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Health Care Technician I (with students who are Deaf/HH)

Vision Statement: CSDB aspires to be an exemplary global resource for families and professionals that excels in preparing diverse learners to transform the world with PRIDE: Positive attitude, Respect, Independence, Determination, and Excellence.

Mission Statement: The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB), in collaboration with families, school districts and community partners, ... educates and inspires learners throughout the state, birth through age 21, to achieve their full human potential through comprehensive, individualized academic, transition, residential and outreach programs and resources.

Description of Job
This eligible list will be utilized to fill three (3) vacancies. 

These are full-time positions (0.85 FTE) scheduled to work 40 hours per week on an academic-year schedule (approximately August to mid-June, as per the established school calendar, subject to change), and is assigned to work in the Student Life Programs. The purpose of the Student Life Program is to provide Deaf/hard-of-hearing, blind/visually impaired and/or emotionally/behaviorally disturbed students with a residential living arrangement that reflects a home-like setting in an educational environment. The position of Health Care Technician I (with students who are Deaf/HH) is responsible to ensure the safety, accountability and well-being of residential students through the after-school hours, and to offer support and learning opportunities presented by the curriculum (a program for the development of living skills) and through collaboration with other staff members who work with assigned students. Duties include but are not limited to: 

Ensure a safe environment:
Account for the presence/absence of all students; continue this accountability by knowledge and follow-up of student's whereabouts every 10 minutes and throughout the shift. Ensure the security of the building. Ensure the dorm is left in a neat and orderly manner before the shift changes. Responsible for "light cleaning" such as dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, and tidying up as needed. Report to the maintenance department if some areas require extensive cleaning. Perform other related duties as assigned; e.g., clean-up bodily fluids when such incident occurs.

Behavior management:
Discuss any medical, behavioral, emotional, or physical concerns with the previous shift supervisor(s). Contact appropriate departments as needed (i.e., teachers, nursing staff, counseling services, etc.) to share pertinent information.

Assist with bulletin board information:
Assist as needed or requested with the bulletin boards focusing on current events, information, holidays or topics related to interests of the students in collaboration with other staff. Create visually and tactually stimulating environments for the students, such as information boards, educational charts, and augmentative materials.

Assist with activities:
Provide assistance to other dorm personnel with dorm activities to ensure adequate supervision of students. Work collaboratively with other staff focusing on student progress needs (emotional, social, academic, etc.). Responsible for sharing pertinent information with other staff and supervisors relating to student counts, shift activity, student incidents, etc.

Cafeteria Supervision:
Transport special needs students (wheelchair, mobility-assisted) to dining area; ensure proper eating skills and social behavior during mealtimes through observation and hands-on instruction. This includes training for students with special needs such as plate guards, special utensils, and dietary concerns and restrictions. Return students to the dormitory; supervise students while they prepare for classroom activity. Personally escort special needs students to their classes/dorms.

Transportation of students; Bus duty:
Participate in Busy Duty as scheduled; drive school vehicles to transport students to Denver, to include during potential inclement weather. Drive students in state vehicles to support activities such as after-school programs, dorm activities, sports, and school-sponsored activities that occur off-campus. Supervise students while they are transported to and from school. Phone duty; contact parents via phone and sometimes interpreting conversations.

Support instruction:
Encourage development of proper socialization by instructing in/or using problem-solving techniques, behavior modification, discipline policy, and individual and/or group meetings.

Professional development/training:
Participate in mandatory training and workshops. Acquire and maintain necessary certification (e.g., Child Abuse Reporting, CPR and First Aid, Nonviolent Crisis Intervention, Discipline and Behavior Management, etc.). Participate in scheduled team meetings.  
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

Special Qualifications 
Six (6) full months of experience working with children / youth who are blind/visually impaired OR Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing, Deafblind, or special needs children (e.g,. paid child care, teaching, counseling, etc.). NOTE: Six (6) full months of experience is equivalent to 1,040 hours.  Experience working with children / youth must be described in detail on the on-line application to receive credit.

Additional Necessary Special Qualification
Proficiency in American Sign Language (ASL) at the ADVANCED (3+) skill level or above is required, or applicants must be willing and able to attain proficiency at the level required within one (1) year from hire (i.e., proficiency at the Intermediate (2+) skill level is required upon hire), as demonstrated by an appropriate assessment tool and according to school policy/procedures. 
Substitution of specific education for the required experience will be considered for up to six (6) months of experience; i.e., coursework completed at a regionally accredited college or university in a social or behavioral science or closely related field (see list below -- not all inclusive). NOTE: Fifteen (15) semester credit hours is equivalent to six (6) months of work experience. Transcripts must be provided with the application to verify education.

Acceptable coursework relative to the allowed 'Substitution' above shall be in the following areas: the Behavioral or Social Sciences; Counseling; Education; Special Education; (Early) Childhood Development/Education; or, closely related field. Transcripts must be provided with the application to verify education.
Applications will be used as a part of the comparative analysis process to rank candidates (based upon experience working with special needs children in an educational or residential/group living setting) and to identify a top group for interview. Experience working with children must be described in detail on the on-line application to receive credit.

Preference may be given to applicants who possess an Associate's degree or sixty (60) semester credit hours in the areas of coursework detailed in the 'Substitution' section above. Transcripts must be provided with the application to verify education.

Conditions of Employment
  • Persons applying for this position must be willing to work an academic-year schedule (August to June,) as per established School Calendar, subject to change.
  • Shift work required--afternoon/evening/graveyard, weekends, holidays as required. Shift assignments are subject to change. This position is eligible for shift differential pay.
  • Health Care Technician positions at CSDB are designated as "essential services" positions, and the persons selected for these positions are required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the State / school without delay or interruption to ensure health, safety and welfare, regardless of inclement weather conditions.
  • Health Care Technician I positions at CSDB are non-exempt, and employees in these positions are eligible to receive overtime pay, with a condition of employment that overtime work must be appropriately authorized in advance and may be paid in compensatory time in lieu of cash payment.
  • Applicants must be willing and able to: work with children who have emotional problems and who might pose a physical threat (with appropriate training); lift and/or transfer children weighing up to 50 pounds; walk and/or stand for 6-8 hours during a work shift; clean up bodily fluids and perform some unpleasant tasks (with prior training on safe procedures); do some light housekeeping (e.g., cleaning, laundry, vacuuming, dusting, cooking, etc.).
  • Possession of a current, valid State of Colorado Driver's License (Regular), if assigned to transport students -- please provide a copy with application.
  • Must successfully complete annual Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Transportation/driver training requirements if assigned to transport students.
  • Selected applicant(s) will be required to submit to and pass a background check, to include Colorado and Federal criminal history checks, employment verification, and professional/personal reference checks. 

Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work effectively with students who are blind/visually impaired OR Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing and/or Deafblind and who may have additional disabilities/special needs.
  • Knowledge of and ability to assess and apply technology to perform the requirements of the position; ability to effectively utilize a variety of computer software applications, which may include but is not limited to e-mail, Internet, word processing, electronic calendar, presentation development, spreadsheet, database, etc.; willingness to stay current and developed skills as needed with or without direct support from CSDB.
  • Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback; ability to participate effectively in a team setting and to work independently; strong interpersonal and communication skills; effective organization skills; effective problem-solving skills.
  • A courteous, professional, and helpful attitude in the role of CSDB representative.

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.

Also, 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
Please note that communication relative to this position will occur primarily via e-mail correspondence.
How To Apply:
In addition to the submission of a complete on-line application (to include salary history and references), please upload the items listed below to the on-line application:

  • Applicants are encouraged to submit a current resume. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a complete application.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit recent letters of recommendation (with signature).
  • A copy of current, valid State of Colorado Drivers' License must be submitted with application.
  • If applicable, transcripts must be provided with the application to verify education. 

Complete applications must be received by the application deadline/closing date; postmarks will not suffice as timely receipt (for applications not submitted on-line).

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 upload (attach) it.

Important Information:
Applications are part of the selection process and will be reviewed by a qualified Human Resources Specialist to determine if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applications may also be used as a part of the comparative analysis process to rank candidates and identify a top group for interview. Read this job announcement carefully before completing the on-line application. Applications must specifically address/support applicant qualifications as they relate to the requirements listed in 'Description of Job' and 'Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions and Conditions of Employment/Additional Requirements' sections. If applicable, official transcripts and/or other supporting documentation must be provided with the application to verify education / minimum qualifications / substitution / additional requirements (unofficial or copies of transcripts may serve as temporary verification only; applicant(s) selected for hire will be required to provide official transcripts to verify education). Failure to complete the application properly and include required information and/or documents, or if applications do not demonstrate that experience and/or education are consistent with the categories listed on this announcement, may result in the applicant not being considered for this position. Also, in order to be considered for this position, complete applications must be received by the application deadline/closing date. Applicants will be notified of the results of this review.
Please refer to the CO-Jobs State Employment Opportunities website ( for the following information:
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  • ADA Accommodations
  • Residency Requirements

Compensation / Benefits:
The State of Colorado and CSDB demonstrate commitment to our employees with a competitive benefits package. Although individual benefits will vary, in general, for every $100 that employees earn, the state contributes approximately $25 in additional compensation. For example, the State contributes to employee health/dental/vision care coverage, life insurance coverage, short-term disability insurance coverage, retirement, and personal leave. For more information about insurance benefits, visit the State of Colorado website:

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.

The Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) 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, Traci K. Monger / Human Resources Manager, at email: or call (719) 578-2114.