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Your first step toward success is just ahead! A career with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) offers fulfillment and purpose as you use your talents to help fellow Coloradans thrive. Plus, you'll also find new colleagues and competitive benefits in your role with CDHS. CDHS offers job opportunities in several fields, including child welfare, developmental disabilities, mental health, nursing, social assistance programs, and youth services. CDHS also recruits for support positions that include accounting, budgeting, contract management, custodial, facilities management, food service, human resources, and procurement. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage people of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. For more information about jobs at CDHS, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Join us from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. every third Friday of the month to learn when positions you're interested in are posted and speak with one of our talent acquisition specialists about the application process at CDHS.
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Oct. 16, 2020 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
Nov. 20, 2020 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
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Feb. 19, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
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April 16, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
May 21, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
June 18, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
July 16, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
Aug. 20, 2021 (1:00-1:30 p.m.) Call 605.472.5608 with access code 480194#
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CDHS offers a full package of benefits for permanent employees of the state of Colorado:
Job vacancies are announced on the State of Colorado Job Opportunities website. Applications are accepted only during the time period listed on the announcement. Review the job announcements and identify those that you may be qualified for and interested in. To apply for a specific job, follow the instructions in the announcement section titled "How to Apply." When applying for a state job, carefully follow the instructions. Submitting an application to the wrong location or not providing all the required materials may result in not being considered for the job.
Application review: All applications submitted in response to the job announcement are reviewed to identify the applicants who meet the minimum requirements for the job. Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are notified via email. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will continue on in the assessment process.
Assessment process: The state personnel system as defined by the Colorado Constitution requires all jobs within the classified system to be filled through a competitive process, called comparative analysis, which could include tests for merit and fitness. The number and types of assessments will depend on the position being filled as well as the number of qualified applicants. The top six candidates will be identified via the assessment process and then referred to the supervisor of the vacant position for interview who will make the final hiring decision and job offer. Depending on the type of work performed on the job, a job offer may be contingent on the results of a drug test, criminal background checks to include fingerprints, and/or physical examination.
The comparative analysis utilizes professionally accepted standards that compare specific job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, behaviors and other competencies. The process can include multiple components including structured interviews, application/resume review, oral panel examinations, written objective tests, performance tests, training and/or experience evaluations, or physical capacity tests.
Prior to the Department’s employment of any person in a position that would require that person to have direct contact with any vulnerable person, the Department shall make an inquiry through the Director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to ascertain whether such a person has a criminal history. A person shall be disqualified from consideration for any of the following criminal offenses: a crime of violence, a felony offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, a felony of domestic violence, a felony offense of child abuse. For our complete Background Investigations Policy, please click here.
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Workforce development includes enriching the work environment through education, staff recognition, and skills training in best practices and supervision, and is recognized as a critical component of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH). OBH workforce development principles are:
Learn more about how the Colorado Department of Human Services supports behavioral health workforce development.
Colorado’s child welfare system is a state-supervised, county-administered system. That means the Colorado Department of Human Services Division of Child Welfare oversees the practice and provides policy direction for child welfare services and county human services agencies employ people who work directly with children, youth and families.
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The Division of Youth Services (DYS) is looking for people with a passion for improving the lives of youth. We are currently hiring Youth Services positions. As a Youth Services specialist, counselor or teacher you model the balance between safety and meaningful relationships. You foster desire, afford opportunity, and provide youth the tools needed for change. Come join our team of dedicated employees that make a difference in the lives of youth.
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Classified employees have retention rights, receive competitive pay and benefits, and are a part of the state personnel system. Click here to view classified job types.
To verify employment of a CDHS employee, visit www.CCCverify.com.
CDHS Facility Locations
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Colorado Department of Human Services (administrative offices)
1575 Sherman St.
Denver, CO 80203
Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan
3520 West Oxford Ave.
Denver, CO 80236
Mental Health Institute at Pueblo
1600 W. 24th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Grand Junction Regional Center
2800 Riverside Pkwy.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Pueblo Regional Center
270 W. John Powell Blvd.
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Wheat Ridge Regional Center
10285 Ridge Rd.
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons
1919 Quentin St.
Aurora, CO 80045
Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence
903 Moore Dr.
Florence, CO 81226
Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake
3749 Sherman Ave.
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle
851 E. 5th St.
Rifle, CO 81650
Adams Youth Services Center
1933 E. Bridge
Brighton, CO 80601
Gilliam Youth Services Center
2844 Downing St.
Denver, CO 80205
Grand Mesa Youth Services Center
360 28th Rd.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center
2901 Ford St.
Golden, CO 80401
Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center
13500 E. Fremont Pl.
Englewood, CO 80112
Mount View Youth Services Center
7862 W. Mansfield Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80235
Platte Valley Youth Services Center
2200 “O” St.
Greeley, CO 80631
Pueblo Youth Services Center
1406 W. 17th St.
Pueblo, CO 81003
Spring Creek Youth Services Center
3190 E. Las Vegas
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Zebulon Pike Youth Services Center
1427 W. Rio Grande
Colorado Springs, CO 80906