Job Opportunities

National, State, and Local Job and Volunteer Opportunities

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National Opportunities

AARP’s Employer Resource Center assists employers with recruitment, workplace trends, retention strategies, retirement considerations, workplace law, benefits, and AARP’s Best Employers Program.  http://www.aarp.org/money/careers/employerresourcecenter/

Jobline of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA)
http://www.agework.com/agework/

Jobline of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)
http://www.aghe.org/677915

Jobline of the U.S Administration On Aging is now provided under the Administration for Community Living
http://www.aoa.gov/about/jobs/jobs.asp

State of Oregon State Unit on Aging Manager (posted here October 2, 2014)
The State Unit on Aging manager is responsible for the accountability and performance of major programs and service delivery systems administered throughout the state by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA)The position is also responsible for the development, implementation and management of all operational aspects, budget allocation, contract development and management, grant development. Additionally, the manager works on federal program reports and legislative testimony related to programs funded through the federal Older Americans Act and other federal grants including those supporting the development of the Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) and the state-funded Oregon Project Independence (OPI).  At the direction of the APD administration, the position serves as a spokesperson for APD and DHS on these programs, including legislative testimony.  The position is a liaison with Administration for Community Living officials (regional and in Washington, DC) and represents the State of Oregon at national conferences and workgroups. This manager serves as a critical liaison between DHS and key stakeholders, advocates, consumers, partners, legislators and contract service providers. The position exerts a high level of decision making, responsibility, judgment related to the oversight and management of these programs.  To be considered for this position you must apply on-line here. 

Ashley Carson Cottingham, Deputy Director
Aging & People with Disabilities (APD)
Department of Human Services
State of Oregon
Ph: 503.947.1100
Cell: 503.779.8806

 

State Opportunities

Jobline of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services >> http://osp.its.state.nc.us/dhhspickdepartment3.asp?

Aging Program Specialist II, NC Department of Health and Human Services(Posted here May 8, 2014)
Employee assumes a key support and development role within the Elder Rights and Special Initiatives Section in the Division of Aging and Adult Services. Major operational responsibilities include:
(a) Assisting the State Long Term Care Ombudsman(SLTCO) with the daily administration of programmatic policies and procedures;
(b) Investigating, complaints made by or behalf of long term care residents;
(c) Responding to requests for information and assistance from the general public, providers and other entities on issues and concerns related to long term care;
(d) Assisting the SLTCO and regional ombudsmen in the development of basic and advance training for the Program’s Community Advisory Committees;
(e) Serving as Chair of the Strategic Alliances for Elders in Long Term Care (S.A.F.E. in LTC), a multi-disciplinary elder abuse awareness and prevention taskforce;
(f) Coordinating and conducting training for the Investigating Crimes in Long Term Care: Voiceless Victims law enforcement course;
(g) Conducting education and outreach activities through public speaking, presentations, and participation in community based events, and
(h) Representing the Program on a variety of work groups, committees, and taskforces internal and external to state government.
Click here for application.

 

Local Opportunities

Visit UNCG’s Career Services Center at >> http://csc.dept.uncg.edu/
Volunteer opportunities with local seniors >> http://www.volunteergso.org/
Jobs listed in the Greensboro New & Record Triad Careers Online >> http://www.triadcareers.com/


Well- Spring  Activities Coordinator
(Posted here July 25, 2014)
Full time (32 hours per week) Activities Coordinator needed for Independent Living residents. Regular schedule with some flex hours. Candidate must be motivated, creative, dependable, and possess a high energy level with good communication skills. Candidates must have good computer skills and have the ability to create compelling advertisements. Individual needs to be willing to work with residents and volunteers.  Must be able to drive the Well-Spring van and accompany residents on scheduled outings. Excellent wage and benefit package. Please apply to:             Well-Spring,  4100 Well Spring Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410, GSaake@well-spring.org

Well-Spring  Activities Facilitator (Posted here July 25, 2014)
Part time (18 hours per week) Activities Facilitator needed for Independent Living residents. Flexible schedule that will include evening hours. Candidate must be motivated, creative, dependable, and possess a high energy level with good communication skills. Candidates must have good computer skills and have the ability to create compelling advertisements to promote programs. Individual needs to be willing to work with residents and volunteers.  Must be able to drive the Well-Spring van and accompany residents on scheduled outings. Excellent wage. Please apply to:             Well-Spring,  4100 Well Spring Dr., Greensboro, NC 27410, GSaake@well-spring.org


Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman
(Posted here June 3, 2014)
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council’s Area Agency on Aging (PTRC AAA) seeks an energetic and detail-oriented professional for the position of Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman. This position serves as an advocate for residents of long-term care facilities, identifying, investigating, and working to resolve complaints made by or on behalf of long-term care residents. Volunteer development is an important aspect in the scope of work.
Responsibilities include advocacy, planning, outreach, education & training, information & assistance, resource development, research, technical assistance, and program implementation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.In-region travel is necessary.
A Master’s degree in gerontology, social work, or closely related field is required, with minimum of 3 years experience in aging or long-term care settings. An equivalent amount of education and experience may be considered.  Minimum starting salary is $39,883 plus excellent benefits including NCLGERS.  Individual must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check. Valid NC driver’s license required. Send application, resume, and references before 5:00 p.m. on 6/13/2014 to HR Specialist, ATTN: RLTCO, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, 1398 Carrollton Crossing Drive, Kernersville, NC 27284.  Application can be downloaded at www.ptrc.org. EEO.