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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.
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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.