Activities Specialist (Denver)

 Company Description:

Founded in 1872, Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving Colorado. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to vulnerable individuals and families. JFS offers a variety of programs to help those in need navigate life's challenges through integrated support. The full continuum of care includes helping older adults stay supported, connected, and engaged as they age while maintaining a high quality of life; providing quality mental health counseling and case management to children, adults, immigrants, and refugees; offering training, job placement, and community enrichment to people with disabilities; and providing housing stability, employment support, and food security to individuals and families. Every year, the agency serves thousands of individuals and impacts more than 25,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, abilities, sexual orientation, and gender identities. For more information about JFS, visit

We are very proud of our work culture, including recently completing a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion assessment. JFS offers competitive pay and benefits, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, Legal/ID Theft, supplemental insurances, company-paid Life/LTD, Employee Assistance Programs, Extended Illness Bank, 401(k), 19 paid holidays and a generous leave program. JFS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary:
Responsible for supporting adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate in arts, educational, recreational, and volunteer activities onsite and in the community. Position is 37.5 hour/week.

• High School or GED

• Experience with IDD community; working with special populations in arts, education and/or recreation settings.

• Must be able to work in a team setting, have good driving record and current proof of vehicle insurance.
• Helpful to have CPR, first aid, various safety skills and/or defensive driving.
• Must be able to pass physical/agility test in order to lift up to 40 lbs. in order to assist clients when necessary, carry supplies and equipment, move light equipment, etc.
• Must pass background and MVR checks.
• Must be vaccinated with the COVID-19 Vaccine.

• Provide group and individual support, supervision and transportation to individuals in the program.
• Manage a caseload of participants. As an interdisciplinary team member, assess the needs and desires of the individuals, attend meetings, advocate and assist in developing service and support plans to ensure person-centered outcomes.
• Monitor success of outcomes attained and document progress.
• Assist with activities and facilitate small group recreation, cultural, art, and educational outings.
• Assist with organization of office and activity space during and after activities.
• Provide assistance with activities of daily living.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume to: Jean Marshall, Chief Human Resources Officer. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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