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Colorado State CNA (Client Care Aide II) at Homelake Veterans Center in Rio Grande County, Colorado

CNA (Client Care Aide II) at Homelake Veterans Center

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CNA (Client Care Aide II) at Homelake Veterans Center


$2,683.00 Monthly


Rio Grande County, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Colorado Department of Human Services

Job Number

ILB 00101 12/04/2020



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Department Information

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.

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This position is only open to current Colorado residents.

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 ( (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:

In addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer excellent benefits ( :

  • Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan ( 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

  • 10 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

Our Culture & Environment

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.


To ensure a safe, sanitary, well maintained, comfortable living and working environment for residents of a 60 bed skilled nursing home and 48 unit domiciliary, staff and visitors. The facility has embraced the Culture Change and Eden concepts. We strive to provide exemplary service to the residents by fulfilling daily and special requests that the residents may have. Exemplary care is given in cleaning and sanitizing and in keeping the resident rooms and their atmosphere clean, organized, homelike and safe. We need to provide the residents with the kind of service that they need and deserve.

Description of Job

This work unit exists to provide continuous 24-hour care to NH residents requiring skilled nursing services. The goal is to maintain residents at their highest level of functioning and provide quality nursing care.

Job Duties: Daily Nursing Care/Safety/Communication

  • Perform basic nursing care.

  • Assure safety of residents and others by use of correct lifting techniques, monitoring the environment and resident whereabouts/activities, use of safety devices such as lifts and side rails, etc.

  • Performs basic resident assessments; records hall sheet data for each shift; implements proper infection control practices via the use of standard precautions.

  • Communicates with others to ensure proper resident care and work completion.

  • Keeps RN's and LPN's informed of findings and changes in resident conditions.

  • Maintains therapeutic milieu through appropriate interpersonal skill use, monitoring of environments and assisting residents to maintain rooms and possessions.

  • Maintains resident care and equipment such as cleaning oxygen concentrators, filling portable oxygen tank, maintain/disinfecting tubs and showers, changing lift batteries, etc.

Other Duties:

  • Transports residents for medical appointments, etc. in State vehicles when the need arises.

  • Attends educational training and staff meetings to maintain currency on techniques, policies and adequate inter-shift communication.

  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Education and Experience:

A high school diploma or GED and 1 year of experience as a CNA

Employment history is calculated on a full-time basis (40/hrs per week). Part-time employment is calculated on a pro-rated basis to determine qualifications. Be sure your application specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position and minimum requirements.


Current, valid nurse aide certification (CNA) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies will substitute for the high school diploma or GED.

Current, valid licensure as a Practical Nurse (LPN) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies or any state participating in the Nurse Licensure Compact will substitute for the experience requirement.

Special Qualifications:

  • Must possess a current, valid nurse aide license (CNA) from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience assisting residents with their Assisted Daily Living (ADL) care in a long-term care setting.

  • Experience in resident transfers.

  • Experience in resident ambulation.

  • Experience recording intake and output measurements.

  • Experience in assisting residents during meals

Required Competencies:

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse population

  • Ability to assist clients with disabilities to do their personal care needs/activities of daily living.

  • Ability to assist clients with a range of moods and behaviors, with respect to the client's feelings.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Efficient problem-solving skills

  • Collaboration in achieving team goals

Supplemental Information Requested: You must attach at least three references to your application. At least two references should be from your employment history, but not those listed as your supervisor.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule including day and evening shifts, weekends, holidays, and back-to-back shift and double shifts as needed.

  • Must possess a valid, unrestricted Colorado Driver's License

  • Must possess and maintain a current and valid Colorado CNA license obtained from the Colorado Department of Regulator Agencies

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

  • 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. Additionally, you will be required take and pass a drug screen.

  • 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.


If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

If you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

Supplemental Information


Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume to their application.

Please note that ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed during the initial screening; if you submit a resume and cover letter, they will be reviewed in later stages of the selection process. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.

Your application will be reviewed against the minimum qualifications for the position. If your application demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be invited to the comparative analysis process, which is described below.

Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements) are required to apply and participate in the comparative analysis process.

Comparative Analysis Process

The comparative analysis process for this position may consist of a structured application review, and a structured interview depending on the number of qualified applicants.

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The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

ADAAA 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 or call 1-800-929-0791.

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact by phone 1-800-929-0791 or email ADA Coordinator at at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.

Toll Free Applicant Technical Support: If you experience technical difficulty with the NEOGOV system (e.g. uploading or attaching documents to your online application) call NEOGOV technical support at 855-524-5627 Mon-Fri between 6 am and 6 pm (Pacific Time). Helpful hints: if you are having difficulty uploading or attaching documents to your application first- ensure your documents are PDF or Microsoft Word files, and second, close the document before you attempt to upload (attach) it.