12th annual Comedy Night fundraiser /10 @ 6:30pm



 


A huge thank you to sponsors: Albany Area Chamber of Commerce, CTSI, & Central Monitoring and all of the guests that came out and enjoyed our food, games and tours.


 


New leadership at SOWEGA Council on Aging builds on existing legacy


 


A dozen artists who produced 35 pieces had their artwork on display


 


The Coalition of Advocacy for Georgia Elderly gives update on aging budget, legislation


 

 

 

CURRENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Listed below are current job opportunities that exist with SOWEGA Council on Aging.
 

 Quality Specialist  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Duties of this position are varied and change as programs, funding and rules and regulations change. The following is a list of responsibilities the Quality Specialist will be accountable for and by no means is a complete listing:

1. Monitor all programs including but not limited to Title III (i.e. congregate, home delivered meals, homemaker, legal, ombudsman and in-house). Title V, ACTO, SSBG, CCSP, Caregiver, Ga. Cares, and Gateway/ADRC programs as scheduled for compliance with state, federal, and local rules and regulations. Report in writing within 30 days of each visit to the Executive Director of the findings and recommendations of the program that was monitored.

2. Follow up on response of monitoring report. Work closely with the Program Manager to insure compliance to state, federal, and local rules and regulations.

3. Provide technical assistance to program staff as needed.

4. Prepare monthly reports and any other statistical compilations necessary.

5. File incoming and outgoing correspondence and other necessary information and maintain a current filing system.

6. Attend monthly, quarterly site manager meetings. Assist as necessary.

7. Attend appropriate workshops, training sessions, etc.

8. Assist with any training scheduled for program staff.

9. Coordinate any change in state, federal, local rules and regulations with the senior centers.

10. Provide help to Assistant Director with demographic charts and graphs for development of area plan.

11. Point of contact for facility repairs, maintenance and preventive maintenance.

12. Conduct annual Customer Satisfaction Surveys on all agency programs.

13. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Ability: Must have the ability to compile written statistical reports.
Good oral and written communication skills.

Knowledge: Must have knowledge of MS Word and Excel Programs, and or Access.

Education and Experience: Four years college in appropriate area of study and/or comparable work experience.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 
 ADRC Resource Specialist  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: • Work with individuals and agencies throughout the service area in order to maintain resource database as a current and useful resource to ADRC staff.
• Research and gather information about organizations and community services using print literature, internet, telephone interviews, site visits and/or community forums for use in database and for hard copy distribution to customer
• Receive referrals of clients with developmental disabilities, mental health concerns, physical disabilities, and the elderly and conducts assessments addressing physical, medical, personal, emotional, vocational, social and psychological needs.
• Enter data of providers and services collected into the ESP@ database software.
• Update resource information on a regular schedule to maintain data accuracy.
• Assist coworkers with problems or changes in ESP database. Assist IT staff with ESP2 statewide database updates.
• Inform clients of available programs and services to meet their individual needs, and encourages participation in the most appropriate activities. Assists the consumer in securing the services required to meet his or her needs.
• Provide phone support and front desk assistance to the admin team and routes calls to appropriate personnel (as needed)
• Log all contacts and referrals into Harmony database
• Exhibit the technology skills related to the required work (word processing, spreadsheets, database, internet research, mail, email, phones, copiers, etc.)
• Conduct assessments on applicants- Assesses the problems and capacities of the individual over the telephone or in person
• Maintain case records in compliance with agency, state, and federal standards.
• Maintain confidentiality of client information as required by law and agency policy
• Participate in staff meetings and training
• Must be able to pass Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) Certification (training provided)
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, families, caregivers, service providers, volunteers, community agencies and the public.
• Participate in program development marketing, and outreach activities such as such as fairs, health events, senior center events, community service events, etc. (specifically the assistive technology grant)
• Participate in community meetings to provide information and to remain informed of available resources
• Generate monthly reports
• Perform other duties as required.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Associate's degree in Nursing or Bachelor's degree in Social Work, Gerontology, Health Science or related field is acceptable. Experience in working with elderly or individuals with developmental or physical or mental illness is preferred. Possess strong computer, organizational and communication skills. Possess ability to function independently and maintain effective working relationships with others. Knowledge of and ability to work effectively with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other software programs. Ability to comprehend and interpret a variety of documents, assessments, grant applications, policies and procedures.

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

ATTN: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 
 Long-Term Care Staff Ombudsman - Columbus, Ga  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The employee in this position works under the direct supervision of the Long-term Care Ombudsman (LTCO) Coordinator to promote the well-being and quality of care and life of residents of long-term care facilities (LTCF'S) by; receiving, documenting complaints/problems and requests for information; providing information and referral on long-term care (LTC) to residents and their families; and identifying LTC issues which may require statutory, regulatory or policy changes and referring them to the LTCO Coordinator.

*The individual will be working partly from home and must have an appropriate area in the home that is private and away from family for their office. Work in the field will also be required.

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Knowledge: Must have knowledge of the process of aging - biological, psychological and sociological; of characteristics of institutionalized elderly; of long-term care systems; of state/federal statutes and regulations pertaining to the long-term care; of Older Americans Act/Ga Ombudsman Act; of complaint identification/processing/documentation; and of community resources including aging network and legal services

Skills: Issue identification and analysis; development/implementation of complaint resolution strategies; complaint documentation; written and oral communication, including interviewing, negotiation and representation. 

Education: Graduation from high school and 2 years of professional experience, with at least one of those years in the field of aging. Comparable education and/or experience may be substituted at the discretion of the State LTCO, upon recommendation of the LTCO Coordinator. 

Certification Requirements: Successful completion, as determined by the State LTCO, of certification requirements approved by the Ga Department of Human Resources pursuant to the Ga Health Code, chapter 88-19A: Ombudsman Program in Long-Term Care Facilities. 

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

Attn: Cherlyn Jackson
SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 
 Application Form  

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

 
POSITION QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

 
ADDRESS RESUMES, COMMENTS, OR QUESTIONS TO:

SOWEGA Council on Aging
PO Box 88
Albany, GA 31702

Note: SOWEGA Council on Aging is a drug-free workplace and all potential candidates will be subject to drug testing. EOE/M/F/H/60+



 
 

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