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Variable RISE Paha (Adults in Transition) Care Floating Staff

Job Location:

Lakewood, CO - Lakewood, CO, United States

Job Description:

invites applications for the position of:
Variable RISE Paha (Adults in Transition) Care Floating Staff
SALARY: $12.00 /Hour

OPENING DATE: 01/11/18

CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Under general supervision from the Paha Director and the PAT Assistant Director, the PAT Care Floating Staff is responsible for the operation of the PAT before and after care programs that run outside of the normal hours of the PAT day. During the regular hours of PAT Floating staff will float between PAT groups assisting PAT Group Leaders with overall day to day needs of groups.


Essential Job Functions:

Perform job in a professional manner, i.e. dress appropriately, arrive on time, stay until the end of your shift, attend all appropriate staff meetings, and staff orientation.
Primarily responsible for staffing the before and after PAT Care program. This includes supervising and caring for participants during the PAT Care hours both before and after the typical PAT day.
Secondary to PAT Care responsibilities and as needed, work as a PAT Group Staff or PAT Group Leader in a group setting. This will include supporting the physical, social and emotional needs of the participants assigned to your group. This may include feeding and helping with other personal needs.
Participate in all PAT activities with participants.
Maintain an enthusiastic attitude on a daily basis.
For duties related to PAT Care, report to the Paha Director. For duties related to groups/Participants, report to the Assistant Director for that group.
When needed, supervise and lead recreational summer PAT activities with young adults with disabilities.
Attend and participate in pre-PAT training and regular staff meetings.
As needed, responsible for planning and leading small group activities for participants during scheduled group times or other down times.
Serve as a role model for participants and staff by caring, sharing, being honest, enthusiastic, compassionate, and a good sports.
Cooperate with coworkers to comply with the ratio of at least 1 PAT Group Staff supervising 4 participants at one time.
Abide by and enforce the R.I.S.E. program's "No Isolated Moments" policy where, when one or more participants are present, there must be at least 2 staff present as well (at minimum; see ratio requirements above).
Follow all American Camp Association (ACA) accreditation and standards as set forth by R.I.S.E. Coordinator and those respective agencies.
Be familiar with City of Lakewood policies and procedures and adhere to those procedures.
Other related duties as assigned.

Specific Job Functions

Supervise and care for Participants in PAT Care occurring before or after regular PAT hours.
During normal PAT hours, serve as a 'floating staff member,' serving as a PAT Group Staff, PAT Group Leader, assistant for Activity Specialists or other duties as deemed necessary.
Participate in all activities with participants to ensure the full participation and enjoyment of PAT activities.
Ensure group safety at all times in all aspects of PAT.
When assigned to a PAT group, support the daily maintenance of your group's home base room (i.e. dump trash, hang up swim things, vacuum your room, tidy up program supplies). Also help maintain the commons areas: lunch room, playground, front grounds, buses used by your group, etc.
Responsible for keeping your group on time and on schedule.
Assist PAT Group Leaders with written weekly progress notes including Participant goals, activities, and behaviors.
Communicate with parents regarding Participant behaviors, schedule changes and other pertinent information.

Hours of Work
Day, nights, weekends as requested

Important Functions

Supports Participants at all times in program participation.
Provides suggestions for future Paha activities/programs.
Works as a part of team by supporting others and taking initiative.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Organizational Relationships

Supervision Received:

Receives general supervision from Paha Director and PAT Paha Assistant Director.

Supervision Given:

PAT Group Staff (if directed by PAT Group Leader)

Volunteers (if directed by PAT Group Leader)

Essential Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

Experience caring for and patience to work with people with disabilities.
Experience or background in school, public health, PAT nursing, or working with people with disabilities is beneficial.
Ability to complete the Colorado Medications Administration Certification (training provided).
Must furnish written proof of at least 480 contact hours supervising children (up to age 18). Contact hours can be a summation of full or part time work and must come from a previous supervisor on company letterhead.
Perform job in professional manner (proper dress, prompt, courteous, flexible).
Ability to problem-solve and work with staff members.

Must hold current First Aid and CPR cards, by the Paha start date.
Must be able to clear TRAILS Registry prior to the first day of work.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, participants, parents and caregivers.
Possess ability in leadership and organization.
Ability to respond to questions from groups, managers, participants, customers, and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively and in a timely fashion with participants, families and caregivers, both verbally and non-verbally.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations in a professional manner.
Ability to interpret and understand instructions, both written and oral.


High school diploma or Equivalent

Some College (College degree preferred)

Required Certifications

Current CPR and First Aid Certifications


Must be 18 years of age or older.
Ability to interact with participants in an appropriate manner.
Ability to supervise participants and redirect negative behaviors as needed.
Ability to give clear verbal direction to groups of 5 or more.
Ability to motivate and work with individuals of all ability types.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to deal effectively with emergency situations.
Ability to provide direction and supervision to volunteers.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written.
Ability to be flexible in work schedule.
Background check is required.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Lifting or Carrying:

Must be able to safely lift/pull/push (with assistance) weight of up to 50 pounds.
Must be able to perform or assist in participant transfers in varying situations.

Pushing and Pulling:

Ability to manipulate program supplies as needed.
Ability to push/pull participants using various assistive devices.

Body Positions/Movements:

Ability to stand, walk, run, sit, bend, stoop, squat, twist, and reach for extended periods of time.
Must be able to perform and assist with activities of daily living with participants.


Must be able to communicate with staff and participants via phone and in person.


Must be able to instruct, observe, and demonstrate all program aspects.
Must be able to recognize and prevent/redirect potentially-risky behaviors.
Must be able to perform basic office functions.


Must have basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division skills for compiling reports.
Must have basic accounting skills to ensure a fiscally sound program.


Must remember participants' names and abilities, follow-up with participants, parents, staff, and recall how to respond to emergency situations.
Must remember policies and procedures and apply them accordingly.
Must meet deadlines.

Language Ability:

Must be able to read accurately.
Must be able to compose accurately and grammatically correct documents, letters, signs and memos.
Must be able to demonstrate logic and verbally communicate.


Must be able to demonstrate good judgment and assessment of skills.
Must be able to demonstrate sound decision making skills and be reactive to the needs of the participants in providing intervention to injury.

Work Environment

The work environment varies by location of event, class or outing. Times of events, classes or outings vary as well. Programs can run during the day, evenings, weekends, and overnight.

Job Requirements:

All applicants must apply online at

How To Apply:

All applicants for all positions must apply online at

Contact Information:

Contact: Kara Lopez
City of Lakewood
480 S Allison Pkwy
Lakewood, CO, United States 80226


February 1, 2018
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