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Our Jobs page is a great resource if you are looking for a career in aging. Check back regularly as this page is constantly updated. If you are interested in posting a job, simply fill out the form below.

    Senior Program Specialist/Behavioral Health Coach
COMPANY: Atlanta Regional Commission
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

DESCRIPTION:

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency that focuses on issues critical to the region’s success, including growth and development, transportation, water resources, services for older adults and workforce solutions. ARC is dedicated to unifying the region’s collective resources to prepare the metropolitan area for a prosperous future. This is done through professional planning initiatives, the provision of objective information and the involvement of the community in collaborative partnerships.

The Senior Program Specialist/Behavioral Health Coach will serve as an extension of the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) with a focus on linking persons with behavioral health disabilities with support and services needed to remain in their community. This position is field-based and may include performing in-home consultation/assessment and care plan development for persons with behavioral health needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Perform intake and screening functions for the Community Care Services Program and/or the Home and Community Based Services Program;
• Provide telephone and/or face-to-face consultation or coaching support to older adults, caregivers, individuals with disabilities of all ages, and the general public who are seeking information about options and resources in the Atlanta region, both public and private, as well as home and community-based services;
• Conduct individualized resource searches and identify appropriate resources to meet the established needs;
• Make referrals and link clients and/or caregivers with the most appropriate resources;
• Generate customize client reports;
• Serve as a liaison with organizations and businesses in the aging services community;
• Perform other duties as assigned to support agency goals and objectives.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
• Knowledge of the behavioral health and long term care services network;
• Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid eligibility;
• Knowledge of services such as the Community Care Services Program, SOURCE or other
Medicaid waiver programs;
• Skill in oral and written communication;
• Ability to work in collaboration with other team members and supervisors;
• Ability to communicate at all levels within the organization;
• Proficient in standard office equipment and Microsoft Office software applications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (equivalent combination acceptable):
• Bachelor’s degree
• Two (2) years’ experience in the field of aging and/or behavioral health

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION
• Master’s degree in social work, gerontology, or related field

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
In addition to the detailed examples of responsibilities and abilities contained herein, all employees of the Atlanta Regional Commission are expected to model behavior consistent with the guiding principles outlined in our Evolution Strategy. Specifically, incumbents are responsible for demonstrating work habits that are:
1. Interdisciplinary by promoting professional and interpersonal connections and integration
across functional disciplines;
2. Holistic by seeking expertise within the team, Group, or Agency to produce his/her work
output, and demonstrating a strong understanding of and support for interrelationships
between their work and the work of others in the team, Group, or Agency;
3. Actionable by continuously striving to improve his/her capabilities to produce sustainable
outcomes, and displaying a strong need for achievement and a high energy level to attain
goals;
4. Outcome Based by taking the initiative to meet goals and expectations, and consistently
striving to produce tangible results with significant visible impact, and;
5. Targeted toward Ensuring Colleagues' Success by willingly and deliberately providing
his/her expertise to others in an effort to build and sustain effective internal and external
working relationships, and by modeling behaviors that consistently demonstrate concern
for colleagues' success, needs, respect, trust and integrity.

For more information please visit our website at www.atlantaregional.org

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $49,182 - $82,438 (no SS deductions except for Medicare portion, approx. 1.45% of salary)

APPLY TO:

APPLY ONLINE AT: https://atlantaregional.org/employment-at-arc/

    Full Time LMSW
COMPANY: Agape Hospice Care
LOCATION: Marietta, GA

DESCRIPTION:

Agape Hospice Care is hiring for a full time LMSW for our Lawrenceville office service areas. Caseload area is based out of Dahlonega, Dawsonville, Cumming, Johns Creek and some in Alpharetta and Duluth.

APPLY TO:

For further information please contact Martha Newton, LCSW at 770-653-8548 .

    Full-Time Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
COMPANY: The Adult Day of Dunwoody
LOCATION: Dunwoody, GA

DESCRIPTION:

We are looking for caring CNA to join our team. Duties include assisting our members in social and health related activities at the day center. Must have experience working with older adults with dementia related illnesses and have a positive outgoing personality. This is a full-time opportunity, Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-5:30 PM .

APPLY TO:

Email your cover letter and resume to: maureen@adultdayofdunwoody.com . No calls Please.

    ADRC Resource Specialist
COMPANY: SOWEGA Council on Aging
LOCATION: Albany, GA

DESCRIPTION:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:
• Work with individuals and agencies throughout the service area in order to maintain resource database as a current and useful resource to ADRC staff.
• Research and gather information about organizations and community services using print literature, internet, telephone interviews, site visits and/or community forums for use in database and for hard copy distribution to customer
• Receive referrals of clients with developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, physical disabilities, and the elderly and conducts assessments addressing physical, medical, personal, emotional, vocational, social and psychological needs.
• Enter data of providers and services collected into the ESP@ database software.
• Update resource information on a regular schedule to maintain data accuracy.
• Assist coworkers with problems or changes in ESP database. Assist IT staff with ESP2 statewide database updates.
• Inform clients of available programs and services to meet their individual needs, and encourages participation in the most appropriate activities. Assists the consumer in securing the services required to meet his or her needs.
• Provide phone support and front desk assistance to the admin team and routes calls to appropriate personnel (as needed)
• Log all contacts and referrals into Harmony database
• Exhibit the technology skills related to the required work (word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet research, mail, email, phones, copiers, etc.)
• Conduct assessments on applicants- Assesses the problems and capacities of the individual over the telephone or in person
• Maintain case records in compliance with agency, state, and federal standards.
• Maintain confidentiality of client information as required by law and agency policy
• Participate in staff meetings and training
• Must be able to pass Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Certification (training provided)
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public.
• Participate in program development marketing, and outreach activities such as such as fairs, health events, senior center events, community service events, etc. (specifically the assistive technology grant)
• Participate in community meetings to provide information and to remain informed of available resources
• Generate monthly reports
• Perform other duties as required.

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Associate's degree in Nursing or Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Health Science or related field is acceptable. Experience in working with elderly or individuals with developmental or physical or mental illness is preferred. Possess strong computer, organizational and communication skills. Possess ability to function independently and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs. Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents, assessments, grant applications, policies and procedures.

APPLY TO:

ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

    Long-Term Care Staff Ombudsman
COMPANY: SOWEGA Council on Aging
LOCATION: Columbus, GA

DESCRIPTION:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position works under the direct supervision of the Long-term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Coordinator to promote the well-being and quality of care and life of residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF'S) by; receiving, documenting complaints/problems and requests for information; providing information and referral on long-term care (LTC) to residents and their families; and identifying LTC issues which may require statutory, regulatory or policy changes and referring them to the LTCO Coordinator.

*The individual will be working partly from home and must have an appropriate area in the home that is private and away from family for their office. Work in the field will also be required.

POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Knowledge:  Must have knowledge of the process of aging - biological, psychological and sociological; of characteristics of institutionalized elderly; of long-term care systems; of state/federal statutes and regulations pertaining to the long-term care; of Older Americans Act/Ga Ombudsman Act; of complaint identification/processing/documentation; and of community resources including aging network and legal services

Skills:  Issue identification and analysis; development/implementation of complaint resolution strategies; complaint documentation; written and oral communication, including interviewing, negotiation and representation. 

Education: Graduation from high school and 2 years of professional experience, with at least one of those years in the field of aging. Comparable education and/or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the State LTCO, upon recommendation of the LTCO Coordinator. 

Certification Requirements: Successful completion, as determined by the State LTCO, of certification requirements approved by the Ga Department of Human Resources pursuant to the Ga Health Code, chapter 88-19A: Ombudsman Program in Long-Term Care Facilities. 

APPLY TO:

ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

    Life Engagement Councilor
COMPANY: Park Springs Health Services
LOCATION: Stone Mountain, GA

DESCRIPTION:

The Life Engagement Councilor (LEC) is a partner with the Guides for the program design, training, support and evaluation of life engagement programing in SNF, AL, ALZ and ADC. Working with an assistant, the LEC will mentor and partner with Guides, Care Partners and volunteers to provide members living in households with engagements that for each member make for a meaningful life.

Park Springs is adopting the household model for Pebblebrook and Cobblestone which is a radical departure from traditional institutional care models. The LEC’s role is to support empowered household teams in this culture change initiative as it relates to quality of life through meaningful engagement and person-directed living.

The LEC will collaborate with the Guides to design of the engagement program, household support and ongoing evaluation. Before the LEC were to move from this position with the company, it is expected that a replacement LEC would be trained and ready to step into the role of LEC.

Job Description:

The role of the LEC is that of a partner and mentor to the empowered household teams, assisting in training, volunteer recruitment, support and hands on implementation. The LEC partners with Guides to support empowered household teams in the various levels of care; SNF, Al, ALZ and ADC. The LEC partners with Guides to train, supports and evaluates Care Partners responsible for daily life and engagement. The LEC assists with the evaluations and care plans for the more complex cases. The LEC is responsible for interacting with all team members in a manner that is respectful and collaborative. The LEC’s job is to mentor and partner with Guides and Care Partners in the quest for improvement and innovation in the quality of life facilitated for its members.

Life Engagement Director Responsibilities:

- The budget for engagement program at Park Springs Health Services
- Be a mentor for the culture change initiatives associated with the quality of life in the household model
- Promote a superior work environment where team members communicate openly and honestly and work as a team
- Champion of person centered care
- Collaboration and communication with volunteers, Guides and Care Partners
- Be a resource to collaborate with Guides and Care Partners to insure Member satisfaction with the quality of life and life engagement
- Act as a mentor to facilitate individual growth of all staff member
- Regulatory compliance
- Promote health, wellness and safety of our members in balance with quality of life
- Maintenance of an evaluation data matrix
- Continuous improvement in programs and outcomes

Qualifications:

- Passion for working with elders
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to create, analyze and review financial statements and reports
- The ability to be hands on when necessary and to lead by example
- The ability to manage and lead a team
- The ability to engage each member and develop relationships
- Computer proficiency using Microsoft Office
- Must have required Household Training including:
o Coaching Supervision (provide by Park Springs)
o Household Training (provide by Park Springs)
- Team Training
- Culinary Training
- ServSafe
- House Operations
- Household Educator Program (provided by Park Springs)

APPLY TO:

If you are interested in this position, please email christi.kay@healthmpowers.org

    Client Administration and Communications Coordinator
COMPANY: Personal Care, Inc.
LOCATION: Decatur, GA

DESCRIPTION:

The Client Administration and Communication Coordinator position resides
in the Business Development Department. The position is intended to
facilitate better organization of client reports and records, improve relations with
current clients and families and enhance the PERSONAL CARE brand in the
communities we serve through enhanced communications via website, social
media, newsletters …etc..

APPLY TO:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume via email to wperry@personalcare.net

    Aging in Place Manager
COMPANY: Habitat for Humanity International
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

DESCRIPTION:

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is looking for a motivated and experienced Aging in Place Manager with expertise in the field of aging to implement a national Aging in Place program. The manager will be the primary driver of this program taking it from current state to a fully implemented program that ultimately has a broad and comprehensive national scope. The position will be responsible for both setting and implementing the program's strategy . Habitat's Aging in Place program believes that all people have the right to age with dignity in their homes and communities. Aging in Place is a component of Habitat's Neighborhood Revitalization strategy that acknowledges that housing plays a critical but not the only role in improving the quality of life for individuals. Aging in Place is a holistic approach where Habitat partners with other organizations to meet older adults' priorities.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the organization's subject matter expert on aging for both internal and external relationships.
  • Develop, monitor, and continuously refine Habitat's national strategy for Aging in Place.
  • Increase the number of Habitat affiliated organizations participating in Aging in Place, providing appropriate housing solutions and support services that enable older adults to age in their homes.
  • Identify and develop national partnerships to provide coordinated services to the aging population.
  • Develop and implement a methodology for measuring the outcomes and impact that Habitat is having on the population that it serves.
  • Develop and execute training sessions or workshops for Habitat affiliates and HFHI staff.
  • Manage and refine tools for Habitat affiliates participating in Aging in Place, including but not limited to holistic assessment tools and an instructional guide on partnership and collaboration.
  • In partnership with other HFHI departments: develop a fundraising strategy for Aging in Place and work closely to support fundraising efforts; build and support national and local level advocacy efforts for older adults; inculcate Aging in Place in other HFHI departments; develop and promote standards for repairs and modifications for older adults.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in Gerontology, Adult Development, Aging or related field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • 5 years' experience
  • Experience managing a national program
  • Knowledge of the field of aging , including national trends as well as other key agencies, actors and experts
  • Strong communication skills (writing, public speaking, and presenting)
  • Experience in organizing and facilitating workshops
  • Experience creating reports and working with data
  • Experience in managing complex projects and budgets
  • Advanced analytical skills
  • Self-starter and ability to work in ambiguity
  • Experience managing cross-functional teams
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and track record of meeting deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as an aptitude for working with virtual teams
  • Forward-thinker

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    Part Time Bookkeeper
COMPANY: Personal Care, Inc.
LOCATION: Decatur, GA

DESCRIPTION:

Personal Care, Inc. is seeking a part time bookkeeper 20-25 hours a week in office.  
Job includes: Monthly and annual preparation of financials,  Inter-company accounting, month-end and year-end,  Credit card and bank reconciliations,   A/P  and  A/R management,  ACA tracking,  401k tracking,  Payroll,  Billing,  Li aison to Company CPA,  Telephone back up in office.
Qualified Candidates will have a working knowledge of Quicken and  Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel.  Experience in the health care industry a plus.

APPLY TO:

If you are interested in this position, please send your resume via email to wperry@personalcare.net

    Long-Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers Needed

DESCRIPTION:

Advocate Needed for Long-Term Care Facility Residents

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCO) seeks volunteers to help advocate for the rights of residents in nursing homes and personal care homes. Highly trained volunteers visit long-term care facilities and listen to residents to help LTCO staff investigate and resolve complaints, with permission and direction from each resident.

“ LTCO staff and volunteers focus on residents' rights, providing a vital link to quality of life and care for over 70,000 residents of nursing homes and personal care homes across Georgia. By their regular presence in facilities, LTCO representatives build trust with residents. The residents know that LTCO representatives advocate for what the resident wants ,” said Melanie S. McNeil, Georgia Long-Term Ombudsman for Georgia.

By law, the LTCO representative is required to visit quarterly each of Georgia's 371 nursing homes and over 2,500 personal care homes. The LTCO Program meets an increasing demand for services with the help of volunteers who have exceptional listening and advocacy skills. Volunteers are trained to make friendly visits to residents. Those volunteers who choose to become certified are permitted to handle complaints.

Many residents do not have family or regular visitors who advocate for them. That's when LTCO staff and volunteers step in to observe interactions between staff and residents in order to see that resident rights are being honored, and that the quality of care and life is good. Each facility displays a poster with LTCO Program contact information so that residents and families can call if a concern arises.

LTCO staff and volunteers work with residents on issues such as getting respectful treatment, having call lights answered timely, being served culturally appropriate meals, having the chance to engage in preferred activities, and more. Information must be kept confidential unless the resident gives permission for it to be shared. Certified LTCO volunteer representatives then discuss concerns on behalf of the residents with the facility management and work toward a resolution.

APPLY TO:

For information about training and opportunities, visit www.GeorgiaOmbudsman.org or call the Office of the State Ombudsman, at 866-55AGING (866-552-4464) and select the option 5 for LTCOP.

 

 

 

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