Destination Ascendigo: Ascendigo’s mission is to elevate the spectrum by empowering people, inspiring lives and shattering expectations. We apply this mission to both the people we serve, such as our participants and clients, and the people with whom we serve, such as our co-workers and other stakeholders.
Ascendigo is a nonprofit organization that enhances the lives of children and adults living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through therapeutic recreation, employment, community integration, education and an array of behavioral health services. We are headquartered in Carbondale, CO. Currently, Ascendigo employs more than 50 full- and part-time year-round staff members and approximately 30 additional employees during our seasonal summer camp programming.
The Ascendigo Promise to our employees is to provide meaning and purpose in the work we do and a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T.. We support high performance through thoughtful on-boarding and training, and acting with integrity. We offer 360° compensation with a path to financial security, personal well-being and fulfillment, and housing assistance.
Job Summary: Ascendigo’s Summer Camp Nurse Assistant will aid the Camp RN to oversee and monitor camper and staff health, as well as camper medications during Ascendigo’s Camp. This individual may be responsible for medication intake from parents, appropriately sorting and packaging medications, and giving meds to campers at all times of the day and evening. The Nurse Assistant may be asked to help with personal hygiene care such as bathing, toileting, and will be working in close proximity to participants who have challenging behaviors such as aggression towards others.
· Assist Ascendigo’s Camp Nurse in all aspects of camp healthcare.
· Collect, package, and administer camper medications
· Ensure that medications are being administered at appropriate times, and appropriately recorded.
· Communicate with parents about camper health and issues that may arise
· Assist Ascendigo Administration with other tasks as needed, including but not limited to: direct camper care, logistical assistance, or activity facilitation
· This employee may be asked to work evenings or weekends on occasion
Must be age 21 or over and have legal working status.
Must maintain a valid driver’s license and excellent driving record.
Must have a clean background check with no felonies or flags
Must provide a current CPR/First Aid certification.
Applicants are required to have and use their own phone for work duties.
Basic computer skills (MS Office, email, social media)
Must be able to lift and move heavy objects (up to 25 pounds)
Preferred Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)
Must take CO State certified medication administration course
Personal Characteristics: should be committed and passionate about the Ascendigo mission of a holistic, active, community-based, independent, and person-centered life. He/she should believe in the dignity and potential of our clients. We also have a commitment to a culture of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. which stands for:
R-Recognize the inherent worth of your coworkers.
E- Eliminate derogatory words and phrases.
S- Speak with people- not at them- or about them.
P-Protect the culture of your organization- report and support!
E- Empathize- consider what it is like in others’ situations.
C-Consider your impact on others before speaking and apologize when you make a mistake.
T- Treat everyone with integrity, dignity, and respect.