Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

Elderly Services Neighborhood Advisor - Part-Time - $18.00/hour

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/22/2022 3:41 PM)
ID
2022-3803
# of Openings
1
Category
Elderly Services

Overview

Thrive and Change Lives

 

At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!

 

We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!

 

Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion

Responsibilities

The Neighborhood Advisor will provide information and assistance to needed services for adults age 60 and older.

  • Establish and maintain appropriate and culturally competent connections with members of the community, both clients and service organizations.
  • Serve as a conduit to the myriad of existing agencies that provide entitlement benefits and social services, which will enable older people to remain in their homes and participate in family and community life.
  • Link clients to existing entitlement programs through assisting with document/form completion at a minimum and follow through to ensure client has recieved the necessary service. Home visits may be required.
  • Maintain records and data in accordance with the Department of Adult and Long Term Care Services in Onondaga County.
  • Develop and maintain a resource director of key contacts in the community which will serve as a referral source for area residents.
  • Conduct outreach to community residents through door-to-door outreach, referrals from key contacts, and through community presentations.
  • Coordinate transportation services as needed for elderly clients.

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience Required at Entry: Associates degree in Human Services field with one year of experience working with the elderly and/or senior citizens or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience required. Strong knowledge base of community resources and entitlements benefits for adults 60 years of age and older.

 

Skills/Abilities: Demonstrate an understanding and sensitivity to the needs of the older person and respect an individual’s right to self-determination and autonomy. Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written. Experience with group presentations.

 

Licenses/Certificate/Clearances: Valid N.Y.S. Drivers License, N.Y.S. Registered and insured vehicle.

 

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands: Mobility sufficient to drive to and participate in meetings at client’s homes and/or community facilities which may not meet Federal accessibility standards for disabled individuals.

 

Required Trainings: VIRTUS, Corporate Compliance, Confidentiality/HIPAA, Defensive Driving

 

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, the elimination of poverty and injustice; and helping people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.

 

Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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