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Research and Evaluation Specialist (Posted here April 27, 2013.)
Position is with the Community Health Innovation and Research Program (CHIRP) based at the Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts. Start date: May 1 or earliest possible. The Harvard Catalyst Community Health Innovation and Research Program (CHIRP) is seeking a full‐time Research Associate to work as Research and Evaluation Specialist to help design, oversee, execute, monitor, and provide technical assistance and training to community‐engaged translational research and evaluation projects supported by Harvard Catalyst. The candidate will assist faculty and students across Harvard University and its partner institutions to develop research and evaluation proposals from conception to funding to implementation and dissemination. The candidate must have a doctorate in public health, social science or public policy, and excellent public health research and evaluation skills, both quantitative and qualitative, preferably including policy and social environment research. The ability to manage multiple concurrent projects in a fast‐paced environment is required. In addition to outstanding written and oral communication skills, the candidate must have strong interpersonal abilities, as the position requires sensitive collaboration both with academic and diverse community partners including CBOs, government, and health/clinical practitioners. This position is supported by a grant that ends on September 30, 2013 with strong likelihood of renewal for a period of five years. http://www.ncats.nih.gov/research/cts/ctsa/ctsa.html. Interested applicants should apply to Ellen Farr at firstname.lastname@example.org <.edu>
Postdoc Opportunity at Summer Research Institute (Posted here January 22, 2013)
SRI is funded by NIMH to promote the advancement of talented post-residency/doctoral fellows and other early stage investigators (pre-K) who hold promise for a research career in geriatric mental health translational, interventions or services research. Potential candidates are encouraged to visit the below website that describes the program and application process. This year, SRI is hosted by the Johns Hopkins University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Baltimore, MD from July 21-26, 2013. The application deadline is March 1, 2013; the application and more program details can be found here:www.mentalhealthtrainingnetwork.org/institutes/sri/home
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Randolph County Senior Adults Association Meals on Wheels Assessor (Posted here February 20, 2013)
Part time position, 20 hours per week Perform in-home new assessments and reassessments for Meals on Wheels, Frozen, and Nutritional Supplements recipients; Complete all appropriate forms as instructed; Enter and maintain accurate client information; Update client records; Must be able to work independently, be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in written form, and must be able to read maps; Must have valid NC driver’s license, own transportation, and working telephone. Apply at Employment Security Commission, 355 S. Fayetteville St, Asheboro, NC 27203 EOE. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Deadline to apply is Friday, February 22, 2013.
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Well-Spring/UNCG Programming Coordinator (Posted here April 15, 2013) Applicant will provide leadership for implementing and extending the vision for the collaboration between UNCG and Well•Spring Retirement Community, to create a mutually beneficial and well-defined relationship and to sustain results that are not possible for either institution alone. Responsible for supervision and leadership of the residential activities, and aquatics and fitness staff, and administering all programs subject to the guidelines of the approved Well•Spring operating budget. Serve as a liaison between the UNCG administration/faculty/staff/students and Well•Spring. Maintain clear communication between constituents. This will include development of an advisory committee. Create new partnerships and collaborations across disciplines and communities to serve both UNCG and Well•Spring, listening and responding to all constituents. Ensure that UNCG faculty and students are appropriately trained to work with Well•Spring residents, following any employee guidelines for both institutions. Apply for/secure external funding as needed to support initiatives.Oversees the production of periodical, internal Well•Spring communications. Cultivates and encourages a healthy, active, safe and pleasant environment for all residents, staff and visitors to Well•Spring. Upholds, and protects the rights of Well•Spring residents by assuring their dignity and well-being. http://www.well-spring.org/ws_uncg/
Senior Services, Inc. Home Care RN and Help Line/Referral Counselor (Posted here March 20, 2013)
Senior Services Inc. in Winston Salem, NC has 2 job openings: 1) RN Position in Home Care and 2) Counselor Position in the Help Line/Referral Department.Senior Services, Inc. helps frail older adults in Forsyth County live at home as long as possible. Visit Senior Services’ website or Craig’s List to view posting and requirements. Sarah Harris Home Care Coordinator Senior Services, Inc. 2895 Shorefair Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27105 Direct phone: (336) 721-6949 Direct fax: (336) 703-5536 Website:http://seniorservicesinc.org
Senior Resources of Guilford Access to Services Program Director/Caregiver Program Coordinator /Information and Referral Specialist. (Posted here March 13, 2013)
Provides information on and referrals to community resources to seniors and those calling on their behalf. Implements the Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) including community outreach and the maintenance of the Senior Resources Library. Completes follow up contact on all appropriate referrals and updates the resources databases. Supervises Case Assistance Workers, SeniorLine Coordinator, part-time staff, volunteers and student interns with the Access to Services department. Contact Patti Raxter Assistant Director of Operations Senior Resources of Guilford 301 East Washington Street Greensboro, NC 27401 Phone: (336) 373-4816 Fax: (336) 373-4922 Email: email@example.com Web site:www.senior-resources-guilford.org