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University of Colorado Client Care Aide II (The Haven) in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

*School of Medicine/Addiction Research and Treatment Services (ARTS) *

Client Care Aide II (The Haven)

Position #708427 Posting #17393

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY atwww.cu.edu/cu-careers

This class series uses two levels in the Health Care Services Occupational Group and describes attending to the physical comfort, personal appearance and safety of patients. The work includes assisting clients with personal hygiene; escorting, transporting, or accompanying clients; answering call lights and attending to routine health needs; assisting with routine nursing care; providing general health information; and observing and reporting client behavior. Positions work under the direction of nursing or medical staff.

This class describes the fully operational level. Positions operate independently in performing the full range of client aide tasks and problem solving. Positions follow established work procedures and operate within standard guidelines and alternatives.

The Haven is a residential Modified Therapeutic Community, located on the Ft. Logan campus in Southwest Denver, where women can recover from the disease of addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders in a safe and confidential environment. The program utilizes therapeutic approaches to assist individuals in learning healthy coping skills, acquiring life skills, and changing unhealthy behaviors in order to become self –sufficient, confident, and productive members of society. Treatment is also provided to pregnant and parenting mothers, allowing infants to reside with their mothers in treatment. Bonding and attachment is facilitated between mother and child and parenting groups focus on building positive parenting skills.

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking applications for a Client Care Aide II – Haven This full-time University Staff (non-classified) position will observe, monitor, and intervene in drug/alcohol treatment through addressing client behaviors in the milieu; assure compliance with program structure; address gender specific issues in a trauma informed approach; assist with crisis intervention related to mental health and trauma needs; monitor and assist mothers with basic infant care when infant wakes in middle of the night; ensure infant safe sleep practices are adhered to; assist counselors with case management functions including those related to medical appointments, parenting, and Department of Human Services cases; filing and auditing of charts, facilitate clients’ progress through treatment; assure safety of staff and clients; design consequences for negative behaviors; instruct clients in the TC tools; support, monitor and document urine screens and BA screens; monitor and document medication for clients; perform routine inspections of residential premises both inside and out as well as conduct facility walk throughs/client counts, including client room and bed checks; perform contraband searches, fire drills and safety inspections; identify and respond to crisis and notify immediate supervisor/work leader of any unusual circumstances such as, unauthorized client absence, and violation of program rules; transport clients off site as needed, attend staff meetings and individual and/or group supervision, and trainings; and perform other duties as assigned or required.

There is currently two shifts available 4 pm -12 am and 12:00 am -8 am shift.

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

PLEASENOTE: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 $26,700, however, additional compensation may be granted.

This position is eligible for overtime compensation

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


Total Compensation Calculator:https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/total-compensation

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Diversity and Equity:

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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.

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.


  • Must possess a GED or High School Diploma.

  • One year of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.


  • 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).

  • Subject to pre-employment, post-accident or incident or reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing per UCD Addiction Research and Treatment Services Department Policies.

  • 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

  • Must be able to provide a copy of your diploma, transcripts, or certificates at the time of hire

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


  • Possess a Certified Addiction Counselor I (CAC I) certification or higher

  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, counseling psychology or a related field.

  • Experience working in a substance use disorder treatment program with adult clients

  • Experience working with offender population

  • Experience using an Electronic Medical Record


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

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to comply with established rules, policies and procedures

  • Ability to establish boundaries with clients

Job: *Health Care

Organization: *U0001 -- DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED CAMPUS

Title: Client Care Aide II (The Haven)

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 17303