a person centered approach to assist others in exercising their rights, expressing their ideas and preferences, and having access to community services and supports.
    • Nutrition and Food allergies: Knowledge of healthy nutrition and types of food allergies, which substances trigger allergies, and how they can be replaced or eliminated (if possible).
    • Health and Safety: Monitor the health and safety of individuals, as well as keeping up to date on the health and safety plans for individuals. Report all concerns to the program supervisor.

    Preferred Foundational Competencies

    • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
    • Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
    • Work Independently: This position always requires the ability to work independently with on-call support available.
    • Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others. In the spirit of service orientation, employees are expected to initiate or engage in additional tasks once their assigned tasks are complete.

     

    Things You Will Learn on The Job:

    • Person centered services: Learn the person centered principles and skills used to provide services and supports that are specific to a person’s preferences, routines, and choices.
    • Policies, Procedures, and Protocols: Read, understand, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, and protocols required by program and agency requirements. Continued professional development and remain current with annual training requirements.
    • Documentation: Using computer programs and other technology to complete daily documentation and charting as required.

     

    Example Activities:

    • Prepare documentation of individual’s progress and services performed, reporting changes in the person’s condition/situation to supervisor.
    • Participate in annual reviews with the team involved in supports and services, to evaluate and plan for continuing services.
    • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
    • Instruct and advise people receiving services on issues, such as household cleanliness, utilities, hygiene, and nutrition.
    • Plan, shop for, or prepare nutritious meals or assist families in planning, shopping for, or preparing nutritious meals.

     

    Job Details:

    Hours:

    • Full-time: 40 hours/week.
    • Part-time: < 29 hours/week.
    • Availability includes weekdays, evenings, weekends, and overnights. Hours for this position are directed by the needs of individuals receiving services. Schedules are provided on a weekly basis.

    Pay range:

    • $14.14-$15.13/hr. DOE/DOQ

    Benefits:

    • Includes: paid holidays in addition to paid time off, benefits for full-time positions. Paid training is provided.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled    *Positions remain open until filled

     

    Apply Now
  • Direct Support Provider-Residential

    Job Summary and Responsibilities:

    Provide support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities at home and in their community. Helping with daily living skills may include communication, exercise, recreation, health, hygiene, keeping house (making beds, laundry, washing dishes, cleaning), menu planning and cooking. We provide paid training.

     

    Required Occupational Competencies

    • Communication skills: Must have good verbal and writing skills in order to effectively communicate with people receiving services, staff, and community members. Must have good auditory ability in order to respond to the verbal cues/languages of the individuals supported and alert/alarm systems.
    • First response: Ability to respond to medical or crisis emergencies and care for the person in a manner compliant with health and safety regulations and training. Document incidents and report all concerns to the Program Supervisor.
    • Personal care: Knowledge of and ability to provide personal care to people. This position requires providing hands-on, intimate personal hygiene care such as assisting adults with bathing, toileting, dressing, and necessary medication treatments. Knowledge of specific methods and procedures in providing care to people with physical, emotional, and intellectual disabilities is a plus.
    • Driving: Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Driving is a requirement of this position.
    • Computer skills: Must have basic computer skills.

    Required Foundational Competencies

    • Service Orientation: Actively looking for ways to support people. Plan and carry out a consistent and reliable schedule of activities that include community inclusion and participation, leisure and recreational opportunities, and any other programs or activities that are part of the person’s individualized service plan.
    • Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do. Providing people with support in building positive relationships that promote and encourage independent life skills and meaningful connections.
    • Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively. Remembering that all people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity.
    • Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing the health and safety of yourself, individuals receiving services, co-workers, or community members in order to intervene and provide support when necessary.
    • Coordination: Working together as a team, especially during a crisis or emergency situations to ensure the health and safety of everyone.

    Preferred Occupational Competencies

    • Disability Types: Familiarity with the nature and types of disabilities affecting human beings such as physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional or intellectual/developmental and the specific needs and access requirements of people with disabilities.

    Preferred Foundational Competencies

    • Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems that are consistent with regulations and training.
    • Instructing: Teaching others how to do something. Teaching independent life skills including menu planning, safe food handling and storage, cooking, money management, household management. Assisting in peer to peer training when assigned.
    • Time Management: Managing one’s own time and the time of others to ensure tasks are complete and schedules are kept including daily documentation and individuals’ routines and appointments. In the spirit of service orientation, employees are expected to initiate or engage in additional tasks once their assigned tasks are complete and help other staff when the need is present.

    Things You Will Learn On The Job:

    • Manage emergencies: Manage crisis intervention as necessary (medical emergencies, behavioral situations, incident reports). Facilitate personal development and communication skills of people receiving services in constructive interactions between roommates, staff, and community members; take a mediator role during problem situations.
    • Documentation: Using computer programs and other technology to complete daily documentation and charting as required.
    • Policy, Procedure, and Protocols: Read, understand, and follow all applicable policies, procedures, and protocols required by program and agency requirements. Continued professional development and remain current with annual training requirements.

     

    Example Activities:

    • Person centered approaches and principles.
    • Prepare documentation of individual’s progress and services performed, reporting changes in individual’s condition to the Program Manager.
    • Perform healthcare-related tasks, such as assisting with medications, under the direction of registered nurses or physiotherapists.
    • Participate in annual service plan meetings as requested.
    • Perform housekeeping duties, such as cooking, cleaning, washing clothes or dishes, or running errands.
    • Teach or assist individuals with household cleanliness, hygiene, nutrition, or care of personal property based on individual learning styles and preferences.
    • Plan, develop, and facilitate activity schedules with individuals that include community inclusion/participation activities, leisure/recreational activities, and other FGI activities/programs.

     

    Job Details:

    Hour Requirements:

    • Part-time up to 29 hours/week
    • Includes availability for evenings, weekends, and overnight scheduling
    • Some intermittent schedule availability may be required

    Driving Requirement:

    • Driving is a job requirement. All selected candidates must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
    • Pay range: $14.14 -$15.13/hr. DOE/DOQ

    Benefits:

    • Includes: paid holidays in addition to paid time off, benefits for full-time position. Paid training is provided.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled    *Positions remain open until filled

     

    Apply Now

 

 

In order to be considered for any position at FGI, we must have a completed application. You can apply by clicking here or stopping by our office at 301 West Skyway Drive, Fort Collins between the hours of 8am and 4pm (Monday-Friday). Once these items are complete, please return them to FGI by 4:30pm on the closing date.

Questions? Call Human Resources at 970-226-2345.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering at Foothills Gateway, Inc. is a challenging and rewarding experience. As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to make a positive impact in someone’s life and in your community. There are a variety of ways in which you can become involved.  View our current opportunities  or contact us at 970.226.2345 or volunteer@foothillsgateway.org.