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Colorado Department of Human Services *Entry Level /No Experience Required* GJRC - Health Care Services Trainee in Grand Junction, Colorado

Entry Level /No Experience Required GJRC - Health Care Services Trainee

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Entry Level /No Experience Required GJRC - Health Care Services Trainee


$1,200.00 - $1,554.00 Biweekly


Grand Junction, CO

Job Type

Full Time

Job Number

IJB 00009 5/30/23


Colorado Department of Human Services


OAADS - Grand Junction Regional Center

Opening Date


Primary Physical Work Address

572 W Crete Circle Grand Junction, CO 81505

FLSA Status

Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.

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Department Information

No experience necessary, only a strong desire to learn!

Are you looking for a rewarding career in healthcare?

Do you enjoy helping people reach their full potential?

Are you interested in learning how to support adults with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to live fulfilling and independent lives?

Advancement Opportunities and Ability to grow in the position!

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About Grand Junction Regional Center:

This position resides at the Grand Junction Regional Center. This regional center exists to manage the day-to-day operations and service delivery for Grand Junction Regional Center (GJRC), licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities as well as a provider of Home and Community Based Services (Waiver services). GJRC provides 24/7 direct care for approximately 80 residents. GJRC's primary goal is to provide the necessary supports and services to residents who cannot be safely served in community based programs due to complex medical and/or behavioral needs.

Description of Job

About the Position:

Health Care Service Trainee positions give hands-on direct care to our clients who are individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These positions exist to provide quality health care, personal hygiene maintenance, achievement of personal outcomes and a therapeutic milieu in a home-like environment for up to 12 individuals with developmental disabilities and mental illness.

Duties in this role include:

  • Receive and understand training provided in areas such nursing skills, medication administration, intellectual and developmental disability theory and practice, human growth and development, behavior management, and supports and services

  • Support individuals by implementation of behavior programs and positive redirection techniques

  • Communicate with individuals who are elderly or have impaired physical capacity

  • Provide Infection Control, Safety and emergency procedures

  • Prevent and report abuse and/or neglect

  • Apply knowledge and techniques in residential areas of providing care and instruction in daily activities, including meal preparation, eating; bathing, personal hygiene; social skills; recreation activities; housekeeping and laundry; safety and transportation, all with a training approach to ensure personal outcomes

  • Apply knowledge and techniques when provided a posting of duties, and safely provide daily activities during a specified time frame

  • Apply knowledge in implementing assigned individualized supports and services for people including behavior, social, recreation, work, and specialized therapies

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Preferred Qualifications:

The following supplemental experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities are highly desirable for this position and may be considered in selecting the successful candidate:


High School Diploma or GED


  • Knowledge of basic Nursing Skills to assist individuals with personal care

  • Knowledge of basic personal care for individuals in need of care


  • Customer Service skills

  • Oral Communication Skills

  • Written Communication Skills

  • Listening Skills

  • Teaching Skills


  • Ability to communicate effectively orally with information and ideas so others will understand.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written format so others will understand.

  • Ability to instruct individuals for guidance with personal care needs

Conditions of Employment:

The successful candidate in this position:

  • Must have valid unrestricted Colorado Driver License.

  • Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application and provide an explanation why the prior termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will disqualify the applicant from future State employment with CDHS.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process as this position is deemed to have direct contact with vulnerable persons. Felony convictions, conviction of crimes of moral turpitude, or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your background check reveal any charges or convictions, it is your responsibility to provide the CDHS Background Unit with an official disposition of any charges.

  • A Tuberculosis Test (TB) will be required upon hire.

  • You must be willing and able to work shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Must be able to exert force and/or lift patients.

  • Must be able to frequently stoop, kneel, crouch, push, pull and reach.

  • Must be able to report to work to provide essential services to ensure health, safety, and welfare.

    Appeal Rights:

    If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.

    An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (dpa_state.personnelboard@state.co.us), postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the department’s action.

    For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to spb.colorado.gov ; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR) 801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.

Supplemental Information

How to Apply (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#how-to-apply)

The Assessment Process

For additional recruiting questions, please contact jazzma.gamboa@state.co.us.

About Us:

If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services (https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs) (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan www.copera.org plus 401(k) and 457 plans

  • Medical and dental health plans

  • Employer supplemented Health Savings Account

  • Paid life insurance

  • Short- and long-term disability coverage

  • 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave

  • BenefitHub state employee discount program

  • Employee Wellness program MotivateMe

  • Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more

  • Remote work arrangements for eligible positions

    *Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more

    information, go to https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/student-loan-forgiveness-programs .

    Our Values:

    We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.

    Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.

    We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.

    Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.

    We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.

    Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.

    We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

    ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at cdhs_ada@state.co.us or call 1-800-929-0791.


    Toll Free Applicant Technical Support (https://cdhs.colorado.gov/information-for-job-applicants#technical-support)

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees a variety of benefits including medical, dental, life and disability insurance, as well as a comprehensive leave program. Please click the following link for detailed information: www.colorado.gov/pacific/dhr/benefits

Please note that each agency's contact information is different; therefore, we encourage all applicants to view the full, official job announcement which includes contact information and class title. Select the job you wish to view, then click on the "Print" icon.


Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on the application. In the space below, please provide an explanation as to why the prior termination or resignation should NOT disqualify your application from the current position.


Have you had a QMAP qualification, a professional license including LPT, Nursing, Pharmacy or Medicine revoked in Colorado or in any state for any reason related to the administration of medication?


Do you possess, and are you willing to maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License, as required by this position?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have reliable transportation to arrive at work and to multiple work locations throughout Mesa County, if necessary?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you willing and able to report to work during inclement weather?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you willing and able to work any shift or day of the week that you may be assigned including nights, weekends, holidays and back-to-back shifts?

  • Yes

  • No


    I have read the entire job posting and understand the physical nature of the work. I have the physical fitness required and am able to perform the work activities described.

  • Yes

  • No


    The person in this position will work with vulnerable populations. Pre-employment screening, which may consist of fingerprinting and physical assessment will be conducted as part of the selection process. Are you willing to meet this requirement?

  • Yes

  • No


    Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or convictions of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position. Should your pre-employment screening reveal any charges and convictions, it is your responsibility to provide an official disposition of any charges. Do you understand this?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you willing to work with people who may display confrontational, manipulative, violent, and/or assaultive behavior?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you willing to physically intervene with people when necessary?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you willing and able to assist persons with developmental disabilities to do their self-care activities including bathing, changing adult undergarments, meal preparation, shaving, etc.?

  • Yes

  • No


    Using a paragraph format please explain why you are interested in working with individuals that have intellectual/developmental disabilities.


    During the summer months, do not leave the hose running all day in your yards. Flush your toilet only when necessary. Please try to take a shallow bath instead of a shower in the morning." The main idea of this passage is:

  • Hygiene

  • Toilet Training

  • Water Conservation

  • Time Management

  • Obedience to Authority


    The scientist did not know how to get himself out of this nodus. He knew if he revealed the discovery to his bosses, they would use it to unleash destruction on mankind. And yet, in the right hands, it could do much good as well." Based on this passage, "a nodus" is what?

  • A cramp in the neck

  • A vegetable shaped like a turnip

  • A pair of hair combs made of tortoise shell

  • A difficult situation

  • An elevator that goes sideways


    Please calculate the percentage for the following number sets. a. 11 of 60 b. 10 of 100 c. 15 of 75


    Were you referred by a CDHS employee? If yes, what is their name?


    At the bottom of this job posting are links to additional information on how to apply, the assessment process, toll free applicant technical support, and about how the State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer. Please acknowledge below that you have read the information provided in these links.

  • This information is available to me and I have read this information.

  • I am unable to access the links with this information on the job posting. (If you select this option, please contact the recruiter, whose information is listed on this announcement, so that they can send this information directly to you.)


    Did you hear about this position through either a County Department Human Services or through a community organization? If so, please indicate which one by name.


    How many years of Customer Service experience do you have?

  • I have no customer service experience.

  • 6months to 1 year of Customer Service Experience

  • 1-2-years of customer service experience

  • 2-3 years of customer service experience

  • Over 3 years of customer service experience


    How many years of experience in teaching do you have?

  • 0-6monts of experience

  • 6 months to 1 year of experience.

  • 1- 2 years of experience

  • 2-3 years of experience

  • Over 3 years experience

    Required Question


State of Colorado


Colorado Department of Human Services


1575 Sherman St. Denver, Colorado, 80203






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