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Occupational Therapist or OTA 

Job Type: Part-time 5-15 sessions per week, with opportunity for expansion 

Compensation: OT $50-$57 per session, OTA up to $34 per session, dependent upon experience

About Promise Ranch: Promise Ranch Therapies & Recreation (PRTR) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering Equine-Assisted Therapies, Adaptive Riding, Inclusive Recreation and Veterans Programming. PRTR serves children, adults, veterans and first responders living with developmental, emotional, mental or physical challenges. We have been serving our community since 2010. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Promise Ranch Therapies & Recreation (PRTR) is seeking an Occupational Therapist or OTA who will implement ranch-based activities into therapy sessions with children and teens. Sessions can be facilitated outside or indoors. Activities include gardening, barn tasks, animal interactions and animal care. Ideal candidates must possess a sense of creativity, flexibility and be comfortable working outdoors. Experience working with individuals in a natural setting is preferred but not required.

Job Specifications

  • Occupational Therapy Assistant License or COTA or Masters level degree in Occupational Therapy and Current DORA License in CO 
  • Experience working in a nature-based or experiential setting preferred.
  • Proficiency using computers to document treatment. General knowledge of various software and willingness to learn new programs.
  • Must be punctual, organized and self-motivated, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changes.
  • Creative with excellent communication, interpersonal skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to self-direct, work independently and as part of a team, which may include therapy animals.
  • Have passion for the mission of Promise Ranch: Enhancing Our Community Through Connection and Inclusion 

Organizational Relationships

The Therapist will work in collaboration with individual staff members and program manager to coordinate scheduling and treatment. The Therapist will report directly to the Therapy Manager.

Environmental Factors

  • Indoor and outdoor work in all environments, including inclement weather
  • Walking between activity sites
  • Exposure to dust, heat, cold, moisture, equines and other animals, associated odors, and noisy conditions.

Classification: Non-exempt

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to jamie@prtr.org 

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR (PART-TIME)

Promise Ranch Therapies & Recreation (PRTR) has a need for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator. PRTR is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization offering Equine-Assisted Therapies, Adaptive Riding, Inclusive Recreation and Veterans Programming. PRTR serves children, adults, veterans and first responders living with developmental, emotional, mental or physical challenges. We have been serving our community since 2010. The Volunteer Coordinator is an integral part of our program, ensuring that a team of essential volunteers is in place to assist with horse-handling, side-walking with participants, barn chores, community garden, property improvements, or other special projects.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to assist with the day-to-day operations, therapeutic programs, and events at Promise Ranch. There are daily opportunities for hour-long volunteer positions, as well as large-scale group volunteer opportunities. Volunteers are recruited via a variety of social media platforms, word-of-mouth, or drive-by inquiries. Court-ordered community service volunteers are also part of our volunteer pool. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate day-to-day volunteer operations:

  • Recruit
  • Schedule
  • Credential
  • Orient and Train
  • Coordinate logistics 
  • Communicate via email, VSP software and Slack messaging app
  • Appreciate and Acknowledge the generosity of PRTR volunteers
  • Assist with collection, maintenance and organization of volunteer service records, including contact information, hours worked and recognition.
  • Orient and assist volunteers and guests. Coordinate and communicate day-to-day operating procedures including sign-in, schedules, tasks, and safety procedures.
  • Oversee monitoring, maintenance and readiness of check-in area, coffee/snack area, horse tacking station. Coordinate restocking of supplies.
  • Communicate with lead instructors, therapists and barn attendants to ensure that quality service and support is provided to our program participants, horses and other resident animals. Ensure that volunteer staffing levels are consistent with high standards of Ranch-based service delivery and Ranch operations.
  • Serve as a knowledgeable resource related to programs offered at Promise Ranch. Assist as directed with volunteer and program opportunities, communications and awareness.
  • Perform administrative duties, including but not limited to monitoring inventory and supplies, preparing documents and reports, and filing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience working with and handling horses is preferred but not required.
  • General knowledge of ranch safety.
  • 0-2 years work experience in an administrative and/or event management or marketing support role. Relevant experience in a non-profit, military, and/or multicultural organization preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and problem-solving skills. Ability to interact with Ranch staff, participants with disabilities, and the general public with integrity and professionalism.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and poise.
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment. General knowledge of various software (Microsoft, Google Suite, etc) and willingness to learn new programs.
  • Must be punctual, organized and self-motivated, with the ability to quickly and easily adapt to changes.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to self-direct, work independently and as part of a team.
  • Have passion for the mission of Promise Ranch: Enhancing Our Community Through Connection and Inclusion 

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

The Volunteer Coordinator will work in collaboration with individual staff members and program managers to coordinate training, scheduling, and special events.

The Volunteer Coordinator will report directly to the Operations Manager.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS

  • Indoor and outdoor work in all environments, including inclement weather
  • Walking between activity sites
  • Exposure to dust, heat, cold, moisture, equines and other animals, associated odors, and noisy conditions.

Part-time: 10-15 hours per week to begin, combination of on-site and remote work

Compensation: $15.50-$17.00 per hour

Classification: Non-exempt

To apply: Email cover letter and resume to jamie@prtr.org 

Employment Services Coordinator

Promise Ranch Therapies & Recreation (PRTR) is a non-profit organization offering Equine-Assisted Therapies, Inclusive Recreation, Veterans Programming, and Job Coaching. PRTR serves children, adults, veterans and first responders living with developmental, emotional, mental or physical challenges. We have been serving our community since 2010. Supported Employment is a new department at PRTR and the Coordinator will be responsible for developing this program. 

Part-time (20 hours/week) with possible opportunity for growth into Full-time. 

Compensation: $20-$23 (non-exempt) based on experience.

Expectation: Work remotely and with participants in their jobs during regular business hours, with off-site service plan meetings and home and employer visits, which may be outside of normal office hours. Regular on-site staff meetings at Promise Ranch in Castle Rock.

Reports to: Executive Director

Goals: Promise Ranch’s mission is to enhance our community through connection and inclusion. For our Employment Program, this means providing opportunities for our participants to find purposeful work in an inclusive, integrated workplace, where they can make meaningful connections with supervisors, co-workers, or customers. When people have the opportunity to do a job they like and find rewarding and earn real pay for doing it, they are happier and more fulfilled. When our local businesses have the opportunity to employ people with disabilities and see the value they provide to their companies and culture, they are helping themselves and their community! The primary objective of the employment coordinator is to empower individuals to find, secure, and maintain a job in the community and to build strong relationships with local businesses to increase opportunities for employment for individuals with disabilities. 

As the Employment Coordinator, it is your job to work with participants, businesses, caregivers and case managers to find, secure, and maintain community employment for individuals in services. It is your job to ensure our participants are being provided high-quality services, in alignment with PRTR standards, as well as State and Federal regulations. The initial expectation is that you will build a caseload of up to 5 participants for whom you will be the job coach. As your program grows, you will also supervise a team of job coaches and administer the Employment Program. You will communicate often with participants, their families, DVR counselors, CCB case managers, employers, resource coordinators, and job coaches. Proactive communication with all parties is necessary and expected in order to support participants and job coaches.  It is your job to attend all service plan meetings and/or DVR intake meetings representing Promise Ranch. You will be responsible for the timely maintenance of all service records and files for each participant; this includes information gathered at meetings, service notes, tracking and meeting various milestones, ISSP/employment goals and tracking, protocols, and employment accommodation agreements. This role is responsible for growing the Employment Program at Promise Ranch.

Requirements:

  • Experience working with people with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, or other human service sector 
  • Job coaching experience
    • Coaching real-life job skills to participants with intellectual/developmental disabilities at their workplace while providing the needed supports to help them maintain employment in the community
    • Ongoing communication with workplace supervisors, team members, and caregivers
    • Provide on-site training, instruction, supervision, and advocacy for participants at community job sites
    • Support participants to increase independence in their workplace and community
  • Previous management experience 
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; associate degree + 2 years’ experience, or 5 years’ experience can be substituted for degree requirement
  • Strong interpersonal skills (verbal communication, listening, problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, assertiveness, negotiation, and giving/receiving feedback)
  • Excellent written communication (prompt, professional, grammatically correct, and clear/concise)
  • Excellent verbal communication (detailed, clear, concise, and respectful)
  • Excellent organization and problem-solving skills, with ability to plan ahead and execute logistical challenges with high attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to quickly prioritize and think clearly under stress or pressure 
  • Ability to manage stress and maintain appropriate self-care
  • Proficiency using computers and electronics equipment. General knowledge of various software (Microsoft, Google Suite, etc) and willingness to learn new programs.
    • Must pass a criminal background check, CAPS check, motor vehicle record check, hold a valid driver’s license, and be at least 18 years of age
    • Must have or be able to obtain CPR & First Aid certification, Bloodborne Pathogens, Customized Employment, and Person-Centered Services Training

Preferences:

  • Extensive experience with job coaching people with disabilities or neurodiversities
  • Experience with networking, business growth, and operations experience
  • Strong understanding of Division of Vocational Rehabilitation milestones, Supported Employment service requirements, and industry regulations
  • Strong understanding of HCBS:DD & SLS Waivers and Federal Final Settings Rule
  • Understanding of ADA and the way it is used to assist our participants

Summary of Employment Services Coordinator Duties:

    • Responsible for day-to-day oversight, and serve as the primary contact of the Employment Services program
    • Coordinate a caseload of 5+ participants receiving Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Supported Employment services on the SLS and DD waivers, and grow program caseload to 20-40 individuals
      • Includes job coaching participants
      • Includes scheduling, training, and general quality assurance of services
    • Frequently communicate with participants, employers, families, DVR counselors, CCB case managers, and direct report job coaches regarding participant progress, employment concerns, feedback from managers, schedule changes, etc. 
    • Maintain participant files, including information such as the service plan, DVR authorizations, support plans, signed releases, written accommodations, protocols, contact notes, milestones, job placement, etc. 
      • Review all contact notes and milestone submissions bi-monthly. Complete monthly progress reports. Track service utilization with a service goal of 90%+ per plan cycle
      • Complete monthly progress reports for the billing manager, at the beginning of each month, to ensure accurate information is sent to billing twice monthly
    • Conduct face-to-face visits with participants, including enrollment, service plan meetings, IDT’s, any necessary meetings related to their employment, and ongoing monitoring of services
    • Connect with the community – network with local employers to develop creatively customized employment opportunities for clients 
  • Educate potential employers regarding the extended benefits of including individuals with IDD on their team
  • Attend local business networking groups, APSE (the Association of People Supporting Employment First), job fairs, and service fairs
  • Enroll new clients, including all documentation, scheduling, and service coordination to ensure all service goals and service milestones are met quickly
  • Support the supervision, recruitment, performance evaluation, and retention of quality job coaches
  • Create training materials for Employment Program 
  • Assist in creation of marketing and outreach materials
  • Be an advocate representative for participant employees, as necessary, to ensure equal treatment in their workplace
  • Strategize ways to uniquely grow the employment program
  • Perform other duties as assigned

To apply, Email Resume and Letter of Interest to Jamie Mondrow at jamie@prtr.org

Mental Health Therapist, LPC, LCSW

Want to practice therapy outside the box? Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor to work with children, teens, families, and adults, providing mental health counseling.
Therapist will facilitate individual or family therapies and groups focused on interpersonal issues, social-emotional skills, trauma recovery, and life/work/recreation skills.
Preferred but not required to have experience with animal-assisted or equine-assisted therapies and/or art/gardening/outdoor experiential therapies. Preferred candidate will have a desire to work in a ranch setting, finding opportunities to practice therapy outside, among animals or nature, and, of course, in a traditional office setting, too.

This will be a flexible job, part-time with opportunity to increase hours as desired. After-school hours or weekend hours needed.

Please send resume to our Executive Director Jamie at jamie@prtr.org

Licensed Speech Language Pathologist 

Promise Ranch is hiring a Licensed Speech Language Pathologist, with pediatric experience, to help grow programs at the Ranch. Preferred candidate will have a desire to work with children and teens in a ranch setting, finding opportunities to facilitate interventions outside, among nature or working with small animals. A traditional office setting is also available for client treatment.

Will perform evaluations, plan treatment, facilitate individual therapies and groups, and submit documentation for billing.

This will be a flexible job, part-time with opportunity to increase hours as desired. Daytime, after-school or weekend hours available.

Please send resume to our Executive Director Jamie at jamie@prtr.org