POSITION: Family Caregiver Coordinator, full time

Apply by sending a cover letter and your resume to mstopka@yahresources.org.

Young at Heart Resources is an EOE.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of Family Caregiver Coordinator is to assist older adults and/or their caregivers in achieving health and wellness for as long as possible in the least restrictive setting possible and to maximize the return on investment of human and financial resources. Typical functions may include, but are not limited to: information and assistance, options counseling, long-term care planning and counseling, health care transitioning, case management, benefits counseling and other screenings, assessments and education. The position functions under the general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as a source of accurate and unbiased information on topics affecting older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers;
  • Implement requirements for grants, contracts and MOUs for programs in compliance with pertinent laws, statutes and regulations
  • Assist Chief Operating Officer with short and long-term planning, including goals, objectives and outcomes for the program.
  • Formulate procedures in accordance with board policies directly related to department programs and services. This includes implementation, review and monitoring for compliance of such policies and procedures
  • Develop and provide public education and information as well as training to the clients and the general public.
  • Develop coalitions and partnerships to further the goals of the program.
  • Represent the Young at Heart Resources in a positive manner with prospective, former and current contractors, partners, employees, other organizations, clients and the general public. Interact effectively with a diverse group of organizations, governmental representatives, communities, professionals, clients, employees and in a highly professional manner.
  • Support and uphold the mission statement, principles and policies of the Young at Heart Resources.
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion and in compliance with applicable HIPAA regulations and requirements.

KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s in human services or a related field is required. Training and/or relative experience, especially in a non-profit organization may be considered.

SKILLS/ QUALIFICATIONS/ ABILITIES REQUIRED:

•           Computer skills to include basic abilities as well as electronic application to various programs;
•           Strong verbal and written communication skills;
•           Cultural sensitivity to older adults and people with disabilities;
•           Strong networking/collaborative skills;
•           Solid problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;
•           Strong attention to detail and time management skill;
•           Reliable transportation for necessary travel within service area;
•           Able to perform moderate lifting, pushing, and pulling;
•           The ability to work and communicate with other staff efficiently and effectively.


POSITION: Healthy Aging Coordinator, full time

Apply by sending a cover letter and your resume to mstopka@yahresources.org.

Young at Heart Resources is an EOE.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purpose of the Healthy Aging Coordinator is to lead and oversee the agency’s Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (DPHP) programs. The position is responsible for planning and development of training, educational materials, and new initiatives related to the healthy living needs of the clients we serve. It also leads our low-impact cardiovascular and tai chi exercise programs. The position functions under general supervision of the Chief Operating Officer.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop, implement and assess short and long-term planning, including goals, objectives and outcomes for healthy aging programs in conjunction with the Chief Operating Officer. Evaluate and report on results. (This may include client satisfaction as well as outcome and performance measures.)
  • Oversight of development, management, review and reporting of all programs and services within the Disease Prevention and Health Promotion programs.
  • Research and recommend evidenced based programs or other licensed programs for inclusion in the DPHP program roster.
  • Develop and/or provide leader training for all programs developed, licensed or sponsored by the DPHP.
  • Recruit, train and oversee volunteers associated with the DPHP program. Update training as needed.
  • Lead the program if no qualified volunteer or partner is available.
  • Establish a network of community partners, foster strong partnerships and positive relationships with the local communities to create visibility and understanding of issues and programs offered.
  • Represent the Young at Heart Resources in a positive, professional manner.
  • Support and uphold the mission statement, principles and policies of Young at Heart Resources.
  • Handle confidential information with tact and discretion and in compliance with applicable HIPAA regulations and requirements.

KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION NEEDED:

Associates degree in human services field required; bachelor’s preferred. Knowledge of aging and older adults preferred. Training and/or comparable work experience in lieu of educational requirements will be considered.

SKILLS/ QUALIFICATIONS/ ABILITIES NEEDED:

  • Leadership and vision
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and a diverse workplace
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style
  • Able to work independently and set and meet own deadlines without direct supervision
  • Ability to work well with all levels of education and expertise
  • Able to develop and implement a sound strategy and plan
  • Understanding of client base
  • Ability to organize and maintain reports, detailed reporting required – both oral and written
  • Extensive computer skills including the ability to learn specialty computer programs as well as operate a wide variety of technological equipment
  • Training and public speaking skills
  • Creative thinking and problem solving – ability to look at situations from several points of view
  • Delegates responsibility effectively
  • Persuasive with details and facts – ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the agency
  • Communication by phone, computer and face to face with contractors, other organizations and clients, and in written correspondence
  • Willing to travel, requires travel primarily within the northwest eighteen counties but can include outside the area as well
  • Moderate physical activity required. Must be able to stand, walk, climb stairs and lead cardiovascular exercise programs
  • Ability to see clearly printed material, and to see objects at a far distance

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