Find a career with CDHS and receive a hiring incentive

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Join the people who help people — and receive a $2,000 to $7,000 hiring incentive.

The Colorado Department of Human Services — whose professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence and well-being of the people of Colorado — is focused on recruiting and retaining top talent. We are excited to announce new incentives for employment for prospective staff in positions like nursing and other health care careers, dining services, custodial services and more. We are hiring in residential facilities across Colorado, including in Denver, Pueblo, Grand Junction and others. Browse through our listings below to see if one of them could be your next career.

Hiring incentives will be given in three payments: within two pay cycles of when a new employee starts, their 180-day anniversary and their 270-day anniversary. These incentives will be available to the first 1,000 new employees in select positions.

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Nurses
$7,000 hiring incentive

We are hiring registered nurses of varying experience levels at multiple facilities across Colorado.

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Note: View nursing positions in more detail on the nursing careers page.

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan (Denver)

Gilliam Youth Services Center (Denver)

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (Aurora)

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake (Monte Vista)

Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence

Prairie Vista Youth Services Center (Brighton)

Platte Valley Youth Services Center (Greeley)

Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center (Centennial)

Mount View Youth Services Center (Denver)

Grand Junction Regional Center

Client Care Aides (CNAs)
$3,250 hiring incentive

We are hiring client care aides of varying experience levels at multiple facilities across Colorado.

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Note: View client care aide positions in more detail on the client care aide careers page.

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (Aurora)

Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake (Monte Vista)

Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence

Health Care Techs
$3,250 hiring incentive

We are hiring health care techs of varying experience levels at multiple facilities across Colorado.

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Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Pueblo

Veterans Community Living Center at Florence

Bruce McCandless Veterans Community Living Center at Florence

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons

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Correctional Youth Security Officers
$3,250 hiring incentive

We are hiring Correctional Youth Security Officers of varying experience levels at multiple youth services facilities in the state.

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Golden Peak Youth Services Center (Golden)

Clear Creek Youth Services Center (Golden)

Campus at Lookout Mountain (Golden)

Mount View Youth Services Center (Lakewood)

Spring Creek Youth Services Center (Colorado Springs)

Custodians
$3,250 hiring incentive

We currently have custodial openings for varying levels of experience in multiple locations in Colorado. In most cases, custodians serve multiple facilities in a region.

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Denver

Pueblo

Rifle

Colorado Springs

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (Aurora)

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake (Monte Vista)

Dining Services
$3,250 hiring incentive

We are hiring for multiple positions in dining services at our residential facilities across Colorado, including our mental health hospitals, youth services facilities and veterans' nursing homes.

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Note: View dining services positions in more detail on the dining services careers page.

Colorado Mental Health Hospital in Fort Logan (Denver)

Prairie Vista Youth Services Center

Gilliam Youth Services Center

Marvin W. Foote Youth Services Center (Centennial)

Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center (Golden)

Veterans Community Living Center at Fitzsimons (Aurora)

Veterans Community Living Center at Rifle

Veterans Community Living Center at Homelake (Monte Vista)

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Other positions

In addition to the positions listed above, there are dozens of job classifications eligible for a $2,000 hiring incentive. Visit the State of Colorado Job Opportunities website to browse all available jobs at CDHS.  

Expand to see the full list of positions eligible for a $2,000 hiring incentive
Note: Not all of the job classifications below currently have openings. Search the State of Colorado Job Opportunities website to see which ones are currently open.

 

  • Administrator II
  • Administrator III
  • Administrator IV
  • Administrator V
  • Barber/Cosmetologist
  • Chaplain I
  • Clinical Behav Spec II
  • Clinical Behav Spec III
  • Clinical Team Leader
  • Clinical Therapist I
  • Clinical Therapist II 
  • Clinical Therapist III 
  • Clinical Therapist IV
  • Clinical Therapist V
  • Corr Supp Trades Supv I
  • Corr Supp Trades Supv II 
  • Corrections/Youth Sec Off IV
  • Corrections/Youth/Clin Sec Intern
  • Corrections/Youth/Cln Sec Spec III 
  • Corrections/Youth/Cln Sec Supv III 
  • Dental Care II 
  • Dental Care IV 
  • Dental Care V
  • Dentist I
  • Dentist II 
  • Dentist III
  • Diag Proced Technol II 
  • Diag Proced Technol III
  • Diag Proced Technol IV
  • Dietitian II 
  • Dietitian III
  • Electrical Trades II
  • Electronics Spec I
  • Electronics Spec II 
  • Electronics Spec III
  • Electronics Spec IV
  • Equipment Mechanic I
  • Equipment Mechanic II 
  • Equipment Mechanic III
  • Equipment Operator I
  • Equipment Operator II 
  • Food Serv Mgr I
  • Food Serv Mgr II 
  • Food Serv Mgr III
  • General Labor I
  • Grounds & Nursery I
  • Grounds & Nursery II
  • Grounds & Nursery III
  • Hcs Trainee I
  • Hcs Trainee II 
  • Hcs Trainee III
  • Health Professional I
  • Health Professional II 
  • Health Professional III
  • Health Professional IV
  • Health Professional V
  • Health Professional VI 
  • Health Professional VII
  • Laboratory Support III
  • Laboratory Technology I
  • Laboratory Technology II 
  • Laboratory Technology III
  • Laboratory Technology IV
  • Librarian II
  • Library Technician III
  • Ltc Operations I
  • Ltc Operations II
  • Ltc Trainee I
  • Materials Handler I
  • Materials Handler II 
  • Materials Handler III
  • Materials Supervisor
  • Medical Records Tech I
  • Medical Records Tech II 
  • Medical Records Tech III
  • Mental Hlth Clinician I
  • Mental Hlth Clinician II 
  • Mental Hlth Clinician III
  • Mid-level Provider
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist I
  • Pharmacist II 
  • Pharmacist III
  • Pharmacy Technician II
  • Physician I
  • Physician II
  • Pipe/mech Trades II
  • Police Officer I
  • Police Officer II 
  • Police Officer III
  • Program Management I
  • Program Management II 
  • Program Management III
  • Project Manager II
  • Project Planner I
  • Project Planner II
  • Psychologist Candidate
  • Psychologist I
  • Psychologist II
  • Rehabilitation Couns II
  • Rehabilitation Supv I
  • Safety Security Off I
  • Safety Security Off III
  • Safety Specialist Iii
  • Safety Specialist IV
  • Security I
  • Social Work/Counselor I
  • Social Work/Counselor II 
  • Social Work/Counselor III
  • Social Work/Counselor IV
  • State Service Trainee I
  • State Teacher Aide
  • State Teacher I
  • State Teacher II 
  • State Teacher III
  • State Teacher IV
  • Structural Trades I
  • Structural Trades II
  • Technician II 
  • Technician III
  • Technician IV
  • Technician V
  • Therapist II 
  • Therapist III
  • Therapist IV
  • Therapy Assistant I
  • Therapy Assistant II 
  • Therapy Assistant III
  • Therapy Assistant IV
  • Training Specialist II 
  • Training Specialist III
  • Training Specialist IV
  • Unit Director
  • Utility Plant Oper I
  • Utility Plant Oper II
  • Youth Serv Counselor II 
  • Youth Serv Counselor III
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About CDHS

The Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) connects people with assistance, resources and support for living independently in our state. We're the people who help people. Many of our services are provided by our 24/7 residential facilities, including two Mental Health Institutes, 12 Youth Services Centers, three Regional Centers, and four Veterans Community Living Centers.

More information

Visit our careers page to learn more about working for CDHS. You can also contact us by email at cdhs_careers@state.co.us.